Breweries with the most highly ranked beers in Michigan

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

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 Michigan using data from BeerAdvocate. Any ties were broken by the highest-ranking beer. Continue reading to find out which Michigan breweries have the tastiest offerings.

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#26. Big Lake Brewing

- Number of top beers in Michigan: 1
- Highest ranked beers in Michigan:
--- #99. Darkstar - Barrel-Aged (American Imperial Stout)
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#25. Arvon Brewing Co.

- Number of top beers in Michigan: 1
- Highest ranked beers in Michigan:
--- #98. Jurassic Haze (New England IPA)
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#24. Dragonmead Microbrewery

- Number of top beers in Michigan: 1
- Highest ranked beers in Michigan:
--- #96. Sin Eater (Belgian Dark Strong Ale)
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#23. Roak Brewing Co.

- Number of top beers in Michigan: 1
- Highest ranked beers in Michigan:
--- #95. Blow Your Face Out (Imperial IPA)
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#22. Ellison Brewery & Spirits

- Number of top beers in Michigan: 1
- Highest ranked beers in Michigan:
--- #78. Citra Evolution (New England IPA)

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#21. Pigeon Hill Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Michigan: 1
- Highest ranked beers in Michigan:
--- #75. Cinna-Mom on French Toast (American Imperial Stout)
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#20. Ascension Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Michigan: 1
- Highest ranked beers in Michigan:
--- #63. Rye Barrel Aged Gorilla Juice (American Imperial Stout)
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#19. HOMES Brewery

- Number of top beers in Michigan: 1
- Highest ranked beers in Michigan:
--- #60. Same Same Different (New England IPA)
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#18. Drafting Table Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Michigan: 1
- Highest ranked beers in Michigan:
--- #57. Palatable (American Imperial Stout)
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#17. Greenbush Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Michigan: 1
- Highest ranked beers in Michigan:
--- #45. Delusion (American Imperial Stout)

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#16. Short's Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Michigan: 1
- Highest ranked beers in Michigan:
--- #40. Carrot Cake (American Strong Ale)
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#15. Griffin Claw Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Michigan: 2
- Highest ranked beers in Michigan:
--- #69. Flying Buffalo - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - Great Lakes Coffee (Russian Imperial Stout)
--- #81. Flying Buffalo - Bourbon Barrel-Aged (Russian Imperial Stout)
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#14. Saugatuck Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Michigan: 2
- Highest ranked beers in Michigan:
--- #68. Imperial Neapolitan Milk Stout - Bourbon Barrel-Aged (Sweet / Milk Stout)
--- #76. Double Dramanatrix (Russian Imperial Stout)
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#13. Brewery Vivant

- Number of top beers in Michigan: 2
- Highest ranked beers in Michigan:
--- #66. Love Shadow (American Imperial Stout)
--- #89. Wizard Burial Ground (Quadrupel (Quad))
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#12. Speciation Artisan Ales

- Number of top beers in Michigan: 2
- Highest ranked beers in Michigan:
--- #59. Magic Trait - Blackberries & Black Currants (Wild Ale)
--- #61. Hopeful Monster (Wild Ale)

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#11. Arclight Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Michigan: 2
- Highest ranked beers in Michigan:
--- #18. Soursmith Black Raspberry (Wild Ale)
--- #88. Soursmith Kriek (Wild Ale)
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#10. Perrin Brewing Co.

- Number of top beers in Michigan: 2
- Highest ranked beers in Michigan:
--- #8. No Rules (Imperial Porter)
--- #54. Malted Milk Ball Imperial Porter (Imperial Porter)
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#9. New Holland Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Michigan: 3
- Highest ranked beers in Michigan:
--- #47. Dragon's Milk Reserve - Coconut Rum Barrel (American Imperial Stout)
--- #56. Dragon's Milk Reserve - Triple-Mashed (American Imperial Stout)
--- #65. Dragon's Milk Reserve - S'mores Bourbon Barrel (American Imperial Stout)
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#8. Dark Horse Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Michigan: 3
- Highest ranked beers in Michigan:
--- #5. Plead The 5th - Bourbon Barrel-Aged (Russian Imperial Stout)
--- #37. Plead The 5th Imperial Stout (Russian Imperial Stout)
--- #62. Plead The 5th - BourbRum Double Barrel Aged (Russian Imperial Stout)
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#7. Witch's Hat Brewing Co.

- Number of top beers in Michigan: 4
- Highest ranked beers in Michigan:
--- #43. Night Fury - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Vanilla Bean Reserve (American Imperial Stout)
--- #70. This Guy (Imperial IPA)
--- #79. Night Fury - Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged (American Imperial Stout)

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#6. Old Nation Brewing Co.

- Number of top beers in Michigan: 6
- Highest ranked beers in Michigan:
--- #19. M-43 (New England IPA)
--- #25. Boss Tweed (New England IPA)
--- #39. Double Dry Hopped M-43 (New England IPA)
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#5. Odd Side Ales

- Number of top beers in Michigan: 7
- Highest ranked beers in Michigan:
--- #14. Rye Hipster Brunch Stout (American Imperial Stout)
--- #24. Hipster Brunch Stout (American Imperial Stout)
--- #26. Hazel's Nuts (American Imperial Stout)
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#4. Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Michigan: 7
- Highest ranked beers in Michigan:
--- #3. Fourth Dementia - Bourbon Barrel-Aged (Old Ale)
--- #11. Solstice Stout (American Imperial Stout)
--- #15. Bourbon Barrel-Aged Barley Wine (English Barleywine)
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#3. Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

- Number of top beers in Michigan: 9
- Highest ranked beers in Michigan:
--- #10. Expedition Stout - Bourbon Barrel-Aged (Russian Imperial Stout)
--- #13. Hopslam Ale (Imperial IPA)
--- #20. Black Note - Vanilla (American Imperial Stout)
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#2. Transient Artisan Ales

- Number of top beers in Michigan: 18
- Highest ranked beers in Michigan:
--- #4. Canuckley (American Imperial Stout)
--- #9. Kentuckley (American Imperial Stout)
--- #16. Bring the Ruckley (American Imperial Stout)

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#1. Founders Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Michigan: 20
- Highest ranked beers in Michigan:
--- #1. CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) (American Imperial Stout)
--- #2. KBS (American Imperial Stout)
--- #6. Breakfast Stout (Oatmeal Stout)

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