Highest rated beer in Washington, D.C.

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October 28, 2022
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Highest rated beer in Washington, D.C.

If you drink beer—any beer—you've likely heard of the craft beer revolution, and you likely fall into one of two camps: IPA warrior or lager loyalist. The great thing about a beer-related revolution is that there is no wrong side. Whatever your preference, cheers to you.

The burgeoning brewery business is indeed a revolution by many counts. According to the Brewers Association, the number of breweries in the United States grew 390% from 2010 to 2020—all while beer consumption, on average, was declining.

Like all revolutions, this, too, began as a desire for change—as an overthrow of the old and the monopolistic. In 2010, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors (formerly MillerCoors), two of the largest beer companies in the world, comprised roughly 77% of total beer sales in the U.S. In 2020, that share was 60%, with smaller brewers claiming a larger share toward the end of the decade.

With a taste of the innovations and variety coming out of craft breweries, consumers are demanding a higher quality product, and are willing to pay more for it. Over the last decade, beer prices have increased by 33%.

If you've ever been curious about which beers are most popular in your home state, we have the answer. Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated beer in Washington, D.C. using ratings from BeerAdvocate. A maximum of 5 beers per brewery were included.

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BeerAdvocate

#18. District Common

- Rating: 3.55 (119 ratings)
- Type: California Common / Steam Beer
- ABV: 5.10%
- Brewery: Atlas Brew Works
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#17. Ponzi

- Rating: 3.58 (98 ratings)
- Type: American IPA
- ABV: 7.30%
- Brewery: Atlas Brew Works
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#16. Rowdy Hop-Forward Rye Ale

- Rating: 3.64 (170 ratings)
- Type: Rye Beer
- ABV: 6.20%
- Brewery: Atlas Brew Works
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#15. Raised By Wolves

- Rating: 3.86 (143 ratings)
- Type: American Pale Ale
- ABV: 5.00%
- Brewery: Right Proper Brewing Company - Shaw Brewpub
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#14. Lazy Jane

- Rating: 3.92 (20 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant
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#13. Häxan

- Rating: 3.97 (78 ratings)
- Type: Robust Porter
- ABV: 7.00%
- Brewery: Right Proper Brewing Company - Shaw Brewpub
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#12. Full Fathom Five

- Rating: 4.02 (17 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant
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#11. Mexican Radio

- Rating: 3.98 (140 ratings)
- Type: Sweet / Milk Stout
- ABV: 7.40%
- Brewery: Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant
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#10. The Imperial

- Rating: 4.05 (13 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: DC Brau Brewing Co.
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#9. Baron Corvo

- Rating: 4.01 (42 ratings)
- Type: Bière de Garde
- ABV: 7.00%
- Brewery: Right Proper Brewing Company - Shaw Brewpub
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#8. Caribou

- Rating: 4.06 (15 ratings)
- Type: Sweet / Milk Stout
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant
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#7. For The Company

- Rating: 4.09 (12 ratings)
- Type: Helles
- ABV: 5.20%
- Brewery: Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant
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#6. Sticky Find

- Rating: 4.03 (60 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: DC Brau Brewing Co.
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#5. Turbo Boost Multiball

- Rating: 4.11 (23 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 6.70%
- Brewery: DC Brau Brewing Co.
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#4. Ravaged by Wolves

- Rating: 4.22 (11 ratings)
- Type: American IPA
- ABV: 6.50%
- Brewery: Right Proper Brewing Company - Shaw Brewpub
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#3. Diamonds, Fur Coat, Champagne

- Rating: 4.09 (66 ratings)
- Type: Berliner Weisse
- ABV: 3.60%
- Brewery: Right Proper Brewing Company - Shaw Brewpub
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#2. Wake up in the Future

- Rating: 4.24 (13 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 15.50%
- Brewery: DC Brau Brewing Co.
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#1. On The Wings Of Armageddon

- Rating: 4.31 (2,110 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 9.20%
- Brewery: DC Brau Brewing Co.
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