50 most popular beers of 2019

Last updated January 02, 2020 · By Dylan Blake

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

17. Guinness

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

Sip of Sunshine
Image courtesy of Lawson's Finest.

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

Bell's Hopslam
Image courtesy of Bell's.

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

Image courtesy of Guinness.

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

Stone Enter Night
Image courtesy of Guinness.

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

Golden Road Mango Cart
Image courtesy of Golden Road.

Part of their tart "Cart" series exploring different fruits, Mango stuck out and is far and away their most popular beer.

5. Stiegl - Radler

Stiegl Radler
Image courtesy of Stiegl.

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

Image courtesy of Russian River.

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

Sam Adams Utopias
Image courtesy of Boston Beer.

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

Bourbon County Stout
Image courtesy of Goose Island.

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

Heady Topper
Photo courtesy of Alchemist Beer.

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.

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