Location: Chico, California
Year Established: 1980
Website: sierranevada.com

One of the originals, Sierra Nevada has been brewing great beers since 1980-before the phrase "craft brewing" had even been coined. And by sales volume, they are second only to Samuel Adams. They've certainly perfected the pale ale, but they also craft many delicious seasonal and specialty brews. They are proof that creativity and talent will always result in great beers.