Breweries with the most highly ranked beers in Kentucky

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November 9, 2022
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Breweries with the most highly ranked beers in Kentucky

In a world where just a small number of massive companies dominate the beer market, sipping on a brew created close to home can be all the more satisfying.

The last decade has seen an explosion of breweries that operate on a smaller scale and offer a wider, and sometimes more experimental, selection of beer. While craft beer often has a higher price tag than your average domestic beer, consumers are clearly willing to pay more: In 2020, craft beer accounted for almost a quarter of the U.S. retail beer market.

Stacker compiled a list of the breweries with the most beers ranked in the top 100 in Kentucky using data from BeerAdvocate. Any ties were broken by the highest-ranking beer. Continue reading to find out which Kentucky breweries have the tastiest offerings.

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#16. Dry Ground Brewing Co.

- Number of top beers in Kentucky: 2
- Highest ranked beers in Kentucky:
--- #68. 37' Flood (American IPA)
--- #91. Adam's Beard (Tripel)
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#15. Hofbräuhaus Newport

- Number of top beers in Kentucky: 2
- Highest ranked beers in Kentucky:
--- #46. Hofbräu Dunkel (Munich Dunkel)
--- #50. Maibock (Maibock)
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#14. Gravely Brewing Co.

- Number of top beers in Kentucky: 2
- Highest ranked beers in Kentucky:
--- #11. Debaser (American IPA)
--- #30. Power Chord (American IPA)
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#13. Mile Wide Beer Co.

- Number of top beers in Kentucky: 2
- Highest ranked beers in Kentucky:
--- #7. Uncle Disheveled (American Stout)
--- #34. McPoyle (Sweet / Milk Stout)
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#12. Georgetown Trading Co.

- Number of top beers in Kentucky: 2
- Highest ranked beers in Kentucky:
--- #5. James E. Pepper 1776 Stout (American Imperial Stout)
--- #20. James E. Pepper 1776 American Brown Ale (American Brown Ale)

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#11. Falls City Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Kentucky: 3
- Highest ranked beers in Kentucky:
--- #64. Streetlamp (American Porter)
--- #87. Hipster Repellant (American IPA)
--- #99. Falls City Classic Premium Pilsner (Bohemian / Czech Pilsner)
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#10. Mirror Twin Brewing

- Number of top beers in Kentucky: 3
- Highest ranked beers in Kentucky:
--- #32. You, Me, Mr. P.B. (American Porter)
--- #45. Mos Def (American IPA)
--- #62. Citranomical IPA (American IPA)
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#9. Monnik Beer Co.

- Number of top beers in Kentucky: 4
- Highest ranked beers in Kentucky:
--- #49. King George (English Brown Ale)
--- #52. Eagle Skull Saison (Saison)
--- #67. His Dark Materials (Sweet / Milk Stout)
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#8. Blue Stallion Brewing Co.

- Number of top beers in Kentucky: 4
- Highest ranked beers in Kentucky:
--- #27. Ya Damn Skippy (American Porter)
--- #60. Dunkel (Munich Dunkel)
--- #66. Hefeweizen (Hefeweizen)
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#7. Wooden Cask Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Kentucky: 5
- Highest ranked beers in Kentucky:
--- #21. Corruption (American Imperial Stout)
--- #55. The Scotsman (Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy)
--- #56. Reformation (Foreign / Export Stout)

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#6. Ethereal Brewing

- Number of top beers in Kentucky: 6
- Highest ranked beers in Kentucky:
--- #1. Baba Yaga (Russian Imperial Stout)
--- #9. Fad-tastic Vol. 1 (New England IPA)
--- #12. Bellerophon (English Barleywine)
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#5. Country Boy Brewing

- Number of top beers in Kentucky: 11
- Highest ranked beers in Kentucky:
--- #18. Knotty Pine (Imperial IPA)
--- #35. Dynasty (Imperial IPA)
--- #37. Papaw's Red (Imperial Red Ale)
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#4. Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.

- Number of top beers in Kentucky: 12
- Highest ranked beers in Kentucky:
--- #28. Kentucky Maple Barrel Stout (American Imperial Stout)
--- #31. Kentucky Coffee Barrel Cream Ale (Cream Ale)
--- #38. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Peppermint Porter (Imperial Porter)
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#3. West Sixth Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Kentucky: 12
- Highest ranked beers in Kentucky:
--- #2. Snake Cake (American Imperial Stout)
--- #6. Snakes In A Barrel (American Imperial Stout)
--- #14. Snake Eyes Imperial Stout (American Imperial Stout)
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#2. Braxton Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Kentucky: 14
- Highest ranked beers in Kentucky:
--- #16. Dark Charge - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - Starter Coffee (American Imperial Stout)
--- #17. Dark Charge - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - Vanilla (American Imperial Stout)
--- #26. Tropic Flare (New England IPA)

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#1. Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

- Number of top beers in Kentucky: 16
- Highest ranked beers in Kentucky:
--- #3. 70K (Sweet / Milk Stout)
--- #4. Bo & Luke (Russian Imperial Stout)
--- #8. London Balling (English Barleywine)

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