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Here’s what RateBeer’s ranking system got right, and wrong, about our local beer scene

Last week, the website RateBeer released its annual survey of best-ofs — featuring breweries, beers, bars, bottle shops, and restaurants — for 2019.

Massachusetts fared well: Canton and Boston’s Trillium rated as the No. 3 brewery in the world, followed by Charlton’s Tree House at No. 4, and Framingham’s Jack’s Abby at No. 29. The rankings serve as confirmation that we’re living in one of the epicenters of craft beer.

Several other New England brewers also made the list, led by Vermont’s Hill Farmstead, which ranked No. 1 for the fifth year in a row. The results are democratic, culled from nearly 4.2 million customer and industry reviews, according to a representative from the website. In addition, the past four years of reviews also factored into 2019 ratings.

Here’s what I think RateBeer’s ranking system got right, and wrong, about our local beer scene in 2019.

They listened to you, and they should.

Read the full article here