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The Coolest Brewery in Every State

America loves beer, so much so that you’ll find a long list of amazing breweries in every state. While many states boast breweries with a massive following, we tried to pick the coolest out of the bunch, those with something truly unique to offer beer fans.

The 50 breweries on this list range from tried and true favorites to up-and-comers, all of which offer a list of destination-worthy beers. You can grab a cold pint at any one of these breweries and you’re guaranteed to be spoiled for choice with incredible beer options, from classic IPAs and ales to seasonal brews with locally sourced ingredients.

Each brewery has special features that make it a state favorite, such as chilled-out taprooms and beautiful outdoor spaces, while some focus on giving back to their community. You’ll also find added perks like behind-the-scenes tours, tasting flights, and fun beer-focused events throughout the year. From Alabama to Wyoming, these are the coolest breweries in every state.

Alabama: Good People Brewing Company - Birmingham​ Good People Brewing Company
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Alabama: Good People Brewing Company - Birmingham​

With a name like Good People Brewing Company, you know you’re going to have a good time. This Birmingham​ brewery has had the #1 selling IPA in Alabama for the last 10 years, and while Hazy Snake IPA, Muchacho Mexican-style Lager, and Snake Handler Double IPA are the favorites, seasonal offerings like Hitchhiker IPA are also top-notch. Sign up for fun events like Happy Hour yoga, comedy nights, and open mic, or watch sports on the big screen TVs. You can also take a behind-the-scenes tour with City Brew Tours or dig into HotBox burgers and fried chicken from Wednesday to Sunday.

Alaska: Devil's Club Brewing Company - Juneau Devil's Club Brewing Company
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Alaska: Devil's Club Brewing Company - Juneau

The Devil’s Club Brewing Company is a popular brewery and restaurant set in the heart of Juneau’s downtown historic district. It’s near the Cruise Ship docks and Alaska Capital Building, offering a cozy interior where you can sip contemporary styles and modern takes on traditional European brewery treats. The Signature IPA, Couch Beach Belgian Blonde, Prime Time Table Sour, and Silt Milk Stout are always on tap, while a weekly pizza night and tasty appetizers like the Alaska Smoked Coho platter keep beer fans coming back for more.

Arizona: Four Peaks Brewing Company - Tempe Four Peaks Brewing Company
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Arizona: Four Peaks Brewing Company - Tempe

One of the most popular breweries in Arizona, Four Peaks Brewing Company in Tempe is located in an old creamery and former recording studio that hosted the likes of Stevie Nicks. Year-round brews include Kilt Lifter, the award-winning flagship brew crafted in honor of the strong ales from Scotland. You can even travel to Munich with a taste of Oktoberfest, one of their popular seasonal flavors. Visit the 8th Street Pub to pair Four Peaks specialty beers with tasty brewpub food, and if you want to learn about the brewing process you can join a behind-the-scenes tour every Saturday.

Arkansas: Fossil Cove Brewing Co. - Fayetteville Fossil Cove Brewing Co.
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Arkansas: Fossil Cove Brewing Co. - Fayetteville

Established in 2012, Fossil Cove Brewing Co. provides quality craft beer to Arkansas and the Ozarks. Named after a favorite fossil-laden cove on the shores of Beaver Lake (the brewery’s water source), this Fayetteville brewery has a constantly rotating selection of beer on tap in its Tasting Room. Pets are welcome on the patio, while Wicked Wood Fire Pizza serves delicious pizzas that pair perfectly with year-round brews like the La Brea Brown Belgian-style Brown Ale, Paleo Ale American Pale Ale, and IPA #3 India Pale Ale.

California: Black Hammer Brewing - San Francisco Black Hammer Brewing
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California: Black Hammer Brewing - San Francisco

Black Hammer Brewing in San Francisco is the perfect place to geek out about beers. The SoMa microbrewery makes beverages for every type of craft enthusiast (including non-alcoholic, gluten-removed, and carb-conscious), while they’re also known for award-winning hard seltzers, sours, and barrel-aged brews. You’ve got plenty of unique options to choose from, including the gluten-free Black Claw, the Cuddle Puddle Hazy IPA, and Nectar of Life Kolsch. Don’t forget to attend the weekly Drunk Trivia event to show off your not-so-useless knowledge.

Colorado: Wynkoop Brewing Company - Denver Wynkoop Brewing Company
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Colorado: Wynkoop Brewing Company - Denver

Colorado is full of fantastic breweries, but it’s the Wynkoop Brewing Company that kicked off the craft scene in Denver with the state’s first brewpub. Located across the street from Union Station, this brewery is a city institution, so much so that Obama once stopped by to sample Wynkoop’s flagship ale and play a game of pool. Sip the Amber Rail Yard Ale, Kris Rye IPA, or refreshingly fruity Tropical Light Rail, then satisfy your sweet tooth with their massive cinnamon roll topped with a stout glaze from the brunch menu.

Connecticut: Fox Farm Brewery - Salem Fox Farm Brewery
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Connecticut: Fox Farm Brewery - Salem

Set on a 30-acre parcel of farmland in Salem, Fox Farm Brewery is one of Connecticut’s coolest breweries. The property is home to a brewery campus, which includes a tasting room, a 15-barrel brewing system, and a stone-facade building that houses its barrel-aged beer. Beer enthusiasts can pick from classic ales, modern hop-forward ales, a range of farmhouse beers, and German-inspired lagers. If the weather is nice, take in the picture-perfect nature views surrounding the brewery from the outdoor area that features seating, tables, and umbrellas.

Delaware: Thompson Island Brewing Company - Rehoboth Beach Thompson Island Brewing Company
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Delaware: Thompson Island Brewing Company - Rehoboth Beach

Located in Delaware’s scenic Rehoboth Beach, Thompson Island Brewing Company is an independent craft brewery and restaurant that celebrates the state’s incredible coast with delicious brews and tasty cuisine. Sat next to sister restaurant  Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar, Thompson Island is named after an island in the Rehoboth Bay. It has a fun atmosphere with a dining room, bar, porch, and beer garden with live music, ping pong, and bocce ball, while its beer menu showcases Thompson Island original brews, like Shoptalk: Staff Meal IPA, Escapades Raspberry Limeade Sour, and Never Been Wrong Belgian Blonde.

Florida: Cigar City Brewing - Tampa Cigar City Brewing
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Florida: Cigar City Brewing - Tampa

An exploration of Florida’s top craft breweries should include the renowned Cigar City Brewing in Tampa. A top destination for beer lovers in the Sunshine State, its brewery and taproom offer an immersive beer experience with flights, pints, growler fills, and packaged beer to go. You’ll find 24 Cigar City Brewing beers to choose from, in addition to a menu of Tampa-inspired cuisine. Sample the Jai Alai IPA, Frost Proof Belgian-style White Ale, or Margarita Gose Sour Ale with lime and salt, or take a 40-minute guided tour to learn about Florida’s premier craft brewery.

Georgia: SweetWater Brewing Company - Atlanta Sweetwater Brewing Company
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Georgia: SweetWater Brewing Company - Atlanta

Beer lovers already know about Georgia’s SweetWater Brewing Company, which has been making tasty brews since 1997. What started as a dream of two college buddies has evolved into one of the most famous beer brands to come out of the American South. Head to this top brewery in Atlanta to sample the 24 brews available in the Taproom, including the 420 Extra Pale Ale, G13 Hazy IPA, and Goin Coastal IPA with pineapple. It offers indoor and outdoor seating, live music, a dog-friendly patio, and behind-the-scenes tours.

Hawaii: Waikiki Brewing Company - Lahaina Waikiki Brewing Company Lahaina
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Hawaii: Waikiki Brewing Company - Lahaina

While Waikiki Brewing Company has four locations in Hawaii, it’s the Lahaina location that stands out with its incredible setting. Offering one of the best brewery views in the United States, this 3.5 barrel brewpub on Maui offers stunning, fully unobstructed ocean views. With the sun setting behind Lanai and whales breaching on the channel, it has the quintessential Hawaii setting. Like icing on a cake, it also boasts award-winning Core Nine beers and tasty brewpub food like a Super Sampler with smoked brisket, smoked pulled pork, sausage and wings served with fries, slaw, and Texas toast.

Idaho: Payette Brewing Company - Boise Payette Brewing Company
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Idaho: Payette Brewing Company - Boise

Payette Brewing Company in Boise opened in 2011 and was built around a philosophy of beer and adventure. What started as a husband and wife team has grown to include other beer makers to create world-class brews and multiple locations. Come to the Boise location to sample the North Fork lager, Recoil IPA, or Aura guava and hibiscus sour ale while relaxing on its 11,000 square-foot pup-friendly grassy area that includes a fire pit, bocce ball court, and other outdoor yard games.

Illinois: Half Acre Beer Company - Chicago Half Acre Beer Company - Chicago
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Illinois: Half Acre Beer Company - Chicago

Half Acre Beer Company was founded in 2006 before the buzz of craft beer, making it one of the OGs of the brewing scene. The Chicago space is a fun place to hang out with its large indoor bar and outdoor patio with picnic tables. If the weather is warm, trying their popular Daisy Cutter Pale Ale is a must, as its mix of blended pine, citrus, papaya, and mango is like sunshine packed in a can. Keep tabs on their social media pages for when you can pick up favorites like the Barrel-Aged Stout Benthic or the Navaja Double India Pale Ale.

Indiana: Bad Dad Brewing Co. - Fairmount Bad Dad Brewing Co.
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Indiana: Bad Dad Brewing Co. - Fairmount

Started by a dad and his sons, Bad Dad Brewing Co. specializes in artisan beer, offering 12 taps and a wide selection of options. You’ll love fun brew names like Socks & Sandals, Pull My Finger, You’re Grounded, Mister, and Schitzengiggels, while each boasts its own unique names and flavor profiles. In addition to their beloved selection of beers, Bad Dad also serves Neapolitan-inspired pizzas from an imported Italian oven with a dough made in-house. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, try their Bad Dad Beer Float from their on-site Scoop Shoppe.

Iowa: Confluence Brewing Company - Des Moines Confluence Brewing Company
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Iowa: Confluence Brewing Company - Des Moines

Started by a husband and wife team, Confluence Brewing Company in Des Moines has the tagline “Where Good Things Come Together”. With a vision of making great beer for their community, Confluence is beloved for its rotation of South Side Citra Blonde Ale, 1656 Hazy DIPA, Saison Des Moines, and Blue Corn lager. On top of that, they are committed to creating and distributing in an environmentally conscious and resourceful way and host events to raise money for notable causes. The taproom has 36 beers on tap, live music, and on-site food vendors on a dog-friendly deck and beer garden, which has access to the Gray’s Lake bike trail.

Kansas: Hopping Gnome Brewing Company - Wichita Hopping Gnome Brewing Company
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Kansas: Hopping Gnome Brewing Company - Wichita

In addition to a fun and quirky name, Hopping Gnome Brewing Company in Wichita is known for brewing a variety of craft beers with high-quality ingredients. Its passion is to promote the Buy Local movement in their community, with the husband and wife team aiming to create an atmosphere that feels like you’re hanging out at your friend’s house. Located in the up-and-coming Douglas Design District, its beer list includes the Earl of ESB English-style beer, Sepia Amber, ICT IPA, and Steampunk Saison. The special Tap & Tacos nights pair perfectly with a Margarita Salty Gnome Gose.

Kentucky: Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company - Lexington Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company
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Kentucky: Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company - Lexington

Set in the heart of Kentucky’s bourbon country, Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company is legendary for its award-winning beers (and spirits). The family-owned company includes seven generations of Irish distillers, brewers, and coopers, and is the only brewery and distillery on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. The Behind the Beer tour is popular, where you can see where Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale is made and sample products along the way. With indoor and outdoor seating, you can go wild with Kentucky Tangerine Cream Ale, Kentucky Peanut Butter Bourbon Barrel Stout, or Kentucky Maple Barrel Stout.

Louisiana: Urban South Brewery - New Orleans Urban South Brewery
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Louisiana: Urban South Brewery - New Orleans

It’s hard not to be lured in by the bright and cheery interior of Urban South Brewery, with its colorful taproom set in the heart of New Orleans. The pet- and family-friendly space has year-round and seasonal beers, as well as special taproom-only beers for you to try. Sonny’s Margarita is a favorite, while the Sunshine Haze Dream IPA, Holy Roller New England IPA and Paradise Park are worth sampling as well. You’ll find plenty of tables to enjoy a beer or two, while the brewery’s juicy smash burgers and old-school arcade games make it an all-around favorite.

Maine: Allagash Brewing Company - Portland Allagash Brewing Company
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Maine: Allagash Brewing Company - Portland

Beer fans across the country already know about Allagash Brewing Company, an independent craft brewery located in Portland, Maine. It’s best-loved for its collection of Belgian-inspired beers, including its super-popular Belgian-style wheat beer Allagash White. However, what really makes this brewery such a national favorite is that it loves giving back to the community, donating 1% of its revenue, and becoming a Certified B Corp to support sustainability practices. You can feel good purchasing pints at this brewery, which has a spacious outdoor beer garden and a Bite Into Maine food truck serving decadent lobster rolls.

Maryland: Ministry of Brewing - Baltimore Ministry of Brewing
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Maryland: Ministry of Brewing - Baltimore

Located in an immaculate former church, Ministry of Brewing in Baltimore is worth adding to your brewery bucket list. Aside from its 32 rotating taps and 53-foot barrel ceilings that make it unique, this cool brewery knows what it means to be a part of the community, working with schools, fundraising, and creating a summer course that teaches lab skills to high school seniors. Its tap list has something for everyone, from classic lagers and IPAs to seasonal offerings and house cider. Fun events include pop-up markets, food trucks, bingo, and yoga.

Massachusetts: Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company - Worcester Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company
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Massachusetts: Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company - Worcester

Massachusetts is home to a long list of excellent breweries, but Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company in Worcester is one of the coolest. Founded by a microbial geneticist, they’re known for their high-octane yet smooth-drinking IPAs, porters, stouts, and ales. Try the Pulp Daddy “juice forward” IPA, Greylock Imperial New England IPA, or WOOO!! with pineapple, guava, and orange flavors. Snack on pretzel bites with pub mustard and homemade beer cheese at the brewery and taproom and catch a live music performance or enjoy the fresh air on the patio.

Michigan: Dark Horse Brewing Co. - Marshall Dark Horse Brewing Co.
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Michigan: Dark Horse Brewing Co. - Marshall

Dark Horse Brewing Co. started in a dorm room in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where founder Aaron Morse discovered his ability to craft great beer. It’s grown into a favorite brewery in Michigan, serving pints of Crooked Tree IPA, Raspberry Ale, and Amber Ale to thirsty locals. You’ll even find fun names like Smells Like A Safety Meeting IPA and Plead the 5th Imperial Stout alongside Mall King, which donates $1 of each beer sold to brain cancer research. Pair your pint with a Detroit-style square pizza and live music in the brewery’s taproom and “beer garten”.

Minnesota: Junkyard Brewing Company - Moorhead Junkyard Brewing Company
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Minnesota: Junkyard Brewing Company - Moorhead

Junkyard Brewing Company is one of the best breweries in Minnesota, loved by beer enthusiasts for its heavily hopped double IPAs, juicy fruited sours, and pastry stouts. Try the Mama’s Trip to Mexico, which is inspired by margaritas, a Florida Squeeze with orange juice, or a Super Slush fruited sour with dragonfruit, pineapple, and peach. They often have free live music on their beautiful outdoor patio, while Margarita Monday and Tamale Tuesday offer plenty of reasons to stop by during the week.

Mississippi: Chandeleur Island Brewing Company - Gulfport Chandeleur Island Brewing Company
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Mississippi: Chandeleur Island Brewing Company - Gulfport

A favorite in Mississippi, Chandeleur Island Brewing Company has a full lineup of draft beer, brewery tours, and an annual Chandyfest with live music, food, and beer. Named after the 50 miles of uninhabited islands along the coast of Mississippi, this downtown Gulfport brewery is a quarter-mile from the Gulf of Mexico. Its taproom is pet and family-friendly, while weekends boast live music events. You’ll want to try the Lovebug Passionfruit Sour Ale, Daddy-O Oyster Stout, and the White Tip Wit, which is a partnership with the Mississippi Aquarium as a way to promote shark conservation.

Missouri: Boulevard Brewing Co. - Kansas City Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Missouri: Boulevard Brewing Co. - Kansas City

Boulevard Brewing Co. is a top attraction in Kansas City for a reason, home to a 10,000-square foot Beer Hall and a Tours & Rec Center with public tours that walk you through its legendary beer history. At the top of the Tours & Rec Center is an adults-only Rec Deck, which features shuffleboard, foosball, and city skyline views, along with a wide selection of Boulevard beers to keep you entertained. Try the award-winning Zon Witbier or classic Wheat Beer, while the Southwest Blvd Lager with salt and lime and Bourbon Barrel Quad are perfect for summer.

Montana: Flathead Lake Brewing Co. - Bigfork Flathead Lake Brewing Co
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Montana: Flathead Lake Brewing Co. - Bigfork

Offering picture-perfect views of Flathead Lake, Flathead Lake Brewing Co. is located in northwestern Montana. Come to marvel at the incredible vistas of the largest freshwater lake in the west (tip: opt to sit outside on the patio when the weather is nice) and enjoy the brewery’s range of beers on tap. Some of the favorites include the award-winning Two Rivers American Pale Ale, Sunshower Blood Orange Wheat, and Zero Day Double IPA, while the pub-style menu here has a selection of appetizers, wraps, sandwiches, and burgers.

Nebraska: Pals Brewing Company - North Platte Pals Brewing Company
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Nebraska: Pals Brewing Company - North Platte

A family-owned and managed Nebraska brewery, Pals Brewing Company delivers “great beer for the Great Plains”. Open since 2017, it pairs its hand-crafted beers with an assortment of pizzas in a cozy taproom, which is kid-friendly and features an outdoor patio that allows furry four-legged friends (on leashes). In addition to live music, picnic tables, and corn hole games, you can expect to find an enticing tap list that includes award-winning brews, such as the Jalapeno Cream, Explosive Raspberry-O, and Pineapple Express.

Nevada: Lovelady Brewing Company - Henderson Lovelady Brewing Company
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Nevada: Lovelady Brewing Company - Henderson

Set in Henderson’s trendy Water Street district, Lovelady Brewing Company is a family-owned and operated brewery started by four brothers. The Las Vegas brewery has a cozy taproom with games and a dog-friendly outdoor patio, while horror movie, 90’s themed, and TV show trivia nights are a regular on the calendar. Love Juice is their most popular beer, while other recommendations include their top-selling 9th Island Pineapple Sour and Paleo Porter, which is made with peanut butter, chocolate, and coffee beans.

New Hampshire: Schilling Beer Co. - Littleton Schilling Beer Co.
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New Hampshire: Schilling Beer Co. - Littleton

Schilling Beer Co. is often regarded as one of the best breweries in New Hampshire. Specializing in European-style beers, Schilling has an award-winning brewpub and wood-fired pizza kitchen set in a historic 1798 grist mill building that is perched over the Ammonoosuc River. Aside from enjoying its dramatic scenery, you can sample the long list of Czech and German-inspired lagers and ales. Make sure to visit the Scandinavian farmhouse-inspired Store & Tasting Room to find newly released beers, hard-to-find bottles, and brewery merchandise.

New Jersey: Brix City Brewing - Little Ferry Brix City Brewing
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New Jersey: Brix City Brewing - Little Ferry

Beloved for its big and bold New England-style IPAs, Brix City Brewing has been creating a buzz in New Jersey since it opened in 2015. Try the award-winning Tasty Jams Hazy IPA or any of the other Hazy IPAs on tap, like the Dewey Cosmic Delight, Kane Psychedelic Swell, or Born Under Punches. Alternatively, pull up a seat at one of the taproom’s picnic-style tables and opt for the Acid Blend Jams Mix Vol. 2 Sour Ale that’s a mixup of their Slow and Mango James, or sip a Coconut Authority Porter with toasted coconut.

New Mexico: Spotted Dog Brewery - Mesilla Spotted Dog Brewery
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New Mexico: Spotted Dog Brewery - Mesilla

One of the top breweries in New Mexico, Spotted Dog Brewery in Mesilla opened in 2014. Named after the family’s bluetick hound, it is the city’s only microbrewery and is family-owned and operated. Visit the taproom to try tasting flights, with its classic ales and stouts on tap complemented by seasonal brews and locally inspired dishes like the green chile Philly served on a hoagie roll. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, treat yourself to Spotted Dog’s version of a tiramisu (called a “beeramisu”) with coffee liquor cream cheese layered with Amber Ale-soaked ladyfingers.

New York: Gun Hill Brewing Company - Bronx Gun Hill Brewing Company
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New York: Gun Hill Brewing Company - Bronx

The first brewery in the Bronx since the 1960s, Gun Hill Brewing Company is located in a large warehouse on a hill where colonists once dragged a cannon up to defend the city from the British army. With a focus on fresh, unfiltered, and handcrafted brews, its taproom offers crowd-pleasers such as the Spirit 76 American-style Pilsner and Gun Hill IPA. However, it’s the award-winning Void of Light Export-style Stout that shouldn’t be missed, while the Rise Up Rye American Rye Saison was a collaboration brew with the cast of the Broadway sensation “Hamilton”.

North Carolina: Blowing Rock Brewing Company - Blowing Rock Blowing Rock Brewing Company
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North Carolina: Blowing Rock Brewing Company - Blowing Rock

You’ve got plenty of breweries to choose from in North Carolina, but Blowing Rock Brewing Company stands above the rest with its handcrafted, mountain artisan beer. With a commitment to quality ingredients, the Blowing Rock Ale House serves tasty beer and food in its indoor and outdoor dining areas. Breathe in the mountain air as you sample favorites like the legacy Blowing Rock IPA, award-winning Midnight Raspberry Wheat, or seasonal Grandfather’s Breakfast Stout. If you’re up for a truly immersive beer experience, book an overnight stay at the Blowing Rock Ale House & Inn.

North Dakota: Drekker Brewing Company - Fargo Drekker Brewing Company
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North Dakota: Drekker Brewing Company - Fargo

Located in Fargo, Drekker Brewing Company is one of the coolest breweries in North Dakota. Not only do they have an incredible line-up of tasty beers, but each month they select a different local nonprofit, donating over $80,000 throughout the years. Set in a former railroad facility, Brewhalla is the home of the brewery and taproom as well as a food market, event center, and hotel. Aside from the impressive beer list of IPAs, they’re popular for the refreshing smoothie sours and Eye Scream flavors.

Ohio: MadTree Brewing Co. - Cincinnati MadTree Brewing
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Ohio: MadTree Brewing Co. - Cincinnati

The motto of MadTree Brewing Co. in Cincinnati is “Inspiring Madness. Rooted in Purpose”. In addition to producing high-quality beer, they also focus on giving back to the community. Not only do they donate 1% of their sales to nonprofits focused on environmental sustainability, but 100% of their spent grain is sent to local farms to feed livestock, and in 2020 alone, they planted over 2,000 trees. So basically, you’re helping save the planet by sipping pints at this brewery, which offers tasty beer options like the hefty 8.6% Skipping Moose Rye German beer and ¡Aheuvo! Mexican Lager.

Oklahoma: Twisted Spike Brewery and Tap Room - Oklahoma City Twisted Spike Brewery and Tap Room
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Oklahoma: Twisted Spike Brewery and Tap Room - Oklahoma City

Twisted Spike Brewery boasts Oklahoma City’s largest taproom, located in a former warehouse. With over 100 years of history within its walls, you’ll be greeted with a unique interior that includes converted shipping containers, exposed wood beams, and acme brick walls that have been restored to their original 1927 character. It’s the perfect setting to attend bingo, trivia, or open mic night, enjoy food from the in-house restaurant Barley & Bees or watch the big game on the large TVs. Try the Twisted Wit Belgian Witbier, Goldmember Belgian Golden Ale, or the award-winning Belgian Quadruple Holy Beer.

Oregon: Bend Brewing Co. - Bend Bend Brewing Co
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Oregon: Bend Brewing Co. - Bend

Head to the outdoor adventure-loving city of Bend and enjoy an award-winning brew at Bend Brewing Co. Serving the city’s beer-loving community craft beers and savory food since 1995, this downtown brewery overlooking the Deschutes River is a favorite hang-out spot for locals. The brewery has a laid-back setting with outdoor tables, lawn games, and live music while the friendly service and big-screen TVs streaming college and NFL football are an added bonus. Best of all, you can enjoy a nice pint on tap, like a hoppy IPA or dark roasted Porter.

Pennsylvania: Bullfrog Brewery - Williamsport Bullfrog Brewery
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Pennsylvania: Bullfrog Brewery - Williamsport

Bullfrog Brewery is an award-winning, independent craft microbrewery, brewpub, eatery, and live music venue set in the heart of downtown Williamsport. Opened in 1996, “The Frog” as it’s affectionately known, has a thoughtful beer list for every palate, from pilsners and farmhouse wheat to Belgian-style sours. Try their signature Edgar DIPA and Funny Farmhouse Cider (or any of the 20 beers on tap in the brewpub), listen to live music, and fill your stomach with one of their succulent burgers made with local beef.

Rhode Island: Tilted Barn Brewery - Exeter Tilted Barn Brewery
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Rhode Island: Tilted Barn Brewery - Exeter

Established in 2014, Tilted Barn Brewery is Rhode Island’s original farm brewery. This Exeter location is an authentic New England-style post and beam barn that offers small-batch, hand-crafted ales and a true farm-to-pint experience for beer enthusiasts. Its Tasting Room has food trucks and live music, where you can kick back and enjoy Cactus, one of the most popular Double IPAs, Boreal Stout, and Summer Sol Hefeweizen. When the weather is warm, head outside and snag a seat on the outdoor patio overlooking the farm.

South Carolina: Holy City Brewing - North Charleston Holy City Brewing
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South Carolina: Holy City Brewing - North Charleston

It’s easy to see why Holy City Brewing in North Charleston is so highly rated in South Carolina. In addition to its diverse tap list, the spacious taproom at this brewery has outdoor seating, a full in-house food menu, and a line-up of live music. Its impressive collection of flagship beers includes the Holy City Pilsner, Overly Friendly IPA, and Pluff Mud Porter, while Washout Wheat Hefeweizen and Big Dreamer Wheat Beer are solid choices too. Past events include a burger battle and queen bingo, but if you visit on Sunday, you can enjoy live music, brunch service, and shop local at the Farmers Market.

South Dakota: Lost Cabin Beer Co. - Rapid City Lost Cabin Beer Co.
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South Dakota: Lost Cabin Beer Co. - Rapid City

Lost Cabin Beer Co. in Rapid City is a local favorite, first opening its doors in South Dakota in 2016. The taproom here is welcoming to everyone, including your furry four-legged friends, and you’re also welcome to bring your own food or order delivery. Live music events are staples on the calendar at this brewery, which boasts beers with unique names like the Jerry the Pigeon Saison, Jackalope Hunter Hazy Pale Ale, Lord Grizzly Scotch Ale, and Hibiscus A Girl. Its annual home-brew competition is also popular with beer lovers.

Tennessee: Bearded Iris Brewing - Nashville Bearded Iris Brewing
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Tennessee: Bearded Iris Brewing - Nashville

Nashville’s Bearded Iris Brewing has a beer menu that includes a variety of hop-focused offerings like IPAs and DIPAs, in addition to fruited sours and stouts. Head to its spacious Germantown taproom on the Nashville Greenway to see your beer being brewed and packaged and head to the outdoor patio for pitchers of beer and board games. The Time Warp Imperial IPA, Pep Talk Lager, and City Lights Sweet Milk Stout are all worth sampling, while their calendar is packed with Star Wars and The Office and trivia nights and fun food events.

Texas: Jester King - Brewery, Kitchen, Farm & Event Hall - Austin Jester King - Brewery, Kitchen, Farm & Event Hall
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Texas: Jester King - Brewery, Kitchen, Farm & Event Hall - Austin

Not just a brewery, Jester King is also a restaurant, farm, and event hall on its 165-acre ranch in the Texas Hill Country. It’s a popular destination for beer lovers in Texas for a reason, beloved for its farmhouse ales and barrel-aged wild ales. It has a peaceful setting with picnic tables and a scenic nature trail, weekly live music, and they’re known to host fun events like Sip ’N Paint. You can join one of their public brewery tours, stay overnight in the Jester King Inn, or sign up for the unique Jester King Goat Experience and spend time with over 50 Nigerian Dwarf goats.

Utah: Bohemian Brewery - Midvale Bohemian Brewery
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Utah: Bohemian Brewery - Midvale

You’ll feel as if you’ve traveled to Europe when visiting Bohemian Brewery, which has a rich brewing tradition, producing since 2001. Locally owned and operated, this brewery brings the old-world tradition of European Lager brewing to Utah. Located just outside of Salt Lake City, this brewery has a cozy atmosphere with genuine hospitality along with a menu that includes Czech and German pub classics like schnitzel, pierogies and bratwurst, fish n’ chips, and Bohemian goulash. Wash it all down with an 1842 Czech Pilsner Lager, 1841 Viennese Amber Lager, or Cherny Bock German-style Schwarzbier.

Vermont: The Alchemist Brewery - Stowe The Alchemist Brewery
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Vermont: The Alchemist Brewery - Stowe

Beer lovers visiting Vermont should add The Alchemist brewery to their itinerary. This popular brewery in Stowe has a beer garden and weekly tours, which include a commemorative tasting glass and a can of beer. You can try some of the most popular brews, including the Heady Topper, Focal Banger, Rapture, and Farmer’s Daughter while enjoying lawn games like corn hole or kicking back in a comfy chair in the brewery’s large outdoor space. 

Virginia: Vanish - Leesburg Vanish - Leesburg
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Virginia: Vanish - Leesburg

Located in Leesburg, Virginia, Vanish is a 63-acre, family-owned farm brewery with over 20 beers on tap. Known for its good beer and laid-back vibe, they focus on the use of local ingredients, bringing you beer that is plant-to-pint and seed-to-sip. It has a large (pup-friendly) outdoor space with scenic views, an arcade, playground, and food options, while you can even bring your non-beer drinking friends because they offer everything from watermelon margaritas to blackberry lemonade Frose. Catch live music or attend Cat Bingo while sipping fun drinks like the Ziggy Starburst Sour Ale or Far Far Away Hazy IPA.

Washington: Fremont Brewing - Seattle Fremont Brewing
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Washington: Fremont Brewing - Seattle

Fremont Brewing is a family-owned craft brewery in Seattle, brewing small-batch artisan beers made with the best local ingredients. Its outdoor Urban Beer Garden is spacious and both kid and pet-friendly, serving beers and ciders on tap including year-round favorites, specialty, and seasonal beers. Try a Core Flight with the Golden Pilsner, Sky Kraken Pale Ale, Summer Pale Ale, Lush, and Dark Star Imperial Stout, or choose your own adventure with five of your choice, or enjoy a slice of tropical bliss with the Paradise Fruited Ale.

West Virginia: Weathered Ground Brewery - Ghent Weathered Ground Brewery
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West Virginia: Weathered Ground Brewery - Ghent

The Mountain State is home to Weathered Ground Brewery, a family-owned brewery located on beautiful farmland in Cool Ridge. Many of the Farmhouse Ales incorporate local agriculture into the beer whether it grows in their garden or on another local farm. The brewery has a laid-back setting with both indoor and outdoor spaces, live music, and a food menu that includes beer cheese and pretzels, salads, and brick-oven pizza. Its inviting ambiance pairs perfectly with the list of beer options, which include an 8.8% More Scrappy Than Scrappy IPA, Cooler Than Cool Ridge Lager, and Pockets Full of Pawpaws Sour.

Wisconsin: Lakefront Brewery - Milwaukee Lakefront Brewery
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Wisconsin: Lakefront Brewery - Milwaukee

Not just a top brewery in Milwaukee but also in the entire state of Wisconsin, Lakefront Brewery is a premier destination for beer fans. The Beer Hall has popular weekly events like Wednesday Trivia and Friday Fish Frys, while CurdWagon is Lakefront’s cheese curd-slinging food truck, set up near the riverside patio in the warmer months. Snag a spot on the daily tour for a souvenir pint glass and two 16 oz pours, then choose from the lineup of award-winning beer in the brewery, such as the IPA, Eastside Dark Bavarian Dark Lager, and Fuel Cafe Coffee Stout.

Wyoming: Ten Sleep Brewing Company - Ten Sleep Ten Sleep Brewing Company
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Wyoming: Ten Sleep Brewing Company - Ten Sleep

Serving “Good Beer for Good People since 2013, Ten Sleep Brewing Company has a beautiful barn setting. It’s a popular stop with road trippers for a reason, as the worthy stop boasts a red cliff backdrop and 360-degree views of the Badlands, the Bighorn Mountains, and Signal Cliff Butte. It makes for a truly unique setting, coupled with live music and popular beers like the Speed Goat Golden Ale, Pack Saddle Porter, and Outlaw Amber. If you want to stay and see Ten Sleep Brewing’s setting at night, book a stay at one of the campsites. 

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