Beer lovers never have to go far for a local brewery, and our state is being recognized for that. According to a new ranking by 10Best, three of Washington’s own new breweries are among the best in the USA.

The ranking includes New Origin Brewery in Asheville, North Carolina, to the top choice of Seedz Brewery in Union Pier, Michigan.

“Craft breweries are opening in record numbers in the United States, at rates of hundreds each year,” states the 10Best ranking. “To honor the best new breweries in the country — those founded in the past three years (since the beginning of 2021) — we asked a panel of beer experts to nominate their top picks. Then, readers casted votes for their favorites.”

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So who made the list in Washington?

At number 10, El Sueñito Brewing Company in Bellingham kicks off the best new breweries list. The spot is recognized for its creative brews, along with its traditional tamales and cultural events.

Coming in at 4th is Selah’s The Outskirts Brewing Co. They are on the list for their “mean mix of craft beer and great pub grub.”

And at second place is Seattle’s Project 9 Brewing Company, which is kid and dog friendly. Besides its big screens for sports, they also have outdoor seating and an Italian sandwich food truck outside.

The 10 best new breweries in the U.S, according to 10Best:

1: Seedz Brewery – Union Pier, Michigan
2: Project 9 Brewing Company – Seattle, Washington
3: Lost Elephant Brewing Company – Elmer, New Jersey
4: The Outskirts Brewing Co. – Selah, Washington
5: Lesser-Known Beer Co. – Winston-Salem, North Carolina
6: Funkytown Brewery – Chicago, Illinois
7: Turner Häus Brewery – Chicago, Illinois
8: El Diablo Brewing Co. – Greensburg, Pennsylvania
9: New Origin Brewery – Asheville, North Carolina
10: El Sueñito Brewing Company – Bellingham, Washington

According to 10Best, the nominees are submitted by a panel of experts, and editors “narrow the field to select the final set of nominees for the Readers’ Choice Awards.”