In the cities, in the hills, and on the shores of every state in America, thriving microbreweries are working hard to bring quality brews to thirsty consumers. Looking at the most popular beers from the most celebrated breweries from each state, we get to see what modern craft brewing looks like.
From hop-forward IPAs to fruit-filled European-inspired brews, the variety of handcrafted beer beverages in America are as wild and wonderfully diverse as the varied communities they call home.
This wildly successful local brewery operates numerous locations, including a brewery and distillery, along with two dedicated eateries and even the Dogfish Inn, where people can stay while exploring and adventuring in coastal Delaware.
The Bourbon Barrel-Aged World Wide Stout, 90 Minute IPA, and World Wide Stout are among the brewery's most acclaimed offerings.7523Worth the visit?
This popular brewery was established in 1997 when the company opened the doors to its first brewery in Grand Rapids. A public taproom was opened the following year. Since then, Founders has expanded and opened a second taproom and brewery in Detroit after cultivating a passionate fan base.
The brewery's CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) and KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - both American imperial stouts - are among the most popular brews, as well as the Backwoods B*stard Scotch Ale.8633Worth the visit?
More than a quarter of a century after it was created, New Glarus Brewing Company is still going strong, and is still owned and operated by Deb and Daniel Carey, the couple who founded the establishment in 1993. Located on the outskirts of the town the brewery is named for, New Glarus Brewing Company offers tours of its facilities.
The brewery's best-selling beer is Spotted Cow, an American cream ale, while some of the most-lauded beverages include the Raspberry Tart and Serendipity fruit beers.8334Worth the visit?
This craft brewery, located in Munster, was founded in 1996 by Mike Floyd and his sons, Nick and Simon - hence the name. The brewery includes an adjacent brewpub, which features pub-only beer options. 3 Floyds also recently opened up a distillery across from the brewery, which offers craft gins and whiskey selections.
As for the beers, fans of 3 Floyds Brewing have an affinity for the Marshmallow Handjee - a Russian imperial stout featuring a robust 15% ABV - as well as Zombie Dust, which is an American pale ale.6122Worth the visit?