Russian River’s Pliny the Elder has long been a fan favorite. Whispers of Pliny sightings pass between beer nerds, the ones lucky enough to lay eyes on this Imperial IPA anyway. And long has this west coast mainstay been at the top of the list, 8 years to be exact. Zymurgy magazine releases its yearly Best Beers list every June, outlining the voted favorites of the year. This year, much to the surprise of its readers, the king has been dethroned.
Taking the top spot, Bell’s Two Hearted, a fine rendition of an IPA from Kalamazoo, MI. Pliny didn’t fall too far from the apex, moving only to the second slot, followed by Founder’s Breakfast Stout, Three Floyds Zombie Dust, and Bell’s Hopslam. See the complete 2017 Best Beers in America results here.