Brewer: Prairie Artisan Ales
Style: Belgian Saison
At Oklahoma's Prairie, siblings Colin and Chase Healey pack a creative one-two punch. Chase brews critical-darling saisons, imperial stouts, sours, and Brettanomyces-treated brews, which are decorated with Colin's whimsical, Wes Anderson–worthy illustrations. While 'Merica might name-check our nation (and rocks a label heavy on hamburgers, steak, football, and weightlifting cats with laser-shooting eyes), the farmhouse ale punches its passport with New Zealand's white wine — like Nelson Sauvin hops that are complemented by wine yeast and several strains of Brett. It's by turns juicy, vinous, and funky.