WTF CO — did you not want to show up to this competition?

Each year Zymurgy Magazine — a publication put out by the American Homebrewer’s Association — asks its readers to list 20 of their favorite beers. Last Thursday the results were finalized and released, and we’ve got to say, Colorado … did you not want to show up for the contest?

We get it: the whole thing is a subjective interpretation of taste based on votes of the people who subscribe to a homebrewer’s catalog. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t mean much, but seeing great Colorado brew names so deep down on a list we usually dominate is just oh, so sad!

Which gets us thinking, we only have about 50 more weeks to start greasing the palms of some of these Zymurgy readers and making sure we climb our way to the top — where we damn well belong.

Top Ranked Beers:

1. Russian River Pliny the Elder // Santa Rosa, CA
2. Bell’s Two Hearted Ale // Kalamazoo, MI
3. Ballast Point Sculpin IPA // San Diego, CA
4. Stone Enjoy By IPA // Escondido, CA
5. Founders Breakfast Stout // Grand Rapids, MI
6. The Alchemist Heady Topper // Waterbury, VT
7. Bell’s Hopslam Ale // Kalamazoo, MI
8. Three Floyds Zombie Dust // Munster, IN
9. Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA  // Milton, DE
10. Firestone Walker Wookey Jack // Paso Robles, CA
11. Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA // Bend, OR
T12. Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro // Longmont, CO
T12. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale // Chico, CA & Mills River, NC
T12. Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA // Chico, CA & Mills River, NC
15. Goose Island Bourbon County Stout // Chicago, IL
16. Russian River Blind Pig I.P.A. // Santa Rosa, CA
T17. Arrogant Bastard Ale // Escondido, CA
T17. Founders KBS // Grand Rapids, MI
T19. Russian River Consecration // Santa Rosa, CA
T19. Russian River Supplication // Santa Rosa, CA

Brewery Rankings:

1. Russian River Brewing Co. // Santa Rosa, CA
2. Stone Brewing Co. // Escondido, CA
3. Bell’s Brewery, Inc. // Kalamazoo, MI
4. Founders Brewing Co. // Grand Rapids, MI
5. Firestone Walker Brewing Co. // Paso Robles, CA
6. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. // Chico, CA & Mills River, NC
7. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery  // Milton, DE
8. Lagunitas Brewing Co. // Petaluma, CA & Chicago, IL
9. Ballast Point Brewing // San Diego, CA
10. Deschutes Brewery // Bend, OR
11.  New Belgium Brewing // Fort Collins, CO
12.  Avery Brewing Co. // Boulder, CO
13.  Odell Brewing Co. // Fort Collins, CO

14.  Three Floyds Brewing Co. // Munster, IN
15.  Oskar Blues Brewery  // Longmont, CO