Top 10 Craft Beers

The Best-Tasting Microbrews To Drink

By Bob Barnes

While there is some debate as to the exact definition of "craft beer," the simplest description is beer that isn't brewed by one of the major "mega-brewery" companies. Rather, it's beer that comes from small, independent and traditional brewers.

Today's American craft beer resurgence means more opportunities than ever to enjoy handmade ales and lagers from some of the nation's best microbreweries. As of January 2017, the number of total craft breweries in the United States reached more than 5,301 — a far cry from the 298 breweries of 1990. The trend is on the upswing internationally as well, with thousands of new breweries offering their own take on classic beer styles.

While it's daunting to narrow down any list of great microbrews, GAYOT has taste-tested near countless samples to compile this list of the Top 10 Craft Beers. Yes, it's a tough job, but somebody has to do it. And if your thirst for a cold one is anything like ours, you'll also want to check out our list of the best sipping beers and our complete guide to beer