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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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Showing off our new glassware filled with Hypnotize Minds, our Blueberry Passionfruit Berliner!!! These will be going on sale @flaglerbrewing this Saturday 5pm. Limited quantities so only 2 per person. $10 each, cash only. Cheers! #properglassware #hypnotizeminds #3sonsbrewingco #taptakeover
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.
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.
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.
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Blackberry Bière du Pays to-go release will be 3/26/17 starting at noon at the Brewery! Allocations based on turnout. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Blackberry Biére du Pays is our restrained approach to a fruited Saison. We added a thoughtful amount of Blackberries to our Biére du Pays to not cloud the nuances of our lovely, little beer, but to add a layer of soft fruit and color for a new experience. Our Missouri yeast and bacteria provide the layers of complexity to this farmhouse ale that was aged in wine barrels for several months before being naturally conditioned in this bottle. $25 / bbl, allocations based on turnout. Cheers, Cory King
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
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.