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Breakout Brewer: Alvarado Street Brewery

Father and son team John and J.C. Hill opened Alvarado Street Brewery in 2014 as an upscale brewpub in tony Monterey, California with modest goals, but their exploration into hazy IPAs and fruit-forward kettle sours quickly put them on the map.

Breakout Brewer: J. Wakefield Brewing

Known for two distinct and different styles—the fruited Berliner and the adjunct stout—Jonathan Wakefield has carved out a niche in southern Florida with his flavorful, culinary-inspired brewing.

Breakout Brewer: Industrial Arts Brewing Co.

After a career spent at the helm of other breweries, Jeff O’Neil opened his own in 2016 in New York’s Hudson Valley. Industrial Arts Brewing Co. is simple yet impressive, the culmination of a career in brewing that led to the opening of a brewer’s brewery.

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: Three Weavers Brewing

Supported by sales of their polished and nuanced core beers but looking to a future of more mixed-culture stuff, barrel fermentations, and farmhouse styles, Three Weavers Brewing Company is building a reputation for award-winning, high-quality brews.

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: NoDa Brewing Company

Since opening NoDa Brewing Company five years ago, Brewmaster Chad Henderson has expanded the brewery not only in size, but in the number of unforgettable beers he brews.

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.