A Visual Tour of Untappd’s Ten Top Rated Breweries

Craft beer aficionados want other beer fans to know when they’ve tried something cool. It’s not bragging, it’s more like the equivalent of getting a stamp on in your passport. Beer drinkers, just like vagabonds, want their friends to know that they’ve gathered cool experiences. Also like backpacking, it’s a plugged in community that shares information freely. To this, beer fans use apps like Untappd to trade ideas and discuss what’s working (and what’s not working) in the world of beer. The site has a constantly changing list of the top rated breweries in the world. Not surprisingly — considering the app’s user base — most of them are located in the US (with one special appearance from Europe).

Here’s a visual tour of the top ten:

10.) Lawson’s Finest Liquids

Vermont is a beer fans dream and this brewery in Warren, Vermont is one of the best. A road trip through the home of Bernie Sanders should include this brewery and its selection of brews, including: Sip of Sunshine IPA, Double Dose IPA, and Session in the Rye Belgian Style Saison.

9.) Equilibrium Brewery

Located in Middletown, New York, Equilibrium Brewery came from the minds of MIT environmental engineers. Brews include: Photon Pale Ale and There and Back Again Sour, as well as various stouts and farmhouse ales.

8.) Casey Brewing & Blending

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Just like Vermont, Colorado is chocked full of well established breweries. You can check out the likes of Oskar Blues and New Belgium or you can stop by Casey for a variety of barrel fermented brews.

7.) Brasserie Cantillon

If you’re looking for an authentic Belgian brewery, look no further than Cantillon. If you’re a fan of the recent trend of sour beers in America, this brewery has exactly what you’re looking for with their traditional lambics.

6.) House of Fermentology

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With a name like House of Fermentology, you know this is a special kind of brewery. Just like Lawson’s, this brewery is located in Vermont. But, its beers (all wild ales) are much more similar to the offerings of Cantillon.

5.) 3 Sons Brewing

When you think of craft breweries, Florida (besides Cigar City Brewing) doesn’t usually come to mind. 3 Sons is starting to change the opinion of beer from the “Sunshine State” with brews like Lumberjack Morning Break Stout, Boysen Tha Hood Sour, and Dank Ness Monster IPA.

4.) Tree House Brewing Company

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Beer fans have been singing the praises of Tree House for the past few years. It’s not a surprise with high-quality beers like: Julius IPA, That’s What She Said Milk Stout, and Eureka! Blonde Ale.

3.) Side Project Brewing

Beer-wise, St. Louis is most known as the home of Budweiser. But, it’s the smaller breweries like Side Project that are really gaining a loyal following. The brewery began as a literal side project and is now regarded as one of the best breweries in the country.

2.) Schramm’s Mead

Mead isn’t beer, but a meadery is still considered a brewery of sorts. Hence the addition of Schramm’s and its Michigan-based mead. The honey-based drink comes in various flavors, including: raspberry, ginger, and nutmeg.

1.) The Alchemist

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It’s hard to beat the Alchemist. The following for this brewery is bordering on cult-like. People drive from all over the country just to purchase Heady Topper, Focal Banger, and the other offerings from this rural Vermont brewery.

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