Category: From the Source

Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen: Embracing Terroir in Washington’s Skagit Valley From the Source by

Chuckanut opened its second location, the South Nut, in the heart of the fertile Skagit Valley, within walking distance of some of the best grain—and grain research—in the country.

D.L. Geary Brewing Company: A New England Pioneer Looks to the Future From the Source by

Brewed on a Peter Austin brick kettle open fermentation system with the Ringwood yeast strain, Geary’s Pale Ale set the standard for malty, English-style ales.

Destihl Brewery: Sour Power in Central Illinois From the Source by

The unlikely key to the rapid success of Illinois brewery Destihl has been a beer category that was all but unheard of until a few years ago: sours.

Roadhouse Brewing Company: Après Ski Culture in Jackson Hole From the Source by

Started as a side project in 2013, Roadhouse Brewing Co. found success by providing Jackson Hole’s outdoorsy, après ski culture with thirst-quenching, sessionable ales.

Odd13 Brewing: The Legend of Colorado’s Superfan From the Source by

An immediate hit, the New England-style IPA Codename: Superfan quickly became the taproom’s top seller. In the following months, the Colorado brewery stopped canning its previous flagships, a West Coast-style Red IPA and a Double IPA.

Gun Hill Brewing Company: Embracing History in the Bronx From the Source by

When Gun Hill Brewing Co. opened in February 2014, it was the Bronx’s first production brewery in over 50 years—since the Rheingold facility closed in the 1960s.

The Southern Brewing Company: There’s No Taste Like Home From the Source by

Known for its eclectic dining, music, and arts scene, Athens, Ga., gained its third brewery in May 2015 when Brian Roth opened The Southern Brewing Company to brew beer that “tastes like Athens.”

Great Raft Brewing: Bringing Local Beer to Northwest Louisiana From the Source by

Andrew and Lindsay Nations moved back to their hometown of Shreveport, La., to create and foster a beer culture in the state’s northwest corner, which is closer to Dallas, Texas, than New Orleans.

Fat Head’s Brewery: Focused on Quality in Ohio From the Source by

What sets Ohio-based brewery Fat Head’s apart from its peers is its winning streak at the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup. Since the original brewery opened, it has collected 25 medals between the two competitions across a wide range of styles.

Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company: Keeping It in the Family From the Source by

The five-employee, family-run Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company began making beer in 2006. Since then, the company has grown to approximately 160 employees—about 40 percent of whom have a friend or family connection.

Three Boys Brewery: A Kiwi Twist on Tradition From the Source by

Three Boys Brewery produces a lineup described as “tradition with a Kiwi twist,” modifying classic recipes to meld with New Zealand tastes and locally available ingredients.

Reuben’s Brews: Brewing “Bloody Good” Beer in Ballard From the Source by

In just a couple of years, Adam Robbings matriculated from homebrewing newbie to brewmaster and co-owner of Reuben’s Brews, named after Robbings’ son, Reuben.

Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.: Pushing Limits in Portland From the Source by

The Bissell brothers, Peter and Noah from Milo, Maine, are brash young entrepreneurs in charge of one of New England’s hottest breweries.

Piney River Brewing Company: Making Hay in the Heartland From the Source by

Piney River Brewing Company is located 5 miles outside of Bucyrus, Mo., an unincorporated community small enough that the brewery’s first distributor had never heard of it.

Steens Mountain Brewing: Foraging Wild Hops in Oregon From the Source by

Located in a tiny town in rural Oregon, Steens Mountain Brewing is one of the state’s smallest breweries. Most of its beers are brewed with hops owner Richard Roy has discovered in the wild.

À la Fût: Quebec’s Cowboy Brewers From the Source by

Two hours north of Montreal, this 5-barrel brewpub is housed in a 150-year-old building that once served as a general store. Its small town of Saint-Tite also hosts a rodeo every September.

Grand Teton Brewing Company: Idaho Brews with Mountain Views From the Source by

Located right at the base of Teton Pass, a popular backcountry skiing spot, Grand Teton Brewing Company has cultivated both a strong après-ski culture and a philanthropic culture in its 28-year legacy.

Victory Brewing Company: Two Decades of Community and Creativity From the Source by

Since launching Victory in 1996, Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet have remained true to their founding principles. When it came time to expand, they added a second production facility in Pennsylvania even as their distribution has grown.

Temperance Row Brewing Company: Classic Styles in the World’s Dry Capital From the Source by

Temperance Row holds a nostalgic place in brewing history with timeless beers and an iconic brewmaster in a small town in central Ohio that was dry for 148 years.

Wild Beer Company From the Source by

Wild Beer’s careful, considered way of doing things—harvesting native yeasts, implementing uncommon ingredients, blending, aging, experimenting—makes this remote operation one of the most forward-thinking craft breweries England has ever seen.

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co. From the Source by

Mark and Leslie Henderson founded Lazy Magnolia to bring better beer to their home state. Although Mississippi now has 10 breweries statewide, theirs was the first packaging brewery to carry the torch for craft brewing, and did so for seven years under previously restrictive state regulations.

Bale Breaker Brewing Co. From the Source by

Bale Breaker Brewing is the creation of siblings Meghann Quinn, Patrick Smith and Kevin Smith, whose family started growing hops in Washington’s Yakima Valley back in 1932. They founded Bale Breaker in 2013, with help from Kevin Quinn, Meghann’s husband.

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. From the Source by

In 2011, David Stein boldly proclaimed that he would make the best beer Atlanta had to offer. When Creature Comforts opened in Athens, the prophecy came true, in a way. The brewery is one of the most raved about in Georgia.

Kane Brewing Company From the Source by

Michael Kane started making beer in college. The summer after his sophomore year, he traveled throughout Europe and became enamored with cask-conditioned ESBs, Lambics, Hefeweizens. Back in the US, weekend pilgrimages to newly opened breweries cemented his career aspirations.

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