EUGENE, Ore., Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rave Reviews, the innovative ranking site that creates entertaining write-ups using advanced data-driven analysis, has published its list of the 30 Best Breweries in the Midwest for 2017.
Beer was born in Medieval Europe, but today we are in the midst of a full blown global beer renaissance, born and bred here in the USA. Creative, local artisanal beers are pushing norms, creating regional beer culture, and exploring different taste profiles.
This is what craft brewing is all about. The craft brewing movement in the United States can be traced back to the mid 1960s, when Anchor brewing was brought out of imminent closure and new character began evolving in brewers. Small scale, home brewing operations became popular pastimes for novice brewers, who started to make some truly tasty beers.
"Midwesterners know beer. And they love it," Taylor Barnes, the editor of Rave Reviews, said. "With hops and wheat and other brew resources being grown literally in their backyards, the close knit relationship to brewing and crafting is intense. There is something about midwestern culture and the celebratory nature of beer drinking that naturally fits and complement each other."
The selection process for this list of the Best Midwestern Breweries of 2017 is based on aggregated metadata from The Daily Meal, GearPatrol.com, First We Feast, Timeout.com, Craftbeer.com, Thrillist, Rental Blog, plus qualitative details from homesites and Wikipedia. The factors considered on a 20-point Likert scale are: Nostalgia, Popularity, Scarcity, Cult status, and Destination.
The ranking of the 30 Best Breweries in the Midwest lists 3 Floyds Brewing Company in first, Bell's Brewery in second, and Founders Brewing Company in third.
The complete alphabetical list of breweries is as follows:
3 Floyds Brewing Company, Munster, IN
August Schell Brewing Company, New Ulm, MN
Bell's Brewery, Kalamazoo, MI
Big Rip Brewing Company, North Kansas City, MO
Central Waters Brewing Co., Amherst, WI
Dark Horse Brewing Company, Marshall, MI
Fat Head's Brewery, Middleburg Heights, OH
Firehouse Brewing Company, Rapid City, SD
Founders Brewing Company, Grand Rapids, MI
Fulton Brewing Company, Minneapolis, MN
Great Lakes Brewing Company, Cleveland, OH
Hoppin' Frog Brewery, Akron, OH
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company, Warren, MI
Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee, WI
Lost Cabin Beer Company, Rapid City, SD
Moody Tongue Brewing Company, Chicago, IL
Nebraska Brewing Company, Papillion, NE
New Glarus Brewing Company, New Glarus, WI
New Holland Brewing, Holland, MI
Perennial Artisan Ales, St. Louis, MO
Pipeworks Brewing, Chicago, IL
Revolution Brewing, Chicago, IL
Side Project Brewing, Maplewood, MI
Stevens Point Brewery, Stevens Point, WI
Summit Brewing, St Paul, MN
Sun King Brewery, Indianapolis, IN
Surly Brewing Co., Minneapolis, MN
Thirsty Dog Brewing, Akron, OH
Toppling Goliath Brewing Co., Decorah, IA
Upland Brewing, Bloomington, IN
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