Primer’s Interactive Visual Guide to Regional Beers

Hill Farmstead Brewery
Micro Brewery 403 Hill Road Greensboro Bend, Vermont 802-533-7450 The brewery is the revival and continuation of 220 years of Hill heritage and hand crafted history in North Greensboro, Vermont.
  • Beers
  • Abner Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (8.2%)
  • Edward American-Style Pale Ale (5.2%)
  • Ephraim Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (10.3%)
  • Everett Robust Porter (7.5%)
  • Foster American-Style Black Ale (6.5%)
  • George American-Style Brown Ale (6%)
  • Harlan American-Style India Pale Ale
  • James American-Style Black Ale (6.8%)
  • Jim American-Style Black Ale (7.5%)
  • Amarillo Pale Ale American-Style Pale Ale (5.2%)
  • Citra Imperial IPA (Double Citra) Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (8%)
  • Galaxy Imperial Single Hop American-Style Strong Pale Ale (8.2%)
  • Simcoe Pale Ale American-Style Pale Ale (5.2%)
  • Fear & Trembling (Blend) Baltic-Style Porter (9.3%)
  • Fear & Trembling (Bourbon) Baltic-Style Porter (9.3%)
  • Fear & Trembling (French Oak) Baltic-Style Porter (9.3%)
  • Society and Solitude #2 Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (9.5%)
  • Society and Solitude #3 Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (8%)
  • Twilight of the Idols Brown Porter (7.5%)
Allagash Brewing Company
Micro Brewery 50 Industrial Way Portland, Maine 800-330-5385 Allagash Brewing Company is an American brewery located in Portland, Maine.Founded in 1994 by Rob Tod, Allagash sold its first batch of beer in the summer of 1995. Tod had been working in breweries around the U.S. and recognized a void in the craft brewing movement. While both German and British styles were available throughout the country, Belgian-style beers were very difficult to find. He established a small 15-barrel brewery and began brewing Allagash White, modeled after Belgian Wit beer. His beer gets its flavor from the use of wheat in place of barley as well as the addition of Curaçao orange peel, coriander and other spices. All of the beers Allagash produces are bottle conditioned. The technique calls for two fermentations, the first in the fermenting tanks and the second in the bottle itself (a process known as the methode champenoise).
  • Beers
  • 2011 Fluxus French & Belgian-Style Saison (8%)
  • Allagash 10th Anniversary Ale Belgian-Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat (10%)
  • Allagash 11th Anniversary Ale Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale (9%)
  • Allagash Black Other Belgian-Style Ales (7.5%)
  • Allagash Confluence Ale Other Belgian-Style Ales (7.5%)
  • Allagash Dubbel Belgian-Style Dubbel (7%)
  • Allagash Fluxus ’07 German-Style Rye Ale (Roggenbier) with or without Yeast (10%)
  • Allagash Fluxus ’08 Belgian-Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat (10%)
  • Allagash Fluxus ’09 Other Belgian-Style Ales (8.3%)
  • Allagash Four Other Belgian-Style Ales (10%)
  • Allagash Grand Cru Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale (7.2%)
  • Allagash Hugh Malone Ale Other Belgian-Style Ales (7.8%)
  • Interlude Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (9.5%)
  • Allagash Musette Strong Ale (10%)
  • Allagash Odyssey Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (10.4%)
  • Allagash Tripel Belgian-Style Tripel (9%)
  • Allagash Vagabond Ale Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (10%)
  • Allagash Victor Ale Other Belgian-Style Ales (9%)
  • Allagash Victoria Ale Other Belgian-Style Ales (9%)
  • Allagash White Belgian-Style Blonde Ale (5%)
  • Avancé Specialty Beer (10.8%)
  • Balaton Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer
  • Coolship Cerise Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (8.1%)
  • Coolship Red Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (5.7%)
  • Coolship Resurgam Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (6.6%)
  • Curieux Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer (11%)
  • Fluxus 2010 American-Style Imperial Stout (10.3%)
  • Gargamel Other Belgian-Style Ales (9.2%)
  • Speciale Reserve American-Style Pale Ale
  • Tenth Anniversary Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale (10%)
  • Thing 1 Beer (4.8%)
  • Thing 2 Ale (6.9%)
  • Victor Francenstein Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (9.7%)
  • FV13 Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (8.9%)
  • Coolship Single Barrel One Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (8.1%)
  • Allagash Fluxus 2013 Brown Porter (6.4%)
Brewery Ommegang
Production Facility 656 County Highway 33 Cooperstown, New York 607-544-1800 Since its opening, Ommegang has grown rapidly – in early 2005, its owner said they had been unable to meet demand for their ales and as a result would add 40 percent to their production capacity over the next year.By 2003, the Belgian breweries had all been absorbed into large corporations. Feinberg and Littlefield sold their share of Ommegang in 2003 to Belgian brewer Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat, brewers of the world-renowned Duvel Golden Ale. Duvel Moortgat brewed limited amounts of beer for Brewery Ommegang in 2006 to help meet demand, but has not brewed any since then. Brewery Ommegang currently distributes its beers in 43 states and Washington, D.C., including Alaska and Hawaii but excluding Montana, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, West Virginia, and Mississippi. Ommegang has also begun exporting to Canada and the US Virgin Islands.
  • Beers
  • 2011 Belgian Independence Day Saison French & Belgian-Style Saison (6.5%)
  • Aphrodite Other Belgian-Style Ales (8.9%)
  • Bière de Avant Garde French-Style Bière de Garde (7%)
  • Gnomegang Belgian-Style Blonde Ale (9.4%)
  • Hennepin Saison Ale French & Belgian-Style Saison (7.7%)
  • Obamagang Inauguration Ale American-Style Stout
  • Ommegang Abbey Ale Belgian-Style Dubbel (8.2%)
  • Ommegang Adoration Other Belgian-Style Ales (10%)
  • Ommegang BPA Belgian-Style Pale Ale (6.2%)
  • Chocolate Indulgence Foreign (Export)-Style Stout (7%)
  • Ommegang Cup O Kyndnes Strong Ale (6.8%)
  • Ommegang Tripel Perfection Belgian-Style Tripel (8.6%)
  • Ommegang Witte Ale Belgian-Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat (5.1%)
  • Ommegang Zuur Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ales (6%)
  • Porter Sorta Robust Porter (6%)
  • Rare Vos Other Belgian-Style Ales (6.5%)
  • Three Philosophers Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale (9.8%)
  • Zwaar Blonde Belgian-Style Blonde Ale (9.4%)
  • Biere D’hougoumont French-Style Bière de Garde (7.3%)
  • Iron Throne Belgian-Style Blonde Ale (6.5%)
  • Fleur De Houblon Belgian-Style Pale Ale (6.8%)
  • Art Of Darkness Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale (8.9%)
  • Duvel Rustica Belgian-Style Blonde Ale (8.5%)
  • Goudenhop Belgian-Style Pale Ale
  • Scythe & Sickle (5.8%)
  • XV Reserve 15th Anniversary Ale Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale
  • Barrier Relief (5.9%)
  • Crescendo French & Belgian-Style Saison (7.3%)
  • Double Wit Ale Belgian-Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat (7.2%)
Brooklyn Brewery
Micro Brewery 79 North Eleventh Street Brooklyn, New York 718-486-7422 Brooklyn Brewery is a microbrewery based in Brooklyn in New York City. It was started in 1987 by Steve Hindy and Tom Potter. The pair hired graphic designer Milton Glaser, best known as the creator of the logo for the I Love New York campaign, to create the company logo and identity. Glaser received a share in the company in return.Originally all their beer was brewed by contract by Matt Brewing Company, and the pair started their own distribution company and personally transported and marketed their beer to bars and retailers around New York City. In 1996, they acquired a former matzo factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and converted it into a functional brewery.
  • Beers
  • Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout American-Style Stout (10%)
  • Black Ops American-Style Imperial Stout (10.7%)
  • Brooklyn Brown Ale American-Style Brown Ale (5.6%)
  • Brooklyn Lager Vienna-Style Lager (5.2%)
  • Brooklyn Pennant Ale Ordinary Bitter (5%)
  • Brooklyn Summer Ale Classic English-Style Pale Ale (5%)
  • Brooklyn East India Pale Ale American-Style India Pale Ale (6.9%)
  • Brooklyn Local 1 Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale (9%)
  • Brooklyn Local 2 Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale (9%)
  • Brooklyn Monster Ale American-Style Barley Wine Ale (10.1%)
  • Brooklyn Oktoberfest German-Style Märzen (5.5%)
  • Saison De Brooklyn French & Belgian-Style Saison (6.8%)
  • The Companion American-Style Wheat Wine Ale (9.1%)
  • Brooklyn Winter Ale Scottish-Style Light Ale (6.1%)
  • Brooklyn Blast! Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (8.4%)
  • Mary’s Maple Porter Specialty Beer (6.9%)
  • Sorachi Ace French & Belgian-Style Saison (7.6%)
  • Gold Standard Export Kellerbier Dortmunder / European-Style Export (6.2%)
  • Brooklyn Pilsner German-Style Pilsener (5.1%)
  • Post Road Pumpkin Ale Pumpkin Beer (5%)
  • Hopfen-Weisse South German-Style Weizenbock / Weissbock (7.8%)
  • Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout (4.7%)
  • Brooklyn BAMBoozle Specialty Beer (8.6%)
  • Fiat Lux (6.1%)
  • Main Engine Start Other Belgian-Style Ales (6.2%)
  • Brooklyn Greenmarket Wheat French & Belgian-Style Saison (5.5%)
  • Cuvée La Boîte Other Belgian-Style Ales (8.2%)
  • Shackmeister Ale English-Style Pale Mild Ale (4.7%)
Sixpoint Brewery
Micro Brewery 40 Van Dyke St Brooklyn, New York 917-696-0438 Sixpoint Craft Ales was founded in 2004 by Shane Welch, a former homebrewer that originally grew up in Milwaukee. The microbrewery is located in a 7,000-square-foot (650 m2) factory in in Red Hook, Brooklyn that formerly manufactured filing cabinets. Sixpoint began business by only distributing kegs to local bars and restaurants; instead of bottling its beer, filling growlers at bars were the only way for customers to drink the beer at their homes.In 2011 Sixpoint launched initial canned offerings of 16 oz, year-round styles Sweet Action, Bengali Tiger, Righteous Ale and The Crisp. Further releases have included the 12 oz Resin and 3Beans, as well as 16oz seasonal offerings such as Apollo and Autumnation.
  • Beers
  • Apollo Kristallweizen
  • Bengali Tiger American IPA
  • Brownstone American Brown Ale
  • The Crisp German Pilsner
  • Diesel American Stout
  • Gorilla Warfare American Porter
  • Harbinger Saison
  • Old Krusher American Barleywine
  • Otis Oatmeal stout
  • Resin American Double IPA
  • Righteous Ale Rye beer
  • Signal Smoked IPA
  • Spice of Life Series Rotating Single Hop American IPA
  • Sweet Action Cream ale

northeast

The founding fathers were passionate homebrewers. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson (and their wives, of course) brewed beer regularly. Fast forward to the 1980s and Boston Beer starts a strong craft beer culture in the Northeast with their iconic Samuel Adams brand and especially their Boston Lager. Now the entire area, highlighted by New York and Vermont, are producing some of the best beers in the country.

Beers To Try

The Alchemist Heady Hopper Ommegang Three Philosophers Allagash White
Elysian Brewing Company
Micro Brewery 1221 East Pike Street Seattle, Washington 206-860-3977 Elysian operates three pubs in Seattle and was founded in 1995 by Dave Buhler, Joe Bisacca, and Dick Cantwell. Cantwell had been a homebrewer who gained a reputation at the Duwamps Cafe, the Pike Place Brewery, and Big Time Brewing. Buhler is a former spirits wholesaler and Bisacca was a vice president at Seafirst Bank. The original location was opened in 1996 in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Its capacity is 20 barrels.The company operated a brewpub at the local GameWorks arcade between 1997 and 2002. In 2003, their pub and bistro, Tangletown, was opened near Green Lake. The largest location, Elysian Fields, was opened in 2006. It is a brewpub near CenturyLink Field that is often busy on gameday. In 2011, Elysian expanded its operations with a 35,000-square-foot production-only facility in the Georgetown neighborhood.
  • Beers
  • AK-47 Malt Liquor (6%)
  • Ambrosia Maibock Ordinary Bitter (5.3%)
  • Avatar Jasmine IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (6.4%)
  • Bete Blanche Belgian-Style Tripel (7.5%)
  • Bifröst Winter Ale Herb and Spice Beer (7.5%)
  • Cyclops Barleywine
  • Dark o’ the Moon American-Style Stout (6.5%)
  • Dragonstooth Stout Oatmeal Stout (7.45%)
  • Elysian Fields Pale Ale American-Style Pale Ale (4.8%)
  • Foster Child Australian Lager American-Style Premium Lager (4%)
  • Great Pumpkin Ale Herb and Spice Beer (8.1%)
  • Idiot Sauvin American-Style India Pale Ale (6.3%)
  • Loki (4.8%)
  • Loser American-Style Pale Ale (7%)
  • Men’s Room American-Style Amber/Red Ale (5.6%)
  • Night Owl Pumpkin Ale Pumpkin Beer (5.9%)
  • Perseus Porter Brown Porter (5.4%)
  • Prometheus American-Style India Pale Ale
  • Rosemary’s Baby American-Style India Pale Ale (6.6%)
  • The Immortal IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (6.3%)
  • The Wise E.S.B. Extra Special Bitter (5.9%)
  • Warminster Special Bitter (3.8%)
  • Whoville Weizenbock South German-Style Weizenbock / Weissbock (6.6%)
  • Zephyrus Pilsner American-Style Pilsener (4.7%)
  • Pink Peppercorn IPA – Trip Series American-Style India Pale Ale (7.5%)
  • Doom (7.4%)
  • Omen Specialty Stouts (7.2%)
  • Savant American-Style India Pale Ale
  • Buckwheat Belgian Style – Trip Series
  • Superfuzz American-Style Pale Ale (5.4%)
  • Seattle Farmhouse Rye Ale French & Belgian-Style Saison (6.2%)
  • Space Dust American-Style India Pale Ale (7.2%)
  • Oddland Peppercorn Saison French & Belgian-Style Saison (7%)
  • Oddland Pear Ale Specialty Beer (6.3%)
  • El Dorado Fresh Hop – Trip Series Fresh “Wet” Hop Ale (7.2%)
Bridgeport Brewing Company
Micro Brewery 1313 NW Marshall Street Portland, Oregon 503-241-7179 BridgePort produces a variety of international style ales, including IPA. BridgePort’s ales are naturally conditioned in the bottle, keg, or cask from which they are served – they’re never force carbonated. The natural conditioning creates ale that is smooth, naturally carbonated, and full of flavor.Today, BridgePort Brewing Company is one of the top specialty brewers in the state of Oregon. As BridgePort Brewing grew in popularity, it also grew in its brewing capacity from its 600-barrel beginnings to over 100,000 barrels per year. Distribution has grown from Portland to 18 states, and the brewery’s emphasis on producing quality.
  • Beers
  • Beer Town Brown – American-Style Brown Ale
  • Black Strap Stout – American-Style Stout (6%)
  • Blue Heron Pale Ale – American-Style Pale Ale (4.9%)
  • Bottle Conditioned Porter – Brown Porter (5.5%)
  • Cafe Negrro – Brown Porter (5.5%)
Full Sail Brewing Company
Micro Brewery 506 Columbia Street Hood River, Oregon 541-386-2281 Full Sail Brewing Company is a craft brewery in Hood River, Oregon. Founded in 1987, Full Sail was the first commercially successful craft brewery to bottle beer in the Pacific Northwest for retail sale, and one of Oregon’s early microbreweries. The first beer packaged was Full Sail Golden Ale, followed in 1988 by Full Sail Imperial Porter, Full Sail Amber Ale, and Wassail Winter Ale.Based upon beer sales volume, Full Sail is the ninth largest craft brewery in the United States, the second largest craft brewer in Oregon, and the seventeenth largest brewery in the United States. Full Sail became employee-owned in July 1999 through an employee stock ownership plan with the 47 employees.
  • Beers
  • Bump in the Night Cascadian Dark Ale Specialty Beer (6.5%)
  • Full Sail Amber Ale American-Style Amber/Red Ale (5.5%)
  • Full Sail India Pale Ale American-Style India Pale Ale (6%)
  • Full Sail LTD 02 American-Style Premium Lager (6.4%)
  • Full Sail LTD 03 American-Style Premium Lager (5.6%)
  • Full Sail LTD 04 American-Style Premium Lager (7%)
  • Full Sail Pale Ale American-Style Pale Ale (5.4%)
  • Full Sail Session Black German-Style Schwarzbier (5.4%)
  • Full Sail Wassail Old Ale (7%)
  • Hop Pursuit American-Style Pale Ale (6%)
  • Nugget American-Style Amber/Red Ale
  • Old Boardhead Barleywine Ale – Reserve 1999 American-Style Barley Wine Ale
  • Old Boardhead Barleywine Ale – Reserve 2006 American-Style Barley Wine Ale (9%)
  • Session Fest American-Style Premium Lager (6.2%)
  • Session Premium Lager American-Style Premium Lager (5.1%)
  • Slipknot Imperial IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (7.8%)
  • Very Special Pale Golden Ale American-Style Pale Ale (5.9%)
  • Old Boardhead Barleywine Ale – Reserve 2011 American-Style Barley Wine Ale (9%)
  • Full Sail LTD #05 Vienna-Style Lager (5.6%)
  • Full Sail Brewing Specialty Beer
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Micro Brewery 272 Van Buren St Eugene, Oregon 877-7-NINKASI Ninkasi Brewing Company is a microbrewery based in Eugene, Oregon. Named after the Sumerian goddess of beer, Ninkasi was founded in 2006 by Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge. The first beer they produced was Total Domination IPA. Other beer varieties include Tricerahops Double IPA, Believer Double Red, and Oatis Oatmeal Stout. In 2010, Ninkasi produced over 32,000 barrels of beer. Production reached 56,000 barrels in 2011. The company’s headquarters are in Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood, which is also home to several other local breweries.
  • Beers
  • Believer Double Red Ale Irish-Style Red Ale (6.9%)
  • Maiden the Shade Specialty Beer (6.8%)
  • Oatis Oatmeal Stout Oatmeal Stout (7.2%)
  • Radiant Ale American-Style Pale Ale (6%)
  • ReNEWale Extra Special Bitter (5.8%)
  • Sleigh’r German-Style Brown Ale / Dusseldorf-Style Altbier (7.2%)
  • Spring Reign Ale American-Style Pale Ale (6%)
  • Total Domination IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (6.7%)
  • Tricerahops Double IPA Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (8.8%)
  • More Brown Than Black IPA Specialty Beer (7.4%)
  • Allies Win The War! Strong Ale (8.5%)
  • Smells Like Purple Fresh “Wet” Hop Ale
  • Total Crystalation American-Style India Pale Ale
  • Redunkulous South German-Style Dunkel Weizen / Dunkel Weissbier (5.4%)
  • Quantum Pale Ale American-Style Pale Ale (5.6%)
  • ReNEWale Brown Porter (5.9%)
  • Total Domination (Dry Hopped) American-Style India Pale Ale (6.7%)
  • Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout (7.2%)
  • Ancient Aleiens Specialty Beer (7.1%)
  • Commonwealth Ale Session Beer (5.1%)
  • Sleigh’r Dark Double Alt Ale German-Style Brown Ale / Dusseldorf-Style Altbier (7.2%)
  • Imperiale Stout American-Style Imperial Stout (9.1%)
  • Little One American-Style Barley Wine Ale (5.6%)
  • Sterling Pils German-Style Pilsener (5.1%)
  • Mason’s Irish-Style Red Ale Irish-Style Red Ale (5.2%)
  • Helles Belles Münchner (Munich)-Style Helles (5.1%)
  • Ice Nine Golden or Blonde Ale (5.4%)
  • Babylon Double IPA Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (9.1%)
  • Lady of Avalon Münchner (Munich)-Style Helles (5%)
  • Critical Hit Barley Wine Ale American-Style Barley Wine Ale (11.7%)
  • El Dorado American-Style India Pale Ale (5.3%)
  • Eugene Collaboration English-Style IPA English-Style India Pale Ale (6%)
  • R&D: Sasquatch Legacy Baltic Porter Baltic-Style Porter (7%)
  • R&D: Tripel Belgian-Style Ale Belgian-Style Tripel (9.2%)
  • Sasquatch Legacy Wheat Wine American-Style Wheat Wine Ale (9%)
  • Conservation Ale
Deschutes Brewing Company
Micro Brewery 901 SW Simpson Avenue Bend, Oregon 1-541-385-8606 Founded in 1988, Deschutes Brewery began as a brew pub in downtown Bend, Oregon and is known for such brands as Black Butte Porter, its flagship brew and the nation’s number one selling craft porter, and the popular Mirror Pond Pale Ale. In addition to its original Bend pub, this family and employee-owned brewery opened a second pub in Portland’s Pearl District in 2008. The company’s main brewing facility is located on the banks of the Deschutes River and is the nation’s 5th largest craft brewery, distributing in just 21 states and two provinces. Deschutes Brewery was named one of America’s Best Places to Work in 2013 by Outside Magazine.
  • Beers
  • Bachelor Bitter Ordinary Bitter (5.4%)
  • Bachelor ESB Extra Special Bitter (5.3%)
  • Black Butte Porter Brown Porter (5.2%)
  • Black Butte XXI Brown Porter (11%)
  • Black Butte XXIII Robust Porter (10.8%)
  • Bond Street 19th Anniversary (8.7%)
  • Brocken Top Bock Ordinary Bitter (6%)
  • Buzzsaw Brown American-Style Brown Ale (4.8%)
  • Cascade Ale American-Style Pale Ale (4.5%)
  • Chainbreaker White IPA Pale American-Belgo-Style Ale (6.2%)
  • Cinder Cone Red American-Style Amber/Red Ale (5.4%)
  • Conflux Series No. 2 (8%)
  • Mirror Pond Pale Ale American-Style Pale Ale (5%)
  • Green Lakes Organic Ale American-Style Amber/Red Ale (5.2%)
  • Hop Henge Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (9%)
  • Hop in the Dark American-Style Black Ale (6.5%)
  • Hop Trip American-Style Pale Ale (5.7%)
  • Horse Ridge American-Style India Pale Ale (6%)
  • Inversion IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (6.8%)
  • Jubel 2000 Old Ale (11%)
  • Jubelale Herb and Spice Beer (6.7%)
  • Mirror Mirror American-Style Barley Wine Ale (11%)
  • Obsidian Stout American-Style Stout (6.4%)
  • Quail Springs IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (6%)
  • Red Chair NWPA American-Style India Pale Ale (6.4%)
  • The Abyss American-Style Imperial Stout (11%)
  • The Abyss (2011 Reserve) American-Style Imperial Stout (11%)
  • The Stoic Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (11%)
  • Twilight Summer Ale American-Style Pale Ale (5%)
  • Black Butte XX Robust Porter (11%)
  • Jubel Old Ale (10%)
  • The Dissident Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ales (10.5%)
  • Black Butte XXII Robust Porter (10.5%)
  • Fresh Hop Mirror Pond American-Style Pale Ale (5%)
  • Deschutes River Ale Session Beer (4%)
  • Beers Made By Walking American-Style India Pale Ale (7.3%)
  • Class of ’88 Barleywine Style Ale American-Style Barley Wine Ale (10%)
  • Class of ’88 Imperial Smoked Porter Smoke Porter
  • Fresh Squeezed IPA American-Style India Pale Ale
  • Black Butte XXIV Robust Porter (10.8%)
  • Pine Drops IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (7.1%)

Pacific Northwest

The U.S.’s largest hop growing region is located in the Pacific Northwest. The Yakima Valley in Washington contains 75% of U.S. hop acreage and produces well-known varieties like Cascade, Willamette, and Columbus, as well as newer experimental varieties. Portland, Oregon is a craft beer mecca and is even nicknamed “Beervana.” Portland has more breweries than any other city in the world.

Beers To Try

Hair of the Dog Adam Deschutes Red Chair NWPA Alaskan Smoked Porter
Tenaya Creek Brewing
Micro Brewery 3101 North Tenaya Way Las Vegas, Nevada 702-362-7335 Tenaya Creek was established in 1999 by Tim Etter and his brothers and sisters. Tim’s background in brewing started in his college days at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. In early 1993, his roommate at the time introduced him to the art of making beer. This smalltime hobby of making beer in a tiny apartment blossomed into a fulltime career, brewing commercially. Towards the end of 1993, Tim attended UC Davis in Northern California to study Fermentation Science. Upon returning to Salt Lake, he aligned himself with a startup brewery called Uinta Brewing Company. The concept for this startup was to brew the freshest beer available in the State of Utah while limiting the alcohol percentage to 3.2 by weight (4% by volume). It was wildly successful, providing locally made beer for the ski areas and the many tourists that visited Utah.
  • Beers
  • Belgian Witbier Belgian-Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat (5.9%)
  • Calico Brown Ale American-Style Brown Ale (5.6%)
  • Hop Ride American-Style India Pale Ale (7.2%)
  • Monsoon Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (8.5%)
  • Red Ryder Ale Light American Wheat Ale or Lager with Yeast (6.2%)
  • Tandem Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (9%)
  • Tenaya Creek Hefeweizen South German-Style Hefeweizen / Hefeweissbier (5%)
  • Tenaya Creek Oktoberfest German-Style Märzen (6%)
  • Old Jackalope American-Style Barley Wine Ale (10.4%)
  • Tenaya Creek Pilsner Bohemian-Style Pilsener (5.5%)
  • Imperial Stout American-Style Imperial Stout (9.3%)
SanTan Brewing
8 S. San Marcos Place Chandler, Arizona 85225 US Founded in 2007 in the historic Valley National Bank in downtown Chandler. Brewmaster Anthony Canecchia releases specialty seasonal beers, small batch specialty beers, as well as guest beers from local and national brewers.
  • Beers
  • Devil’s Ale American-Style Pale Ale (5.5%)
  • Epicenter Amber Ale American-Style Amber/Red Ale (5.5%)
  • Gordo Stout Sweet or Cream Stout (4.1%)
  • HefeWeizen Wheat South German-Style Hefeweizen / Hefeweissbier (5%)
  • HopShock I.P.A American-Style India Pale Ale (7.1%)
  • Sunspot Gold Golden or Blonde Ale (5%)
  • Sex Panther Brown Porter (6.5%)
  • Epicenter Amber American-Style Amber Lager
Santa Fe Brewing Company
35 Fire Place Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508 US Santa Fe Brewing Company is a brewery located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was established in 1988 as New Mexico’s first craft brewery and has since become the largest brewery in the state. Its beers are distributed throughout the Southwestern United States. In 2010, Santa Fe Brewing became the first brewery in New Mexico to produce canned beer.
  • Beers
  • Chicken Killer Barley Wine American-Style Barley Wine Ale (10%)
  • Fiesta IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (6.3%)
  • Freestyle Pilsner German-Style Pilsener (5.5%)
  • Happy Camper IPA American-Style India Pale Ale
  • Santa Fe Nut Brown American-Style Brown Ale (5.2%)
  • Santa Fe Stout (5%)
  • Santa Fe Wheat Light American Wheat Ale or Lager with Yeast (5.25%)
  • Sante Fe Pale Ale American-Style Pale Ale (5.5%)
  • State Pen Porter Brown Porter (6.4%)
  • Viszolay Belgian Belgian-Style Dubbel (7.5%)
Jester King Craft Brewery
Micro Brewery 13005 Fitzhugh Rd Bld. B Austin, Texas512-537-5100 Located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Jester King Craft Brewery is an authentic farmhouse brewery committed to brewing artisan ales of great depth and character. At times drawing influences from the world beyond traditional brewers’ yeast, Jester King’s beer is not rushed to market but allowed to mature – often in oak barrels. An additional layer of complexity is added to Jester King’s bottled beers by allowing a second fermentation to take place in the bottle. As part of its commitment to sustainability, the slow food movement and Texas, Jester King beer uses as many organic and local ingredients as possible and will soon be brewed with harvested rainwater.
  • Beers
  • Black Metal American-Style Imperial Stout (9%)
  • Commercial Suicide Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (3.6%)
  • Drink’in the Sunbelt Light American Wheat Ale or Lager with Yeast (3.9%)
  • Wytchmaker American-Style India Pale Ale (7.3%)
  • Le Petit Prince Belgian-Style Table Beer (2.9%)
  • Noble King Golden or Blonde Ale (5.3%)
  • Mad Meg Strong Ale (9.6%)
  • Das Wunderkind! Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ales (4.2%)
  • Bonnie the Rare Berliner-Style Weisse (Wheat) (3.2%)
  • Thrash Metal Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale (9.3%)
  • Boxer’s Revenge Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer (9.4%)
  • Beer Geek Rodeo American-Style Imperial Stout (10.1%)
  • RU-55 Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer (7.3%)
  • Salt Lick (Censored) Smoke Beer (Lager or Ale) (6.7%)
  • Viking Metal French & Belgian-Style Saison (7.4%)
  • Commercial Suicide Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (3.5%)
  • Atrial Rubicite Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer (5.8%)
  • Omniscience & Proselytism Fruit Beer (5%)
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
2000 Lyons Avenue Houston, Texas 77020 US The Saint Arnold Brewing Company is a craft brewery located in Houston, Texas, named for a patron saint of brewing, Saint Arnulf of Metz. It was founded in 1994 by Brock Wagner and Kevin Bartol, graduates of Rice University. The brewery offers tours every weekday & Saturday afternoons which have attracted a large following. Saint Arnold has won numerous national and international awards.
  • Beers
  • Brown Gown Ale American-Style Brown Ale
  • Centenni Ale Blonde Ale Golden or Blonde Ale
  • Centenni Ale Dark Ale
  • Pumpkinator Herb and Spice Beer (10%)
  • Saint Arnold Amber Ale American-Style Amber/Red Ale (5.5%)
  • Saint Arnold Brown Ale American-Style Brown Ale (5.3%)
  • Saint Arnold Christmas Ale Herb and Spice Beer (7%)
  • Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #10 British-Style Barley Wine Ale (11%)
  • Saint Arnold Elissa IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (6.6%)
  • Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower German-Style Kölsch / Köln-Style Kölsch (4.9%)
  • Saint Arnold Oktoberfest German-Style Märzen (6%)
  • Saint Arnold Spring Bock Ordinary Bitter (6.4%)
  • Saint Arnold Summer Pils American-Style Pilsener (4.9%)
  • Saint Arnold Texas Weat German-Style Kölsch / Köln-Style Kölsch (3.9%)
  • Saint Arnold Winter Stout American-Style Stout (5.6%)
  • Santo German-Style Kölsch / Köln-Style Kölsch (4.7%)
  • Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #9 Specialty Stouts (11%)
  • Sailing Santa Specialty Beer (6.8%)
  • Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #11 Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (8.9%)
  • Saint Arnold Weedwacker South German-Style Hefeweizen / Hefeweissbier (4.9%)
  • Altared Amber American-Style Amber/Red Ale
  • Farmer Brown’s Ale American-Style Brown Ale
  • Homefront IPA American-Style India Pale Ale
  • ICON Bohemian Pils Bohemian-Style Pilsener
  • Bohemian Pils Bohemian-Style Pilsener
  • Endeavour Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (8.9%)
  • Bishop’s Barrel No. 1 British-Style Imperial Stout (12%)
  • ICON Belgian Pale Ale Belgian-Style Pale Ale
  • Amarillo Hefe South German-Style Hefeweizen / Hefeweissbier
  • Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #13 Belgian-Style Quadrupel
  • Bishop’s Barrel No. 3 American-Style Imperial Stout

Southwest

Spoetzl Brewery (aka Shiner) is the oldest independent brewery in Texas and for a long time was the only game in town. Archaic beer laws have held back growth in the Lone Star state, but those are slowly being replaced by more lenient laws. Now the entire state, and especially Austin, is becoming a craft beer hotspot. Even Las Vegas is transforming their image to one more inclusive of artisanal food and drinks, including craft beer.

Beers To Try

Four Peaks Hop Knot Jester King Das Wunderkind! Saison Live Oak Hefeweizen
Founder’s Brewing Company
Micro Brewery 235 Grandville Avenue SW Grand Rapids, Michigan 616-776-1195 Canal Street Brewing Co. was founded in Grand Rapids in 1997 by Mike Stevens and Dave Engbers, homebrewing enthusiasts who had recently graduated from college. The company was named after a Grand Rapids area where in 1800s several breweries were located on Canal Street, now Monroe Avenue. The beer bottle’s labels originally included an old black and white photo of the original Canal Street breweries with the word “Founders” above it. Thus the company became known as Founders Brewing Company.Since the mid-2000s, it has become one of the most prominent breweries in Michigan, expanding its market to 25 states and its production capacity to 340,000 barrels per year. Founders was the 30th largest US craft brewery by sales volume in 2012 and 41st largest US brewery by sales volume in 2012. The brewery expects to produce 130,000 bbl of beer in 2013. As of 2013, two of its beers, Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) and Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS), were ranked among BeerAdvocate’s top 10 beers, with CBS ranked as the 4th best beer in the world by user reviews. Ratebeer.com listed Founders as the overall 3rd best brewery in the world in its 2013 poll; Founders was 2nd place in 2011 and 2012. In April 2010, Founders won four medals at the World Beer Cup in Chicago, Illinois, and the brewery went on to win two more medals at Denver’s Great American Beer Festival in September. The brewery also won one award at the 2012 World Beer Cup in San Diego.
  • Beers
  • 10k IPA Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (9.1%)
  • 2011 Bushing Monk Other Belgian-Style Ales (9.2%)
  • All Day IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (4.7%)
  • Backwoods Bastard Scottish-Style Heavy Ale (10.2%)
  • Black Rye Light American Wheat Ale or Lager with Yeast (6.6%)
  • Breakfast Stout American-Style Imperial Stout (8.3%)
  • CBS Imperial Stout American-Style Imperial Stout (10.6%)
  • Centennial IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (7.2%)
  • Cerise Fruit Beer (6.5%)
  • Curmudgeon Old Ale (9.8%)
  • Devil Dancer Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (12%)
  • Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale (8.5%)
  • Double Trouble Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (9.4%)
  • Dry Hopped Pale Ale American-Style Pale Ale (5.4%)
  • Harvest Ale American-Style Pale Ale (6.5%)
  • Imperial Stout American-Style Imperial Stout (10.5%)
  • Kentucky Breakfast Stout American-Style Imperial Stout (11.2%)
  • Nemesis 2009 Specialty Beer (12%)
  • Porter Robust Porter (6.5%)
  • Red’s Rye PA Light American Wheat Ale or Lager with Yeast (6.6%)
  • Rübæus Fruit Beer (5.7%)
  • Curmudgeon’s Better Half Old Ale (11.9%)
  • Frangelic Mountain Brown American-Style Brown Ale (9%)
  • Doom Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (10%)
  • 15th Anniversary Bolt Cutter Barley Wine American-Style Barley Wine Ale (15%)
  • Sweet Repute American-Style Wheat Wine Ale
New Glarus Brewing Company
Micro Brewery 2400 State Highway 69 New Glarus, Wisconsin 608-527-5850 The New Glarus Brewing Company is an American brewery founded in 1993. Located in New Glarus, Wisconsin, it is a small independently-owned craft brewery. New Glarus Brewing Company is the 21st largest craft brewer and 32nd largest overall brewing company in the country.The company’s best selling brand is Spotted Cow, a cask-conditioned farm house ale, sweetened with corn. The Wisconsin Belgian Red, a fruity Belgian lambic-style ale brewed with Montmorency cherries from Door County, Wisconsin, has won awards in beer competitions around the world, and has ranked in the 100th percentile (highest possible average rating) among the critical beer drinkers at RateBeer.com.
  • Beers
  • ALT German-Style Brown Ale / Düsseldorf-Style Altbier
  • Apple Ale Fruit Beer
  • Back Forty Traditional German-Style Bock (5.5%)
  • Cabin Fever Belgian-Style Tripel
  • Cabin Fever Honey Bock Traditional German-Style Bock (5.5%)
  • Celtic Stout American-Style Stout
  • Coffee Stout American-Style Stout (6.3%)
  • Copper Kettle Weiss South German-Style Dunkel Weizen / Dunkel Weissbier
  • Dan’s Best Bitter Ordinary Bitter
  • Dancing Man Wheat South German-Style Hefeweizen / Hefeweissbier (7.2%)
  • Edel Pils American-Style Premium Lager
  • Fat Squirrel Nut Brown Ale American-Style Brown Ale (5.8%)
  • Hometown Blonde American-Style Pilsener
  • Hop Hearty American-Style India Pale Ale (6.2%)
  • Imperial Stout American-Style Stout
  • Moon Man American-Style Pale Ale (5%)
  • Native Ale American-Style Amber/Red Ale
  • Norski Mai Bock German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock
  • Organic Revolution American-Style Pale Ale
  • Raspberry Tart Fruit Beer (4%)
  • Road Slush Oatmeal Stout Oatmeal Stout (6.2%)
  • Smoked Rye Bock American-Style Premium Lager
  • Snowshoe Red Ale American-Style Brown Ale
  • Solstice South German-Style Hefeweizen / Hefeweissbier
  • Spotted Cow French & Belgian-Style Saison (4.8%)
  • Staghorn Octoberfest German-Style Märzen (6.25%)
  • Symposium Eisbock Ordinary Bitter
  • Tailwagger American-Style Barley Wine Ale
  • Totally Naked American-Style Premium Lager (4.2%)
  • Tripel (10%)
  • Uff-Da Traditional German-Style Bock (6.75%)
  • Winter Warmer Strong Ale
  • Wisconsin Belgian Red Other Belgian-Style Ales (4%)
  • Zwickel American-Style Premium Lager
  • Cherry Stout Sweet or Cream Stout
  • Two Women American-Style Lager
  • Yokel American-Style Lager
  • Stone Soup Other Belgian-Style Ales (5.3%)
  • Laughing Fox South German-Style Kristall Weizen / Kristall Weissbier (4.5%)
  • Crack’d Wheat South German-Style Hefeweizen / Hefeweissbier (5.9%)
  • Black Wheat Berliner-Style Weisse (Wheat) (5.75%)
  • Black Top American-Style India Pale Ale (6.9%)
  • IIPA Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
Three Floyds Brewing Company
Micro Brewery 9750 Indiana Parkway Munster, Indiana 1-219-922-3565 Three Floyds Brewing is an American microbrewery founded in 1996 by Nick, Simon and Mike Floyd in Hammond, Indiana. Since 2000, the brewery has been located in Munster, Indiana. Three Floyds is known for a variety of beers, and are perhaps best known for their once-a-year brew, Dark Lord, a Russian Imperial Stout that is issued every year at a brewery-based festival known as “Dark Lord Day”.Three Floyds produce eight year-round beers and several seasonal beers. Production of these seasonal beers is 4,800 barrels a year.
  • Beers
  • Alpha King American-Style Pale Ale (6.5%)
  • Alpha Klaus Brown Porter (7.5%)
  • Amon Amarth Ragnarok Robust Porter (8.2%)
  • Apocalypse Cow Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (11%)
  • Arctic Panzer Wolf Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (9%)
  • Behemoth American-Style Barley Wine Ale (10.5%)
  • Black Sun American-Style Stout (6.5%)
  • Blackheart English-Style India Pale Ale (8%)
  • Boogoop American-Style Wheat Wine Ale (10.4%)
  • Brian Boru Irish-Style Red Ale (5.5%)
  • Broo Doo American-Style India Pale Ale (5.5%)
  • Cerveza Mysterioso American-Style Amber/Red Ale (5.6%)
  • Chubby Brown American-Style Brown Ale (8%)
  • Dark Lord American-Style Imperial Stout (18%)
  • Dreadnaught Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (9.5%)
  • Drunk Monk Hefeweizen South German-Style Hefeweizen / Hefeweissbier (4.8%)
  • Eben Emael Belgian-Style Pale Ale (5.8%)
  • Evil Power German-Style Pilsener (7.2%)
  • Gorch Fock Münchner (Munich)-Style Helles (5%)
  • Gumballhead Light American Wheat Ale or Lager with Yeast (5.5%)
  • Ham on Rye Specialty Beer (6%)
  • Hell’s Black Intelligencer Oatmeal Stout (6%)
  • Jinx Proof American-Style Lager
  • Krunk Monk German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock (9%)
  • Moloko Sweet or Cream Stout (8%)
  • Munsterfest German-Style Märzen (6%)
  • Owd Engwish Barleywine American-Style Barley Wine Ale (10.5%)
  • Pride & Joy American-Style Pale Ale (5%)
  • Rabbid Rabbit French & Belgian-Style Saison (7.4%)
  • Robert the Bruce Strong Ale (7%)
  • Shark Pants Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (8.7%)
  • Topless Wych Baltic-Style Porter (9%)
  • X-Tra Pale Ale American-Style Pale Ale
  • Zombie Dust American-Style Pale Ale (6.4%)
  • Live a Rich Life Belgian-Style Pale Ale (8.7%)
  • The Invasion German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock (7%)
  • Shewolf American-Style Pale Ale (7.5%)
  • Bitch Please Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (11.5%)
  • In the Name of Suffering American-Style Black Ale
  • Stack n Stabb Belgian-Style Pale Ale
  • Lord Rear Admira Extra Special Bitter
  • Toxic Revolution American-Style Stout
  • Tiberian Inquistador American-Style Pale Ale
  • Permanent Funeral American-Style Pale Ale
Boulevard Brewing Company
Micro Brewery 2501 Southwest Boulevard Kansas City, Missouri 1-816-474-7095 Boulevard Brewing Company is a regional brewery located in Kansas City, Missouri. The Brewers Association currently ranks Boulevard as the 12th largest craft brewery, and the 19th largest active brewery in the United States based on 2012 sales volume. The sale of Anheuser-Busch to InBev made Boulevard the largest independent American brewery in the state of Missouri until its acquisition by Duvel Moortgat Brewery on October 18, 2013. Boulevard’s beers are available in select markets across the country.
  • Beers
  • Amber Ale American-Style Amber/Red Ale (5.1%)
  • Bob’s ’47 Oktoberfest German-Style Märzen (5.8%)
  • Boss Tom’s Golden Bock German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock (6.1%)
  • Boulevard Maibock German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock (5.95%)
  • Boulevard Pilsner American-Style Pilsener (4.8%)
  • Bourbon Barrel Quad Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale (11.8%)
  • Bully! Porter Robust Porter (5.4%)
  • Chocolate Ale Specialty Beer (9.1%)
  • Collaboration #1 German-Style Pilsener (8%)
  • Collaboration #2 American-Style India Pale Ale (7.4%)
  • Dark Truth Stout American-Style Imperial Stout (9.7%)
  • Double Wide I.P.A. Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (8.5%)
  • Dry Stout Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout (4.9%)
  • Harvest Dance Wheat Wine American-Style Wheat Wine Ale (9.1%)
  • Imperial Stout American-Style Imperial Stout (11%)
  • Irish Ale Irish-Style Red Ale (5.8%)
  • Long Strange Tripel Belgian-Style Tripel (9%)
  • Lunar Ale American-Style Brown Ale (5.1%)
  • Nommo Dubbel Belgian-Style Dubbel (8.1%)
  • Nutcracker Ale Herb and Spice Beer (5.8%)
  • Pale Ale American-Style Pale Ale (5.4%)
  • Rye-on-Rye Specialty Beer (11%)
  • Saison-Brett French & Belgian-Style Saison (8.5%)
  • Single-Wide I.P.A. American-Style India Pale Ale (5.7%)
  • Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale French & Belgian-Style Saison (8%)
  • Ten Penny American Bitter American-Style Pale Ale
  • Test Wheat Ale Light American Wheat Ale or Lager with Yeast (5.2%)
  • The Sixth Glass Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale (10.5%)
  • Unfiltered Wheat Beer Light American Wheat Ale or Lager with Yeast (4.4%)
  • ZŌN Belgian-style Witbier Belgian-Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat (4.4%)
  • Terra Incognita Specialty Beer (8.5%)
  • 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat Beer Light American Wheat Ale or Lager without Yeast (5.5%)
  • Two Jokers Double Wit Belgian-Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat (8%)
  • 21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale Fresh “Wet” Hop Ale (7.4%)
  • Seeyoulator Doppelbock German-Style Doppelbock (8.5%)
  • Love Child No. 2 Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer (9.6%)
  • Grainstorm American-Style Black Ale (7.7%)
  • Coffee Ale (9.3%)
  • Coffee Ale Coffee-Flavored Beer (9.3%)
  • KC Pils American-Style Lager
  • Imperial pilsner American-Style Pilsener (7.7%)
  • Mid Coast IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (5.6%)
Perennial Artisan Ales
Micro Brewery 8125 Michigan Ave Saint Louis, Missouri, 63111-3500 Perennial Artisan Ales is a small batch craft brewery dedicated to the production of farmhouse ales, seasonal styles, and cellaring varieties.
  • Beers
  • Hommel Bier (5.9%)
  • Saison De Lis French & Belgian-Style Saison (5%)
  • South Side Blonde Golden or Blonde Ale (5.5%)
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Tart Specialty Beer (5%)
  • Vermilion Winter Ale American-Style Barley Wine Ale (10.5%)
  • Aria Other Belgian-Style Ales (7.2%)
  • Two Tugs American-Style Brown Ale
  • Abraxas Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (11%)
  • Heart Of Gold American-Style Wheat Wine Ale (10%)
  • Peach Berliner Weisse Berliner-Style Weisse (Wheat) (4.2%)
  • Black Walnut Dunkel South German-Style Dunkel Weizen / Dunkel Weissbier (6.6%)
  • Peace Offering Specialty Beer (6.3%)
  • Savant Beersel Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (8%)
  • Bailey’s Chocolate Bar (6.6%)
  • Brettopia American-Style Brett Ale (5%)
  • Trixie Herb and Spice Beer (4.5%)

Midwest

The Midwest can be thought of as the birthplace of beer in America. As German immigrants in the 1800s traveled up the Mississippi, many of them settled in St. Louis, including Adolphus Busch, one of the founders of Anheuser-Busch. While the Midwest was mainly a lager producing region, now some of the best and most sought-after ales are found there. There is even “Dark Lord Day” which marks the release of one of the most coveted big beers – Dark Lord imperial stout from Three Floyds Brewing.

Beers To Try

New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red Bells Expedition Stout Three Floyd’s Zombie Dust
Russian River
Micro Brewery 724 4th Street Santa Rosa, California 707-545-2337 In 1997, Russian River Brewing Company (RRBC) was founded by Korbel Champagne Cellars in Guerneville, California. Vinnie Cilurzo was hired as the Brewmaster. At the Great American Beer Festival in 1999, RRBC and Vinnie were awarded “Small Brewing Company of the Year” and “Small Brewing Company Brewmaster of the Year.” In 2002, Korbel decided to leave the beer business and sold the brewery to Vinnie and his wife, Natalie. The brewery is now located in Santa Rosa, California.Russian River Brewing Company focuses on traditional aggressively hopped California style ales, Belgian style ales, and barrel aged beers. They brew a full line up of ales and lagers for their pub and for limited distribution.
  • Beers
  • Aud Blonde Ale Golden or Blonde Ale (4.5%)
  • Beatification Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (5.5%)
  • Beer Esteem American-Style Premium Lager (5.6%)
  • Blind Pig I.P.A. American-Style India Pale Ale (6.1%)
  • Damnation Other Belgian-Style Ales (7%)
  • Dead Leaf Green Special Bitter or Best Bitter (5.68%)
  • Defenestration Belgian-Style Blonde Ale (7.25%)
  • Don the Younger Ale (5.5%)
  • Lap Dance Pale Ale American-Style Pale Ale (5.55%)
  • O.V.L. Stout Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout (4.4%)
  • Parking Violation American-Style Pale Ale (5.6%)
  • Pliny the Elder Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (8%)
  • Pliny the Younger Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (10.5%)
  • Russian River I.P.A. American-Style India Pale Ale (6.75%)
  • Supplication Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (7%)
  • Temptation Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (7.5%)
  • Row 2, Hill 56 American-Style Pale Ale (5.8%)
  • Consecration Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (10%)
  • Damnation 23 Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale (10.75%)
  • Mortification Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale (11.07%)
  • Perdition French-Style Bière de Garde (6.1%)
  • Rejection (6.3%)
  • Sanctification Golden or Blonde Ale (6.75%)
  • Gaffers Ordinary Bitter (4.5%)
  • Russian River Porter Robust Porter (5.75%)
  • Segal Select American-Style Pale Ale (5.75%)
  • Brux Specialty Beer (8.3%)
  • Salvation Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale (9.5%)
  • Redemption Golden or Blonde Ale (4.8%)
Anchor Brewery
Micro Brewery 1705 Mariposa St San Francisco, California 415-863-8350 Anchor Brewing Company is an American alcoholic beverage producer, operating a brewery and distillery on Potrero Hill in San Francisco, California. The brewery was founded in 1896 and was purchased by Frederick Louis Maytag III, in 1965, saving it from closure. It moved to its current location in 1979. It is one of the last remaining breweries to produce California common beer, also known as Steam Beer, a trademark owned by the company.
  • Beers
  • 2011 Christmas Ale Specialty Beer (5.5%)
  • Anchor Bock Traditional German-Style Bock (5.5%)
  • Humming Ale American-Style Pale Ale (5.9%)
  • Anchor Steam California Common Beer (4.9%)
  • Brekle’s Brown American-Style Brown Ale (6%)
  • Christmas Ale 2003
  • Christmas Ale 2007
  • Liberty Ale American-Style Pale Ale (5.9%)
  • Old Foghorn 1996 American-Style Barley Wine Ale (10%)
  • Old Foghorn 1998 American-Style Barley Wine Ale (10%)
  • Old Foghorn 2001 American-Style Barley Wine Ale (9%)
  • Old Foghorn 2002 American-Style Barley Wine Ale (10%)
  • Old Foghorn 2006 American-Style Barley Wine Ale (9.4%)
  • Our Special Ale 1992
  • Our Special Ale 1994
  • Our Special Ale 1995
  • Our Special Ale 1996
  • Our Special Ale 1997
  • Anchor Porter Brown Porter (5.6%)
  • Anchor Small Beer Ordinary Bitter (3.3%)
  • Summer Beer Light American Wheat Ale or Lager with Yeast (4.5%)
  • Wheat
  • American-Style Premium Lager
  • Old Foghorn Ale British-Style Barley Wine Ale (8%)
  • Anchor California Lager American-Style Premium Lager (4.9%)
  • No. 4 Fort Ross Farmhouse Ale
  • French & Belgian-Style Saison
The Lost Abbey
Micro Brewery 155 Mata Way Suite 104 San Marcos, California 800-918-6816 Founded in 2006, Port Brewing Company produces a line of award-winning American ales and the groundbreaking Lost Abbey family of Belgian-inspired beers. Craft brewed under the direction of co-founder and World Champion brewer Tomme Arthur, five beers are issued under the Lost Abbey label year-round: Avant Garde, Lost and Found, Red Barn, Devotion and Judgment Day. Additionally, a number of seasonal and specialty releases are offered at various times throughout the year. As many of these are blended and aged for up to 18 months in French Oak, Brandy and Bourbon barrels, Lost Abbey beers are universally recognized for their complexity, unique flavors, and bold, boundary-pushing styles.Since opening its doors, Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey beers have won nearly 100 medals in regional, national and international competitions. Rate Beer ranks the brewery number three in the world, and six of its beers are among the 100 best beers.
  • Beers
  • Avant Garde French & Belgian-Style Saison (7%)
  • Deliverance Old Ale (12.5%)
  • Saint’s Devotion Belgian-Style Pale Ale (6.66%)
  • Judgement Day Other Belgian-Style Ales (10.5%)
  • Lost and Found Abbey Ale Other Belgian-Style Ales (7.5%)
  • Red Barn Ale French & Belgian-Style Saison (6.7%)
  • Red Poppy Ale Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ales (5%)
  • Serpents Stout American-Style Imperial Stout (10.5%)
  • Angel’s Share Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (12.5%)
  • Lips of Faith – Brett Beer American-Style Brett Ale (7.5%)
  • Track #10 American-Style Imperial Stout (13.5%)
  • Track #12 Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer (8.69%)
  • Track #13 Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (12.85%)
  • Witch’s Wit Belgian-Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat (4.8%)
  • Framboise de Amorosa Fruit Beer (7%)
  • Lemongrass Saison French & Belgian-Style Saison (5.5%)
  • Sede Vacante Ale Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (15%)
  • Saison Blanc French & Belgian-Style Saison (5.5%)
AleSmith
Micro Brewery 9368 Cabot Drive San Diego, California 858-549-9888 AleSmith Brewing Company is an American craft brewery founded in 1995 by Skip Virgilio and Ted Newcomb in San Diego, California. In 2002 the brewery was purchased by the company’s brewmaster, Peter Zien. Zien is a BJCP “Grand Master level 1” beer judge, the only one in San Diego County.AleSmith produces a variety of beers, many of which have high alcohol content and are strongly hopped beers. The beers have acquired a positive reputation among microbrew enthusiasts and hopheads. The brewery was the most popular on the RateBeer.com website in 2004 and 2005 and is consistently rated among the best brewers in the world. In 2008, AleSmith was awarded “Small Brewing Company and Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year” at the Great American Beer Festival.
  • Beers
  • Anvil ESB Extra Special Bitter (5.5%)
  • Decadence Specialty Beer
  • Evil Dead Red Specialty Beer (6.66%)
  • Grand Cru Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale (10.5%)
  • Grand Cru 2003 (10%)
  • Horny Devil Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale (11%)
  • IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (7.25%)
  • Li’l Devil Other Belgian-Style Ales (5.5%)
  • My Bloody Valentine Irish-Style Red Ale (6.66%)
  • Nautical Nut Brown English-Style Brown Ale (5%)
  • Old Numbskull American-Style Barley Wine Ale (11%)
  • Old Numbskull – Barrel-Aged Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (11%)
  • Speedway Stout American-Style Imperial Stout (12%)
  • Speedway Stout – Barrel-Aged Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (12%)
  • Wee Heavy Strong Ale (10%)
  • Wee Heavy – Barrel-Aged Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (10%)
  • X American-Style Pale Ale (5.5%)
  • Yule Smith – Winter Irish-Style Red Ale (9.5%)
  • Yule Smith – Summer Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (9.5%)
  • My Bloody Valentine Red Ale (6.66%)
Stone Brewery
Micro Brewery 1999 Citracado Parkway Escondido, California 760-471-4999 Stone Brewing Co. is a craft brewery headquartered in Escondido, California. It was founded in 1996 in San Marcos, California.Stone Brewing is known for the aggressive Arrogant Bastard Ale, although the brewery considers Stone Pale Ale and Stone IPA to be its flagship beers. Most of their beers are characteristic of west-coast craft brews; that is to say, most beers have a traditionally ‘hoppy’ flavor. Stone beers are bottled in 22 ounce bottles, 12oz six packs, and occasionally 3 litre bottles.
  • Beers
  • 13th Anniversary Ale American-Style Pale Ale (9.5%)
  • 2004 Symposium Ale (7.5%)
  • 2010 Old Guardian Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (10.7%)
  • 4th Anniversary IPA American-Style India Pale Ale
  • 5th Anniversary IPA American-Style India Pale Ale
  • 7th Anniversary IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (7.7%)
  • 9th Anniversary IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (7.5%)
  • Arrogant Bastard Ale American-Style Pale Ale (7.2%)
  • Cherry Chocolate Stout Sweet or Cream Stout (7.3%)
  • Double Bastard Ale American-Style Pale Ale (10.5%)
  • Highway 78 Scotch Ale Scottish-Style Heavy Ale (8.8%)
  • Belgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout American-Style Imperial Stout (10.5%)
  • Imperial Stout 2001 American-Style Stout (9.47%)
  • Imperial Stout 2002 American-Style Stout (9.47%)
  • Imperial Stout 2003 American-Style Stout (9.4%)
  • Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut Porter Robust Porter (9%)
  • Lucky Bastard Ale (8.5%)
  • Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale American-Style Pale Ale (7.2%)
  • Old Guardian Barley Wine American-Style Barley Wine Ale (11.3%)
  • Old Guardian Barley Wine 2003 (9.91%)
  • Old Guardian Barley Wine 2005
  • Ruination IPA Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (7.7%)
  • Sawyer’s Triple Belgian-Style Tripel (7.6%)
  • Stone 10th Anniversary IPA Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (10%)
  • Stone 11th Anniversery Ale American-Style Brown Ale (8.7%)
  • Stone 12 Anniversery Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout Oatmeal Stout (9.2%)
  • Stone Cali-Belgique Other Belgian-Style Ales (6.9%)
  • Stone Fifteenth Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA Specialty Beer (10.5%)
  • Stone IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (6.9%)
  • Stone Levitation Ale American-Style Amber/Red Ale (4.4%)
  • Stone Pale Ale American-Style Pale Ale (5.4%)
  • Stone Smoked Porter Brown Porter (5.9%)
  • Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale American-Style India Pale Ale (8.7%)
  • Vertical Epic 04.04.04 (8.5%)
  • Vertical Epic 05.05.05 (8.5%)
  • Vertical Epic 06.06.06
  • Vertical Epic 09.09.09 Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale (8.6%)
  • Vertical Epic Ale (8.4%)
  • More Brown Than Black IPA Specialty Beer (7.4%)
  • Stone Mixtape (6.44%)
  • Imperial Russian Stout American-Style Imperial Stout (10.5%)
  • Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (10.8%)
  • Smoked Porter w/ Chipotle Peppers Brown Porter (5.9%)
  • Smoked Porter w/ Vanilla Bean Brown Porter (5.9%)
  • Enjoy By IPA 12.21.12 Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (9.4%)
  • Stone 16th Anniversary IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (10%)
  • Old Guardian Oak-Smoked American-Style Barley Wine Ale (11.4%)
  • The Perfect Crime French & Belgian-Style Saison (7.5%)
  • Enjoy By 02.15.13 Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (9.4%)
  • Enjoy By 04.01.13 Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (9.4%)
  • Espresso Imperial Russian Stout American-Style Imperial Stout (10.5%)
  • Monkey Stones American-Style Dark Lager (7.7%)
  • Enjoy By 5.17.13 Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (9.4%)
  • Dayman Coffee IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (8.7%)
  • Stone Old Gardian Barley Wine American-Style Barley Wine Ale (11.6%)
  • RuinTen IPA Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (10.8%)
  • Joan Of Arctic Specialty Honey Lager or Ale (6.3%)
  • Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout American-Style Imperial Stout (13%)
  • Stone R & R Coconut IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (7.7%)
  • Supremely Self-Conscious Ale English-Style Pale Mild Ale (4.5%)
  • 17 Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (9.5%)
  • Enjoy By 08.02.13 Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (9.4%)
  • Enjoy By 09.13.13 Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (9.4%)
  • Suede American-Style Imperial Porter (8.4%)

California

After prohibition, the only breweries that remained were the larger breweries that were able to weather the storm. That changed in 1976 when Jack McAuliffe founded New Albion Brewery, the first post-prohibition craft brewery. Now with close to 300 breweries and growing quickly, California has more breweries than any other state. Its IPAs made in the signature “west coast” style (i.e. big hop flavor) are a must-try.

Beers To Try

Russian River Pliny the Elder 21st Amendment Bitter American The Bruery Hottenroth
Big Sky Brewing Company
Micro Brewery 5417 Trumpeter Way Missoula, Montana 1-800-559-2774 Big Sky Brewing Company is a brewery located in Missoula, Montana. It brews six different styles of beer: Moose Drool (a brown ale), Scape Goat (Pale Ale), Big Sky (India Pale ale), Powder Hound (Winter Ale), Summer Honey (Seasonal Ale), and Trout Slayer Ale.Big Sky Brewing Company is by far the largest brewery in Montana and has the farthest reach nationally of any brew made in Montana. Big Sky products are distributed in 23 states (covering the west coast and working itself east). The brewery made national news in 2000 when it was sued by Moosehead Breweries in Canada for using the word “moose” in its most popular beer “Moose Drool.” The case was eventually settled with Big Sky agreeing to not sell Moose Drool directly to certain areas in eastern United States.
    • Beers
    • Biere De Nöel Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale (8.75%)
    • Big Sky IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (5%)
    • Bobo’s Robust Porter (6.2%)
    • Cowboy Coffee Porter Brown Porter (6.2%)
    • Heavy Horse Scottish-Style Light Ale (6.7%)
    • Ivan The Terrible American-Style Imperial Stout (8.75%)
    • Moose Drool American-Style Brown Ale (5.1%)
    • Olde Bluehair American-Style Barley Wine Ale (8.75%)
    • Powder Hound American-Style India Pale Ale (7.2%)
    • Scape Goat Pale Ale American-Style Pale Ale (4.7%)
    • Slow Elk Oatmeal Stout (5.4%)
    • Summer Honey American-Style Premium Lager (4.7%)
    • Trout Slayer Light American Wheat Ale or Lager with Yeast (4.7%)
    • Brush Tail French & Belgian-Style Saison (6.3%)
New Belgium Brewing
Micro Brewery 500 Linden Street Fort Collins, Colorado 1-888-622-4044 New Belgium Brewing Company is a regional brewery located in Fort Collins, Colorado. It opened in 1991 after Jeff Lebesch, the brewery’s founder, took his homebrewing passion commercial. In 2011, it produced 712,800 barrels of its various labels. As of 2010, it was the third-largest craft brewery and seventh-largest overall brewery in the United States.Fat Tire, an amber ale, is the company’s flagship beer.
  • Beers
  • 1554 Enlightened Black Ale Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale (5.6%)
  • 2° Below Extra Special Bitter (6.6%)
  • 72 Eldorado Ale
  • Abbey Belgian-Style Dubbel (7%)
  • Lips of Faith – Grand Cru Abbey Ale Other Belgian-Style Ales (9.5%)
  • Belgian Style Blond Ale Belgian-Style Blonde Ale (8.5%)
  • Belgo Belgian-Style Pale Ale (7%)
  • Lips of Faith – Biere de Mars American-Style Pale Ale (6.2%)
  • Blue Paddle German-Style Pilsener (4.8%)
  • Lips of Faith – Clutch Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ales (9%)
  • Dark Kriek Other Belgian-Style Ales (8%)
  • Down Under
  • American-Style India Pale Ale
  • Lips of Faith – Dunkelweiss South German-Style Dunkel Weizen / Dunkel Weissbier (9%)
  • Lips of Faith – Eric’s Ale Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer (7%)
  • Fat Tire American-Style Amber/Red Ale (5.2%)
  • Frambozen American-Style Brown Ale (6.5%)
  • Lips of Faith – Fresh Hop American-Style India Pale Ale (7%)
  • Home Plate American-Style Stout (6.7%)
  • Hoptober Golden or Blonde Ale (6%)
  • Imperial Berliner Weiss South German-Style Hefeweizen / Hefeweissbier (7%)
  • Lips of Faith – Ken’s Hefe South German-Style Hefeweizen / Hefeweissbier (4.9%)
  • Lips of Faith – Kick Herb and Spice Beer (8.5%)
  • Lips of Faith – La Folie Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ales (6%)
  • Lips of Faith – Le Fleur Misseur Belgian-Style Pale Ale (6.2%)
  • Le Terroir Specialty Beer (7.5%)
  • Mighty Arrow American-Style Pale Ale (6%)
  • Mothership Wit (4.8%)
  • Lips of Faith – Prickly Passion Saison French & Belgian-Style Saison (8.5%)
  • Ranger American-Style India Pale Ale (6.5%)
  • Sahti Ale German-Style Rye Ale (Roggenbier) with or without Yeast (7.2%)
  • Saison
  • Skinny Dip Belgian-Style Blonde Ale (4.2%)
  • Snow Day American-Style Black Ale (6.2%)
  • Somersault Ale American-Style Pale Ale (5.2%)
  • Sunshine Wheat Light American Wheat Ale or Lager with Yeast (4.8%)
  • Lips of Faith – Super Cru Other Belgian-Style Ales (10%)
  • Lips of Faith – Transatlantique Kriek Fruit Beer (8%)
  • Trip II Belgian-Style Tripel (7.5%)
  • Trip III Belgian-Style Tripel (5.7%)
  • Trip IV Belgian-Style Tripel (7.2%)
  • Trip V Belgian-Style Tripel (8%)
  • Trippel Belgian-Style Tripel (7.8%)
  • Trippel IPA
  • Belgian-Style Tripel
  • Vrienden Ale Other Belgian-Style Ales (8.5%)
  • Dig American-Style Pale Ale (5.6%)
  • Lips of Faith – Cocoa Mole Herb and Spice Beer (9%)
  • Old Cherry Ale Fruit Beer (6.5%)
  • Lips of Faith – Brett Beer American-Style Brett Ale (7.5%)
  • Shift American-Style Lager (5%)
  • Lips of Faith – Super India Pale Ale Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (9%)
  • Red Hoptober American-Style Amber/Red Ale (6%)
  • Lips of Faith – Peach Porch Lounger Specialty Honey Lager or Ale (9.4%)
  • Muddy Pig (10%)
  • Vanilla Porter Brown Porter (10%)
  • Saison Du Poivre French & Belgian-Style Saison (6.5%)
  • Tom’s Ale (6%)
  • Lips of Faith – Heavenly Feijoa Tripel Belgian-Style Tripel (9.4%)
  • Lips of Faith – Cascara Quad Belgian-Style Quadrupel (11%)
  • Springboard Herb and Spice Beer (6.2%)
  • Rampant Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (8.5%)
  • Hoppy Bock Traditional German-Style Bock (6.9%)
  • Biere de Garde French-Style Bière de Garde (9%)
  • Rolle Bolle Belgian-Style Pale Ale (5.5%)
  • French Aramis American-Style India Pale Ale (6.7%)
  • Paardebloem Ale (9%)
  • Lips of Faith – Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout American-Style Imperial Stout (10%)
  • Ten Minutes of Pleasure Berliner-Style Weisse (Wheat) (3.5%)
  • Pluot (10%)
  • Funkaversary Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer (6.4%)
  • Lips Of Faith – Fall Wild Ale American-Style Sour Ale (8.5%)
  • Lips Of Faith – For My Valentine
  • French & Belgian-Style Saison
  • Lips Of Faith – Jared’s Smoked Peach Porter Brown Porter (8%)
  • Lips Of Faith – Lindsay’s S’More Porter Robust Porter (8.5%)
  • Lips Of Faith – Metric 10/10/10 Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale (10%)
  • Lips Of Faith – More Fun Blonde
  • Golden or Blonde Ale
  • Lips Of Faith – Ooh La La! Fruit Beer (8.5%)
  • Lips Of Faith – Pamela’s IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (6.3%)
  • Lips Of Faith – Dark Heather Saison French & Belgian-Style Saison (7.5%)
  • Pumpkick Pumpkin Beer (6%)
  • Avoine American-Style India Pale Ale (6%)
  • Odd Couple Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (7.5%)
  • El Dorado Fresh Hop – Trip Series Fresh “Wet” Hop Ale (7.2%)
  • Accumulation American-Style India Pale Ale (6.2%)
Oskar Blues Brewery
Micro Brewery 1800 Pike Rd Unit B Longmont, Colorado 303-823-6685 Oskar Blues Brewery is part of the Oskar Blues Grill and Brew restaurant and was located in Lyons, Colorado, near the city of Boulder. The brewery is now in Longmont, CO – a much larger town just east of Lyons. Oskar Blues is unique in that it serves craft-brewed beer in cans, contrary to the normal practice of bottling micro brews. The brewery is owned by Dale Katechis, a native of Florence, Alabama who brought canned beer and southern fried foods together for an interesting twist on the micro-brew pub.
  • Beers
  • Dale’s Pale Ale American-Style Pale Ale (6.5%)
  • G’Knight Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (8.7%)
  • Gubna Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (10%)
  • Mama’s Little Yella Pils German-Style Pilsener (5.3%)
  • Old Chub Strong Ale (8%)
  • One-Nut Brown Ale American-Style Brown Ale (6.1%)
  • Ten Fidy American-Style Imperial Stout (10%)
  • Deviant Dale’s American-Style India Pale Ale (8%)
  • Oskar the G’Rauch Specialty Beer (8.5%)
  • The Mutilator German-Style Doppelbock (7%)
  • One Hit Wonder Imperial IPA
  • Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
  • Blackstrap Fever Brown Porter (6.1%)
  • Rye Times
  • Rye Ale or Lager with or without Yeast
  • S Bus Imperial Brown
  • American-Style Brown Ale
  • Velvet Elvis Stout
  • American-Style Stout
  • Old Double Bagger Barleywine American-Style Barley Wine Ale (13.2%)
  • Sour Cherry Ten FIDY Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer (10%)
  • Toked Porter
  • Brown Porter
  • Osktoberfest
  • German-Style Oktoberfest / Wiesen (Meadow)
  • Martzen
  • German-Style Märzen
  • Hoppy Seconds Pale American-Belgo-Style Ale (8.4%)
  • Pond Scum
  • Ordinary Bitter
  • ALTitude
  • German-Style Brown Ale / Düsseldorf-Style Altbier
  • Doppelbock
  • German-Style Doppelbock
  • Deviant IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (8%)
  • Smoke on The Water Smoke Beer (Lager or Ale) (7%)
Great Divide Brewing Company
Micro Brewery 2201 Arapahoe Street Denver, Colorado 303-296-9460 Great Divide Brewing Company was founded by Brian Dunn in 1994 in Denver, Colorado, USA. Three months after brewing its first batch of beer, it won the first of the brewery’s twelve Great American Beer Festival and four World Beer Cup awards. By 2007, Great Divide was ranked by RateBeer.com as the 23rd best brewery in the world with three of the world’s top 100 beers. In December 2008, Beer Advocate magazine ranked them as the seventh best brewery on the planet.
  • Beers
  • 15th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (10%)
  • Bee Sting Honey Ale Specialty Beer (5.9%)
  • Belgian Style Yeti American-Style Imperial Stout (9.5%)
  • Belgica Other Belgian-Style Ales (7.2%)
  • Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti American-Style Imperial Stout (9.5%)
  • Claymore Scotch Ale Strong Ale (7.7%)
  • Colette Farmhouse Ale French & Belgian-Style Saison (7.3%)
  • Denver Pale Ale / DPA American-Style Pale Ale (5.4%)
  • Double Wit Belgian-Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat (8.1%)
  • Dunkel Weiss South German-Style Hefeweizen / Hefeweissbier (6.4%)
  • Espresso Oak Aged Yeti American-Style Imperial Stout (9.5%)
  • Fresh Hop Pale Ale American-Style Pale Ale (6.1%)
  • Grand Cru Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale (11%)
  • Hades Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale (7.8%)
  • Hercules Double IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (10%)
  • Hibernation Ale Old Ale (8.1%)
  • Hoss South German-Style Hefeweizen / Hefeweissbier (6.2%)
  • Hot Shot ESB Extra Special Bitter (5%)
  • Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout American-Style Imperial Stout (12.2%)
  • Old Ruffian American-Style Barley Wine Ale (10.2%)
  • Ridgeline Amber American-Style Amber/Red Ale (5.4%)
  • Rumble American-Style India Pale Ale (7.1%)
  • Samurai Light American Wheat Ale or Lager with Yeast (5.1%)
  • Smoked Baltic Porter Baltic-Style Porter (7.5%)
  • St. Bridget’s Porter Brown Porter (5.9%)
  • Titan IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (7.1%)
  • Tripel Belgian-Style Tripel (9.3%)
  • Wild Raspberry Ale Fruit Beer (5.6%)
  • Yeti Imperial Stout American-Style Imperial Stout (9.5%)
  • Nomad Bohemian-Style Pilsener (5.4%)
  • 18th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (10%)
  • Barrel Aged Old Ruffian American-Style Barley Wine Ale (12.7%)
  • Heyday Belgian-Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat (5.2%)
  • Orabelle Belgian-Style Tripel (8.3%)
  • Wolfgang German-Style Doppelbock (8%)
Avery Brewing Company
Micro Brewery 5763 Arapahoe Avenue Boulder, Colorado 877-844-5679 Avery Brewing Company is a small to medium sized brewery that has produced craft beers since 1993. The brewery is located in Boulder, Colorado. The brewery produces year round beers as well as seasonal ones, some of which have received praise from brewing competitions and festivals such as The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest at the 2009 Great American Beer Festival.
  • Beers
  • Ale To The Chief American-Style Pale Ale (8.5%)
  • Anniversary Ale – Fourteen Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale (9.46%)
  • Anniversary Ale – Seventeen German-Style Schwarzbier (8.69%)
  • No. 1 – Brabant Barrel-Aged Wild Ale Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (8.7%)
  • Collaboration not Litigation Ale Other Belgian-Style Ales (8.72%)
  • Dépuceleuse Specialty Beer (9.73%)
  • No. 7 – Dihos Dactylion Barrel-Aged Sour Ale Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ales (10.74%)
  • duganA Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (8.5%)
  • Anniversary Ale – Eighteen French & Belgian-Style Saison (8.12%)
  • Ellie’s Brown Ale American-Style Brown Ale (5.5%)
  • Hog Heaven American-Style Barley Wine Ale (9.2%)
  • No. 9 – Immitis Barrel-Aged Sour Ale Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer (9.87%)
  • India Pale Ale American-Style India Pale Ale (6.5%)
  • Joe’s Premium American Pilsner American-Style Pilsener (4.7%)
  • Karma Belgian-Style Pale Ale (5.4%)
  • The Maharaja Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (10.24%)
  • No. 6 – Margarete Barrel-Aged Sour Cherry Stout Wood- and Barrel-Aged Dark Beer (15.43%)
  • Mephistopheles’ American-Style Stout (15.1%)
  • No. 7 – Dihos Dactylion Barrel-Aged Sour Ale Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer (9.97%)
  • New World Porter Robust Porter (6.7%)
  • Old Jubilation Ale Old Ale (8.3%)
  • Out Of Bounds Stout American-Style Stout (6.3%)
  • No. 5 – Quinquepartite Barrel-Aged Sour Ale Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer (9.91%)
  • The Reverend Belgian-Style Quadrupel (10%)
  • Salvation Belgian-Style Blonde Ale (9%)
  • Samael’s British-Style Barley Wine Ale (15.53%)
  • The Beast Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale (16.83%)
  • The Czar American-Style Imperial Stout (11.03%)
  • The Kaiser German-Style Märzen (9.3%)
  • White Rascal Belgian-Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat (5.6%)
  • Rumpkin Pumpkin Beer (15.9%)
  • Uncle Jacob’s Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (17.42%)
  • No. 12 – Oud Floris Barrel-Aged Sour Ale Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer (9.39%)
  • Anniversary Ale – Eleven Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (9%)
  • Anniversary Ale – Fifteen Specialty Beer (7.68%)
  • Anniversary Ale – Nineteen Belgian-Style Tripel (8.23%)
  • Anniversary Ale – Sixteen French & Belgian-Style Saison (7.69%)
  • Anniversary Ale – Ten Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (10%)
  • Anniversary Ale – Thirteen German-Style Oktoberfest / Wiesen (Meadow) (9.5%)
  • Anniversary Ale – Twelve French & Belgian-Style Saison (7.6%)
  • No. 3 – Black Tot Barrel-Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout Wood- and Barrel-Aged Dark Beer (10.08%)
  • No. 2 – Sui Generis Barrel-Aged Sour Ale Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer (10.65%)
  • No. 4 – Dépuceleuse Barrel-Aged Wild Ale Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (9.59%)
  • No. 10 – Muscat d’Amour Barrel-Aged Wild Ale Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (8.82%)
  • No. 11 – Récolte Sauvage Barrel-Aged Wild Ale Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (8.58%)
  • No. 13 – Odio Equum Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer (7.89%)
  • No. 14 – Volunt Plus Erat Barrel-Aged Sour Ale Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer (9.5%)
  • Twenty American-Style India Pale Ale (9.7%)

Rocky Mountain

Denver, Colorado plays host to the annual Great American Beer fest where guests can choose from over 3,000 beers to sample. In 2013, 616 breweries and 49,000 attendees visited the festival. With its skiing, backpacking, and overall outdoor adventurer lifestyle, the Rocky Mountain region has particularly taken to canned craft beer. Oskar Blues Brewery pioneered craft beer in cans when it released its now famous Dale’s Pale Ale in 2002.

Beers To Try

Odell Cutthroat Porter Avery Maharaja Funkwerks Saison
Tröegs Brewing Company
Micro Brewery 200 E Hersheypark Dr Hershey, Pennsylvania 717-232-1297 Tröegs Brewery was founded in 1996 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, by brothers John and Chris Trogner. The name Tröegs is a combination of a nickname derived from the surname Trogner and the Dutch word kroeg (“pub”). The brewery was originally located at 800 Paxton Street in Harrisburg. Their first keg was sold to a Harrisburg restaurant in July, 1997.Tröegs currently has twelve beers in regular production. These are split between year-round offerings and others produced on a regular seasonal rotation. Tröegs also produces its Scratch Beer Series, an experimental series focusing on new techniques and non-traditional ingredients. These are available on a very limited basis and have included weizenbocks, lagers, and barleywines, as well as barrel-aged beers. As of July 2013 over one hundred beers have been offered as part of the Scratch Beer Series. Several later entered regular production.
  • Beers
  • Bavarian Lager American-Style Premium Lager (5%)
  • Dead Reckoning Porter Brown Porter (5.8%)
  • DreamWeaver Wheat Ale Light American Wheat Ale or Lager with Yeast (4.8%)
  • ESB Extra Special Bitter (5.7%)
  • Flying Mouflan American-Style Barley Wine Ale (9.3%)
  • HopBack Amber Ale American-Style Amber/Red Ale (5.6%)
  • Java Head Stout Coffee-Flavored Beer (7.5%)
  • Mad Elf Ale Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale (11%)
  • Nugget Nectar American-Style Amber/Red Ale (7.5%)
  • Oatmeal Stout Oatmeal Stout (6.8%)
  • Pale Ale American-Style Pale Ale (5.4%)
  • Perpetual IPA Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (7.5%)
  • Rugged Trail Ale American-Style Brown Ale (4.4%)
  • Scratch #10 2008 Belgian-Style Tripel (10.2%)
  • Scratch #11 2008 Ordinary Bitter (4.9%)
  • Scratch #12 2008 American-Style India Pale Ale (6.5%)
  • Scratch #13 2008 German-Style Märzen (4.9%)
  • Scratch #14 2008 French & Belgian-Style Saison (6.7%)
  • Scratch #15 2008 Oatmeal Stout (6%)
  • Scratch #16 2008 Herb and Spice Beer (6.3%)
  • Scratch #17 2009 German-Style Pilsener (5.6%)
  • Scratch #18 2009 Light American Wheat Ale or Lager with Yeast (7.3%)
  • Scratch #19 2009 Imperial Double Expresso Oatmeal Stout Oatmeal Stout (9.5%)
  • Scratch #20 2009 Apollo Imperial Ale Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (7%)
  • Scratch #21 2009 – Artisan Ale Other Belgian-Style Ales (7.8%)
  • Scratch #22 2009 Belgian-Style Blonde Ale (5.5%)
  • Scratch #23 2009 Kellar Fest (5.1%)
  • Scratch #24 2009 Van de Hoorn (7.8%)
  • Scratch #25 2009 Magical Moustache Rye Light American Wheat Ale or Lager with Yeast (6.5%)
  • Scratch #27 2010 Cocaoabunga American-Style Stout (6.7%)
  • Scratch #36 Beglian style Brown Ale (2011) Other Belgian-Style Ales
  • Scratch #37 IPA (2011) American-Style India Pale Ale
  • Scratch #38 IPA (2011) Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (7.7%)
  • Scratch #39 IPA (2011) American-Style India Pale Ale
  • Scratch #42 Belgian Brown (2011) Other Belgian-Style Ales
  • Scratch #43 IPA (2011) American-Style India Pale Ale (6.7%)
  • Scratch #44 Belgian Brown (2011) Other Belgian-Style Ales (9%)
  • Scratch #45 IPA (2011) American-Style India Pale Ale
  • Scratch #46 Naked Elf (2011) (7.8%)
  • Scratch #47 White Ale (2011) Specialty Beer (4.2%)
  • Scratch #48 Fest Bier (2011) German-Style Märzen (5.4%)
  • Scratch #49 Fresh Hop Ale (2011)
  • Scratch #50 Belgian Style Brown Ale (2011) Other Belgian-Style Ales
  • Scratch #51 Fat Scratch Fever (2011)
  • Scratch #52 T2 Ale (2011) Specialty Beer (6.9%)
  • Scratch #53 Helles Bock (2011) German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock (6.4%)
  • Scratch #54 Cocoa Porter (2011) Brown Porter (5.5%)
  • Scratch #55 Double IPA (2011) Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (8.6%)
  • Scratch #56 Single Hop Pale Ale 1 (2011) American-Style Pale Ale (6.4%)
  • Scratch #6 2007 American-Style Premium Lager (5.1%)
  • Scratch #7 2008 South German-Style Weizenbock / Weissbock (7.9%)
  • Scratch #8 2008 Belgian-Style Tripel (10.1%)
  • Scratch Beer 31 – 2010 Citra Of Brotherly Love IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (7.4%)
  • Sunshine Pils German-Style Pilsener (5.3%)
  • Troegenator Double Bock German-Style Doppelbock (8.2%)
  • Tröegs Splinter Beer Red American-Style Pale Ale (11%)
  • Tröegs Splinter Beer Gold Belgian-Style Tripel (12%)
  • Cherry Chocolate Stout Sweet or Cream Stout (7.3%)
  • Impending Descent Ale American-Style Imperial Stout
  • Splinter Gold Matured in Wood Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer
  • LaGrave Golden or Blonde Ale (8%)
  • Tröegs Splinter Brown Matured in Wood American-Style Brown Ale
  • HopCyclone Harvest Ale Fresh “Wet” Hop Ale
Victory Brewing Company
Micro Brewery 420 Acorn Lane Downingtown, Pennsylvania 1-610-873-0881 Founded in 1996 by Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski in an old Pepperidge Farm bakery, Victory has grown considerably and evolved well outside the traditional small market of a beer-brewing restaurant. The brewery’s first three beers were Victory Festbier, Brandywine Valley Lager (now Victory Lager), and HopDevil Ale.
  • Beers
  • Baltic Thunder Baltic-Style Porter (8.5%)
  • Brandywine Valley Lager American-Style Lager
  • Dark Lager American-Style Dark Lager
  • Donnybrook Stout Foreign (Export)-Style Stout (3.7%)
  • Festbier German-Style Märzen (5.6%)
  • Golden Monkey Belgian-Style Pale Ale (9.5%)
  • Hard Times Lager
  • Headwaters Pale Ale American-Style Pale Ale (5.1%)
  • Helios Ale French & Belgian-Style Saison (7.5%)
  • Hop Wallop Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (8.5%)
  • HopDevil American-Style India Pale Ale (6.7%)
  • Moonglow Weizenbock South German-Style Weizenbock / Weissbock (8.7%)
  • Old Horizontal American-Style Barley Wine Ale (10.5%)
  • Otto Ale (8.1%)
  • Perfect 10 Lager American-Style Premium Lager
  • Prima Pils German-Style Pilsener (5.3%)
  • St. Boisterous German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock (7.3%)
  • St. Victorious German-Style Doppelbock (7.6%)
  • Storm King Imperial Stout American-Style Imperial Stout (9.1%)
  • Sunrise Weissbier South German-Style Hefeweizen / Hefeweissbier (5.7%)
  • Throwback Lager American-Style Premium Lager (5.4%)
  • V-12 Other Belgian-Style Ales (12%)
  • V-Saison Other Belgian-Style Ales (7.5%)
  • Victory Lager American-Style Premium Lager (4.8%)
  • Volver Herb and Spice Beer
  • Whirlwind Wit Belgian-Style Blonde Ale (5%)
  • Wild Devil American-Style India Pale Ale (6.8%)
  • Workhorse Porter Brown Porter
  • Yakima Glory Ale American-Style Pale Ale (8.7%)
  • Braumeister Pils German-Style Pilsener (5%)
  • Smokin’ Oats Porter Robust Porter (5.8%)
  • Otto in Oak Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer
  • Summer Love Ale Golden or Blonde Ale (5.2%)
  • Mad King’s Weiss South German-Style Hefeweizen / Hefeweissbier (6.2%)
  • Blonde Bock German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock (6.7%)
  • Saison du BUFF (6%)
  • Red Thunder Baltic-Style Porter (8.5%)
  • Swing French & Belgian-Style Saison (4.5%)
  • White Monkey Belgian-Style Tripel (9.5%)
Flying Dog Brewery
Micro Brewery 4607 Wedgewood Blvd Frederick, Maryland 301-694-7899 Flying Dog Brewery is a beer brewery now located in Frederick, Maryland. Originally opening in Aspen, Colorado in 1990 as a brewpub, it became the first brewery to open in Aspen in over 100 years, and one of the first brewpubs in the Rocky Mountain region. In 1991, Flying Dog’s “Doggie Style” was bottled and won the “The Best Pale Ale in America” award at the Great American Beer Festival.The reputation of Flying Dog beers grew quickly, and demand soon exceeded the brewpub’s capacity. So, in 1994 Flying Dog opened a 50-barrel brewery in Denver, Colorado from which its ales were distributed to more than 45 states of the United States. In May 2006, Flying Dog acquired the Wild Goose brand when they purchased the Frederick Brewing Company located in Frederick, Maryland, and in January 2008 the last bottles rolled off the Denver line and all production was moved to the Maryland facility.
  • Beers
  • Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale American-Style Pale Ale (5.5%)
  • Dogtoberfest German-Style Märzen (5.6%)
  • Double Dog Double Pale Ale Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (11.5%)
  • Garde Dog French-Style Bière de Garde (5.5%)
  • Gonzo Imperial Porter Brown Porter (9.2%)
  • Horn Dog American-Style Barley Wine Ale (10.2%)
  • In de Wildeman American-Style India Pale Ale (7.5%)
  • In-Heat Wheat South German-Style Hefeweizen / Hefeweissbier (4.7%)
  • K-9 Old Ale (7.4%)
  • Kerberos Belgian-Style Tripel (8.5%)
  • Lucky S.O.B Irish-Style Red Ale (5.5%)
  • Old Scratch Amber Lager American-Style Amber/Red Ale (5.5%)
  • Raging Bitch Belgian IPA Other Belgian-Style Ales (8.3%)
  • Road Dog Brown Porter (6%)
  • Secret Stash (2011) (5.5%)
  • Single Hop Simcoe Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (10%)
  • El Dorado Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (10%)
  • Snake Dog American-Style India Pale Ale (7.1%)
  • Table for Two Belgian-Style Pale Ale (5%)
  • The Fear Pumpkin Beer (9%)
  • Tire Bite Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale (5.1%)
  • Woody Creek Belgian-Style Blonde Ale (4.8%)
  • Kujo American-Style Imperial Stout (8.9%)
  • Backyard Ale American-Style Amber/Red Ale (7.5%)
  • Underdog American-Style Premium Lager (4.7%)
  • Dog Schwarz German-Style Schwarzbier (7.8%)
  • Disobedience Belgian-Style Dubbel (7.6%)
  • Pearl Necklace Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout (5.5%)
  • Heller Hound Bock German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock (6.2%)
  • Coffee Stout (Batch 2) Sweet or Cream Stout (8.9%)
  • Wildeman Belgian-Style Pale Ale (7.5%)
  • International Arms Race American-Style India Pale Ale (7.5%)
  • Chipotle Dark Ale
  • Green Tea American-Style Imperial Stout (10%)
  • Single Hop Citra Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (10%)
  • Single Hop Sorachi Ace Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (10%)
  • Pumpernickel IPA American-Style India Pale Ale
  • Big Black Wit Belgian-Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat
  • Easy IPA American-Style India Pale Ale
  • Double Dog Double IPA Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (11.5%)
  • The Truth Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (8.7%)
  • Bloodline American-Style India Pale Ale
  • Roggen Specialty Beer (5.7%)
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Micro Brewery 6 Cannery Village Center Milton, Delaware 302-684-1000 Dogfish Head Brewery is a brewing company based in Milton, Delaware founded by Sam Calagione. It opened in 1995 and produces 75,000 barrels of beer annually. Dogfish Head has been a rapidly growing brewery – it grew nearly 400% between 2003 and 2006. The brewery was featured prominently in the documentary Beer Wars and is the subject of the Discovery Channel series Brew Masters, which premiered Sunday, November 21, 2010. The brewery takes its name from Dogfish Head, Maine where Calagione spent summers as a child.Select brews (including many of the brewery’s seasonal and one-off selections) can be found in 27 U.S. states. Dogfish Head also licenses “Dogfish Head Alehouse” with three locations in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Falls Church, Virginia, and Fairfax, Virginia. Beer-paired food and vintage bottles of Dogfish’s seasonal beers are available at their alehouses, as well as kegged offerings of their staple beers.
  • Beers
  • 120 Minute IPA Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (18%)
  • 60 Minute IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (6%)
  • 75 Minute IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (7.5%)
  • 90 Minute IPA Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (9%)
  • Aprihop American-Style India Pale Ale (7%)
  • Beewolf Braggot (7%)
  • Bitches Brew American-Style Imperial Stout (9%)
  • Black & Blue Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale (10%)
  • Black & Red (10.5%)
  • Burton Baton American-Style Pale Ale (10%)
  • Chateau Jiahu Herb and Spice Beer (10%)
  • Chicory Stout American-Style Stout (5.2%)
  • Eataly Thyme Pale Ale American-Style Pale Ale
  • Festina Peche Berliner-Style Weisse (Wheat) (4.5%)
  • Fort Fruit Beer (18%)
  • Golden Revolution
  • Hellhound On My Ale Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (10%)
  • Immort Ale (11%)
  • Indian Brown Ale American-Style Brown Ale (7.2%)
  • Isabelle Proximus
  • Lawnmower American-Style Pale Ale (4%)
  • Life & Limb (10%)
  • Limb & Life (5.2%)
  • Liquor De Malt
  • Midas Touch Specialty Beer (9%)
  • My Antonia (7.5%)
  • Namaste Other Belgian-Style Ales (5%)
  • Old Odense Ale (7.5%)
  • Olde School Barleywine American-Style Barley Wine Ale (15%)
  • Palo Santo Marron American-Style Brown Ale (12%)
  • Pangaea Belgian-Style Pale Ale (7%)
  • Pearl Jam Twenty Faithful Ale Belgian-Style Blonde Ale (7%)
  • Poppa Skull (10%)
  • Punkin Ale Herb and Spice Beer (7%)
  • Raison D’Etre American-Style Brown Ale (8%)
  • Raison D’Extra American-Style Brown Ale (20%)
  • Red & White Belgian-Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat (10%)
  • Sah’tea (9%)
  • Saison du BUFF (6%)
  • SAVOR Flowers Herb and Spice Beer (10%)
  • Shelter Pale Ale American-Style Pale Ale (5%)
  • Squall IPA Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (9%)
  • ta henket Specialty Beer (4.5%)
  • Theobroma (9%)
  • World Wide Stout American-Style Imperial Stout (18%)
  • Wrath Of Pecant (6%)
  • Zwaanend’ale Light American Wheat Ale or Lager with Yeast (8%)
  • Positive Contact Herb and Spice Beer (9%)
  • Tweason’ale Gluten-Free Beer (6%)
  • Hot Thoup! Dortmunder / European-Style Export (8.25%)
  • Rhizing Bines Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (8%)
  • Etrusca Specialty Beer (8.5%)
  • Liquid Breadfruit Indigenous Beer (Lager or Ale) (8.2%)
  • Urkontinent Belgian-Style Dubbel (8%)
  • Sixty-One American-Style India Pale Ale (6.5%)
  • Noble Rot Specialty Beer (9%)
  • Firefly Ale Classic English-Style Pale Ale (5%)
  • Kvasir Specialty Beer (10%)
  • Piercing Pils International-Style Pilsener (6%)
  • American Beauty American-Style Pale Ale (9%)
  • Black Lodge (6.4%)
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Micro Brewery 50 Northwind Lane Lexington, Virginia 540.462.6200 Established in 2008, Devils Backbone Brewing Company is a brewpub located in Roseland, Virginia, close to the Wintergreen Resort. In 2012, a 15,000 sq. ft. production facility and tap room, referred to as the Outpost Brewery, was established near Lexington, Virginia.The brewery has won several awards at both the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup.
  • Beers
  • Ale of Fergus Scottish-Style Light Ale (4.1%)
  • Blue Ridge Hop Revival American-Style Pale Ale (5.8%)
  • Dead Bear Imperial Stout American-Style Imperial Stout (9.15%)
  • Eight Point IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (5.9%)
  • Gold Leaf Lager German-Style Pilsener (4.5%)
  • Hoppy Wheat Pils German-Style Pilsener (4.8%)
  • IPA Plus American-Style India Pale Ale (5.9%)
  • Morana Dark Lager Münchner (Munich)-Style Helles (5.9%)
  • O’ Fest German-Style Märzen (5.9%)
  • Olewine’s Brown American-Style Brown Ale (5.8%)
  • Reilly’s Red Irish-Style Red Ale (5.6%)
  • Schwartz Bier German-Style Schwarzbier (5.1%)
  • Styrian Blonde Belgian-Style Blonde Ale (5.8%)
  • Vienna Lager Münchner (Munich)-Style Helles (4.9%)
  • Wintergreen Weiss South German-Style Hefeweizen / Hefeweissbier (4.7%)
  • Eight Point IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (5.9%)
  • The Congo Belgian-Style Tripel
  • Beggars & Thieves German-Style Rye Ale (Roggenbier) with or without Yeast (4.9%)
  • Brew Ridge Trail Collaboration Ale Belgian-Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat (7.2%)
  • Dark Abby Belgian-Style Pale Ale (6.8%)
  • Ichabod Crandall Pumpkin Beer (5.1%)

Mid Atlantic

Located in Milton, Delaware, Dogfish Head has one of the largest followings of any craft brewery. Fans travel from all over the country for a taste of their beloved 60 Minute IPA at its source. Philadelphia is one of the oldest beer brewing cities in the country and Yuengling in Potsville, Pennsylvania is the oldest brewery in the country. Washington D.C. and Virginia are quickly becoming popular beer destinations.

Beers To Try

Dogfish Head India Brown Ale Blue Mountain Kölsch 151 Victory Prima Pils
Foothills Brewing Company
Brewpub 638 W. 4th Street Winston-Salem, North Carolina 336-777-3348 Award winning brewery featuring some of the best hand-crafted beers in the Southeast. Now available in six-packs and 22-oz. bombers wherever fine craft beers are sold.
  • Beers
  • Foothills Festive Specialty Beer
  • Foothills Red Irish-Style Red Ale (4.7%)
  • German Alt German-Style Brown Ale / Düsseldorf-Style Altbier
  • Gruffmeister Maibock German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock (8%)
  • Hoppyum IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (6.3%)
  • Hurricane Hefeweizen South German-Style Hefeweizen / Hefeweissbier (5.2%)
  • India Style Brown Ale
  • Oktoberfest German-Style Märzen (6.3%)
  • People’s Porter Robust Porter (6.25%)
  • Pilot Mountain Pale Ale American-Style Pale Ale (4.75%)
  • Rainbow Trout ESB Extra Special Bitter (4.5%)
  • Salem Gold Golden or Blonde Ale (3.75%)
  • Scottish Ale Scottish-Style Heavy Ale
  • Seeing Double IPA Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (9.5%)
  • Sexual Chocolate American-Style Imperial Stout (10%)
  • Torch Pilsner Bohemian-Style Pilsener (5.3%)
  • Total Eclipse Stout American-Style Stout (4.75%)
  • Baltic Porter Baltic-Style Porter (9%)
  • Carolina Blonde Golden or Blonde Ale (3.8%)
  • Little Foot American-Style Pale Ale (3.5%)
  • People’s BBL Aged Porter Robust Porter (6%)
  • Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate American-Style Imperial Stout (9.75%)
  • Low Down American-Style Brown Ale
  • Hundred Foot American-Style Pale Ale
  • Carolina Strawberry Fruit Beer (4.3%)
Highland Brewing Company
Micro Brewery 12 Old Charlotte Highway Suite H Asheville, North Carolina 828-299-7223 Highland Brewing Company began in the basement of Barley’s Taproom in downtown Asheville, North Carolina in 1994. Through the years the company has grown from a three person operation to a staff of 17, from about 4,000 to 35,000 square feet, and from a capacity to brew 2,000 barrels annually to almost 20,000 (that’s 620,000 gallons).
  • Beers
  • Black Ace Specialty Beer (8.4%)
  • Black Mocha Stout American-Style Stout (5%)
  • Black Mountain Bitter Ordinary Bitter
  • Cattail Peak Wheat Light American Wheat Ale or Lager with Yeast (4.7%)
  • Clawhammer Oktoberfest German-Style Märzen (5%)
  • Cold Mountain Winter Ale Herb and Spice Beer
  • Danger Zone Specialty Beer (6.7%)
  • Footloose Belgian-Style Pale Ale (8.7%)
  • Gaelic Ale American-Style Amber/Red Ale (5.6%)
  • Hop on this, Honey India Pale Ale American-Style India Pale Ale (7.3%)
  • Kashmir IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (6%)
  • Oatmeal Porter Brown Porter (5.9%)
  • Seven Sisters Belgian-Style Dubbel (6.5%)
  • St.Terese’s Pale Ale American-Style Pale Ale (5.1%)
  • Surf City American-Style India Pale Ale
  • Tasgall Ale Strong Ale (8%)
  • Thunderstruck Coffee Porter Robust Porter (5.8%)
  • Topsail American-Style India Pale Ale
  • Topsail Pale Ale American-Style Pale Ale
  • Young Grasshopper American-Style Pale Ale
  • Razor Wit Belgian-Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat
  • ESCape California Common Beer
  • Dance of Destruction Robust Porter
  • Imperial Kashmire Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (10.2%)
  • Devil’s Britches American-Style India Pale Ale (6%)
  • Grove Park Inn Centennial Ale American-Style Pale Ale
  • Maté Factor Brown Porter (6.1%)
Westbrook Brewing Company
Micro Brewery 510 Ridge Road Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina 843-708-2964 Westbrook Brewing Co. is a production craft brewery (not a brewpub/restaurant) in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.
  • Beers
  • Single Hop: Amarillo American-Style Pale Ale (5.5%)
  • American Bitter Ale Ordinary Bitter (4%)
  • IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (6.8%)
  • Saison-Ale French & Belgian-Style Saison (6.2%)
  • White Thai Belgian-Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat (5%)
  • Farmhouse IPA French & Belgian-Style Saison (7.3%)
  • Covert Hops American-Style Black Ale (5.7%)
  • Citra-Rye Pale Ale American-Style Pale Ale (5%)
  • Cowboy Meets Farmer Pale American-Belgo-Style Ale (6.2%)
  • Märzenbier German-Style Märzen (6%) Dark Helmet German-Style Schwarzbier (5.9%)
  • Vanilla Tree Belgian-Style Dubbel (7.5%)
  • Batch 1 American-Style Pale Ale (4.8%)
  • Lichtenhainer German-Style Leichtes Weizen / Weissbier (4.2%)
  • Belgian IPA Pale American-Belgo-Style Ale (7.7%)
  • Belgian Tripel Belgian-Style Tripel (8.3%)
  • Zwickelbier Kellerbier (Cellar beer) or Zwickelbier – Lager (4.5%)
  • Citrus Ninja Exchange Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (8.9%)
  • Smokin’ Guns Specialty Stouts (9.8%)
  • Mexican Cake British-Style Imperial Stout (10.5%)
  • Malbec Tripel Belgian-Style Tripel (8.5%)
  • Cabernet Tripel Belgian-Style Tripel (8.5%)
  • Bella Vigna Tripel Belgian-Style Tripel (8.5%)
  • Hughey French & Belgian-Style Saison (6.7%)
  • Cap’n Skoon’s Ballistic Stout American-Style Imperial Stout (10%)
  • Grätzer Smoke Beer (Lager or Ale) (3.4%)
  • Udderly Stout Oatmeal Stout (5.5%)
  • Shane’s Big DIPA Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (9.6%)
  • Gose Leipzig-Style Gose (4%)
  • Gozu Leipzig-Style Gose (4%)
  • Bearded Farmer #4: Taylor French & Belgian-Style Saison (6.5%)
Cigar City Brewing
Micro Brewery 3924 West Spruce Street Suite A Tampa, Florida 813-348-6363 ext 206 Cigar City Brewing was rated the “#3 Best Brewery in the World” by RateBeer.com in 2010’s Ratebeer’s Best Awards; and then the “#4 Best Brewery in the World” in 2011’s polling’s of 10,000+ breweries. Their most award-winning beer in the U.S. is their Humidor Series IPA which won back-to-back medals at the Great American Beer Festival: Gold in 2009 and Silver in 2010 for the “Wood Aged” beer category.The first commercial batches of Cigar City beer were released into the Tampa Bay marketplace in March 2009. The total year-end production was around 1,000 barrels of beer in 2009. 2010 production was 3,500 barrels, and 2011 projections are thought to be in excess of 8,500 barrels.
  • Beers
  • 110K+OT Batch #1 Smoke Beer (Lager or Ale) (11.4%)
  • Auld Alliance Scottish-Style Light Ale (9%)
  • Big Dummy Ale
  • Big Sound Scotch Ale Strong Ale (8.5%)
  • Black Whole (8%)
  • Bolita English-Style Brown Ale (9%)
  • Cubano-Style Espresso American-Style Brown Ale (5.5%)
  • Dos Costas Oeste French & Belgian-Style Saison (9%)
  • Florida Cracker White Ale Belgian-Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat (5%)
  • Good Gourd Pumpkin Beer (8.5%)
  • Guava Grove Fruit Beer (8%)
  • Guava Grove Ale French & Belgian-Style Saison (8%)
  • Hot Blooded Stout American-Style Stout
  • Hotter Than Helles Münchner (Munich)-Style Helles (5%)
  • Humidor Series IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (7.5%)
  • Hunahpu’s American-Style Imperial Stout (11%)
  • Imperial Milk Porter Brown Porter
  • Improv Rye Ale or Lager with or without Yeast (9%)
  • Jai Alai Cedar Aged India Pale Ale American-Style India Pale Ale (7.5%)
  • Jai Alai IPA American-Style India Pale Ale (7.5%)
  • Jose Marti Robust Porter (8%)
  • Maduro Brown Ale American-Style Brown Ale (5.5%)
  • Marshal Zhukov’s American-Style Imperial Stout (11%)
  • Minaret ESB Ordinary Bitter (5%)
  • Oktoberfest Lager German-Style Märzen
  • Rollin Dirty Red Ale Irish-Style Red Ale (5.5%)
  • Sugar Plum American-Style Brown Ale (5.5%)
  • Tocobaga American-Style Amber/Red Ale (7.2%)
  • Warmer Winter Winter Warmer Herb and Spice Beer (10%)
  • Xenu Cream Ale American-Style Cream Ale or Lager
  • Jai Alai Aged on White Oak American-Style India Pale Ale (7.5%)
  • Snack Attack Robust Porter
  • Moat Water Sweet or Cream Stout (8%)
  • Double American Black Ale American-Style Black Ale (11%)
  • Evander American-Style Brown Ale (5.5%)
  • Legacy Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer
  • Camp Braggot
  • Kalevipoeg at the Gates of Hell Baltic-Style Porter
  • 110K+OT Batch #2 American-Style Imperial Stout (11.4%)
  • 110K+OT Batch #3 Imperial or Double India Pale Ale (10%)
  • 110K+OT Batch #4 American-Style Amber/Red Ale (10.1%)
  • Invasion American-Style Pale Ale
  • Tropical Heatwave Light American Wheat Ale or Lager without Yeast
  • Gentlemen’s Club – Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer (10.5%)
  • Gentlemen’s Club – Aged in Bourbon Barrels Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer (10.5%)
  • Gentlemen’s Club – Aged on New Oak Spirals Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer (9.5%)
  • Gwar Specialty Beer
  • Dry-Hopped on the Seas American-Style India Pale Ale
  • Southern Slice American-Style Lager

Southeast

The Southeast isn’t as far ahead as the rest of the country when it comes to beer, but it’s catching up. Asheville, NC is the one of the best beer cities in the country. It boasts more breweries per capita than any other city in the United States and was named “Beer City, USA” four years in a row. Florida is developing its own craft beer culture, led by top-notch brewer Cigar City.

Beers To Try

Cigar City Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale The Duck Rabbit Baltic Porter Foothills Sexual Chocolate

Billy Broas is a craft beer lover and homebrewer from Denver, Colorado. You can find him at his beer blog, BillyBrew.com. He also teaches people how to make their own beer over at The Homebrew Academy.

  • Aaron

    NM is actually becoming a nice craft beer destination, with 36 local breweries – see: http://nmbeer.org

  • Lew

    Mid Atlantic folks should also check put Flying Dog, and visitors need tp have a Yuengling before they leave

    • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

      We mentioned both both of them. :)

  • strickland5

    Georgia has several of craft beer makers such as Monday Night Brewing, Jailhouse Brewing, SweetWater, Terripin to name a few

    • Jamie

      I’m surprised that Terrapin or Monday Night didn’t get a mention. Hopsicutioner is the perfect IPA

      • JJ

        I’m a big fan of Big Hoppy Monster by Terrapin.

    • Sam

      I am completely amazed that GA is off this list. The Atlanta metro area has close to 20 breweries in the metro area.

  • Max

    How do you just skip right over Chicago… Half Acre, Revolution

    • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

      We didn’t skip over anything – it’s just a small selection of some good ones based on Billy’s suggestions and beer ratings. There are tons and tons of great beers that aren’t on the map.

  • Lynn

    There are some great Minnesotan Breweries to look out for as well, Surly, Summit, and Schell’s are the headliners.

    • Sean

      Schell’s can do no wrong

  • Sam

    Primer,you can do better than this. I am going to have to bust some chops here. This is list barely touches the surface and is in no way nearly comprehensive. It’s also inaccurate. According to the Brewers Association, Vermont has the most breweries per capita. As for beer capitals, Asheville? You can’t be serious. Portland, OR has the most breweries of any city in the world. I’d even say Boulder, CO is above Asheville. You missed great craft beers from GA (Sweetwaters, Monday Night), VT (Magic Hat, Switchback, Lawson’s-which sells out by Thursday), New England (Harpoon, Narragansett, White Birch-some of the most award winning beers lately, Shipyard, Smuttynose), MI (New Holland Brewing).

    • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

      I appreciate the comment. The intent wasn’t to be exhaustive or comprehensive. There are entire websites like beeradvocate that take on a task like that. This was just supposed to be a fun tool to find some new brews by region that are considered good by the community. We picked 3 beers per region, and then 5 or so breweries. Thanks for reading!

      • Sam

        No worries! I’m busting chops in a fun way. If you get your hand on Alchemist, you won’t regret it. I used to work in VT and the brewery would sell out by Friday morning. You were limited to buying a 3 cases ($172), not cheap, with people driving as far from NY. Lawson’s was the same.

    • John

      Andrew don’t listen to this guy. This is a great post.

      I knew right away there’d be some “beer guy” saying you missed all these breweries blah blah blah. Clearly this was meant to just be a simple post. If you wanted something exhaustive you’d go to beer advocate.

    • billybroas

      You’re right about Vermont having the most breweries per capita for a state, but you’re comparing Vermont (a state) to Asheville (a city). Asheville and Portland seem to go back and forth for the ‘most breweries per capita’ title. It’s hard to keep track of with so many new breweries opening. At the end of the day both are great beer towns.

  • anónimo

    Good job mentioning Jester King in Austin. A great brewery with really good beer. I think the Das Wunderkind is good, but not the best they brew, by far.

    I understand this wasn’t meant to be comprehensive, but anyone else in the Austin area should know about (512) Brewing Co, Austin Beerworks, Black-Star Co-Op to name a few (VERY few).

    If you travel down 35, hit up Guadalupe Brewing Co in New Braunfels and try the Honey Ale; it’s AWESOME.

    Finally, in San Antonio, try out Freetail Brewing Co and Branchline Brewing Co.

  • Clinton Chad Heath

    Forgot several breweries in Montana especially around Flathead Lake.

  • Luke

    No GA Love :(

  • davis

    Nice work. In the Southeast I would also recommend Abita out of Louisiana, Lazy Magnolia (Mississippi), and Good People Brewing Company out of Alabama.

    My home state of MS passed legislation last year that has helped the craft beer industry in our state. Home brewing is now legal, and it’s easier to start a brewery. As a result we’ve had several new ones spring up recently. Lucky Town, Crooked Letter, and Southern Prohibition have some good beers out.

    Just sharing in case someone is traveling down this way and wants to check out some local brews.

    Good list, Billy.

    • TJ

      Lazy Magnolia is great. Thanks for the shout out to my hometown of Birmingham with Good People.

      Alabama just passed the same type of legislation with home brewing and breweries as well. We just got high gravity beers a couple of years ago. Their behind but definitely catching up fast.

  • Eric

    Birmingham is doing pretty well, also.

    • TJ

      Yeah Good People and Avondale to name a few. Never had Beer Engineers or Cahaba. Lived there most of my life and left back in March. Just when the downtown is getting revived.

      • davis

        Beer engineers had one or two that I liked. A stout, maybe? Been a while but I remember having at least one that I really liked.

    • Andrew Mitchell

      I was just about to post this. Good People Snake handler is about as good as they come.

      Tuscaloosa has a couple that have shot up in the recent past.

      Additionally, even Huntsville also has a few breweries of repute.

  • Jake

    Skip out on Oskar Blues if you’re ever in Longmont and head to Left Hand instead. Just over a mile away, but their beers are so much better. I can’t stand Dale’s cult-like following in Colorado. So many better pale ales out there.

  • TJ

    I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about Heady Hopper but it’s impossible to get.

  • billybroas

    Glad you enjoyed the post folks! Sorry if your favorite beer was left out. Please don’t take it personally. There are 2,500 breweries in the United States and we only had space for 24 beers, so many great ones were not mentioned. That’s why the comment section is great though. Give them love here. Cheers.

  • Josh

    Never been to Nebraska, I’m guessing. Well, in terms of beer, I consider this incomplete.

  • JJ

    After living and having visited every brewery in Asheville, I can’t recommend Hi-Wire Brewing enough. They just opened this past summer and are making waves in “Beer City USA”. If you ever visit AVL, stop by their tasting room and don’t miss out on their Hi-Pitch IPA or the Coffee Milk Stout. Afterwards, take a stroll over down the street to Wicked Weed Brewery. They by far have the most creative brews in town. Last night I tried a tea infused ale, and my girlfriend had a tamarind, orange, lime sour saison.

  • Owen Lakes

    Don’t sleep on Georgia: Terrapin, Laughing Skull, Hoplanta and others

  • Toby

    I realize OK is sort of flyover country for the beer scene. However, how could you leave Prairie Artisan Ales off the list in OK? They have been killing it lately. Not to get too hung up on Beer Advocate ratings, but Bomb! is rated a 99 on BA.

  • Richard Shara

    Gotta give a shout out to Great Lakes Brewing Co. in (buck buck) Cleveland, Ohio. Home of the epic Christmas Ale. Sorry, it’s probably already sold out in the Cleveland Area. Damn do I miss that stuff.

    http://www.greatlakesbrewing.com/homepages/age_verification

  • neo

    how do you leave off St. Louis? arguably the most storied brewing city in America…

    • KevinC

      Seriously! Beer is the reason we have a public water system in St. Louis. Stop in and check out Ferguson (yes, THAT Ferguson), Civil Life, Schlafly, Urban Chestnut, O’Fallon, Square One, Trailhead, etc.

  • John

    What no Natty Ice? It’s so complex !

  • Hunter

    Love the post! Great to see Cigar City in the mix.