Beer News – 2010 Beer in ReviewAs you well know the craft beer scene is growing like mad and here are some numbers to prove it. Craft beer sales as of mid 2010 have grown 12% and continue to clime. The Great American Beer Festival was completely sold out five weeks before opening day, breaking all previous sales records. American Craft Beer Week was recognized by congress and once again had record number of participating restaurants, pubs, bars, and breweries. We even got our own show on Discovery Chanel called Brew Master, this is so great because it puts craft beer in the public eye and creates curiosity out of common beer drinkers. So lets all get involved in the year to come and continue to ask your local watering holes for the latest release from the local brewery and push the local liquor stores to carry more craft beer. We are all in this together and we all have a voice in the craft beer world.

GABF Results for Best Breweries of 2010 go to
• Blue Moon – large scale brewery
• Utah Brewer Cooperative – mid size brewery
• Mad River – small brewery
• Taps – brewpub group
• Pizza Port Carlsbad – large brewpub
• Pizza Port San Clamente – small brewpub

World Beer Cup Results for Best Breweries 2010 go to
• Asia Pacific Breweries LTD. – large brewery
• Firestone Walker – mid size
• Ballasts Point – small brewery
• Iorn Hill Brewery – large brewpub
• Devils Backbone – small brewpub

RateBeer.com put together the largest beer competition in the world using their online platform receiving over 2.47 million reviews of 110,000 beers from over 9680 brewers worldwide. Ya now that is talking about beer.

Ratebeer.com best Beers
1. Cigar City Bourbon Barrel Aged Hunahpu Imperial Stout
2. Three Floyds Oak Aged Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout
3. Three Floyds Vanilla Bean Barrel Aged Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout
4. AleSmith Speedway Stout
5. Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout
6. Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS)
7. Russian River Pliny the Elder
8. Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
9. Bells Bourbon Barrel Double Cream/Expedition Stout
10. AleSmith Kopi Luwak Speedway Stout

Ratebeer.com Best Breweries
1. Three Floyds Brewing Company
2. AleSmith Brewing Company
3. Cigar City Brewing
4. Founders Brewing Company
5. Bells Brewery
6. Russien River Brewery
7. Great devide Brewery
8. Stone Brewery
9. Hair of the Dog Brewery
10. The Bruery

From Beer Advocate here are the beers on the planet.
1. Russian River Pliney the Elder
2. Russian River Pliney the Younger
3. Founders KBS
4. Deschutes The Abyss
5. Founders Breakfast Stout
6. Bell’s Hop Slam
7. Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout
8. Three Floyds Dark Lord
9. Russian River Supplication
10. Ballast point Sculpin