MCLEAN, Va. – Craft beers are a booming business in the United
States. So to help take the guesswork out of where to find the best brews, USA
Today compiled a list of the top 10 states for craft beers.
California: A state known for its wine making is
also the top state for craft beers, boasting 268 craft breweries and counting
— “more than any other state in the USA — there's bound to be a brew for every
Washington: With 136 craft breweries, the state is
also home to the first American microbrewery, Yakima Brewing & Malting Co.
Colorado: The home of Coors is also home
to 130 craft breweries, including the annual Great American Beer Festival in
Oregon: With 124 craft breweries,
Portland visitors can find a Rogue Brewery right in the airport.
Michigan: A state that’s quickly moving
up the craft beer ladder and home to 102 craft breweries.
Pennsylvania: German immigrants helped
bring a love of good beer to the state, which is now home to 93 craft breweries.
Wisconsin: The Major League Baseball team
is called the Brewers. Enough said, and it’s home to 75 craft breweries.
New York: With 72 craft breweries, the
state is full of hoppy libations.
Texas: New microbreweries are popping up all
over Austin, making the state a fast mover in the beer boom with 59 craft
Many of the state’s 54 craft breweries are located in the Chicago area.