The 50 Worst Beers in the World

I don’t go in for beer rating sites, mostly because I feel what’s good and what’s awful is a personal matter of taste. That said, it’s hard to argue with the results of Rate Beer’s 50 Worst Beers in the World, as chosen by thousands of the site’s users.

Of course a few of these are also the best selling beers in the world, which goes to show that the voters are craft beer fans (or possibly snobs).  Do you really think the voters have had these gems recently?  I don’t.

I’m not sure I could vote in this poll, as I tend to ignore these kind of beers completely.  But if memory serves, the beers on this list probably belong there.

Anyways, here are the Top 10 “winners” …

For the rest of the list, hit the link here to pop over to Rate Beer.

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9 Comments on “The 50 Worst Beers in the World”

  1. Mark S.
    October 21, 2010 at 7:34 pm #

    And it’s getting harder and harder to avoid the mass brewers. A local place that we went to lunch to today had Victory IPA on tap right next to the Shocktop Belgian White. I was a intrigued until a colleague informed me that Shocktop is actually made by A-B. Now if they sold it at a discount to the Victory that would be one thing, but I’m pretty sure the restaurant charged as much for the Shocktop as they did for the Victory…

    • October 21, 2010 at 7:47 pm #

      Yeah, it’s good to know who’s brewing what. Of course if you enjoy Shocktop, then who cares who makes it. We just want great beer, right?

      • Mark S.
        October 22, 2010 at 8:54 pm #

        True, but I would hate to order a Shocktop instead of the Victory while thinking I was supporting some craft brewer that I had never heard of before. Still, it is a positive development that the mass brewers are trying out different things.

  2. Ira
    October 21, 2010 at 10:55 pm #

    I think 2/3 of it is getting a great beer. The fact that Shocktop (and many other beers like it) are made by the macrobrewers shows that they are catching on in some small way. The other 1/3, in my mind at least, is supporting a smaller operation and maybe even a LOCAL operation.

    • October 22, 2010 at 12:08 pm #

      Local is a big deal, especially if the local guys and gals are making great beer. Otherwise it becomes more difficult.

      I’d go VERY local if I was in CO or CA.

  3. November 5, 2010 at 3:02 pm #

    I saw this list around the same time you were blogging about it. All I know is that when “Cave Creek Chili Beer” came in at #22, it validated the list for me. That’s assuming, of course, that they haven’t changed the product since 1997 (the first and definitely last time I’ll ever drink it).

    • November 5, 2010 at 3:12 pm #

      I can only image how bad a beer that obscure has to be to make it in the Top 25 of worst beers ever!

      My buddy got me a bottle of Olde English 800 as a joke after I posted this. I think I’m gonna try it this weekend. Maybe I’ll do a review next week.


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