Breakout Brewer: Jackie O’s Brewery
With a core lineup of beers that hasn’t changed much since they first opened, a new facility for souring, and a commitment to the community, Jackie O’s Brewery is serious about making great beer in a place they can enjoy with family and friends.
Breakout Brewer: Fonta Flora Brewery
On the eastern edge of the North Carolina’s Blue Ridge mountains, Fonta Flora Brewery is pursuing a vision of honest and creative beer made with locally sourced ingredients that reflect both the terroir, and the pioneering spirit, of their locale.
Breakout Brewer: Blackberry Farm Brewery
In a mountain hamlet on the Tennessee side of the Great Smoky Mountains, Blackberry Farm Brewery is putting the “farm” back in “farmhouse” with their focus on seasonality, local ingredients, hospitality, culinary cross-polination, and native culture.
Breakout Brewer: Great Notion Brewing Co.
With a progressive culinary mindset and a commitment to “anything goes” experimentation, Great Notion Brewing has become integral to the conversation about the juicy, hazy New England–style IPAs despite their location on the opposite side of the country.
Breakout Brewer: The Brew Gentlemen
Early adopters and brewers of the softer, juicier New England–style IPA, the “gentlemen brewers” at Brew Gentlemen in Braddock, Pennsylvania, live by kaizen, a manufacturing term for continuous improvement. And their IPAs and pale ales show it.