Due to Hads (quick ratings) being applied to overall beer averages and increased site activity, we've made some changes to ensure our ratings and lists are as accurate and relevant as possible. Top 250 Beers: http://beeradvocate.com/lists/top "Top 100" popular with 10 or more is no more. It's been replaced with BeerAdvocate's Top 250 Beers, to create a list that stands out from the rest. We've also raised the minimum number of ratings to be eligible for the list from 10 to 100 in order to adjust for Hads and increasing activity on the site. Beers of Fame: http://beeradvocate.com/lists/fame We wanted to make this list of 100 classic brews more meaningful, more of an achievement. So we upped the minimum number of ratings to 2,000 and also require that beers be listed on the site for 2 or more years in order to be eligible for this list. This also helps create a bit more of a distinction compared to the Top 250 Beers. Top New Beers and Bottom of the List remain unchanged. Most Popular (Regions & Styles) "Top Beers" for regional lists and lists by beer style have been renamed, and we're now displaying 50 of the most popular beers accordingly. With a minimum of 10 ratings to be eligible they'll continue to be dynamic lists that allow both new and veteran brewers to rise and be recognized. West Coasters. We heard you. We now have two separate lists: Northwest and Pacific. Enjoy. We've also added some new countries. Brazil, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico and the Netherlands join the lists. Why these and not others? Activity. They're higher than others in user traffic and beer rating activity. We simply wanted to recognize this. Of course we'll continue to look at other countries in the future. Retired Beers On a related sidenote, it has been a while since we mass retiring of beers tagged as "limited" releases (brewed once and never again), so earlier yesterday we retired 2,780 beers. When this occurs beers are no longer eligible for any of the lists and brewery overalls are adjusted. We'll periodically retire limited release beers, but only if added 2 or more years ago. We view these lists as ever-changing snapshots of what's currently popular on BA, and we'll continue to adjust as the site evolves and data accumulates. In the meantime, Jason and I hope you enjoy the changes and welcome your feedback. Cheers!