With 2023 finally in our rear-view mirror, let’s look back at the most-read articles of the last twelve months.

To us, 2023 finally seemed like the year we shrugged off some pandemic shackles, getting out to explore and drink in the world way more than the previous three years.

Below, we’ve compiled fifteen of the most-read Hop Culture articles of 2023. From the most iconic breweries in the country to the best American pale ales available near you, these are the year’s most popular stories. Revisit your favorites, read some new ones, and just make sure, before you start your 2024, you don’t miss any of our top-read stories of last year.

The Most-Read Hop Culture Articles of 2023

15. The 11 Best Breweries in Chicago

dovetail brewery
Photography courtesy of Dovetail Brewery

Finding whales in the Windy City!

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14. The 13 Best American Pale Ales Available in Most Stores Right Now

sierra nevada pale ale
Photography courtesy of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Just remember: APA came before IPA!

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13. If Every NFL Team Were a Beer Style…

nfl teams and beer styles

Brew thirty-two. Set hike.

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12. The 21 Most Iconic American Breweries Cheers on National Beer Day

most iconic breweries national beer day: sierra nevada co-founder ken grossmna, brooklyn brewery brewmaster garrett oliver, new belgium co-founder kim jordan, and bell's brewery founder larry bell
Photography courtesy of (clockwise from top left): Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Edible Brooklyn, New Belgium Brewery, and Bell’s Brewery

Cheers to these greats!

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11. The 15 Best American IPAs Available in Most Stores Right Now

new belgium voodoo ranger american ipa
Photography courtesy of John A. Paradiso

Nab these fantastic American IPAs at your corner bodega, supermarket, or craft beer store.

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10. Untappd’s All-Time Top-Rated New England/Hazy IPAs

untappd's all-time top-rated new england/hazy ipas

Hops. Hops. Hops.

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9. The 11 Best Breweries in Austin, Texas

hold out brewing best breweries 2021
Photography courtesy of Hold Out Brewing

Where to find great beer in Austin, Texas.

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8. 62 Queer-Led and Queer-Supporting Breweries to Champion Right Now

lady justice brewing company rainbow tap handles
Photography courtesy of @ladyjusticebrewing

Support LGBTQIA+ folx in the craft beer industry!

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7. The 37 Best Beers to Drink in Spring 2023

best spring beers 2023

Beware the IPAs of March…April and May.

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6. The Top 23 Oktoberfest Beers to Try This Fall

troegs independent brewery oktoberfest
Photography courtesy of @troegsbeers | Tröegs Independent Brewery

Lederhosen not required.

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5. What Is a Cold IPA?

weldwerks brewing co chill cold ipa
Photography courtesy of WeldWerks Brewing Co.

The hottest new IPA style…is freezing cold.

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4. The 11 Top Tequilas to Try in 2023

el pintor tequila blanco
Photography courtesy of El Pintor

With lime, on the rocks, or in a Paloma.

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3. The 9 Best Breweries in Asheville, North Carolina

burial beer co taproom
Photography courtesy of Burial Beer Co.

Find the best beer in one of America’s best beer cities.

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2. The Best Brewery Near Every MLB Baseball Stadium

petco park beer fest san diego
Photography courtesy of Petco Park

Take me out to the taproom.

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1. Beers With the Most 5-Star Check-Ins on Untappd in 2023

tree house brewing company king jjjuliusss double ipa
Photography courtesy of @treehousereleases

To celebrate the 13th anniversary of Untappd, we showed you the beers with the most 5-star check-ins on the app in 2023. Cheers!

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