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Craft Beer Has a New No. 1

Bell’s Two Hearted Ale broke the reigning champ's 8-year streak
By Gina Carey,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2017 9:18 AM CDT

(Newser) – A new king of beers has been crowned in Zymurgy magazine’s 15th annual Best Beers in America survey. Conducted by the American Homebrewers Association, the competition awarded Bell’s Brewery’s Two Hearted Ale first place, knocking reigning champ Pliny the Elder from Russian River Brewing Company out of the top spot for the first time in eight years, reports Brewers Association. Bell’s describes its winning IPA as "bursting with hop aromas ranging from pine to grapefruit." Here are the beers that made the top 10 list:

  1. Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
  2. Russian River Pliny the Elder
  3. Founders Breakfast Stout
  4. Three Floyds Zombie Dust
  5. Bell’s Hopslam

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6. (tie) Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)
6. (tie) The Alchemist Heady Topper
8. (tie) Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
8. (tie) Sierra Nevada Celebration
10. Ballast Point Sculpin IPA

Check out the Brewers Association for a full list of brewery and beer portfolio winners. (Read more beer stories.)

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