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Best in Beer 2021 Readers’ Choice: Your Favorite Breweries By Size

You voted, we tallied. Here are your favorite breweries, broken into categories by volume produced.

Readers of Craft Beer & Brewing Nov 11, 2021 - 4 min read

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Small Breweries

(fewer than 15,000 barrels per year)

1. (tie) Hill Farmstead (Greensboro Bend, Vermont) & Burial (Asheville, North Carolina)
3. WeldWerks (Greeley, Colorado)
4. Highland Park (Los Angeles)
5. Bierstadt Lagerhaus (Denver)
6. Holy Mountain (Seattle)
7. Wayfinder (Portland, Oregon)
8. Cloudburst (Seattle)
9. Jester King (Austin)
10. Side Project (Maplewood, Missouri)
11. Central Waters (Amherst, Wisconsin)
12. Dovetail (Chicago)
13. Notch (Salem, Massachusetts)
14. Hop Butcher for the World (Chicago)
15. Cantillon (Brussels)
16. Monkish (Torrance, California)
17. Fair Isle (Seattle)
18. Wolves & People (Newberg, Oregon)
19. Great Notion (Portland, Oregon)
20. Schilling (Littleton, New Hampshire)

Small Regional Breweries

(15,000–35,000 barrels per year)

1. Trillium (Canton, Massachusetts)
2. The Alchemist (Stowe, Vermont)
3. Other Half (Brooklyn, New York)
4. pFriem (Hood River, Oregon)
5. Half Acre (Chicago)
6. Reuben’s Brews (Seattle)
7. Breakside (Portland, Oregon)
8. Lawson’s Finest (Warren, Vermont)
9. Fort George (Astoria, Oregon)
10. Maine Beer (Freeport, Maine)
11. Ommegang (Cooperstown, New York)
12. Prairie Artisan Ales (Krebs, Oklahoma)
13. Destihl (Normal, Illinois)
14. Urban Chestnut (St. Louis)
15. The Bruery (Placentia, California)
16. Parish (Broussard, Louisiana)
17. KC Bier (Kansas City, Missouri)
18. Bale Breaker (Yakima, Washington)
19. Great Divide (Denver)
20. Untitled Art (Waunakee, Wisconsin)

Midsize Regional Breweries

(35,000–100,000 barrels per year)

1. Russian River (Santa Rosa, California)
2. Tree House (Charlton, Massachusetts)
3. Allagash (Portland, Maine)
4. Three Floyds (Munster, Indiana)
5. Toppling Goliath (Decorah, Iowa)
6. Fremont (Seattle)
7. Surly (Minneapolis)
8. New Holland (Holland, Michigan)
9. Modern Times (San Diego)
10. Creature Comforts (Athens, Georgia)
11. Revolution (Chicago)
12. Rogue (Newport, Oregon)
13. Highland (Asheville, North Carolina)
14. Left Hand (Longmont, Colorado)
15. Saint Arnold (Houston)
16. Fat Head’s (Middleburg Heights, Ohio)
17. Jack’s Abby (Framingham, Massachusetts)
18. Brew Dog (Columbus, Ohio)
19. Flying Dog (Frederick, Maryland)
20. Pizza Port (Carlsbad, California)

Large Breweries

(100,000+ barrels per year)

1. Sierra Nevada (Chico, California)
2. Bell’s (Kalamazoo, Michigan)
3. Founders (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
4. New Belgium (Fort Collins, Colorado)
5. Firestone Walker (Paso Robles, California)
6. Stone (Escondido, California)
7. Dogfish Head (Milton, Delaware)
8. New Glarus (New Glarus, Wisconsin)
9. Samuel Adams (Boston)
10. Deschutes (Bend, Oregon)
11. Tröegs (Hershey, Pennsylvania)
12. Great Lakes (Cleveland, Ohio)
13. Odell (Fort Collins, Colorado)
14. Lagunitas/Heineken (Petaluma, California)
15. Boulevard (Kansas City, Missouri)
16. Cigar City (Tampa)
17. Southern Tier (Lakewood, New York)
18. Yuengling (Pottsville, Pennsylvania)
19. Victory (Downingtown, Pennsylvania)
20. Anchor (San Francisco)

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