We’ve written about the craft beer boom many times over the last decade. The total number of breweries is well over 8,000 in the U.S. That’s an awful lot of IPAs, Stouts, Pale Ales, Porters, and sour beers. We’re all about patronizing your local craft breweries (especially right now), but it’s a fruitless endeavor to attempt to even sample beer from a small portion of the tremendous number of breweries in the country.
Since we’ve determined that it would take you hundreds of years to try every beer (not to mention the breweries currently set to open or recently opened), why not just drink the best of the best? That’s why we took it upon ourselves to make a list of the top craft beers in America that you need to try. Some are harder to find than others, so good luck.
Christopher Osburn is a freelance writer located in Rochester, NY. He writes primarily about food and drink and has had his work appear on Uproxx, Thrillist, Food & Wine, Paste, Maxim, Men's Journal and a handful of others.