Eight Florida Beers Rate ‘Best Beers By Style’ With Users Of Ratebeer

Ratebeer, one of the top user-centric beer review sites, recently released their list of beers with “outstanding performance within a beer style category or super style category” for the 2014 calendar year. User reviews, along with “a particular emphasis on performance in the last year” determined the top 15 in each style category.

Out of 315 possible beers (21 style categories with 15 beers in each category), Florida placed just 8 in the list (only 2.5% of total beers), which is a disappointing number that shows we have a lot of work to do to make a name for ourselves and displace some of the bigger beer regions.

Cigar City Brewing Company and Funky Buddha Brewery both made out with three awards each, while the Best Small Brewery in Florida, Rapp Brewing Company, joined the list with the impressive Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout, and Cigar City Cider and Mead hit a home run with their Apple Pie cider.

The complete list of Florida winners is below.

Stout is made up of the following styles: Stout | Dry Stout | Sweet Stout | Foreign Stout 

13  Rapp Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout

Strong Stout is made up of the following styles: Imperial Stout

Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout – Double Barrel Aged

Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout

Porter is made up of the following styles: Porter 

Funky Buddha Maple Bacon Coffee Porter

Funky Buddha Last Snow Porter

13  Cigar City Puppy’s Breath Robust Porter

Cider & Perry is made up of the following styles: Cider | Perry | Ice Cider/Ice Perry | 

Cigar City Cider and Mead Homemade Apple Pie Cider

Traditional is made up of the following styles: Traditional Ale | Sahti / Gotlandsdricke / Koduõlu | Grodziskie / Gose / Lichtenhainer

Funky Buddha Founders Series 1: Veruca Snozzberry Gose