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The Master Brewery List

I wasn’t kidding when I said I will travel for beer. The following list has been broken into several sections based on where they’re located. Any breweries with a * next to them I highly recommend checking out. Just because a brewery is on this list doesn’t mean I loved it, just means I went there & I drank a beer. If you have any recommendations on breweries I should check out please comment below. Also feel free to contact me if you are planning a trip soon and want any more info I would love to help! Also any references to ‘we’ means I went their with my wonderful boyfriend who is just as much a beer snob as I am.

Hampton Roads, VA

  • O’Connor Brewing Co.* (Order a Great Dismal Black IPA)
  • Smartmouth (Recently famous for their Lucky Charms IPA)
  • Rip Rap
  • Bench Top
  • Bold Mariner
  • Back bay
  • Home Republic
  • Bearded Bird
  • Wasserhund Brewing Company
  • Young Vets
  • Reaver
  • Green Flash (location closed)
  • Commonwealth*
  • PleaseHouse
  • Coelacanth
  • Gordon Biersch (A chain. We went to their location in VA beach)

Washington D.C. Area

  • Atlas
  • Bardo
  • Capital City
  • Rock Bottom (A chain that we just happened to visit here for the first time)
Final Gravity in Richmond. Great place to stop if you also need some brewing equipment!

Indianapolis Area

  • Quaff On* (Get the Strawberry Blonde!)
  • Mettazoa* (Their flight boards come in different animal shapes)
  • Planetary
  • Mashcraft
  • Black Swan

Minneapolis/St. Paul

  • Bald Man Brewing* (I always order a Tupelo Honey & used to go there after a stressful day in the skies when I was based there)
  • Surly
  • Lakes & Legends*
  • Pryes
  • Wabasha
  • Bad Weather
Great Flats in Schenectady, NY
Hank Hudson in Mechanicville, NY. Every year a new Capital Craft Beverage Trail passport comes out & you get rewards based on how many you visit.

Stowe, Vermont

  • Idletyme
  • Alchemist (you get to sip a few of their beers but they’ve got plenty of cans for sale to take home)
  • Von Trapp*
  • Stowe Cider

Boston Area

  • Sam Adams (Duh, you have to go. They do an amazing FREE tour with beer at the end)
  • Democracy
  • Harpoon (get a pretzel, seriously)
  • Lamplighter*
  • Cambridge
  • Notch (Salem)
  • Aeronaut
  • Boston Beer Works
  • Dorchester
  • Nightshift*
  • Trillium

Check out my Blog Post where I go more in depth about my favorite Boston Brews!

Asheville, NC

  • Bhramari*
  • Wicked Weed
  • Green Man
  • Burial
  • Twin Leaf
  • Catawba*
  • New Belgium*
  • Sierra Nevada*
  • Highland*
Highland Brewing


  • Squatters* & Red Rock in Salt Lake City, UT
  • Bemidji Brewing in MN
  • Bricktown in Oklahoma City
  • Forager in Rochester, MN
  • Tamarack in Kalispell, MT
  • Sweetwater in Atlanta, GA
  • Heineken in Amsterdam
  • White Dog in Boise, ID
  • Goldwater in Phoenix, AZ
  • Deschutes in Portland, OR
  • Stone Brewing @ Liberty Station in San Diego, CA
  • Lost Forty* & Rebel Kettle in Little Rock, AR
  • Grand Rapids Brewing* in MI
  • Maui Brewing Co. Hawaii
  • 49th State* & Broken Tooth* in AK
O’Connor Brewing Co. in Norfolk, VA. The first brewery I ever went to, thus starting this list of breweries!

Richmond, VA

  • Legend
  • Strangeways (Perfect for sour beer drinkers!)
  • Hardywood
  • Center of the Universe
  • Stone (loved this location, can’t wait to check out the ones in CA)
  • Final Gravity
  • Triple Crossing

Pittsburgh, PA

  • The Church Brew Works* (Yes, it’s in an old church & totally worth seeing)
  • Southern Tier* (Haven’t made it to their original NY location but they are one of my top 5 favorite breweries. If you haven’t had Warlock get it before the fall season is over!)
  • Mindful Brewing
Quaff ON! also known as Big Woods & they have several locations in Indiana (Franklin, Speedway, Bloomington, and Nashville)
Bald Man Brewing in Eagan, MN

Albany/Saratoga Springs Area

  • Druthers (3 locations)
  • Artisanal
  • Schmaltz
  • Alewerks
  • CommonRoots* (They have amazing beer & their staff is always so nice. They’re currently running out of a smaller taproom & rebuilding their brewery after a huge fire this year)
  • R.S. Taylor & Sons (we haven’t made it out to their actual brewery but they have a cozy bar in downtown Saratoga Springs)
  • Wolf Hollow
  • Great Flats*
  • Mad Jack
  • Racing City
  • Hank Hudson
  • Unified
  • Rare Form
  • Brown’s Brewing
  • Northway*
  • Nine Pin Cider
  • Frog Alley*
  • Indian Ladder Farms Cidery & Brewery
  • The Real McCoy
  • Fort Orange
  • C.H. Evans
Lamplighter, Cambridge Brewing, Harpoon, and Trillium)

Portland, Maine

  • Rising Tide*
  • Oxbow (great for Saisons)
  • Goodfire
  • Lonepine
  • Liquid Riot
  • Shipyard
  • Gritty McDuffs Brew Pub
  • Sebago
  • Bunker
  • Seadog
  • Maine Brew Co.*
  • Allagash*
  • Foundation
  • Austin Street
  • Battery Steele
  • Definitive

Charlotte, NC

  • Olde Mecklenburg
  • SugarCreek
  • Brewers at 4001 Yancey* (A collaboration between Victory, SixPoint, and my favorite Southern Tier)
  • Wooden Robot
Flight from 4001 Yancey, 3 amazing breweries in 1.

Utica, NY

  • Woodland Farm
  • Saranac (also known as Utica Club, also known as F.X. Matt, also known as the only thing keeping this town alive)
  • Copper City
  • 16 Stone*
  • Ommegang* (Cooperstown, NY)
I went to Arkansas just because it was my last state to go to & guess what all I did was go to breweries & fly back home.

Well that’s a wrap guys. I’ll keep this Master Brewery List updated as I go along my travels & please don’t hesitate to comment, share, like and ask me any questions you have! I’d also love to see if anyone else has a brewery list they would like to share!

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