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Founders’ Roundtable

We tapped the expertise of craft-brewery owners from throughout the country to share what’s worked as they’ve grown from start-up into a successful business.

Breakout Brewer: The Rare Barrel

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

Breakout Brewer: The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.

The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. tastes more like Munich than Austin with its award-winning lineup of hoppy American and traditional German beer styles that add to the breadth of the city’s already robust beer scene.

Breakout Brewer: Breakside Brewery

Breakside Brewery in Portland, Oregon, is well known for its IPAs—but that wasn’t really the plan. At least it wasn’t the whole plan.

Breakout Brewer: Susquehanna Brewing Company

Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Pittston, Pennsylvania, Susquehanna Brewing Company is reviving history and making history at the same time.

Breakout Brewer: Holy Mountain Brewing Co.

Holy Mountain Brewing Co., a small 10-barrel brewery in Seattle, opened in 2015 and immediately developed a cult-like following. Here’s their story.

Breakout Brewer: Door County

While test batches are part and parcel of every brewery’s program, Danny McMahon of Door County Brewing Company takes it to the extreme. This pursuit of new ideas has helped turn his dream into one of the most exciting young breweries in the Midwest.

Breakout Brewer: Wit’s End Brewing Co.

At Wit’s End Brewing Co., their passion to experiment and brew the beers they find inspiring remains paramount to their brewing philosophy.

Breakout Brewer: Creature Comforts

Curiosity, community service, and high-quality balanced beers are the focal points of this relatively new brewery in Athens, Georgia.

Breakout Brewer: Hardywood Park

For Patrick Murtaugh and Eric McKay, the co-owners of Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, it’s all about relationships as they strive to incorporate local ingredients into their beers.