100 American Breweries in 30 Days!!!

Ok folks…HERE IT IS!! My list for my NEW beer challenge: 100 American Breweries in 30 Days! It will commence September 15 upon my arrival in Denver for the Great American Beer Festival.  The list leaves a mere 8 spots open, and is subject to change. I want to hear YOUR comments. Who should make one of those final spots? And why? What is the ONE beer from them that deserves to be included? I can’t wait to hear from you!!
  1. Abita
  2. Alaskan
  3. Alesmith
  4. Allagash
  5. Alpine
  6. Anchor
  7. Anderson Valley
  8. August Schell
  9. Avery
  10. Ballast Point
  11. Bear Republic
  12. Bells
  13. Bend
  14. Big Sky
  15. Bison
  16. Bluegrass Brewing
  17. Boulevard
  18. Breckenridge
  19. Brooklyn Brewery
  20. The Bruery
  21. Cambridge
  22. Captain Lawrence
  23. Cascade
  24. Cigar City
  25. Deschutes
  26. Dogfish Head
  27. Drake’s
  28. Firestone Walker
  29. Foothills Brewing
  30. Full Sail
  31. Flying Dog
  32. Founders
  33. Goose Island
  34. Great Divide
  35. Great Lakes
  36. Green Flash
  37. Hair of the Dog
  38. Harpoon
  39. Highland
  40. Hopworks
  41. Iron Horse
  42. Jolly Pumpkin
  43. Karl Strauss
  44. Kona
  45. Lagunitas
  46. Lazy Magnolia
  47. Leinenkugel
  48. Lost Abbey
  49. Lost Coast
  50. Magic Hat
  51. Main Street Brewing
  52. Marin Brewing Co.
  53. Moylan’s
  54. New Belgium
  55. New England Brewing
  56. New Glarus
  57. New Holland
  58. Ninkasi
  59. NOLA
  60. North Coast
  61. Odell
  62. Ommegang
  63. Oskar Blues
  64. Otter Creek
  65. Pete’s
  66. Pike
  67. Port Brewing
  68. Portsmouth
  69. Pretty Things
  70. Pyramid
  71. Revolution
  72. Rogue
  73. Russian River
  74. Samuel Adams
  75. Shipyard
  76. Sierra Nevada
  77. Ska
  78. Smuttynose
  79. Southern Tier
  80. Southhampton
  81. Speakeasy
  82. Sprecher
  83. Stone
  84. Stoudt
  85. Surly
  86. Sweetwater
  87. Three Floyds
  88. Troegs
  89. 21st Amendment
  90. Upright
  91. Utica
  92. Victory
  93. Wachusett
  94. Weyerbacher
  95. Yuengling

21 Comments Add yours

  1. Try the Nebraska Brewing Company – bronze medal for their Melange a Trois at GABF.

  2. Holy Mackerel makes some great Belgian style brews.

  3. Troy says:

    When you have Alaskan, be sure to have the Pale Ale.

  4. Kyle says:

    What an awesome idea. And well done I must say. I get to wonder the GABF on Friday. Cheers if I see you there.

  5. LouDogg says:

    Hello all!
    just found this site and had to share the most recent pint of gold… Toulumne Meadows IPA by Mammoth Brew Co.

  6. Dianne Ritchie says:

    Boundary Bay in Bellingham, WA
    The Imperial IPA is fantastic!

  7. John says:

    Berkshire Brewing Company in Mass. Their Octoberfest is out now.

  8. Brad says:

    Heavy Seas Beer (Clipper City Brewing Co. – Baltimore, MD) is smack dab in the middle of Flying Dog (Frederick, MD) and Dogfish Head (Rehobeth, DE)

    Their flagship beer is Loose Cannon, a “Hop3 Ale”, which just won 2nd place at the Real Ale competition / Michael Jackson Award of the Great British Beer Festival (out of almost 100 beers)


    Definitely give them a look!

  9. Jessica Anderson Turner says:

    Oh, do consider Depot Street (Jonesborough, TN). It’s a mere hour from Asheville and Highland Brewery, and I’d happily serve as guide for a chance to catch up after all these years!!! 🙂

  10. JohnKing says:

    Dark Horse brewery (OH)- Scotty Karate Scoth Ale preferably

    New Albanian (IN)- Hoptimus

    Two Brothers (IL)

  11. I would recommend Kettlehouse from Missoula, MT, and their Cold Smoke Scotch Ale…I am very particular to it and it’s in cans. I could hook you up, if availability is an issue.

  12. Tom says:

    I suggest some more Chicago breweries like Half Acre and Metropolitan. Also, Terrapin Brewery is suppose to be good stuff.

    1. A_Bobs says:

      I agree with the Terrapin suggestion. I’ve had some really tasty brews from them.

  13. Alex Kinney says:

    Mother Earth Brewing (Kinston, NC)

  14. barleydine says:

    Bavarian Barbarian and Otto’s. I can get them to you.

  15. threefrenchs says:

    Bootleggers Brewery – Fullerton, Ca.

  16. novabeerfly says:

    Devil’s Backbone…they won a bunch of awards at last year’s GABF. I have not actually had any of their beers, but they are one of the few (If not only) Virginia brewerys at GABF, and I’m curious about what they have to offer (They are in Nelson County, VA, about 3.5 hours from me)

  17. Steve Curtin says:

    Laurie, nothing to add… All my favorites are listed (Boulevard Single Wide IPA, Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA, and Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale). Good job!

  18. Link says:

    Lucky Bucket Lager. Easily one of the best lagers brewed in the Midwest – also uses organic products in production and is one of the first breweries opened in Nebraska in more than a century. They also brew an IPA that is out of this world.

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