Special Report

The 35 Most Popular Craft Breweries in America

29. Spoetzl Brewery
> Location: Shiner, Texas

Generations of beer-lovers, Texan and otherwise, have enjoyed Shiner Bock and other specialties from this historic brewery, established in 1909 in the town of Shiner, southeast of Austin. Shiner Bock was introduced in 1913, and two years later, German master brewer Kosmos Spoetzl bought the facility, giving it his name.

28. Boulevard Brewing Co.
> Location: Kansas City, Missouri

The first Boulevard Pale Ale rolled out of what was originally a 35-barrel brewhouse in 1989. Since then, the brewery has grown exponentially. In 1984, Belgium’s Duvel Moortgat company, whose famous Duvel beer was an early inspiration to Boulevard founder John McDonald, bought the company. Today, the brewery’s headquarters includes a Tours & Rec Center, complete with a deck offering tabletop shuffleboard.

Source: Courtesy of The Bruery

27. The Bruery
> Location: Anaheim, California

The Bruery, a boutique craft brewery focused on barrel-aged and experimental ales, was founded by one-time law student and home brewer Patrick Rue (hence “Bruery”) in 2008. Among the beers in Rue’s repertoire are Goses Are Red (a rosé version of the German-style sour ale type called gose) and Ruekeller Helles (Helles is a kind of malty German lager).

Source: Courtesy of Funky Buddha Brewery

26. Funky Buddha Brewery
> Location: Oakland Park, Florida

Originally a tea and hookah bar that evolved into a craft beer lounge and one-barrel brewhouse, Funky Buddha opened a new full-scale brewery facility in 2013 near the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport. Its range of beers includes Hop Gun IPA, Vibin’ Groovable Lager, and Manhattan Double Rye Ale.

25. Deschutes Brewery
> Location: Bend, Oregon

A brewery with a nearby “public house” that has been a fixture in Bend since 1988, Deschutes has a social conscience. It announces on its website that “We are committed to the craft beer industry and our community by honoring our mission [t]o profitably deliver the world’s finest adult beverages and cultivate extraordinary experiences.” Those adult beverages include Lil’ Squeezy Juicy Ale, Fresh Haze IPA, and a seasonal Tangelo and Cardamom Sour Ale.