America's best beers and brewhouses are no longer limited to the Pacific Northwest and cities like Asheville, NC, which have been leading the country's craft brewing renaissance over the last decade. And with the industry—one that’s all about innovation—reaching new heights these past several years, choosing a beer can be stressful. There are tons of options out there these days.
So to help you separate the wheat from the chaff, we've narrowed it down to 10 of the greatest craft beer producers across the U.S. Some we love simply for the beers and the stories behind them, while others get bonus points for their community involvement and environmental efforts. Either way, you can impress your friends by having these ice-cold brews on hand—and maybe even plan a visit to one of the breweries (many are open to the public) if you’re going to be in town.