For the past two years, I've had the opportunity to contribute to The Daily Meal's Best Craft Breweries in America list. Last year, the list was only 25 breweries long, but this year, Jess Novak, The Daily Meal's Drink Editor, decided to expand the list to 50. I was asked to nominate my Top 10 and, amazingly, all 10 of them made the list.
I figured that I should give a big shout out to Founder's Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, MI) for taking the top spot! As someone born and bred in Michigan, they will always have a special place in my heart. I also thought I would share the commentary that I provided The Daily Meal regarding two other amazing Midwestern breweries.
Shorts Brewing Co. (Bellaire, MI): "They're the antithesis of the brewery looking to stay true to style, and that is part of their charm. If you want to be surprised and wowed by a beer that just doesn't seem like it should work, head to Short's."
New Glarus Brewing Co. (New Glarus, WI): "When people ask me about New Glarus I always tell them that it's the brewery that puts quality above everything else. You're not going to see something ridiculous coming from them. Instead, you'll see flawless examples, perfectly to style that stand out due to their simplicity."
I invite you to take a look at the full list here and obviously, I would love to hear your thoughts!
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