'Pliny The Elder' voted best beer in the nation

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The American Homebrewer's Association has voted Russian River Brewing Company's Pliny The Elder as the number one beer in the US for the seventh year in a row.

AHA members were asked to list their top twenty favorite domestic beers available commercially in the US. They received 19,000 votes for 6,000 different beers.

"I say it every year, but we really are honored and humbled. There are so many great beers out there," Russian River co-founder and brewmaster told the AHA.

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'Pliny The Elder' voted best beer in the nation
SANTA ROSA, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Bottles of Russian River Brewing Company Pliny the Elder beer sit in a cooler at Russian River Brewing Company on February 7, 2014 in Santa Rosa, California. Hundreds of people lined up hours before the opening of Russian River Brewing Co. to taste the 10th annual release of the wildly popular Pliny the Younger triple IPA beer that will only be available on tap from February 7th through February 20th. Craft beer aficionados rank Pliny the Younger as one of the top beers in the world. The craft beer sector of the beverage industry has grown from being a niche market into a fast growing 12 billion dollar business, as global breweries continue to purchase smaller regional craft breweries such this week's purchase of New York's Blue Point Brewing by AB Inbev. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Vinnie Cilurzo of the Russian River Brewing Company pours a taste of his beer for a customer at the Great American Beer Festival in the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007. The festival, in its 26th year, offers festivalgoers more than 1,800 beers on tap from 408 U.S. breweries during the three-day event. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
PETALUMA, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Tim Decker pours samples of Lagunitas Brewing Company beers during a brewery tour at Lagunitas Brewing Company on February 21, 2014 in Petaluma, California. Sonoma County breweries Lagunitas Brewing Company and Bear Republic rely on water from the Russian River and are worried that the extremely low water levels in the 110-mile waterway will force them to seek water from other sources, including well water, which could have an impact on the taste of their beers. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SANTA ROSA, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Freshly poured glasses of Russian River Brewing Company Pliny the Younger triple IPA beer sit on a counter at Russian River Brewing Company on February 7, 2014 in Santa Rosa, California. Hundreds of people lined up hours before the opening of Russian River Brewing Co. to taste the 10th annual release of the wildly popular Pliny the Younger triple IPA beer that will only be available on tap from February 7th through February 20th. Craft beer aficionados rank Pliny the Younger as one of the top beers in the world. The craft beer sector of the beverage industry has grown from being a niche market into a fast growing 12 billion dollar business, as global breweries continue to purchase smaller regional craft breweries such this week's purchase of New York's Blue Point Brewing by AB Inbev. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SANTA ROSA, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Russian River Brewing Company customers clink their glasses while drinking the newly released Pliny the Younger triple IPA beer on February 7, 2014 in Santa Rosa, California. Hundreds of people lined up hours before the opening of Russian River Brewing Co. to taste the 10th annual release of the wildly popular Pliny the Younger triple IPA beer that will only be available on tap from February 7th through February 20th. Craft beer aficionados rank Pliny the Younger as one of the top beers in the world. The craft beer sector of the beverage industry has grown from being a niche market into a fast growing 12 billion dollar business, as global breweries continue to purchase smaller regional craft breweries such this week's purchase of New York's Blue Point Brewing by AB Inbev. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SANTA ROSA, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Russian River Brewing Company customers toast their glasses before drinking the newly released Pliny the Younger triple IPA beer on February 7, 2014 in Santa Rosa, California. Hundreds of people lined up hours before the opening of Russian River Brewing Co. to taste the 10th annual release of the wildly popular Pliny the Younger triple IPA beer that will only be available on tap from February 7th through February 20th. Craft beer aficionados rank Pliny the Younger as one of the top beers in the world. The craft beer sector of the beverage industry has grown from being a niche market into a fast growing 12 billion dollar business, as global breweries continue to purchase smaller regional craft breweries such this week's purchase of New York's Blue Point Brewing by AB Inbev. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SANTA ROSA, CA - FEBRUARY 07: A Russian River Brewing Company customer takes a sip of the newly released Pliny the Younger triple IPA beer on February 7, 2014 in Santa Rosa, California. Hundreds of people lined up hours before the opening of Russian River Brewing Co. to taste the 10th annual release of the wildly popular Pliny the Younger triple IPA beer that will only be available on tap from February 7th through February 20th. Craft beer aficionados rank Pliny the Younger as one of the top beers in the world. The craft beer sector of the beverage industry has grown from being a niche market into a fast growing 12 billion dollar business, as global breweries continue to purchase smaller regional craft breweries such this week's purchase of New York's Blue Point Brewing by AB Inbev. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Pliny The Elder is a Double IPA with an alcohol by volume of 8 percent.

See the beers that made the top 50 below, and check out the best breweries at the AHA website.

  • Russian River Pliny the Elder - Santa Rosa, CA
  • Bell's Two Hearted Ale - Kalamazoo, MI
  • Ballast Point Sculpin IPA - San Diego, CA
  • Stone Enjoy By IPA - Escondido, CA
  • Founders Breakfast Stout - Grand Rapids, MI
  • The Alchemist Heady Topper - Waterbury, VT
  • Bell's Hopslam Ale - Kalamazoo, MI
  • Three Floyds Zombie Dust - Munster, IN
  • Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA - Milton, DE
  • Firestone Walker Wookey Jack - Paso Robles, CA
  • Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA - Bend, OR
  • Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro - Longmont, CO
  • Sierra Nevada - Pale Ale Chico, CA & Mill River, NC
  • Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Chico, CA & Mill River, NC
  • Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Chicago, IL
  • Russian River Blind Pig I.P.A. - Santa Rosa, CA
  • Arrogant Bastard Ale - Escondido, CA
  • Founders KBS - Grand Rapids, MI
  • Russian River Consecration - Santa Rosa, CA
  • Russian River Supplication - Santa Rosa, CA
  • Deschutes Black Butte Porter - Bend, OR
  • Firestone Walker Parabola - Paso Robles, CA
  • Firestone Walker Union Jack - Paso Robles, CA
  • Firestone Walker Double Jack - Paso Robles, CA
  • Odell IPA - Fort Collins, CO
  • Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Hershey, PA
  • Founders All Day IPA - Grand Rapids, MI
  • Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA - Milton, DE
  • Sierra Nevada Celebration - Chico, CA & Mill River, NC
  • Lagunitas IPA - Petaluma, CA & Chicago, IL
  • North Coast Old Rasputin - Fort Bragg, CA
  • Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin' - Petaluma, CA & Chicago, IL
  • Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin - San Diego, CA
  • Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Kansas City, MO
  • Surly Furious - Minneapolis, MN
  • Stone Ruination IPA - Escondido, CA
  • Deschutes The Abyss - Bend, OR
  • Green Flash West Coast IPA - San Diego, CA
  • Oskar Blues Ten Fidy - Longmont, CO
  • Cigar City Jai Alai - Tampa, FL
  • Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter - Cleveland, OH
  • New Belgium La Folie - Fort Collins, CO
  • Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale - Longmont, CO
  • Founders Backwoods Bastard - Grand Rapids, MI
  • Victory DirtWolf Double IPA - Downington, PA
  • Fat Head's Head Hunter - North Olmsted, OH
  • Lagunitas Sucks - Petaluma, CA & Chicago, IL
  • Stone IPA - Escondido, CA
  • Odell Myrcenary - Fort Collins, CO
  • Russian River Pliny the Younger - Santa Rosa, CA
  • Ballast Point Victory at Sea - San Diego, CA
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