Craft Breweries in the US

The first decade

Timeline 


Name in blue- still open. 

Year in red - closing date (when known)

 



1976

New Albion (Sonoma, CA) 1983


1979

Calif. Steam Beer (San Rafael) 1979

Franklin (Emeryville, CA) 1980


1980

Boulder (Boulder, CO)

DeBakker (Novato, CA)

Cartwright (Portland, OR) 1981

River City (Sacramento, CA)

Sierra Nevada (Chico, CA)


1981

Wm. Newman (Albany, NY) 1987



1982

Yakima Brewing & Malting 2005

Thousand Oaks (Berkley CA) 1990

Real Ale (Chelsea, MI)

Redhook Ale Brewery* (Seattle)


1983

Hale's Ales (Colesville, WA)

Buffalo Bill’s (Hayward, CA)

Mendocino (Hopland, CA)


1984

Chesapeake Bay [later Virginia]

Manhattan (NYC) 1991

Columbia River [later BridgePort]

Hart [merged > Pyramid] (WA)

Kuefnerbrau (Monroe, WA) 1991

Riley-Lyon [later Arkansas] (Little Rock)

Snake River (Idaho)

Widmer* (Portland, OR)

St. Stanislaus (Modesto, CA)

Montana Beverage Ltd. (Helena) 2000

Palo Alto (Mountain View, CA)


1985

Old New York (New Amsterdam) 1988

Hillsdale [later McMenamin’s] (Portland)

Kemper [merged to form Pyramid] (WA)

Kalamazoo [now Bell’s]

Millstream (IA)

Reinheitsgebot (Plano, TX) 1990

Sprecher (Milwaukee)
 
Vernon Valley (NJ)


1986

Abita (LA)

D. L. Geary's (ME)

Catamount (VT) 2000

Pacific (Maui, HI)

Redwood (Petaluma, CA)

Santa Cruz (CA)

Saxton (Chico, CA)

Summit (MN)

 * merged in 2008 to form Craft Brewers Alliance