Press Release

SEATTLE, WA ... To find the best beer in American beer, over 800 breweries were analyzed and the results combined with an online poll to determine the top breweries in each state. The complete list is available online. List of America’s best breweries.

There are more than 4000 breweries in all corners of America, ranging in size from Anheuser­Busch’s 142­acre megacomplex in St. Louis, MO which makes million of barrels of beer every year to locally­owned microbreweries. With more breweries opening every day and the desire for more delicious and interesting beer on the rise, inquiring minds want to know … what are the best breweries in America?

Using historical data from 3 major beer competitions, 2 online beer rating websites, the results of an extensive online poll and countless ground truthing samples, the best breweries in America have been determined through a combination of beer judging experts, public opinion and math.

They combed through bushels of beer data to curate a list of each state’s top breweries. Then augmented the results with time tested American voting in order to select the three best breweries in every state. With the addition of 3 breweries from Washington, D.C. and 3 extra from California (because of its general brewery dominance) 156 American breweries stood out above the rest of the crowd.

From the vast expanses of Alaska’s wild north to the tropical beaches of Hawaii; from the high alpine, snow­capped peaks of New England to the sun drenched, low lying lands of the Deep South, a diverse selection of quality American breweries saturate the USA.

Is a seasonal brew from 49th State Brewing Company (Healy,AK) different from one at Wynwood Brewing Company (Miami, FL)? Could the IPAs at Maine Beer Company (Freeport, ME) possibly vary from ones at Ballast Point Brewing Company (San Diego,CA)? Would the Pub Ale from the middle of our country at Tallgrass Brewing Company (Manhattan, KS) define American beer, or is it a starting point to embrace the variety of styles and tastes? You make the call.

Drink American Beer.

So without further ado here are the winners.

The best breweries in America by state:

Free State Brewing Company, Lawrence
Tallgrass Brewing Company, Manhattan







Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company, Kiln
Lucky Town Brewing Company, Jackson
Southern Prohibition Brewing, Hattiesburg

4 Hands Brewing Co., St. Louis
Boulevard Brewing Company, Kansas City
Mother's Brewing Company, Springfield


Empyrean Brewing Co., Lincoln
Nebraska Brewing Company, Papillion
Zipline Brewing Co., Lincoln

Brasserie Saint James, Reno
Great Basin Brewing Co., Sparks
Tenaya Creek Brewery, Las Vegas

New Hampshire

New Jersey
Carton Brewing Company, Atlantic Highlands
Flying Fish Brewing Company, Somerdale
River Horse Brewing Company, Ewing

New Mexico
La Cumbre Brewing Company, Albuquerque
Marble Brewery, Albuquerque
Santa Fe Brewing Company, Santa Fe

New York
Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Elmsford 
Great Adirondack Brewing Co, Lake Placid

North Carolina
Carolina Brewery, Chapel Hill
Foothills Brewing, Winston­Salem
Wicked Weed Brewing, West Asheville

North Dakota
Fargo Brewing Company, Fargo
Laughing Sun Brewing Co., Bismarck
Souris River Brewing, Minot

Choc Beer Company, Krebs
Coop Ale Works, Oklahoma City
Prairie Artisan Ales, Tulsa

Columbus Brewing Company, Columbus
Fat Head's Brewery, North Olmsted
Hoppin' Frog Brewery, Akron

10 Barrel Brewing Co., Bend
Barley Brown's Beer, Baker City
Rogue Ales, Newport

Fegley's Brew Works, Allentown
Sly Fox Brewing Company, Phoenixville
Tröegs Independent Brewing, Hershey

Rhode Island
Foolproof Brewing Company, Pawtucket
Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island, Westerly
Revival Brewing Company, Cranston

South Carolina
Holy City Brewing Company, Charleston
Thomas Creek Brewery, Greenville
Westbrook Brewing Company, Mt. Pleasant

South Dakota
Crow Peak Brewing Company, Spearfish
Firehouse Brewing Company, Rapid City
Wooden Legs Brewing Company, Brookings

McHale's Brewhouse, Chattanooga
Wiseacre Brewing Co., Memphis
Yazoo Brewing Company, Nashville

Austin Beerworks, Austin
Community Beer Company, Dallas
Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Houston

Epic Brewing Company, Salt Lake City
Moab Brewery, Moab
Uinta Brewing Company, Salt Lake City

Hill Farmstead Brewery, Greensboro Bend
Lawson's Finest Liquids, Warren
Long Trail Brewing Company, Bridgewater Corners

Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Richmond
Port City Brewing Company, Alexandria

Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, Bellingham
Elysian Brewing Company, Seattle
Fremont Brewing, Seattle

West Virginia
Big Timber Brewing Company, Elkins
Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company, Maxwelton
Mountain State Brewing Co., Thomas

Central Waters Brewing Company, Amherst
New Glarus Brewing Company, New Glarus
Titletown Brewing Company, Green Bay

Black Tooth Brewing Company, Sheridan
Snake River Brewing, Jackson
Wind River Brewing Company, Pinedale

Washington D.C.
3 Stars Brewing Company
DC Brau Brewing Company
Right Proper Brewing Company