Breakout Brewer

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.

Breakout Brewer: Jester King Brewery

The addition of a stainless-steel coolship in 2013 has let Jester King Brewery explore the “living performance art” of 100 percent spontaneously fermented beers.

Breakout Brewer: Wander Brewing

At Wander Brewing, the biggest focus is blazing a trail through beer and beer styles that interest and inspire them, from Belgian styles to rauchbiers to fruited kettle sours to barrel-aged saisons to coolship beers and, yes, even IPAs.

Breakout Brewer: Cloudburst Brewing

Brewing on used equipment and playing around with new techniques, hops, or other ingredients, Cloudburst Brewing is turning out a spectrum of beers that are remembered for their bold names and the causes they support.

Breakout Brewer: Aslan Brewing Co.

From core beers to core values and down to every last detail, Aslan Brewing Co. is very much an expression of its four owners’ commitment to organic ingredients and their community.

Breakout Brewer: Transient Artisan Ales

Specializing in modern farmhouse ales, Transient Artisan Ales’ Founder and Brewmaster Chris Betts uses simple recipes and barrel fermentation to create beers that are works of art.

Breakout Brewer: Burial Beer Co.

With deep roots in the town’s history, a diverse lineup of inspired beers, and major expansion in its future, Burial Beer Co. has established itself as a fundamental planet in Asheville, North Carolina’s craft-beer-soaked universe.

Breakout Brewer: The Rare Barrel

Through trial and error with three base beers, The Rare Barrel’s Jay Goodwin creates award-winning sour beers.