FLAGSHIPS BY GRADE

Here’s the complete list of the 107 flagship beers sorted by their overall BA grades. The breweries all come from my earlier “Expanded GPA” post which ranked 107 of the best breweries in the US based on the overall averages of their brews (an earlier post explains in more detail):

BREWERY FLAGSHIP GRADE
Russian River Pliny The Elder A+
Minneapolis Town Hall Masala Mama India Pale Ale A
Surly Furious A
Three Floyds Alpha King Pale Ale A
Alpine Pure Hoppiness A
Cigar City Jai Alai IPA A-
Founders Founders Dirty Bastard A-
Valley Valley Brew IPA A-
Great Lakes Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold A-
Captain Lawrence Fresh Chester Pale Ale A-
Allagash Allagash White A-
Hair of the Dog Adam A-
Bear Republic Racer 5 India Pale Ale A-
Troegs Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale A-
Deschutes Black Butte Porter A-
Ommegang Ommegang (Abbey Ale) A-
Shorts Short’s Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA A-
Victory HopDevil Ale A-
Piece Full Frontal Pale Ale A-
Tyranena Bitter Woman India Pale Ale A-
Green Flash Green Flash West Coast I.P.A. A-
Sierra Sierra Nevada Pale Ale A-
Dogfish 60 Minute IPA A-
AleSmith Anvil Ale ESB B+
Lost Abbey Avant Garde B+
Stone Stone Pale Ale B+
Bruery Orchard White B+
Midnight Sun Sockeye Red IPA B+
High Point Ramstein Blonde Wheat Beer B+
Jolly Pumpkin Bam Bière B+
Pelican Kiwanda Cream Ale B+
Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale B+
Kuhnhenn Kuhnhenn Looney Kuhnie Pale Ale B+
Port Shark Bite Red Ale B+
Ballast Point Calico Copper Amber Ale B+
Odell Odell 90 Shilling Ale B+
Cape Cod Cape Cod Red B+
Anchor Anchor Steam Beer B+
Brooklyn Brooklyn Lager B+
Elysian The Immortal IPA B+
North Coast Ruedrich’s Red Seal Ale B+
Bells Bell’s Amber Ale B+
Goose Island Honker’s Ale B+
Avery India Pale Ale (IPA) B+
Terrapin Terrapin Rye Pale Ale B+
Barleys Barley’s Pale Ale B+
Dark Horse Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA B+
Rogue Dead Guy Ale B+
Ninkasi Total Domination IPA B+
Highland Highland Gaelic Ale B+
Southern Tier IPA (India Pale Ale) B+
Smuttynose Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale B+
Lagunitas Lagunitas IPA B+
Hoppin Frog Hoppin’ To Heaven IPA B+
McNeills McNeill’s Firehouse Amber Ale B+
Shmaltz Coney Island Lager B+
Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale B+
Moylans Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale B+
Bridgeport Bridgeport IPA B+
Boston Beer Samuel Adams Boston Lager B+
Boulder Hazed & Infused B+
Selins Grove Captain Selin’s Cream Ale B
Firestone Double Barrel Ale B
Free State Ad Astra Ale B
Portsmouth Portsmouth Dirty Blonde Ale B
Boulevard Pale Ale B
New Glarus Spotted Cow B
Berkshire Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale B
Great Divide Denver Pale Ale B
Stoudts Stoudt’s American Pale Ale B
Old Dominion Dominion Lager B
New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale B
Middle Ages Grail Ale B
Central Waters Happy Heron Pale Ale B
Snake River Snake River Pale Ale B
Cisco Whale’s Tale Pale Ale B
Full Sail Full Sail Amber B
Yards Philadelphia Pale Ale B
St. Louis/Schlafly Schlafly Pale Ale B
Blue Point Blue Point Toasted Lager B
Sweetwater Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale B
Left Hand Sawtooth Ale B
Weyerbacher Merry Monks’ Ale B
Alaskan Alaskan Amber B
Summit Summit Extra Pale Ale B
Long Trail Long Trail Ale B
Harpoon Harpoon Ale B
Flying Dog Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale B
Big Sky Moose Drool Brown Ale B
Capital Wisconsin Amber B
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale B
Lost Coast Downtown Brown B
Sprecher Special Amber B
Watch City Tick Tock Golden Ale B-
Duck-Rabbit Duck-Rabbit Amber Ale B-
Flying Fish Extra Pale Ale B-
Kona Longboard Island Lager B-
Magic Hat #9 B-
Redhook Redhook ESB B-
Matt/Saranac Saranac Pale Ale B-
Shipyard Shipyard Export Ale B-
Abita Amber B-
Tommyknocker Maple Nut Brown Ale B-
Ithaca Finger Lakes Apricot Wheat C+
Breckenridge Breckenridge Avalanche Ale C+
Pyramid Haywire Hefeweizen C+
Spoetzl Shiner Bock C+

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  1. […] their bottom line by only shooting for the moon with every beer they produce. Take a look at the flagships of practically every brewer on Earth and you’ll see a list dominated by pale ales, ambers, reds, […]

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