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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.

Breakout Brewer: Fieldwork Brewing Co.

From its home base in Berkeley, California, Fieldwork Brewing Company is churning out an ever-rotating list of inventive beers for its growing collection of taprooms.

Breakout Brewer: Abnormal Beer Co.

Abnormal lives up to its name. In a city long known for beer, especially the dank hops-forward West Coast IPA, the owners also chose to open up a winery embracing the other California beverage of note.

Breakout Brewer: Holy City Brewing Co.

With a respect for style guidelines, Holy City Brewing’s Chris Brown produces some traditional beers, but as the brewery has grown, he’s loosened up, creating award-winning boundary-pushing beers to complement the food scene in Charleston, South Carolina.

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.