Lubbock brewery ranked #1 in U.S., according to USA Today

Local News

LUBBOCK, Texas — The Brewery LBK was ranked as the best in the United States, according to USA Today’s 10best.com. The announcement came late Friday morning.

10best.com said The Brewery said The Brewery LBK serves its brews in a modern industrial space, complete with a pet-friendly patio. Food options include wings, burgers, fried chicken and Crusty’s Wood Fired Pizza.

Here’s a look at #2 – #10:

  • HOMES Brewery – Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • City Built Brewing Company – Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Stronghouse Brew Pub – Telluride, Colorado
  • From the Earth Brewing Company – Roswell, Georgia
  • Salt Springs Brewery – Saline, Michigan
  • Three Creeks Brewing – Sisters, Oregon
  • Forbidden Root Restaurant & Brewery – Chicago
  • Wicked Barley – Jacksonville, Florida
  • Alulu Brewery and Pub – Chicago

The following is a press release from The Brewery LBK:

USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice 2021 has named The Brewery LBK as the Best Brewpub in the United States.  The distinction comes after a months long review of brewpubs from across the nation.  This is the second year in a row that The Brewery LBK was included in this select group of finalists but the first to take the top prize.

“The Brewery LBK would like to thank our wonderful family of supporters who helped make this happen and who continue encourage and support us on a daily basis,” said Head Brewer Sally Taylor.  “Being the sole brewery in Texas to make the final list was exciting but taking the top prize is more than we could imagine when we began this journey.  This is just the beginning and we hope to continue serving our community for many years to come.”

The judges recognized several selections as favorites.  The uniquely Lubbock Doc Chilton is a refreshing ale with lemon intensity that cuts through the West Texas heat, making it the quintessential Lubbock cocktail. The house favorite LBK IPA, an easy drinking west coast style IPA, and the Breakfast Brown Ale were also recognized and previously placed among the top in its category at the Great American Beer Festival 2019 in Denver, Colorado. 

As part of the ever-changing varieties, The Brewery LBK offers amazing seasonal and experimental beers such as a Belgian Trippel, the Broadway & K German Style Kolsch, the Lead Farmer New England Style IPA, and an in-house aged Belgian Quad to round out a full menu of beers.

At the heart of the brewing operations is Sally Taylor, one of only a handful of female brewers in the country. Overseeing the demanding brewing tasks, Sally collaborates styles and flavors with owners Mike Nghiem and West Table Chef, and owner, Cameron West. The Brewery LBK creates beer selections with a chef-driven mentality and often incorporates seasonal and local ingredients. The Brewery LBK is the cornerstone to the lower-level retail space of the historic Pioneer Building in downtown Lubbock, where all beer styles are handcrafted on site and available in the industrial styled brewery with an expansive dog friendly patio. 

The Brewery LBK would like to extend our heartfelt thanks, as well, to our many community partners for their support.  These partners include: Western Bank, HEB, Dirks, Eskimo Hut, Ike’s Wood Fired Grill, Teddy Jacks, Crafthouse, Flippers Tavern, Lubbock Economic Development Association, Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, Cotton Court Hotel, Doubletree Hotels, Hilton Garden Inns, Toro Burger, True Texas BBQ, Mr. Brews, Bierhaus, Crickets, Alamo Drafthouse, 4Golf, Capital Pizza, Pregame, @locallubbock and @visitlubbock

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

News Highlights

More News Highlights

Don't Miss

Event Calendar