Region: United States
Description: The Almanac Beer Company was founded in 2010 by Jesse Friedman and Damian Fagan, and is best known for their barrel aged sours, such as their Farmers Reserve, Brettaville and Hoppy Sour series – sour and wild beers that combine oak aging and the bounty of California farms to create complex flavors and aromas. In addition, Almanac also produces Fresh Beer now available in cans, highlighting hoppy and bright flavors in San Francisco IPA, Saison Dolores, Craft Pilsner and citrus-laden Mandarina Farmhouse Ale. Farm-to- barrel brewing is about selecting the best in locally sourced fruit and blending it into beers inspired by the great brewing traditions of the world. Jesse and Damian collaborated to found the Almanac Beer Company—a brewery dedicated to producing seasonal artisan ales, brewed specifically to complement local cuisine sourced and prepared with the same great care and craft.
Category: Beer & Cider
Description: Artisanal Imports’ portfolio of fine ales and lagers is broad and represents a wide range of beer styles, but it is not our mission to collect every small brewery across Europe. They don’t import awards, just the beverages that win them.
Region: Atlanta, Georgia
Description: Founded in 1993, Red Brick began their brewing odyssey at a small building in downtown Atlanta. They have established a 20-year tradition of producing fresh, interesting, and delicious brews for your drinking pleasure. They pride themselves on crafting a variety of year round and seasonal offerings, including their exclusive Brick Mason series.
Category: Beer, Cider, Mead
Description: B. United International was established in the summer of 1994 upon a review of the most distinctive beers available around the world. The resulting portfolio contains an exclusive mix of brands that share several common characteristics including: traditional brewing processes and ingredients, superior longevity, and the ability to deliver the ultimate taste and flavor experience to our customer for the respective category.
Region: Placentia, California
Description: The Bruery is a boutique craft brewery located in Orange County, CA specializing in barrel aged and experimental ales. Founded as a small, friend & family run business in 2008, The Bruery takes its unique moniker from founder Patrick Rue’s family surname.
Region: Orange County, California
Description: Founded on an exciting revitalization of age-old traditions blended with current culture and newly forging practices, Bruery Terreux tells the story of wildly traditional bière™. Specializing in farmhouse-style wild and sour ales, Bruery Terreux is rustic, traditional, familial, yet innovative and independent in spirit.
Region: Portland, Oregon
Description: Tart, barrel-aged beers are the emerging beer style and Cascade Brewing is a pioneer of the NW style sour beer movement. Cascade Brewing is, by nature, the definition of artisanal brewing: not bound by stylistic guidelines, just their own imagination and the ingredients they can get their hands on. Pucker up and join the sour revolution!
Description: Something’s happening, and it involves clown shoes and beer. Clown Shoes? It’s a long story, but to condense it a group submitted the name to the Beer Advocate contest that resulted in The Wrath of Pecant. Clown Shoes’ submission didn’t crack the top 5, which then fueled the fire for this team to keep at it. Now they are creating some truly spectacular brews with a mission to produce beer without pretension while being free and a little crazy.
Region: Portland, Oregon
Description: Ecliptic Brewing is a venture from John Harris, an Oregon craft brewing icon. John unites his two passions, brewing and astronomy, to push the limits of creativity in the brewhouse, and create a sense of place in both the restaurant and the beer they build.
Region: United States
Description: David Cole and Peter Erickson are the founders and co-owners of Epic Brewing Company. Cole and Erickson, originally from California, started an international aquaculture company in Utah in 1992. In 2008, Utah law changed allowing these two entrepreneurs to pursue their longtime dream of opening a strong beer microbrewery in Utah, like those they frequented in the Golden State. Admittedly, beer geeks, foodies and "Epic" adventure junkies, they share a passion for making and drinking fine ales and lagers. The Epic team has a strong belief in doing everything "all out."
Description: Flensburg Brewery is proud of the unique fresh taste of their beers – though it’s not surprising since the water they use to brew with originates from the underground glacier streams of Northern Scandinavia, and is totally free of pollutants. That’s one secret to the consistently fresh premium-quality beers they've been producing since 1888. They take pride in knowing that their customers appreciate how much experience and quality go into brewing at Flensburg Brewery.
Region: Munich, Germany
Description: The name Hacker-Pschorr dates back to the marriage of Teresia Hacker and Joseph Pschorr. Under the couple’s leadership, Hacker-Pschorr advanced to become Munich’s leading major brewery in the 18th century. Doing business in a sustainable and environmental manner combined with courage and innovation, that is “the heaven of the Bavarians,” a Hacker-Pschorr tradition since 1417.
Description: Jamil Zainasheff started brewing in 1999, soon thereafter he was winning awards in homebrew competitions. Brewing beers in every style recognized by the Beer Judge Certification Program and winning medals in the finals of the National Homebrew Competition every year since 2002, Jamil embraced his inner heretic and joined Heretic Brewing to push the boundaries of beer flavors. At Heretic Brewing Company Jamil Zainasheff is pushing his passion for beers to a new level and putting his craft in the hands of beer lovers nationwide!
Region: Akron, Ohio
Description: Hoppin’ Frog Brewery is a small, hands-on brewery in Akron, Ohio crafting award winning beers in the most flavorful styles. Hoppin’ Frog brews the highest quality beer with an uncompromising focus on detail, from ingredient selection all the way through the brewing process.
Description: Horny Goat carefully crafts all of their products so you can have a famously fun time, every time. Horny Goat Brewing Co. embraces aggressiveness, crazy events, unique brews and colorful characters. The name “Horny Goat” was chosen to represent the breweries playful and lighthearted way of life.
Region: Eureka, California
Description: Founded in 1990 by two women, Lost Coast Brewery and Café is one of the only breweries in the United States founded by women. Located in the Humboldt Bay area of California, Master Brewer Barbara Groom uses West Plains barley and the exceptionally clean water of Humboldt County to add West Coast flavor to her reimagined traditional English-style ales.
Description: In 1995 Moylan’s Brewing Co. opened at Rowland Plaza, bringing Novato into the ranks of other world class brew towns like Portland and Seattle by claiming the rights to its own Microbrewery thanks to bay area native Brendan Moylan. The 44 year old co-owner of Marin Brewing Co. in Larkspur, Brendan brings more than 28 years of brewing experience to Novato, which began with his first home brewing kit one year after college.
Region: United States
Description: Nebraska Brewing Company was formed in November of 2007 and has established itself as a Midwest Innovator of quality Craft Beers and Artisanal Barrel-Aged Products. Building on a reputation for quality, flavor, and creativity Nebraska Brewing Company strives to be a stand-out in an ever growing field.
Description: Orange Blossom Brewing is a home-grown company started by Orlando native Tom Moench. Starting with his very approachable, light, crisp honey beer named Orange Blossom Pilsner, Tom set out to help people discover and enjoy craft beer. His passion, creativity, high standards for quality and dedication to the science of brewing, has helped win fans all over the country. OBB now offers five beers available across Florida and parts of the Southern US.
Region: Middlebury, Vermont
Description: Otter Creek has been hitting, hopping and dosing brews with creativity since acid-wash jeans were hip. Under the direction of brewmaster Mike Gerhart, Otter Creek is undergoing a renaissance of rad, a rebirth of cool—throwing a bit of kind into the kettle whenever possible.