2019 Zymurgy Best Beers By State

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In addition to announcing Zymurgy‘s Best Beers in America 2019, 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 have been compiled into one table and organized alphabetically by state name for your convenience. 

State Top Beer Top Brewery
Alabama Yellowhammer Brewing*
Alaska Alaskan Brewing Co.*
Arizona Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.*
Arkansas Lost Forty Brewing*
California Russian River Brewing*
Colorado Odell Brewing Co.*
Connecticut Counter Weight Brewing Co.*
Delaware Dogfish Head Craft Brewery*
Florida Cigar City Brewing*
Georgia Creature Comforts Brewing Co.*
Hawaii Aloha Beer Co.*
Idaho Barbarian Brewing*
Illinois Goose Island Beer Co.
Indiana 3 Floyds Brewing Co.*
Iowa Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.*
Kansas Walnut River Brewing Co.*
Kentucky Old Louisville Brewery*
Louisiana Great Raft Brewing*
Maine Allagash Brewing Co.*
Maryland AleCraft Brewery
Massachusetts Tree House Brewing Co.*
Michigan Bell’s Brewery, Inc.*
Minnesota Surly Brewing Co.*
Mississippi Southern Prohibition Brewing Co.*
Missouri Boulevard Brewing Co.*
Montana Big Sky Brewing*
Nebraska Nebraska Brewing Co.*
Nevada Revision Brewing Co.*
New Hampshire Smuttynose Brewing Co.*
New Jersey Cape May Brewing Co.*
New Mexico La Cumbre Brewing Co.*
New York Brewery Ommegang*
North Carolina NoDa Brewing Co.*
North Dakota
  • Radegast Amber | Hazy Amber Ale
  • Prairie Brothers Brewing Co.*
Drekker Brewing Co.*
Ohio Fat Head’s Brewery*
Oklahoma Prairie Artisan Ales*
Oregon Deschutes Brewery*
Pennsylvania Tröegs Independent Brewing*
Rhode Island Tilted Barn Brewery*
South Carolina Westbrook Brewing Co.*
South Dakota Lost Cabin Beer Co.*
Tennessee Wiseacre Brewing Co.*
Texas Saint Arnold Brewing Co.*
Utah Epic Brewing Co.*
Vermont The Alchemist*
Virginia The Veil Brewing Co.*
Washington Fremont Brewing*
Washington, D.C. Right Proper Brewing Company*
West Virginia Chestnut Brew Works*
Wisconsin New Glarus Brewing Co.*
Wyoming Melvin Brewing*

Certified Independent Breweries


All 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.

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