Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the 10 stocks below are the highest rated in the beverage industry.

CAPS contains more than just the crowd's opinions. The votes of CAPS' best-performing members, known as All-Stars, count more in shaping each company's rating than do the picks of their poorer-performing peers. That way, investors can intelligently use members' collective wisdom to make better decisions.

The highest-rated beverage stock is ...
Looking at the aggregate data, we see that our community rates Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (NYSE: CCH) above the rest -- and for good reason. As CAPS player cashmychips wrote:

This is the second largest coca cola bottler. It operates primarily in the rapidly growing markets of eastern europe, where demand for coca cola products is much lower than in the west, and has been growing profits rapidly (>15%) until the last quarter when they were flat. They have a reasonable debt, and I expect will be a safe place to keep money during these turbulent times, at a current P/E under 7 [P/E is now 13].

Here are the rest of the 10 highest-rated companies in the industry along with their CAPS rating:

 
Company
CAPS Rating (out of 5)
Market Cap (in millions)
1 Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. ***** $6,535
2 Beam (NYSE: BEAM) ***** $7,634
3 Coca-Cola FEMSA S.A.B de C.V. ***** $16,648
4 Vina Concha y Toro S.A. ***** $1,473
5 Primo Water (Nasdaq: PRMW) ***** $139
6 Molson Coors Brewing (NYSE: TAP) ***** $7,050
7 PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) ***** $96,916
8 Boston Beer (NYSE: SAM) ***** $1,259
9 Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) ***** $153,944
10 Coca-Cola Enterprises **** $8,162

Source: Motley Fool CAPS as of Nov. 7.

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