It’s summertime and time to quaff a brew.

Many craft brewers already make mindful business decisions based on minimizing environmental impact, and being socially responsible contributors to their communities. Other favorites like Kettlehouse and Squatters Pub Brewery, not only operate sustainably, but with female brewers* at the helm. And, there are more organic microbreweries than ever before. Chug an organic beer to take care of the environment and your health – we’ve heard these brews can cure what ails you! Unlike earlier crafted organic wines, they now are fantastically flavorful.

Perhaps you prefer lagers, fermented and aged cold, smooth, and delicate in flavor. Or ales, robust due to the short, warm aging period. Whatever your palate and whether you’re an English, German or Czech-style hop head, there’s much to choose from and now is the time to sample the seasonal-only offerings.

Boutique brew pubs are springing up all over the country where you can enjoy some great grub along with craft ciders and sodas. Many operate sustainably, as well. Let us know about your favorite microbreweries and we’ll share with our readers.


Blue Moon Brewing Company CO

Boulevard Brewing Company MO

Coast Brewing Company SC

Full Sail Brewing OR

Great Lakes Brewing Company OH

Kettlehouse MT*

Long Trail Brewing VT

New Belgium Brewing CO*

Squatters Pub Brewery UT*


AleSmith Brewing Company CA

Arcadia Ales MI

Custom Brewcrafters NY

Heavy Seas Beer MD

Highland Brewing NC

New Glarus Brewing WI*

Brew Pubs

Anacapa Brewing Company CA

Barrio Brewing AZ

Blind Tiger KS

Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro WA

Cambridge Brewing Company MA

Fish Brewing WA

Free State Brewing KS

Glacier Brewing Company MT

Great Northern Brewing Company MT 

MickDuffs Brewing Company ID

Steelhead Brewery OR & CA*

Stoudts Beer PA*


Dogfish Head DE


Bison Brewing CA

Butte Creek Brewing CA

Deschutes Brewery OR

Eel River Brewing Company CA

Elliott Bay Brewing WA

Lakefront Brewery WI

Peak Organic ME

Here’s an idea: plan to attend all the top beer festivals of the world. Mark your calendars and make travel arrangements now.