The Top Ten Breweries with the Most Five Star Ratings of 2022

The Top Ten Breweries with the Most Five Star Ratings of 2022

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Part One of Two

Untappd just recently spat out about ten different “end of the year” articles, and some are less noteworthy or interesting as others. I thought this and the part two to this article, were both interesting; interesting enough to collate it into an article here for my blog.

The first one of the two articles is simply: “The Top 10 Craft Breweries with the Most Five Star Check Ins”. They did a follow up article: “The Top 10 Craft Beers with the Most Five Star Check Ins”. They don’t state though how exactly the data is integrated. If for example, I have Mad Elf as a five star beer and I check into it thirty six times, does that count as thirty six – or because I am just one person; does it count as just one?

I think the list is pretty obvious in some ways. I think we can all guess at least several of the breweries that will be on the list. I think the check in totals are illuminating, especially when you get to the lower (the better) numbers. The comparison from Number Two to Number One is really incredible.

I think with this and the next article (the part two) it should be interesting to take a look at the numbers and put the two together.

End of the Year

As I said in our last end of the year article: What Regions Drank the Most (2022):

Its the end of the year, and what that usually entails is a whole slew of “end of the year lists”. Top 10 this… top 38 that… top 69 (heeheehee) this and that…. Top 314.181928102810 Pies, etc.

We are going to post a few this year. In the past we’ve kinda shied away from posting these sorts of articles, because the metrics and information is kind of… biased in a way. Its basically just reading off Untappd’s information and lists and going with it. For example, recently Breweries in PA did a final end of the year Top 10 Pennsylvania Breweries listing article, using Untappd’s information, and well… it was received as well as you can imagine. Mainly because they didn’t put in any filters or restrictions or limits to it. So just before the list was posted, Country Club Brewing Company (see an article about them here: Country Club Brewing Company Announces Opening) had their grand opening. They had roughly 1,000 check – ins on the Untappd app, and being a grand opening most of them were very favorable (mostly four caps or better). So needless to say this put a lot of readers and breweries themselves up in arms about it. It actually listed them at number three (out of ten). (The other thing that irked most was that Other Half Brewing Company was listed, when they have several non – Pennsylvanian locations.)

But… I’m gonna go out on a limb and use Untappd to post some of these lists. If nothing else we can look back at them as just data charts and analyze them for the statistics. At best, they prompt some conversation and discussion (and we all know how well that goes on the internet).

What Regions Drank the Most (2022)

So, without further adieu, let’s get to the list.

The Top Ten Breweries with the Most Five Star Ratings of 2022

  • 10. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, DE) – 11,656 Check Ins
  • 9. Yuengling Brewery (Pottstown, PA) – 11,816 Check Ins
  • 8. Sierra Nevada Brewing (Chico, CA) – 12,142 Check Ins
  • 7. Samuel Adams (Boston, MA) – 13,398 Check Ins
  • 6. Toppling Goliath (Decorah, IA) – 14,014 Check Ins
  • 5. The Alchemist (Stowe, VT) – 14,737 Check Ins
  • 4. Other Half Brewing Co. (Brooklyn, NY) – 15,900 Check Ins
  • 3. Russian River Brewing Company (Windsor, CA) – 18,276 Check Ins
  • 2. Bell’s Brewery (Comstock, MI) – 19,340 Check Ins
  • 1. Tree House Brewing Company (Charlton, MA) – 51,964 Check Ins


Look at that jump from number two to number 1! A 32,000 some totals jump! That’s really incredible. Pennsylvania did make the list with Yuengling Brewery hitting at number 9. And I guess technically again with both Samuel Adams and Other Half Brewing with Pennsylvania now having a production facility for Sam Adams and a brewery for Other Half. (See our article on Other Half Brewing opening in Philadelphia: Other Half Brewing Opening in Philadelphia.)

This information is all based on Untappd and their data keeping and their app. The statistics ran from January 1st through December 9th of 2022.

To see the full article, click here: The Top 10 Craft Breweries With the Most 5-Star Check-Ins of 2022

Our Articles

Looking for beer reviews or other articles based on the breweries above? You might recall that we have done some beer reviews of several of the breweries above. You can find them here below:

Other End of the Year Articles

  • What Regions Drank The Most in 2022
  • The Top Ten Breweries with the Most Five Star Ratings of 2022
  • The Top 10 Craft Breweries With the Most Five Star Ratings of 2022
  • The Top 10 Craft Breweries that Created the Most New Beers in 2022

Thanks For Reading

Thank you everyone for checking out the article. We enjoy having you come to the site! In the next few days I’ll be posting a few more lists and variants and such. So be sure to stop back out each day for that.

Like I said in our previous post, lots still going on here at the blog despite it being the end of the year. I’m also heading back to work in a few days time, so things will be picking up work wise as well. So it’ll be holidays, work, baby Scarlet, and the blog. Busy. Busy. Busy. But, like I did say on the last post, Josh and I were invited out to Central PA Pour to do a podcast, which was an absolute blast. We filmed and recorded that on the 18th, and that will be going live just before New Years. So look for that. Should be entertaining and fun. We had a blast.

Cheers All!

-B. Kline

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