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Breakout Brewer: Brewery Silvaticus Ales & Lagers

Proving that experience is the best teacher, Jay Bullen, a homebrewer turned pro who has bounced from one side of the country to the other, recently settled in northern Massachusetts and is now focused on creating traditional styles.

Breakout Brewer: Highland Park Brewing Co.

With a new tasting room and a second location, Highland Park Brewery in Los Angeles can clearly follow two paths: the predictable, more controlled one of beers made in stainless with one yeast strain, and the other path—mixed-culture fermentation.

Breakout Brewer: Heirloom Rustic Ales

Tulsa, Oklahoma’s newcomer Heirloom Rustic Ales courts locals with open-fermented saisons and lagers, proving that good beer takes time and that as craft evolves and grows, having recipes for the uninitiated is great for business.

Breakout Brewer: Blind Enthusiasm Brewing Co.

There’s general agreement that Alberta, Canada, is about a decade behind its brewing neighbors to the south. Still, while there’s a lot to celebrate locally, Blind Enthusiasm Brewing Company in Edmonton might just be the brewery that ushers in the new age.

Breakout Brewer: Troon Brewing Co.

Troon Brewing is a small brewery that sits in an old barn on 800 acres in New Jersey’s rolling farmland. The beers produced are largely hazy IPAs, and more and more, they are being traded, checked-in, and closely examined.

Breakout Brewer: Civil Society Brewing Co.

New England–style hoppy beers, but Civil Society Brewing Co. has carved out a niche in the sunshine state for just that. And that niche keeps growing as they connect and collaborate with like-minded progressive brewers across the country.

Breakout Brewer: Bonn Place Brewing

After spending just a little time with Sam Masotto and talking beer, it’s hard not to think of the Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde comparison. The Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based brewer talks about his appreciation of the classics, but not being defined by styles.

Breakout Brewer: TRVE Brewing Co.

The taproom (also home to the original brewhouse) may be the darkest in craft beer, with the black walls, dim lighting, candles, pentagrams, and skulls you’d expect from a brewery run by dedicated metalheads

Breakout Brewery: New Realm Brewing Co.

Mitch Steele, the long-time brewmaster for Stone Brewing, and one of the most thoughtful brewers in the industry talks about his new venture, New Realm Brewing Co. in Atlanta.

Maplewood Brewery and Distillery: Telling Stories Through Beer

Chicago’s Maplewood Brewery & Distillery can tell a lot of stories. There’s the tale of being the only brewery/distillery in Illinois. The legal thriller of losing their original name. But the best story of Maplewood is the sagas its telling with beer.