The 10 Best Craft Beers on Gopuff

The best IPAs are bursting with complex, hoppy flavor, and we’ve compiled a selection of the finest available—all of which can be ordered on Gopuff

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Over the last decade or so, America’s craft beer scene has exploded. And, honestly, that’s kind of an understatement. The nation is now home to thousands upon thousands of independent breweries and some of the best craft beers in the world. 

Looking to sample the finest craft brews on the market? Let us lend a hand. We’ve compiled a list of the best craft beers you can get from Gopuff, ranging from time-tested favorites to regional superstars.

Best Light Craft Beer: Allagash White

6-pack of Allagash White next to a single bottle

The Details

  • Brewer: Allagash Brewing Company
  • Brewery Location: Portland, Maine
  • Beer Style: Belgian witbier
  • ABV: 5.2%

Why It’s Great

The craft beer industry is arguably most known for heavier, hop-forward beer styles, like IPAs, but Allagash White has nonetheless managed to attain star status. It’s brewed in the Belgian witbier style (a type of wheat beer), which results in a lighter, cloudier look matched with a delectably spiced flavor. This one’s great for beer drinkers who’d like to expand their palate, but have only ever loved domestic lagers.

If you like Allagash White, try these:

Best Straightforward Pale Ale: Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale

6-pack of Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale next to a single bottle

The Details

  • Brewer: Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • Brewery Location: Petaluma, California
  • Beer Style: Pale wheat ale
  • ABV: 7.5%

Why It’s Great

Lagunitas isn’t really a craft brewery anymore—it was half-acquired by Heineken International in 2015, and the remainder of the company was purchased in 2017. But before that, the brewery was one of the biggest names in the craft game, and its brews still deliver craft-level quality. Especially A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’.

This pale wheat ale delivers a remarkable smoothness in spite of its 7.5% ABV, though it finishes with a hoppier punch that’ll undoubtedly appeal to longtime IPA drinkers. In fact, as Lagunitas says, this beer tends to defy classification, and as a result, has broad appeal. 

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Best for Liquor Lovers: Goose Island Bourbon County Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout

Single bottle of Goose Island Bourbon County Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout

The Details

  • Brewer: Goose Island Beer Co.
  • Brewery Location: Chicago, Illinois 
  • Beer Style: Imperial stout
  • ABV: 14.6%

Why It’s Great

Goose Island’s Bourbon County beers are basically the mainstream face of the barrel-aged stout. This beer is imbued with punchy liquor flavors via one full year spent aging in bourbon barrels, but it’s not as in-your-face as one might expect. To the contrary, this beer’s more powerful bourbon notes are complemented by a mouthwatering richness carrying hints of vanilla and caramel. For those interested in delving deeper into the world of barrel-aged beers, there’s no better entry point.

If you like Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, try this:

Best Sour: Avery Bug Zapper Sour Ale

6-pack of Avery Bug Zapper next to a single can

The Details

  • Brewer: Avery Brewing Company
  • Brewery Location: Boulder, Colorado
  • Beer Style: Sour ale
  • ABV: 6%

Why It’s Great

Sour beers are, well, interesting. Among many craft beer enthusiasts, they’re surprisingly divisive. But, at the same time, their vibrant, fruity flavors offer a great way to ease people who don’t like heavier brews into the world of craft beer. 

Avery’s Bug Zapper (a seasonal brew made in the summertime) is a particularly great beer because it’s just plain different. The three core ingredients that the brewery highlights—mint, lime and ginger—offer a sharp, clean freshness you won’t find in many sours. This could make it even more divisive than your typical sour ale, but it certainly helps it stand out from the crowd.

If you like Avery Bug Zapper, try these:

Best Hazy/New England IPA: Deschutes Fresh Squeezed Hazy IPA

6-pack of Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA next to a single bottle

The Details

  • Brewer: Deschutes Brewery
  • Brewery Location: Bend, Oregon
  • Beer Style: American IPA
  • ABV: 6.4%

Why It’s Great

Like sours, hazy IPAs are a good way to get into craft beer if you’re not yet accustomed to darker, more bitter hop flavors. Unlike their piney counterparts, these hazy brews are often quite juicy, and Deschutes Fresh Squeezed certainly falls under that category (if the name wasn’t a dead giveaway). It’s brewed with Citra and Mosaic hops, both common choices for hazy beers thanks to their fruity notes. It also appears on our list of the 10 Best IPAs to Try Right Now.

If you like Deschutes Fresh Squeezed, try these:

Best Heavy Belgian Beer: Unibroue La Fin Du Monde

4-pack of La Fin Du Monde next to a single bottle

The Details

  • Brewer: Unibroue
  • Brewery Location: Chamblay, Quebec, Canada
  • Beer Style: Belgian tripel
  • ABV: 9%

Why It’s Great

There’s a simple reason Unibroue’s award-winning La Fin Du Monde has remained the brewery’s most iconic beer since its debut in 1994: it’s delicious. 

An excellent example of what makes the Belgian tripel so interesting, La Fin Du Monde’s flavor is rich and deceptively approachable, featuring a spiced warmth with hints of banana. But while it’s surprisingly easy to drink, its ABV still clocks in at a whopping 9%, which makes it a brew best sipped slowly, so you have ample time to savor its complexity.

If you like La Fin Du Monde, try these:

Best Straightforward Stout: Yards Love Stout

Case of Yards Love Stout next to a single bottle

The Details

  • Brewer: Yards Brewing Company
  • Brewery Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Beer type: Irish dry stout
  • ABV: 5.5%

Why It’s Great

With most stouts, coffee and chocolate flavors reign supreme. The Yards Love Stout is no exception, and it balances both impeccably. Expect a creamy mouthfeel that makes this drink a touch more chuggable than many of its peers. If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, keep an eye out for Love Stout’s variations—the brewery has created several versions, including habanero, vanilla and more.

If you like Yards Love Stout, try these:

Best Non-Alcoholic Beer: Athletic Brewing Company Run Wild IPA

 

Case of Athletic Brewing Co Run Wild Non-Alcoholic IPA next to a single can

The Details

  • Brewer: Athletic Brewing Company
  • Brewery Location: Stratford, Connecticut
  • Beer Style: Non-alcoholic IPA
  • ABV: 0.4%

Why It’s Great

Non-alcoholic craft beer may sound blasphemous, but it’s a welcome option for those who’d like to sip something tasty without getting buzzed. 

Athletic’s Run Wild IPA is easily one of the brewery’s finest offerings. It’s both malty and hoppy without going overboard on either end of the spectrum. Plus, it’s not far off from a traditional IPA, flavor-wise, though it’s perhaps a bit cleaner.

If you like Athletic Run Wild IPA, try this:

Best IPA for IPA Haters: Evil Genius #Adulting Guava IPA 

6-pack of Evil Genius #Adulting Guava IPA next to a single bottle

The Details

  • Brewer: Evil Genius Beer Company
  • Brewery Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Beer style: American IPA
  • ABV: 6.8%

Why It’s Great

The most vocal IPA naysayers often reference the style’s bitter, piney flavor as the reason for their disdain. But, believe it or not, not every IPA tastes the same! Who knew?

#Adulting is a unique brew that complements IPA hoppiness with guava. Whether or not you know what guava actually tastes like, the fruitiness is clearly there, creating a tasty beer that’s much more than just the mouthful of hops you’ll find with IPAs from other craft beer brands.

If you like Evil Genius #Adulting Guava IPA, try these:

Best Porter: Funky Buddha Maple Bacon Coffee Porter

4-pack of Funky Buddha Maple Bacon Coffee Porter next to a single bottle

The Details

  • Brewer: Funky Buddha Brewery
  • Brewery Location: Oakland Park, Florida 
  • Beer Style: Coffee Porter
  • ABV: 6.4%

Why It’s Great

It’s marketed as a “diner-style breakfast in a glass.” And it tastes like a diner-style breakfast in a glass. Need we say more?

What makes Funky Buddha’s Maple Bacon Coffee Porter beer so special is the complexity of its flavor. It’s got the maltiness that’s typical of most porters, yet it’s accompanied by a combination of sweet, smoky and savory notes to create a beer that thrills the palate from the moment the bottle touches your lips. Just keep in mind that this is typically a seasonal brew that hits shelves in January.

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Try something new

Whether you’re a craft beer newbie or a time-tested beer connoisseur, Gopuff makes it simpler than ever to get your hands on a massive variety of flavorful craft brews. Browse our extensive craft beer selection (and other types of alcohol, while you’re at it), then pick whatever strikes your fancy, and we’ll get it to your door quick.

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