“He is a wise man who invented beer.” We can thank Plato for the quote. There are a lot of breweries in North Carolina. There are big ones, small ones, and even ones you can get lost in.

You are about to be all hopped up if you are a big beer fan. How good are the North Carolina beers in 2022? We can find out thanks to Beer Advocate. Listed below are the top 25 highest-rated beers from breweries in North Carolina. See all 100 from Beer Advocate here if you’re interested.

  • 25. Hop, Drop 'n Roll

    Address: 2921 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28206
    NoDa Brewing Company
    IPA – American | 7.20%

  • 24. Oblivion - Bourbon Barrel-Aged

    Address: 91 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
    Wicked Weed Brewing
    Wild Ale | 10.50%

  • 23. Collaboration Without Representation

    Address: 700 W Main St #102, Clayton, NC 27520
    Deep River Brewing Co.
    Stout – American Imperial | 12.80%

  • 22. Lindley Park

    Address: 2 3rd St SW, Hickory, NC 28602
    Olde Hickory Brewery
    Stout – American Imperial | 10.00%

  • 21. Freak Of Nature

    Address: 91 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
    Wicked Weed Brewing
    IPA – Imperial | 8.50%

  • 20. Dark Age

    Address: 91 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
    Wicked Weed Brewing
    Stout – Russian Imperial | 13.90%

  • 19. Drunken Vigils Breakfast Stout

    Address: 565 Air Tool Dr E, Southern Pines, NC 28387
    Southern Pines Brewing Company
    Stout – American Imperial | 13.80%

  • 18. TooQuench'l

    Address: 2909 N Davidson St STE 200, Charlotte, NC 28205
    Heist Brewery
    IPA – New England | 7.10%

  • 17. Olde Rabbit's Foot

    Address: 638 W 4th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    Foothills Brewing Company – Downtown Brewpub
    Stout – American Imperial | 10.13%

  • 16. Appalachian Walker

    Address: 2 3rd St SW, Hickory, NC 28602
    Olde Hickory Brewery
    Barleywine – English | 10.00%

  • 15. Rhythm Rug

    Address: 1115 N Brevard St Ste d, Charlotte, NC 28206
    Fonta Flora Brewery
    Wild Ale | 5.90%

  • 14. Golden Angel

    Address: 91 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
    Wicked Weed Brewing
    Wild Ale | 7.00%

  • 13. Framboos Morte

    Address: 91 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
    Wicked Weed Brewing
    Wild Ale | 7.70%

  • 12. Sexual Chocolate - Barrel-Aged

    Address: 638 W 4th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    Foothills Brewing Company – Downtown Brewpub
    Stout – Russian Imperial | 9.60%

  • 11. The Event Horizon

    Address: 2 3rd St SW, Hickory, NC 28602
    Olde Hickory Brewery
    Stout – American Imperial | 12.25%

  • 10. Blurred Up

    Address: 2909 N Davidson St STE 200, Charlotte, NC 28205
    Heist Brewery
    IPA – New England | 8.40%

  • 9. Maceo

    Address: 27 Buxton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
    Green Man Brewery
    Wild Ale | 8.60%

  • 8. Über Quench'l

    Address: 2909 N Davidson St STE 200, Charlotte, NC 28205
    Heist Brewery
    IPA – Imperial | 8.20%

  • 7. Angel Of Darkness

    Address: 91 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
    Wicked Weed Brewing
    Wild Ale | 11.00%

  • 6. Blurred Is The Word

    Address: 2909 N Davidson St STE 200, Charlotte, NC 28205
    Heist Brewery
    IPA – New England | 6.80%

  • 5. Follow Your Heart Southward

    Address: 217 South St S, Wilson, NC 27893
    Casita Brewing Company
    Stout – American Imperial | 11.00%

  • 4. Bootsy

    Address: 27 Buxton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
    Green Man Brewery
    Wild Ale | 9.00%

  • 3. Red Angel

    Address: 91 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
    Wicked Weed Brewing
    Wild Ale | 7.00%

  • 2. Omega Point

    Address: 2 3rd St SW, Hickory, NC 28602
    Olde Hickory Brewery
    Barleywine – English | 10.00%

  • 1. Citraquench'l

    Address: 2909 N Davidson St STE 200, Charlotte, NC 28205
    Heist Brewery
    IPA – New England | 7.10%

  • More Beer? Yeah, Sure!

    List of the Top 50 Worst Rated Beers in the World for 2022

    • 50. Beck's Light

      Country of Origin: Germany.
      Brauerei Beck & Co.
      Lager – Light

    • 49. Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita

      Country of Origin: The United States.
      Anheuser-Busch
      Lager – Malt Liquor | 8.00%

    • 48. Old Milwaukee

      Country of Origin: The United States and was introduced in 1934.
      Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
      Lager – Adjunct | 5.00%

    • 47. Beck's Premier Light

      Country of Origin: Germany.
      Brauerei Beck & Co.
      Lager – Light | 2.30%

    • 46. Miller Genuine Draft

      Country of Origin: The United States.
      Miller Brewing Co.
      Lager – Adjunct | 4.66%

    • 45. Colt 45 Malt Liquor

      Country of Origin: The United States was first introduced in 1963 which was 59 years ago!
      Pabst Brewing Company
      Lager – Malt Liquor | 5.61%

    • 44. Labatt Blue Light

      Country of Origin: Canada. It was created in 1983.
      Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
      Lager – Light | 4.00%

    • 43. St. Ides High Gravity Malt Liquor

      Country of Origin: The United States in Hagerstown, MD.
      Saint Ides Brewing Company
      Lager – Malt Liquor | 8.20%

    • 42. Stroh's Light

      Country of Origin: The United States in Illinois.
      Pabst Brewing Company
      Lager – Light | 3.82%

    • 41. Bud Light Platinum

      Country of Origin: United States.
      Anheuser-Busch
      Lager – Adjunct | 6.00%

    • 40. Colt 45 Strong Beer

      Country of Origin: United States. It was introduced by the National Brewing Company in the spring of 1963.
      Pabst Brewing Company
      Lager – Malt Liquor | 8.00%

    • 39. Old Milwaukee Ice

      Country of Origin: Canada.
      Pabst Brewing Company
      Lager – Adjunct | 5.90%

    • 38. Miller Lite

      Country of Origin: United States. It was introduced in 1975.
      Miller Brewing Co.
      Lager – Light | 4.17%

    • 37. Michelob Ultra Fruit Pomegranate Raspberry

      Country of Origin: United States.
      Anheuser-Busch
      Lager – Light | 4.20%

    • 36. Michelob Light

      Country of Origin: United States.
      Anheuser-Busch
      Lager – Light | 4.30%

    • 35. Budweiser & Clamato Chelada

      Country of Origin: United States
      Anheuser-Busch
      Fruit and Field Beer | 5.00%

    • 34. Bud Light Lime

      Country of Origin: United States.
      Anheuser-Busch
      Lager – Light | 4.20%

    • 33. Milwaukee's Best Ice

      Country of Origin: United States.
      Miller Brewing Co.
      Lager – Adjunct | 5.90%

    • 32. Camo Black Ice

      Country of Origin: The United States in Nevada.
      Camo Brewing Company
      Lager – Malt Liquor | 10.50%

    • 31. Molson Canadian 67

      Country of Origin: Canada.
      Molson Coors Canada
      Lager – Light | 3.00%

    • 30. Bud Light Lime-A-Rita

      Country of Origin: United States.
      Anheuser-Busch
      Lager – Malt Liquor | 8.00%

    • 29. Olde English 800

      Country of Origin: The United States and introduced in 1964.
      Miller Brewing Co.
      Lager – Malt Liquor | 5.90%

    • 28. King Cobra Premium Malt Liquor

      Country of Origin: United States.
      Anheuser-Busch
      Lager – Malt Liquor | 6.00%

    • 27. Icehouse

      Country of Origin: The United States was first introduced in 1993.
      Miller Brewing Co.
      Lager – Adjunct | 5.50%

    • 26. Hurricane Malt Liquor

      Country of Origin: The United States.
      Anheuser-Busch
      Lager – Malt Liquor | 6.00%

    • 25. Budweiser Select

      Country of Origin: United States.
      Anheuser-Busch
      Lager – Light | 4.30%

    • 24. Busch Beer

      Country of Origin: United States.
      Anheuser-Busch
      Lager – Adjunct | 4.30%

    • 23. Keystone Ice

      Country of Origin: United States
      Molson Coors Canada
      Lager – Adjunct | 5.50%

    • 22. Sleeman Clear

      Country of Origin: Canada.
      Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
      Lager – Light | 4.00%

    • 21. Coors Light

      Country of Origin: United States.
      Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
      Lager – Light | 4.20%

    • 20. Red Dog

      Country of Origin: The United States and first introduced in 1994.
      Miller Brewing Co.
      Lager – Adjunct | 4.80%

    • 19. O'Doul's

      Country of Origin: United States.
      Anheuser-Busch
      Low-Alcohol Beer | 0.50%

    • 18. Carlton Cold

      Country of Origin: Australia.
      Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
      Lager – Adjunct | 4.90%

    • 17. Beer 30

      Country of Origin: The United States in Wisconsin.
      Melanie Brewing Company
      Lager – Adjunct

    • 16. Corona Light

      Country of Origin: United States.
      Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.
      Lager – Light | 4.10%

    • 15. Keystone Premium

      Country of Origin: United States.
      Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
      Lager – Adjunct | 4.40%

    • 14. Bud Light & Clamato Chelada

      Country of Origin: United States.
      Anheuser-Busch
      Fruit and Field Beer | 4.20%

    • 13. Michelob Ultra

      Country of Origin: United States.
      Anheuser-Busch
      Lager – Light | 4.20%

    • 12. Busch Light

      Country of Origin: United States.
      Anheuser-Busch
      Lager – Light | 4.10%

    • 11. Bud Ice

      Country of Origin: United States.
      Anheuser-Busch
      Lager – Adjunct | 5.50%

    • 10. Busch Ice

      Country of Origin: United States.
      Anheuser-Busch
      Lager – Adjunct | 5.90%

    • 9. Bud Light

      Country of Origin: United States.
      Anheuser-Busch
      Lager – Light | 4.20%

    • 8. Milwaukee's Best Light

      Country of Origin: United States.
      Miller Brewing Co.
      Lager – Light | 4.20%

    • 7. Beer 30 Light

      Country of Origin: United States.
      Melanie Brewing Company
      Lager – Light | 4.00%

    • 6. Miler 64

      Country of Origin: United States.
      Miller Brewing Co.
      Lager – Light | 2.80%

    • 5. Natural Ice

      Country of Origin: United States.
      Anheuser-Busch
      Lager – Adjunct | 5.90%

    • 4. Keystone Light

      Country of Origin: United States.
      Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
      Lager – Light | 4.10%

    • 3. Sharp's

      Country of Origin: Sharp’s Brewery is a British brewery founded in 1994 in St Minver Lowlands, Rock, Cornwall, by Bill Sharp.
      Miller Brewing Co.
      Low-Alcohol Beer | 0.40%

    • 2. Natural Light

      Country of Origin: United States.
      Anheuser-Busch
      Lager – Light | 4.20%

    • 1. Budweiser Select 55

      Country of Origin: United States. Brewed by Anheuser-Busch in Saint Louis, MO.
      Anheuser-Busch
      Lager – Light | 2.40%