The 12 Best Breweries of 2021, According to Hop Culture

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Of all the Hop Culture pieces that people look forward to each year, one of the most popular is their list of the best breweries of the year. Last year, they gave the "Best Brewery of 2020" award to Weathered Souls Brewing in San Antonio, TX. In their 2019 piece, they gave the award to Vitamin Sea Brewing in Weymouth, MA. In 2018, they called Threes Brewing in Brooklyn, NY, their best brewery of the year.

This list is different from their "Best New Breweries of the Year", and it's different from Untappd's Top Breweries of 2021, which ranks breweries based on the most number of check-ins. Simply put, this tally has no qualifiers. To clarify this list means that out of all the breweries in the world, Hop Culture picked the ones they thought were the best — period.

This year to get a representative list, they called on some friends in the industry from different backgrounds and geographies. Of course, any "best" list is open to interpretation, so take these picks with a grain of salt. 

From an underrated Mexican brewery to a Native, woman, Queer-owned brewery in New Mexico here are Hop Culture's picks for the 12 Best Breweries of 2021


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