America's Best Craft Breweries
Take a spirited journey across America to discover some of the nation's best craft breweries. These microbrew mainstays have become destinations onto themselves, not just because of their innovative (and delicious) beer. Many offer tours, beer-making classes, top-notch food, fleets of roving food trucks, and more.
Yazoo Brewing Co.
Video: Yazoo: A Nashville OriginalThis Tennessee craft brewery has an enthusiastic following - for good reason!
Yazoo Brewing Co. in The Gulch neighborhood of downtown Nashville was opened in 2003 by Linus and Lila Hall, who spent years homebrewing and perfecting their signature ales before starting their own craft brewery. A rotating selection of food trucks offers meals to the patrons.
Brews to Try: Hefeweizen, Gerst Amber, Sly Rye Porter, Embrace the Funk
The Perfect Pairing: Pappy’s Tommy fries from the Pappy’s Mobile Café food truck
- 910 Division St
- Nashville, TN 37203 US
Foothills Brewing Co.
Brews to Try: Hoppyum IPA, People’s Porter, Sexual Chocolate Russian Imperial Stout
The Perfect Pairing: Pub melt ostrich burger, bread pudding
- 638 W Fourth St
- Winston-Salem, NC 27101 US
Cigar City Brewing
Brews to Try: Florida Cracker White Ale, Cider & Mead Hard Cider, Hornswoggled Irish Red Ale, Jai Lai India Pale Ale
The Perfect Pairing: Okinawa soba from Renny’s Oki Doki food truck, fried cheesecake from Doches Hot Off the Press food truck
- 3924 W Spruce St
- Tampa, FL 33607 US
5 Seasons Brewing Prado
Brews to Try: Long Strange Tripel, Seven Sisters Munchner
The Perfect Pairing: Ossabaw Island pig ribs paired with Munich Helles Golden Lager; rabbit enchilada paired with Hopgasm IPA
- 5600 Roswell Rd
- Atlanta, GA 30342 US
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Brews to Try: Commodore Perry IPA, Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
The Perfect Pairing: Stilton cheddar cheese soup paired with Dortmunder Gold Lager; pretzel-crusted chicken paired with Burning River Pale Ale; bread pudding paired with Eliot Ness Amber Lager
- 2516 Market Ave
- Cleveland, OH 44113 US
Southern Tier Brewing Co.
Brews to Try: 2XIPA, Unearthly IPA, 2X Stout, Choklat Stout
- 2072 Stoneman Circle
- Lakewood, NY 14750 US
Founders Brewing Co.
Brews to Try: All Day IPA, Oatmeal Stout, Breakfast Stout, Dirty Bastard
- 235 Grandville Ave SW
- Grand Rapids, MI 49503 US
Goose Island Brewery
Brews to Try: Devlin Aged Saison
The Perfect Pairing: House-made charcuterie board paired with Matilda Belgium-style Pale Ale; smoked meatballs paired with London Fog Stout; seared burger paired with Honkers Ale
- 1800 N Clybourn St
- Chicago, IL 60614 US
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Brews to Try: Organic Rise Up Red Ale, Hub Lager Northwest Pilsner
The Perfect Pairing: Hubanero burger paired with Hopworks IPA; Survival Stout brownie sundae paired with Seven Grain Survival Stout
- 2944 SE Powell Blvd
- Portland, OR 97202 US
Freetail Brewing Co.
Brews to Try: Spirulina Wit, Fortuna Roja Wild Ale, La Fortuna Imperial Stout
- 4035 N Loop 1604 W #105
- San Antonio, TX 78257 US
The Brewery at Abigaile
- 1301 Manhattan Ave
- Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 US
Four Peaks Brewing Co.
Brews to Try: Sunbru Kolsch Style Ale, Kilt Lifter Scottish Style Ale
The Perfect Pairing: Oatmeal Stout shake paired with Oatmeal Stout; Arizona chicken rolls paired with Hop Knot IPA
- 1340 E Eighth St #104
- Tempe, AZ 85281 US
Avery Brewing Co.
Brews to Try: White Rascal Belgium Wheat, India Pale Ale, Rumpkin Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Ale
- 5763 Arapahoe Ave, Unit E
- Boulder, CO 80303 US
Brews to Try: Thinking of Something Orange orange blossom honey wheat, Pure Imagination Oatmeal Stout, Mountain Man American Strong Ale
The Perfect Pairing: Pork sliders from Fresh Plate Catering paired with 5 Second Frencher
- 1550 Taurus Ct
- Loveland, CO 80537 US
Surly Brewing Co.
Brews to Try: Coffee Bender Oatmeal Brown Ale, Furious American India Pale Ale, Darkness Russian Imperial Stout
The Perfect Pairing: Spicy lemongrass tofu from Asian Invasion
- 4811 Dusharme Dr
- Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 US
Square One Brewery & Distillery
Brews to Try: Spicy Blonde Belgium Ale, Bavarian Weizen Wheat Beer and Amber Rum Cocktail, Midwest Wheat Vodka and Light Squared Blonde Ale
The Perfect Pairing: Bratwurst burger paired with Park Avenue Pale Ale
- 1727 Park Ave
- St. Louis, MO 63104 US