Breweries with the most highly ranked beers in Washington, D.C.

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November 9, 2022
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Breweries with the most highly ranked beers in Washington, D.C.

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 44 in Washington, D.C. using data from BeerAdvocate. Any ties were broken by the highest-ranking beer. Continue reading to find out which Washington, D.C. breweries have the tastiest offerings.

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#6. Capitol City Brewing

- Number of top beers in Washington, D.C.: 2
- Highest ranked beers in Washington, D.C.:
--- #42. Amber Waves Ale (American Amber / Red Ale)
--- #44. Capitol Kolsch (Kölsch)
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#5. Hellbender Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Washington, D.C.: 2
- Highest ranked beers in Washington, D.C.:
--- #32. Bäre Bönes Kölsch (Kölsch)
--- #34. Ignite IPA (American IPA)
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#4. Atlas Brew Works

- Number of top beers in Washington, D.C.: 6
- Highest ranked beers in Washington, D.C.:
--- #23. Silent Neighbor Stout (American Stout)
--- #27. Dance Of Days (American Pale Ale)
--- #36. Blood Orange Gose (Gose)
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#3. Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant

- Number of top beers in Washington, D.C.: 9
- Highest ranked beers in Washington, D.C.:
--- #7. Lost Weekend (American IPA)
--- #10. For The Company (Helles)
--- #11. Caribou (Sweet / Milk Stout)
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#2. Right Proper Brewing Company - Shaw Brewpub

- Number of top beers in Washington, D.C.: 9
- Highest ranked beers in Washington, D.C.:
--- #4. Diamonds, Fur Coat, Champagne (Berliner Weisse)
--- #5. Ravaged by Wolves (American IPA)
--- #8. Really Rosie (Berliner Weisse)

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#1. DC Brau Brewing Co.

- Number of top beers in Washington, D.C.: 16
- Highest ranked beers in Washington, D.C.:
--- #1. On The Wings Of Armageddon (Imperial IPA)
--- #2. Smells Like Freedom (American IPA)
--- #3. Wake up in the Future (American Imperial Stout)

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