RateBeer is known as one of the top websites for beer lovers. Along with Beer Advocate, it is the primary place to write beer reviews. RateBeer has just released the results of their annual competition. The results are here. Three Floyds Brewing Company was rated as the best brewery in the world. Närke Kaggen Stormaktsporter, an Imperial Stout from Sweden was rated as the best beer in the world.
It is important to remember that these rankings are based on RateBeer's rating systems. Their rating system gives equal weight to the appearance of the beer as it does to the flavor.