Best States for Craft Beer Lovers

October 16, 2018

Calling all craft beer lovers! Craft breweries have exploded in popularity across the United States. Here at Gravy Analytics, we wondered which states have the most craft breweries – and consumer visits – per capita. We used pseudonymous location data from July 2017 to July 2018 to find out. We also decided to highlight the most popular craft brewery in every top state.

Go grab a cold one and see if your home state made the list.

Best States for Craft Beer Lovers
10. Alaska

Glacier Brewhouse in Anchorage, Alaska has been catering to the residents of the last frontier for almost a quarter century. This brewhouse specializes in an expansive homemade beer selection and quality Alaskan fare. 

9. New Hampshire

The Portsmouth Brewery was named 2017’s Best Brewpub in New Hampshire by! This local joint is open 363 days a year – except Thanksgiving and Christmas – so they take their role as the local watering hole very seriously. 

8. Idaho

“Where beer lovers migrate,” Salmon River Brewery takes the top spot as Idaho’s most popular brewery. The Salmon River Brewery features several homemade brews, as well as a few specialty guest brews from their favorite places.

7. New Mexico

The Santa Fe Brewing Company is the oldest and most popular brewery in New Mexico! You can now find their beer in 10 states across the Southwestern US.

6. Washington

Family-owned Fremont Brewing was founded in 2009 by Sara Nelson and Matt Lincecum. The Seattle brewery, which aims to create a good beer and a better community, also partners with Pearl Jam charity event The Home Shows.

5. Oregon

Breakside in Northeast Portland has been a neighborhood hangout since 2010. Known for its innovative and experimental beers, Breakside has since opened two additional locations in Milwaukie and Northwest Portland.

4. Vermont

Good Measure Brewing Co. opened in downtown Northfield, Vermont in 2016. The venture of Three Penny Taproom co-founder Scott Kerner, Good Measure beers can be found in fine bars and restaurants throughout Vermont.

3. Colorado

Wynkoop Brewery was the very first brewpub in the state of Colorado. This Denver institution’s brewers will put almost anything in their beer, including rocky mountain oysters and gummy worms. The possibilities are endless!

2. Maine

The Run of the Mill Brewery is a charming brewery that looks over the river in Saco, Maine. It serves a collection of house made brews and fresh pub-style food.

1. Montana

Beehive Basin Brewery runs a 7 barrel brewing system in Big Sky, Montana. Brewmaster Andy Liedberg oversees an ever-changing list of brews that compliments everything this mountain town has to offer.  

Curious about what our location data can do for you? Contact us today!

Scroll to Top