Breweries with the most highly ranked beers in Michigan

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February 16, 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 top 100 ranked beers 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.

#20. HOMES Brewery
- Top 100 beers in Michigan: 1
- Highest ranked beer:
--- #60. Same Same Different (IPA - New England)

#19. Drafting Table Brewing Company
- Top 100 beers in Michigan: 1
- Highest ranked beer:
--- #59. Palatable (Stout - American Imperial)

#18. Greenbush Brewing Company
- Top 100 beers in Michigan: 1
- Highest ranked beer:
--- #48. Delusion (Stout - American Imperial)

#17. Arclight Brewing Company
- Top 100 beers in Michigan: 1
- Highest ranked beer:
--- #19. Soursmith Black Raspberry (Wild Ale)

#16. Ellison Brewery & Spirits
- Top 100 beers in Michigan: 2
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #84. Citra Evolution (IPA - New England)
--- #86. You Can Get With That...JUICE (IPA - New England)

#15. Griffin Claw Brewing Company
- Top 100 beers in Michigan: 2
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #72. Flying Buffalo - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - Great Lakes Coffee (Stout - Russian Imperial)
--- #85. Flying Buffalo - Bourbon Barrel-Aged (Stout - Russian Imperial)

#14. Saugatuck Brewing Company
- Top 100 beers in Michigan: 2
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #71. Imperial Neapolitan Milk Stout - Bourbon Barrel-Aged (Stout - Sweet / Milk)
--- #78. Double Dramanatrix (Stout - Russian Imperial)

#13. Speciation Artisan Ales
- Top 100 beers in Michigan: 2
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #64. Magic Trait - Blackberries & Black Currants (Wild Ale)
--- #67. Hopeful Monster (Wild Ale)

#12. Pigeon Hill Brewing Company
- Top 100 beers in Michigan: 2
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #25. Cinna-Gram on French Toast (Stout - American Imperial)
--- #83. Cinna-Mom on French Toast (Stout - American Imperial)

#11. Perrin Brewing Co.
- Top 100 beers in Michigan: 2
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #8. No Rules (Porter - Imperial)
--- #56. Malted Milk Ball Imperial Porter (Porter - Imperial)

#10. New Holland Brewing Company
- Top 100 beers in Michigan: 3
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #50. Dragon's Milk Reserve - Coconut Rum Barrel (Stout - American Imperial)
--- #57. Dragon's Milk Reserve - Triple-Mashed (Stout - American Imperial)
--- #69. Dragon's Milk Reserve - S'mores Bourbon Barrel (Stout - American Imperial)

#9. Short's Brewing Company
- Top 100 beers in Michigan: 3
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #39. Carrot Cake (Strong Ale - American)
--- #73. Bourbon Ben's Asthma (Stout - Oatmeal)
--- #93. Hopstache (IPA - American)

#8. Dark Horse Brewing Company
- Top 100 beers in Michigan: 3
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #5. Plead The 5th - Bourbon Barrel-Aged (Stout - Russian Imperial)
--- #37. Plead The 5th Imperial Stout (Stout - Russian Imperial)
--- #66. Plead The 5th - BourbRum Double Barrel Aged (Stout - Russian Imperial)

#7. Witch's Hat Brewing Co.
- Top 100 beers in Michigan: 5
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #31. Night Fury - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Traxxx (Stout - American Imperial)
--- #43. Night Fury - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Vanilla Bean Reserve (Stout - American Imperial)
--- #75. This Guy (IPA - Imperial)

#6. Odd Side Ales
- Top 100 beers in Michigan: 6
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #14. Rye Hipster Brunch Stout (Stout - American Imperial)
--- #24. Hazel's Nuts (Stout - American Imperial)
--- #27. Hipster Brunch Stout (Stout - American Imperial)

#5. Old Nation Brewing Co.
- Top 100 beers in Michigan: 7
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #18. M-43 (IPA - New England)
--- #23. Boss Tweed (IPA - New England)
--- #46. Double Dry Hopped M-43 (IPA - New England)

#4. Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
- Top 100 beers in Michigan: 8
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #11. Expedition Stout - Bourbon Barrel-Aged (Stout - Russian Imperial)
--- #13. Hopslam Ale (IPA - Imperial)
--- #20. Black Note - Vanilla (Stout - American Imperial)

#3. Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
- Top 100 beers in Michigan: 8
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #3. Fourth Dementia - Bourbon Barrel-Aged (Old Ale)
--- #12. Solstice Stout (Stout - American Imperial)
--- #16. Bourbon Barrel-Aged Barley Wine (Barleywine - English)

#2. Transient Artisan Ales
- Top 100 beers in Michigan: 16
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #4. Canuckley (Stout - American Imperial)
--- #9. Kentuckley (Stout - American Imperial)
--- #15. Bring the Ruckley (Stout - American Imperial)

#1. Founders Brewing Company
- Top 100 beers in Michigan: 22
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #1. CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) (Stout - American Imperial)
--- #2. KBS (Stout - American Imperial)
--- #6. Breakfast Stout (Stout - Oatmeal)

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