This year we saw some of the usual suspects but also some real headscratchers.
But we here at BeerMenus were most surprised by one thing: that some White Claw flavor wasn't the number 1 most popular beer of 2019.
Here's hoping hard soda popularity wanes a bit in 2020.
Anyway, enjoy the list of the 50 most popular beers of 2019!
Note: This list is compiled by looking at pageviews on BeerMenus.com during 2019.
50 most popular beers of 2019
50. Back East - Ice Cream Man
49. Schlafly - Pumpkin Ale
48. Troegs - Mad Elf
47. Founders - Mas Agave
46. Sea Dog - Blueberry Wheat
45. Bells - Oberon
44. Founders - KBS
43. Yuengling - Lager
42. Bitburger - Pilsner
41. The Alchemist - Focal Banger
40. Bells - Double Two Hearted
39. Leinenkugel's - Harvest Patch Shandy
38. Southern Tier - Pumking
37. New Holland - Dragon's Milk
36. Lagunitas - Sparkling Hop Water
35. Tennents - Lager
34. Carib - Lager
33. Asahi - Super Dry
32. Shipyard - Pumpkinhead
31. Somersby - Apple Cider
30. Lost Coast - Tangerine Wheat
29. New Glarus - Spotted Cow
28. Victory - Sour Monkey
27. Sam Adams - Oktoberfest
26. Toppling Goliath - King Sue
25. Lucky Buddha
24. Lindemann's - Framboise
23. Naragansett - Lager
22. Magner's - Irish Cider
21. Kid Rock's Badass Beer
20. Brouwerij Huyghe - Delirium Tremens
19. Allagash - White
18. Duclaw - Sour Me Unicorn Farts
16. Smithwicks - Premium
15. Industrial Arts - Wrench
14. Kronenbourg - 1664
13. Downeast Cider - Original
12. Sloop - Juice Bomb
11. Three Floyds - Zombie Dust
10. Lawson's Finest - Sip Of Sunshine
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Like many of the beers on this list, Sip of Sunshine is the beer that built Lawson's Finest. They continue to grow production of this beer and it continues to fly off shelves in new markets.
9. Bell's - Hopslam
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While Hopslam release excitement has waned slightly as of late, there's still a lot of excitement around the availability of this huge DIPA. Just because you don't have to pick it up within 20 minutes of delivery, it doesn't mean nobody cares.
8. Guinness - Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale
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Everyone in the world has heard of Guinness. Hundreds of years on basically one beer! So when they introduce variation into the lineup you know they've thought long and hard about it. So have beer lovers.
7. Stone - Enter Night
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When you do a collab with Metallica, people will get excited. Doesn't hurt that the beer is a solid pilsner.
6. Golden Road - Mango Cart
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Part of their tart "Cart" series exploring different fruits, Mango stuck out and is far and away their most popular beer.
5. Stiegl - Radler
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Since 2019 is unofficially the year of hard seltzer and crazy fruited beers, it should be no surprise that beer drinkers would be excited about the classics of the genre. Light and easy drinking, this one's been around for more than a hundred years!
4. Russian River - Pliny The Elder
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The first double IPA, nothing has changed as Russian River continues to grow and the loyal fans keep scooping it all up.
3. Samuel Adams - Utopia
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Back after a multi-year hiatus, these beers are damn near brandy. At 25%+, there are some states where you can't legally purchase a bottle even if you could afford it (they retail for hundreds of dollars).
2. Goose Island - Bourbon County Stout
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Quality questions and crazy scale increases have not stopped the annual release of Bourbon County being America's beer holiday.
1. The Alchemist - Heady Topper
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Often thought of as the best beer in the world, the progenitor of the New England/Hazy IPA holds on strong as beer drinkers continue their clamoring. No one is surprised here.