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Published on December 29, 2016 by Dylan

2016 Roundup Part 3: BeerMenus Favorites


I hesitate to think how many beers the BeerMenus team consumed in 2016.

  • We had a heck of a lot of local stuff from the many great NYC breweries.
  • We made a few collaboration brews.
  • We went down to Philly for the Craft Brewer's Conference.
  • We flew to Chicago for Craft Beer Week.
  • Our co-founder Will went to Belgium and brought back some Cantillon.
  • We attended Ommegang's Belgium Comes to Cooperstown.
  • We had a company retreat in Maine in December.

But despite the one or two beers all that entailed, everybody here at BeerMenus had one single beer that spoke to them more than the rest. Below you'll find everyone's top beer from 2016.

If you're one of the breweries who make these great beers, thank you! And if you agree with our choices, then cheers to you!

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Published on December 28, 2016 by Dylan

2016 Roundup Part 2: Most Popular Craft Beer Businesses

We were busy in 2016. 25 million people visited BeerMenus to find great beer. 50,000 new beers were added to our database. 9,000 new businesses joined the BeerMenus community. These numbers are bananas!

Yet through it all, a number of businesses stood out for the insane amount of traffic driven to their page. Below you'll find the 10 businesses on BeerMenus that received the most page views in 2016.

These businesses are not in any particular order, nor are they all clustered in one geographic area. From Manhattan to Wichita, sports bars to liquor stores, this list proves that craft beer is, truly, a national game.

In fact, the only consistent fact about these businesses is that update their BeerMenus page often.

Congrats to the businesses below on an awesome year, and good luck to all in 2017!

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Published on December 28, 2016 by Will

2016 Roundup Part 1: Most Popular Breweries

According to the Brewer's Association, we're now up over 5,000 breweries in the United States. That's bonkers. As an end of the year exercise, we combed through our data to reveal the top-10 most-searched breweries on BeerMenus during 2016. Check them out below, and be sure to check back throughout the week to see our parts 2, 3, and 4 in our 2016 Roundup.

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Published on November 16, 2016 by Will

Strong Rope Brewday


Ahhhhh, Gowanus. Feel the shipping history and manufacturing heritage. Breathe deeply the gentrification and the toxic waste. Pay $2,600 a month for a one-bedroom apartment abutting a 1.8 mile canal that’s still home to raw sewage runoff and 10-foot layer of toxic sludge throughout its entirety.

Ya know, Urban Eden.

BUT, Gowanus has a ton of bright spots. Among them: a killer beer scene. One of the best places is Strong Rope Brewery, owned and operated by Jason Sahler.

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Published on September 12, 2016 by Will

Best & Top Rated Oktoberfest Beers 2016 + Food Pairings

Researching the top Oktoberfest beers this year? Here are the most searched and top-rated Oktoberfest beers this year.


The beers that keep showing up as most searched and highest rated this year are the Ayinger Oktoberfest and Great Lakes Oktoberfest.

Most Searched on BeerMenus

  1. Sam Adams Octoberfest

  2. Spaten Oktoberfest

  3. Paulaner Oktoberfest

  4. Yuengling Oktoberfest

  5. Hofbrau Oktoberfest

  6. Ayinger Oktoberfest

  7. Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest

  8. Becks Oktoberfest

  9. Great Lakes Oktoberfest

  10. Altenmunster Oktoberfest

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