25. Anchor Brewing, San Francisco
America’s first craft brewery and a company more than a century in the making, this brewery is a staple of the San Francisco and American beer scene. Today, their beer is made from an all-malt mash in a traditional copper brew house, but the true San Franciscan brew is the Anchor Steam Beer, a gold rush-era style of making beer that took San Francisco’s foggy weather and turned it into a beer-making style that’s a West Coast tradition. For that, plus its solid flagship line of Californian beers, Anchor Brewing literally anchors the West Coast brewing scene.