2018 Zymurgy Best Beers By State

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In addition to announcing Zymurgy‘s Best Beers in America 2018, we also like to break out the results by state.

Check out the table below to see what earned the titles of Top Beer and Top Brewery.

Note: The Top Beer and Top Brewery by state results are unique, meaning the Top Beer is not always brewed by the Top Brewery. The results for each were compiled in one table, organized alphabetically by state name, for your convenience. 

Certified Independent Breweries

craft-beerAll the breweries marked with an asterisk (*) are independent breweries in the United States.

More than 6,000 operating breweries exist in the U.S., and 98 percent are considered independent.

When you’re shopping for beer, look for the independent craft brewer seal. You’ll spot it in a variety of places, including on packaging and labels, at events, on tap handles, and on menus and websites. This seal signifies a brewery as independent.

Learn more about independent craft breweries on CraftBeer.com.


Top Beer

Top Brewery

Alabama Good People Brewing Co.*
Alaska Alaskan Brewing Co.*
Arizona SanTan Brewing Co.*
Arkansas Ozark Beer Co.*
California Russian River Brewing*
Colorado New Belgium Brewing*
Connecticut Two Roads Brewing Co.*
Delaware Dogfish Head Craft Brewery*
Florida Cigar City Brewing*
Georgia Creature Comforts Brewing Co.*
Hawaii Maui Brewing Co.*
Idaho Wallace Brewing Co.*
Illinois Goose Island Beer Co.
Indiana 3 Floyds Brewing Co.*
Iowa Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.*
Kansas Tallgrass Brewing Co.*
Kentucky Old Louisville Brewery*
Louisiana Parish Brewing Co.*
Maine Allagash Brewing Co.*
Maryland Heavy Seas Beer*
Massachussetts Tree House Brewing Co.*
Michigan Bell’s Brewery, Inc.*
Minnesota Surly Brewing Co.*
Mississippi Southern Prohibition Brewing*
Missouri Boulevard Brewing Co.*
Montana Big Sky Brewing*
Nebraska Nebraska Brewing Co.*
Nevada Revision Brewing Co.*
New Hampshire Smuttynose Brewing Co.*
New Jersey Kane Brewing Co.*
New Mexico La Cumbre Brewing Co.*
New York Brewery Ommegang*
North Carolina NoDa Brewing Co.*
North Dakota Drekker Brewing Co.*
Ohio Great Lakes Brewing Co.*
Oklahoma Prairie Artisan Ales*
Oregon Deschutes Brewery*
Pennsylvania Victory Brewing Co.*
Rhode Island Proclamation Ale Co.*
South Carolina Westbrook Brewing Co.*
South Dakota
  • Pile O Dirt Porter | American Porter
  • Crow Peak Brewing Co.*
Crow Peak Brewing Co.*
Tennessee Bearded Iris Brewing*
Texas Saint Arnold Brewing Co.*
Utah Epic Brewing Co.*
Vermont The Alchemist*
Virginia The Veil Brewing Co.*
Washington Fremont Brewing*
Washington D.C. 3 Stars Brewing*
West Virginia Big Timber Brewing*
Wisconsin New Glarus Brewing Co.*
Wyoming Melvin Brewing*