About American Beer
Native American tribes brewed beer in the United States long before any European stepped foot on to this great land. The first commercial brewery was actually built in 1632 and early American beer was influenced by the English and Dutch. British style ales dominated American brewing until the German immigrants introduced lager, which had a much longer shelf-life than the British Ales. American’s loved beer, and the US beer market was thriving until 1919 when congress passed the Volstead Act, which began the start of prohibition. During this time many breweries were forced to close their doors, switch industries or hemorrhage money. Prohibition finally ended in 1933 and while some breweries began operating, it resulted in a consolidation in the industry. Thankfully the industry has fully recovered and we have many more options than the major breweries when buying our beer!

American Beer Reviews
Top Picks:
Abita Hop On Juicy Pale Ale
Abita Purple Haze
Anchor Fog Breaker IPA
Anderson Valley Bourbon Barrel Stout
Bell’s Official Hazy IPA
Brooklyn Lager
Budweiser
Budweiser Copper Lager
Calidad Mexican Lager
Coors Banquet
Deschutes Black Butte Porter
Deschutes Fresh Haze IPA
Deschutes Obsidian Stout
Fat Tire Amber Ale
Fat Tire Belgian Wheat
Firestone Walker 805
Golden Road Brewing Mango Cart
Golden Road Brewing Melon Cart
Golden Road Pineapple Cart
Green Flash Blonde Ale
Kona Light Blonde Ale
Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest
Lone Star Beer
Miller Lite
Modern Times Coffee Roasty Stout
Modern Times Dank Nelson IPA
Modern Times Hazy Mosaic IPA
Modern Times Hoppy Tropical Pale Ale
New Belgium Snow Day Winter Ale
NOLA 7th Street Wheat
Rogue Dreamland American Lager
Samuel Adams Holiday Porter
Samuel Adams Porch Rocker
Samuel Adams Sam 76
Saranac Black Forest Bavarian Black Beer
Saranac Festival Pils
Saranac Hopskeller
Shiner Bock
Sierra Nevada Coffee Stout
Stone Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout
Texas Beer Company Local Blonde
Velvet Glow
Victory Cloud Walker Hazy Juicy IPA

Alaskan Beers
Alaskan Amber
Alaskan Brewing White
Alaskan Husky IPA
Alaskan Kölsch

California Beers
Alpine Duet IPA
Alpine HFS IPA
Alpine Hoppy Birthday Pale Ale
Anchor Brewers’ Pale Ale Citra Hop Blend
Anchor Fog Breaker IPA
Anchor Liberty Ale
Anderson Valley Bourbon Barrel Stout
Angel City Pilsner
Ballast Point Citrus Cove Gose
Beachwood LBC IPA
Blind Pig IPA
Calidad Mexican Lager
Coronado Brewing Salty Crew Blonde Ale
El Segundo Citra Pale Ale
Enegren Valkyrie
Figueroa Mountain Lizard’s Mouth IPA
Firestone Walker 805
Firestone Walker C-Hops Pale Ale
Firestone Walker Easy Jack IPA
Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion IPA No. 12
Firestone Walker Mind Haze IPA
Firestone Walker Propagator Citra Single Hop Hazy IPA
Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA
Golden Road Brewing Mango Cart
Golden Road Brewing Melon Cart
Golden Road Hazy LA IPA
Golden Road Oktoberfest
Golden Road Pineapple Cart
Golden Road So Cal Coconut Wheat
Green Flash Blonde Ale
Green Flash West Coast IPA
Happy Hops IPA
Hef Lepperd Hefeweizen
House Lager
Humboldt Brewing Nectar Pale Ale
Los Angeles Ale Works Dead Cowboy Red Lager
Los Angeles Ale Works Scrapplicious Juicy IPA
Mind Circus Hazy IPA
Modern Times Coffee Roasty Stout
Modern Times Dank Nelson IPA
Modern Times Hazy Mosaic IPA
Modern Times Hazy Nelson IPA
Modern Times Hoppy Tropical Pale Ale
Modern Times Sour Tropical Fruit Gose
Newcastle Brown Ale
North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Pizza Port California Honey
Pizza Port Kook DIPA
Pizza Port Ponto SIPA
Pizza Port Swami’s IPA
Pliny the Elder
Refuge Brewery Blood Orange Wit
Saint Archer Gold
Saint Archer Mosaic IPA
Santa Monica Brew Works 310 California Blonde Ale
Sierra Nevada 3 Weight Session IPA
Sierra Nevada Coffee Stout
Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA
Sierra Nevada Hop Bullet Double IPA
Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
Smog City From LA Wit Love White Ale
Stone Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout
Stone Buenaveza Salt and Lime Lager
Three Weavers Expatriate IPA
Trademark Brewing Hula Moon Tropical IPA
Two Pitchers Radler
Velvet Glow

Colorado Beers
Blue Moon Mango Wheat
Coors Banquet
Coors Light
Fat Tire Amber Ale
Fat Tire Belgian Wheat
New Belgium 1554 Black Ale
New Belgium Accumulation White IPA
New Belgium Snow Day Winter Ale
Oskar Blues Can-O-Bliss Tropical IPA
Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale

Delaware Beers
Dogfish Head SuperEight Super Gose

Florida Beers
Cigar City Brewing Jai Alai IPA

Hawaii Beers
Kona Brewing Longboard Island Lager
Kona Dragon Fruit IPA
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
Kona Kanaha Blonde Ale
Kona Light Blonde Ale
Kona Wailua Wheat
Maui Brewing Big Swell IPA
Maui Brewing Bikini Blonde Lager
Maui Brewing Pau Hana Pilsner
Maui Brewing Pineapple Mana Wheat

Illinois Beers
Goose Island IPA

Louisiana Beers
Abita 30° 90°
Abita Amber
Abita Blueberry Wheat
Abita Hop On Juicy Pale Ale
Abita Maison Blanc
Abita Purple Haze
Abita Strawberry Lager
Abita Turbodog
LA 31 Cocodrie DDH IPA
NOLA 7th Street Wheat
Port Orleans Dorada
Point Orleans Ella Double Dry-Hopped Pilsner
Urban South Holy Roller Hazy Juicy IPA
Urban South Paradise Park

Massachusetts Beers
Samuel Adams American IPA
Samuel Adams Boston Lager
Samuel Adams Citrus Wheat Summer Ale
Samuel Adams Holiday Porter
Samuel Adams Holiday White Ale
Samuel Adams Jack-O Pumpkin Ale
Samuel Adams Kosmic Sour
Samuel Adams Octoberfest
Samuel Adams Porch Rocker
Samuel Adams Sam 76
Samuel Adams Winter Lager

Michigan Beers
Bell’s Official Hazy IPA
Founders All Day IPA

Missouri Beers
Boulevard Brewing American Kolsch
Budweiser
Budweiser Copper Lager

New York Beers
Brooklyn Lager
Saranac 1888 Octoberfest
Saranac Black Forest Bavarian Black Beer
Saranac Festival Pils
Saranac Hop Harvest Haze IPA
Saranac Hopskeller
Saranac Hoptoberfest IPA

Oregon Beers
Deschutes Black Butte Porter
Deschutes Fresh Haze IPA
Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
Deschutes Handup IPA
Deschutes Obsidian Stout
Hop Valley Citrus Mistress IPA
Omission Lager
Rogue Batsquatch Hazy IPA
Rogue Dead Guy Ale
Rogue Dreamland American Lager
Rogue Newport Daze Hazy Pale Ale

Pennsylvania Beers
Rolling Rock
Victory Cloud Walker Hazy Juicy IPA
Victory Easy Ringer Lo-Cal IPA
Victory Golden Monkey Belgian-Style Tripel
Victory Sour Monkey Sour Brett Tripel

Texas Beers
Deep Ellum IPA
Firemans 4 Blonde Ale
Lone Star Beer
Shiner Bock
Shiner Oktoberfest
Texas Beer Company Local Blonde

Wisconsin Beers
Hamm’s
Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest
Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy
Miller Genuine Draft
Miller Lite
Mucho Aloha Pacific Pils