Wine Enthusiast’s top 50 beers of 2022

What does it take to stand out in the crowded beer industry these days? A commitment to quality, a desire for innovation and an understanding and appreciation for ingredient nuance. Wine Enthusiast has compiled a list of the best beers tasted throughout 2022. From the banana- and clove-forward Hefeweizens to the tropical and citrus hazy pale ales and international India pale ales, the selections here go well beyond looks. American IPA was the most submitted category this year and what you’ll find on this list is a combination of familiar national brands and relative newcomers—including two that scored 100 points.