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: 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: 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.