5 of Today's Best Midwestern Breweries

John Kernick
Stephanie Izard and Gary Valentine call out a few of their favorite breweries in the Midwest.

Here, chef Stephanie Izard and her husband Gary Valentine call out a few of their favorite breweries in the Midwest.

Dark Horse Brewing Co., Michigan
Izard is partial to the seasonal beers, like a blueberry ale, from this small upstart. darkhorsebrewery.com.

Perennial Artisan Ales, Missouri
Unusual for Belgian-beer specialists, Perennial ages one ale in wine barrels for two years. perennialbeer.com.

Off Color Brewing, Illinois
Off Color excels at innovating with obscure traditional styles like Gose, flavored with salt and coriander. offcolorbrewing.com.

Boulevard Brewing, Missouri
A Midwest craft-beer pioneer; ferments all of its ales twice, once in-bottle. boulevard.com.

18th Street Brewery, Indiana
Valentine predicts that this new brewery (known for a Double IPA called Sinister) will “become a big hitter in the next couple of years.” 18thstreetbrewery.com.

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