Good news, everyone: We’ve officially broken through the beer ceiling. That’s right! As of 2016, there are now more breweries operating than at any other point in American history. And by that token, this also means that we’ve never been faced with so many options for great beer. Oh, the options!
But seeing as breweries opened at a rate of about two each day last year, it can be a daunting task to stay up on the most promising stars of the freshman class, especially as a casual observer. As always, we’ve come through with some of the breweries who opened their doors in the past 18 months and wasted no time pumping out some of the most adored beers in the corners of the country, as picked by us, our colleagues, our friends, our families, and in at least one case, a rap duo.