The Daily Meal is once again trying to find the best craft breweries in America and is asking readers to vote for their favorites. After the votes are tallied, the website will crown the best 50 craft breweries in the U.S.
Ohio breweries are well-represented on the preliminary list of 118 breweries that readers get to choose from.
Cleveland, Fat Head's, Great Lakes, Hoppin Frog, Jackie O's, JAFB Wooster, Lager Heads, Rivertown and Thirsty Dog made the initial cut. (Cleveland is more than a curious choice. It doesn't even have its state brewing license yet. How can anyone in their right mind vote for a brewery as the best in America if it hasn't opened?)
The website turned to so-called "beer experts" around the country to come up with those 118 breweries. I was one of those asked to submit 10 breweries. My 10, in no particular order, were: Hoppin' Frog, Fat Head's, Jackie O's, Stone, Bell's, Boston Beer, Southern Tier, Deschutes, Founders and JAFB Wooster.
To vote on The Daily Meal list, click here. Voting ends July 16.