Beer brewing tanks at microbrewery and restaurant "Zea" in Metairie, Louisiana

This is a list of notable microbreweries. A microbrewery is a brewery which produces a limited amount of beer.[1] The qualifications to be classified as a microbrewery vary by country. The term "microbrewery" originated in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s to describe the new generation of small breweries which focused on producing traditional cask ale. The first example of this approach was Selby Brewery founded by Martin Sykes in 1972 in the Yorkshire town of the same name.[2] Although originally "microbrewery" was used in relation to the size of breweries, it gradually came to reflect an alternative attitude and approach to brewing flexibility, adaptability, experimentation, and customer service. The term and trend spread to the United States in the 1980s, where it eventually was used as a designation of breweries that produce fewer than 15,000 U.S. beer barrels (1,800,000 liters) (475,000 U.S. gallons) annually.[3]

Notable microbreweries

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Located in the United States unless otherwise noted.



A bottle of AleSmith Brewing Company's India Pale Ale


Brew kettles at the Boston Beer Company
Brooklyn Brewery


An opened Churchkey Pilsner can from the Churchkey Can Company. The brewery's name refers to its flagship beer, which must be opened using a churchkey.
Cropton Brewery is located in Cropton, a village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England.


A bottle of beer made by Dixie Brewing Company



Signage for the Flying Bison Brewing Company above the rear entrance to their brewery


The entrance to Georgetown Brewing Company
Gnarly Barley Brewing Company


Half Pints Brewing Company's Humulus Ludicrous, an extremely hoppy double IPA, with a published bitterness rating of 100 International Bitterness Units (IBU)




Kona Brewing Company


The back of Lakefront Brewery (and Brewers' Point Apartments) along the Milwaukee River


Marble Brewery, New Mexico
Mount Shasta stands to the east of Mt. Shasta Brewing Company.


Old Nashville Brewing Company facility circa 1885


Part of Otter Creek Brewing's production line




Rohrbach Brewing Company


Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Steam Whistle Brewing


Tree House Brewing Company




Waterloo Brewing Company cans
Wellington Brewery in Guelph, Ontario


See also


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