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For lovers of fine brews

Beer has been around since the time of the ancient Egyptians, and the centuries since have not diluted its popularity. Brewed from malted barley with other grains, beer is capable of a range of flavors and pairs well with most meals. See our seasonal lists and beer reviews to find some of the best brews from around the world.

Featured Top 10 Lists

Beat the heat with GAYOT's Top 10 Summer Beers
Top 10 Summer Beers

Beat the heat with GAYOT's collection of seasonal ales, brisk lagers and fruit-infused shandies. Crafted in the best breweries from Belgium to Indiana, our top summer beers are tailor-made for pool parties, barbecues and beach bonfires.

Cool off with these refreshing beers

GAYOT's Top 10 Low-Calorie Beers include ales and lagers in a variety of different styles
Top 10 Low-Calorie Beers

GAYOT's Top 10 List of low-calorie beers showcases bottles with eclectic flavors, no more than 150 calories and an ABV of around 5 percent or less.

Check out GAYOT's low-calorie beer selections

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA, one of GAYOT's Top 10 IPAs
Top 10 IPAs

The characteristically hoppy India Pale Ale was first developed for British soldiers in South Asia; however, the style has since gained popularity with civilian beer fans worldwide. Take a look at GAYOT's Top 10 IPAs to find classic English ales, inventive American varieties and more.

Take a look at GAYOT's top picks for hop heads

Featured Book Review

The Audacity of Hops by Tom Acitelli

The Audacity of Hops
Acitelli's fact-filled narrative takes in the individual stories of influential brewers like Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada and Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head, as well as journalist Michael Jackson and industry leader Charlie Papazian.

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Top 10 Beer Lists

Top 10 Craft Beers

Top 10 Fall Beers

Top 10 Fruit Beers

Top 10 IPAs

Top 10 Irish Beers

Top 10 Low-Calorie Beers

Top 10 Oktoberfest Beers

Top 10 Sipping Beers

Top 10 Spring Beers

Top 10 Summer Beers

Top 10 Weird Beers

Top 10 Winter Beers

Beer Reviews & Features

Carlsberg's Jacobsen Vintage No. 1

Deschutes Red Chair NWPA

Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Cask

Kona Brewing Co. Wailua Wheat Beer

Maui Brewing Co.

O'Hara's Irish Wheat Beer

Roost Bottle Opener

Beer and Magic

Beer Health Benefits

Brewery Tours of San Diego

Glasi Pilsner Beer Glass

Spiegelau Beer Classics

Connoisseur Kit

Top US Oktoberfest Celebrations

Book Reviews

Ambitious Brew

The Audacity of Hops

Beyond the Pale

The Oxford Companion to Beer

Uncorking the Past


India Pale Ale was first developed for British soldiers in South Asia; however, the style has since gained popularity with civilian beer fans.

Although sipping fine Scotch can be an expensive habit, GAYOT's Top 10 Single Malt Scotch Whiskies start at a reasonable $50 a bottle.