Abita Brewing Co. (Abita Springs, LA): Founded in 1986 in a small town north of New Orleans, Abita is one of the nations oldest craft breweries. Favorites include Turbodog, Purple Haze, Big Easy IPA, and Andygator.
Finch's Beer Co. (Chicago, IL): Finch's Beer Co. serves their beer out of iconic Tallboy cans from their Chicago and new Long Grove locations. They are best known for their Hardcore Chimera, an American Double / Imperial IPA.
New Holland Brewing Co. (Holland, MI): The New Holland Brewing Co. started as a brew pub in downtown Holland, MI and has grown in to a brewery known around the world. The brewery's flag ship beer, Dragon Milk, is an American Double / Imperial Stout.
Penrose Brewing Co. (Geneva, IL): Penrose Brewing Co. focuses on Belgian inspired session ales, oak barrel-aging, and alternative fermentation beers. Popular beers include their Wild series, Devoir Saison Ale, and their Spectral Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout.
Goose Island (Chicago, IL): The classic Chicago Microbrewery and creator of local favorites such as 312 and Greenline. Famous for the world renowned Bourbon County Stout.
Stone Brewing (Escondido, CA): Southern California's largest brewery, Stone features numerous styles of beer. They are famous for their Stone Pale Ale and rated as a world-class brewery by both RateBeer and BeerAdvocate.
Founders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, MI): A brewery that pushes the limits of taste to craft for the renegades and rebels of the world. Favorites include Nitro Pale Ale, Double Trouble, and Devil Dancer.
Samuel Adams (Boston, MA): A leading brewer of handcrafted, full-flavored craft beers, Sam Adams offers discerning beer drinkers a variety of brews including their founding ale, Boston Lager, as well as collections such as Rebel Family and Barrel Room Collection.
New Belgium (Fort Collins, CO): A company that prides itself on reminding people of how simple and fun it is to be outside with a smile on your face and a good beer in your hand. Fans enjoy the flagship Fat Tire, Slow Ride IPA, and their newest release, Eric's Ale.
Deschutes Brewery (Bend, OR): Deschutes prides itself on an adventurous lineup of pioneering beers including, Black Butte, Inversion IPA, and Cinder Cone Red Ale.
Angry Orchard Hard Cider (Cincinnati, OH): Angry Orchard caters to those who have a sweet tooth for the fresh taste of apple cider, a bit on the hard side. Favorites include their flagship, Crisp Apple Cider, as well as Apple Ginger, Green Apple, and Cinnful Apple.
Lagunitas Brewing Company (Petaluma, CA and Chicago, IL): This brewery is known for iconoclastic interpretations of traditional beer styles and irreverent descriptive text and stories on its packaging. Enjoy IPA, Maximus, and Dogtown Pale.
Traveler Beer Company (Burlington, VT): A sophisticated blend of carefully crafted American wheat ale with fresh and refreshing ingredients to make brews such as Curious Traveler Lemon Shandy, Forbidden Traveler Apple Ale, and The Time Traveler.
3 Floyds Brewing Co. (Munster, IN): Using sound techniques, the finest ingredients and innovation, 3 Floyds strives to make the best and most memorable beers—always setting themselves apart. Fan favorites include Dark Lord, Gumballhead, Zombie Dust, and Alpha King.
Two Brothers Brewing (Chicago, IL): This enterprise began as a retail store that catered to home beer and winemakers and grew to a brewery passionate about the quality they distribute. Brews include Wobble IPA, Ebel's Weiss, and Outlaw IPA.
RAM Restaurant & Brewery (Wheeling, IL): Our passionate and talented brewers strive to create the freshest, most “drinkable” beers you will find. This award-winning brewery turns out favorites such as their Blonde Ale, Big Red IPA, and Total Disorder Porter.
Sweetwater Brewing Company (Atlanta, GA): Embracing their company's slogan of "Don't Float the Mainstream," Sweetwater prides itself on turning out craft beers that defy convention. Fans enjoy ales such as Crank Tank Helles Lager, Dank Tank, 420 IPA, and Danktoberfest.
Great Lakes Brewing Company (Cleveland, OH): An establishment that prides itself on brewing exceptional beer for adventurous and discerning customers, Great Lakes turns out winners such as Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout, Conway's Irish Ale, and Lake Erie Monster.
Firestone Walker Brewing Company (Paso Robles, CA): Firestone Walker are brewers who pride themselves on making exceptional pale ales with the awards to serve as proof of their team's hard work and skill. Double Jack IPA, Sour Opal, and Sucaba are among their top-rated ales.
Oskar Blues Brewery (Lyons, CO): After opening its first grill & brew restaurant in 1997, Oskar Blues was the first craft brewer in the U.S. to can its own beer and is renowned for its many award-winning brews. Fan favorites include Dale’s Pale Ale, Mama’s Little Yella Pils, G’Knight, and Old Chub.
Revolution Brewing (Chicago, IL): This windy city brewpub is proud to be part of the revolution that is craft beer breweries and features about 50 different beer styles each year that accommodate the big flavors and variety that beer lovers are looking for. Some of Revolution’s brews include their Anti-Hero IPA, Double Fist, and Bottom Up Wit.
Bell's Brewery (Kalamazoo, MI): This regional craft brewery takes an "inspired brewing" approach that leads them to their goal of brewing thoughtfully, creatively, and artistically. They brew 20+ beers for distribution and also serve other small batch beers at their pub, Eccentric Cafe. Some of Bell's brews include Oberon Ale, Best Brown Ale, and their Java Stout.
Dogfish Head (Rehoboth Beach, DE): Starting in 1995, Dogfish Head has been bringing together a combination of original brews, food, and entertainment to their brewpub in Rehoboth Beach. Some Dogfish favorites include their 60 Minute IPA, Indian Brown Ale, and their seasonal Punkin Ale.
Ballast Point Brewing Company (San Diego, CA): As a brewery that prides itself on quality, Ballast Point shoots for the perfect blend of flavor and aroma with the best ingredients. Ballast brews include their Sculpin IPA, Habanero Sculpin, Big Eye IPA, and more.
Surly Brewing Company (Brooklyn Center, MN): Surly has expanded from home brewing to a large brewery with a production capacity of more than 100,000 barrels each year. Rate Beer named Surly Darkness the world's best American beer just 16 months after selling its first keg and having very limited distribution. Other favorites include Amager Todd-The Axe Man and Surly Blakkr.
Upland Brewing Company (Bloomington, IN): Upland started as a lambic brewery in 2006, specializing in fruit beers and sours before the styles had gained popularity in the United States. Upland has had a unique symbiotic partnership with Oliver Winery, utilizing each other's barrels to create one-of-a-kind beverages.
Breckenridge Brewing Company (Breckenridge, CO): Colorado's third oldest brewery, Breckenridge has been brewing for over 25 years in the craft style of brewing. Breckenridge has grown from a local watering hole for nearby ski bums to a production of 60,000+ barrels per year production.
4 Hands Brewing Co. (St. Louis, MO): With a focus on providing a well-rounded portfolio, 4 Hands offers four year-round beers along with a slew of seasonal beers including Wicked Weed Super Flare, Center of Gravity, and Downfall.
Hinterland Brewery (Green Bay, WI): By definition, "Hinterland" stands for an unexplored area, but to owners Bill Tressler and his wife Michelle, it stands for unique and quality beer. With three restaurants in addition to their brewery, Hinterland is anything but unexplored. Brews include their Luna Coffee Stout, Nitro IPA, Packerland Pilsner, and more.
Weihenstephan (Freising, Germany): A true German brewery, Weihenstephan has been making beer for nearly a thousand years at their Monastery Brewery at the top of Weihenstephan Hill. As the oldest lasting brewery in the world, their surroundings have changed, but the quality of their beer hasn’t. Try their Hefeweissbier, Pilsner, or Korbinian.
Shorts Brewing Company (Belleaire, MI): Started by Joe Short in 2002, Shorts is a grassroots brewery built up of Joe's prior experience and quality ingredients. Check out their Chocolate Wheat, Hopstache, and Pulsar Hard Cider.
Allagash Brewing Company (Portland, ME): Founded by Rob Tod as a one-man brewery in a warehouse, Allagash has been filling the void left by a lack of Belgian-style ales since 1995. Now available in 17 states, beers include their Allagash White, Black, barrel-aged Curieux, and more.
Pig Minds Brewing (Machesney Park, IL): Located near Rockford, this brewpub specializes in ales of a variety of styles. With exposed brewing equipment for an industrial feel and a large vegan menu, Pig Minds provides customers with a unique experience. Favorite brews include their Southy Bitch Slap and PD California Ale.
Left Hand Brewing (Longmont, CO): Started in the early '90s by homebrewer Dick Doore and world-traveler Eric Wallace, Left Hand takes a distinctive approach to brewing: balance. With an environmentally conscious staff and numerous awards under their belt, Left Hand is making history. Beers include their famous Milk Stout Nitro, Sawtooth Ale, Black Jack Porter, and more.
Crispin Cider Co. (Colfax, CA): With orchards in Washington and Oregon, Crispin takes a fresh orchard-to-bottle approach. Hand-picked apples and pears are naturally fermented, fresh-pressed, and blended to create a carefully crafted cider. Ciders include their Pacific Pear, Honey Crisp, Blackberry Pear, and more.
21st Amendment Brewery (San Francisco, CA): Founded by Shaun O’Sullivan and Nico Freccia in 2000, 21st Amendment is built up of experience and passion for beer. In a prime location in San Francisco, 21st Amendment emanates a post-Prohibition attitude where breweries were known as community gathering places. Try their Toaster Pastry India style Red Ale, BREW FREE! OR DIE IPA, or El Sully Mexican-style Lager.
Alltech Lexington Brewing (Lexington, KY): Known not only for their ales but also for their bourbon, Alltech Lexington specializes in a variety of products. Check out their Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout, Kentucky Ale, or Kentucky Race Day Session IPA.
Avery Brewing Co. (Boulder, CO): Started in 1993, Avery prides itself on creating brews that transcend labels. A true American brewery, Avery mixes tradition and creativity. Brews include their award-winning Out of Bounds Stout, Avery IPA, their 18.0% barrel-aged Rumpkin, and more.
Blue Moon Brewing Company (Denver, CO): Blue Moon Brewing Company creates their brews in the image of the classic Belgian White Ale, and the sweet notes in their beers made them the first American brewers to coin an orange slice as garnish. Fan favorites include their seasonal Mountain Abbey Ale, Summer Honey Wheat, and First Peach Ale.
CiderBoys Cider Co. (Stevens Point, WI): Self-proclaimed nerds, the Cider Boys found their success in picking quality fruit, a unique blending process, and what they call “fruitful pairings.” Try their Peach County, Pineapple Hula, or traditional First Press Hard Cider.
Coronado Brewing Company (Coronado, CA): Started by brothers Ron and Rick Chapman in their hometown on Coronado Island, Coronado Brewing Company fulfilled the previously unmet need for craft beer breweries in Southern California. Some of their notorious "West Coast" brews include Islander IPA, Mermaid's Red Amber Ale, and Coronado Golden Pilsner.
Dark Horse Brewing Co. (Marshall, MI): A brewery that prides itself on hard work and high quality, Dark Horse delivers a variety of beers and beer styles, including the Crooked Tree IPA, Amber Ale, Raspberry Ale, and Boffo Brown Beer.
Half Acre Beer Company (Chicago, IL): From humble beginnings to an award-winning Chicago brewery, Half Acre focuses on brewing raw and basic beer that is both rich and undisturbed. Beer Hates Astronauts, Double Daisy Cutter, and Gone Away IPA are among favorites they produce.
McGargle's (Celbridge, Ireland): A part of Rye River Brewing Company in Ireland, McGargles still resides on a site dating back to the 7th century. From the famous-brewing town of Celbridge, McGargles is continuing the history of Irish brewing. Beers include their Granny Mary’s Red Ale, Cousin Rosie’s Pale Ale, Uncle Jim’s Stout, and more.
Leinenkugel's Brewing Company (Chippewa Falls, WI): Founded in 1867 by family man Jacob Leinenkugel, this brewing company has been passed down for five generations and prides itself on its heritage and family inspired recipes. Leinie favorites include Summer Shandy, Berry Weiss, Oktoberfest, and Canoe Paddler.
Tighthead Brewing Company (Mundelein, IL): A local brewery that pours its heart and soul into every glass of great beer caters to the neighborhood as well as beer enthusiasts, Tighthead is well known for brews such as Comfortably Blonde, Boxcar Porter, and Irie IPA.
Vander Mill Ciders (Spring Lake, MI): A cider mill that prides itself on homegrown quality and small-town charm, this mill continually pushes the boundaries of cider making and challenges the typical cider profiles. Highly rated ciders include Blue Gold, Cyser Van Doom, Puff the Magic Cyser, and Bon Chretien.
Wild Onion Brewery (Lake Barrington, IL): One of Chicagoland's first craft breweries that features a variety of year-round lagers, along with an ever-changing lineup of seasonal beers. Wild Onion boasts popular brews including their flagship beer, Paddy Pale Ale, along with Misfit, Beggar's Brown, Jack Stout, and more.
Greenbush Brewing Company (Sawyer, MI): Started in 2011, the idea of Greenbush was hatched over a couple of beers. With a want to create unique craft beers, Greenbush prides itself on its flavorful brews, none of which are below 6% ABV. Check out their Anger Black IPA, Closure Pale Ale, or Mammoth Weizenbock.
Only Child Brewery (Gurnee, IL): A small batch, family-owned and operated brewery that creates breweries with artistry and care. Brews include Soooo! Big, Attention Hog, and Milky Way Princess.
ZumBier (Waukegan, IL): "Zum Bier" means "to the beer" in German and shares this idea in both name and philosophy. After traveling to various nano breweries for inspiration, ZumBier was officially opened in 2012 by Larry Bloom and his wife. With beer that reflects who they are and what they stand for, ZumBier is definitely drawing people "to the beer."