The Most Popular Craft Beers on Tap

If you like craft beer, and haven't been to a self-serve taproom, you've been missing out. These increasingly popular bars offer a wall of dozens of beers on tap that you can pour yourself, paying with a wristband or card that uses RFID technology to run your tab.

Beer lovers can pour by the ounce, allowing them to taste a variety of brews, or pour the size and microbrew of their preference. Each tap has a screen that displays information such as beverage name, type, brewer, description, ABV, IBU, and price per ounce.

iPourIt, a dispenser of this self-serve technology, operates over 61% of the taps in North America, which translates to more than 4,200 taps in roughly 170 locations. Between September 2017 and September 2018, beer lovers tapped over 45.5 million ounces of beer using the self-serve taps, according to iPourIt.

Thanks to the technology, iPourIt keeps track of which beers people are drinking the most from their taps. Based on their most recent report, these are the most popular microbrews and craft beers in the U.S.

1. Firestone Walker Brewing Co. 805
1. Firestone Walker Brewing Co. 805

1. Firestone Walker Brewing Co. 805

Total ounces poured: 247,651

The brewery is in Paso Robles, Calif.

Photo: Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

2. Blue Moon Belgian White
2. Blue Moon Belgian White

2. Blue Moon Belgian White

Total ounces poured: 153,453

Blue Moon Brewing started in Denver. It's now owned by the Molson Coors Company. (TAP)

Photo: Blue Moon Brewing Co.

3. Narragansett Brewing Co. Narragansett Lager
3. Narragansett Brewing Co. Narragansett Lager

3. Narragansett Brewing Co. Narragansett Lager

Total ounces poured: 151,022

Narragansett started in Cranston, R.I. in 1890.

Photo: Narragansett Brewing Co.

4. Lost Coast Brewery Tangerine Wheat
4. Lost Coast Brewery Tangerine Wheat

4. Lost Coast Brewery Tangerine Wheat

Total ounces poured: 133,907

The brewery, above, is in Eureka, Calif.

Photo: Manuela Durson / Shutterstock

5. Station 26 Brewing Co. Juicy Banger
5. Station 26 Brewing Co. Juicy Banger

5. Station 26 Brewing Co. Juicy Banger

Total ounces poured: 131,758

The taproom, pictured, is in Denver.

Photo: Station 26 Brewing Co.

6. Allagash Brewing Co. White
6. Allagash Brewing Co. White

6. Allagash Brewing Co. White

Total ounces poured: 114,132

Allagash is in Portland, Maine.

Photo: Allagash Brewing Co.

7. Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing
7. Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing

7. Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing

Total ounces poured: 109,658

Sierra Nevada started out in Chico, Calif., and is now the seventh-largest brewing company in the U.S.

Photo: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

8. 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon
8. 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon

8. 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon

Total ounces poured: 107,206

21st Amendment is in San Francisco.

Photo: 21st Amendment Brewery

9. Station 26 Brewing Co. Cream Ale
9. Station 26 Brewing Co. Cream Ale

9. Station 26 Brewing Co. Cream Ale

Total ounces poured: 101,535

Photo: Station 26 Brewing Co.

10. BarrelHouse Brewing Co. Mango IPA
10. BarrelHouse Brewing Co. Mango IPA

10. BarrelHouse Brewing Co. Mango IPA

Total ounces poured: 97,169

The brewery is in Paso Robles, Calif.

Photo: BarrelHouse Brewing Co.

11. AleWorX Cali Common
11. AleWorX Cali Common

11. AleWorX Cali Common

Total ounces poured: 94,652

AleWorX is at Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Photo: AleWorX

12. 21st Amendment El Sully
12. 21st Amendment El Sully

12. 21st Amendment El Sully

Total ounces poured: 92,833

Photo: 21st Amendment Brewery

13. BarrelHouse Brewing Co. Sunny Daze
13. BarrelHouse Brewing Co. Sunny Daze

13. BarrelHouse Brewing Co. Sunny Daze

Total ounces poured: 91,292

Photo: BarrelHouse Brewing Co.

14. Ace Space Bloody Orange
14. Ace Space Bloody Orange

14. Ace Space Bloody Orange

Total ounces poured: 90,330

The California Cider Company is in Sebastopol, Calif.

Photo: California Cider Company

15. Garage Brewing Co. Mango Hefeweizen
15. Garage Brewing Co. Mango Hefeweizen

15. Garage Brewing Co. Mango Hefeweizen

Total ounces poured: 88,875

Garage Brewing is in Temecula, Calif.

Photo: Garage Brewing Co.

16. Mother Earth Brew Co. Cali Creamin'
16. Mother Earth Brew Co. Cali Creamin'

16. Mother Earth Brew Co. Cali Creamin'

Total ounces poured: 87,544

Mother Earth Brew Co. is based in San Diego.

Photo: Mother Earth Brew Co.

17. Kona Brewing Big Wave
17. Kona Brewing Big Wave

17. Kona Brewing Big Wave

Total ounces poured: 87,452

The original Kona brewery is based in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii's Big Island.

Photo: Kona Brewing Co.

18. Elysian Brewing Co. Space Dust
18. Elysian Brewing Co. Space Dust

18. Elysian Brewing Co. Space Dust

Total ounces poured: 85,829

Elysian Brewing Co. is in Seattle.

Photo: Elysian Brewing Co.

19. Bell's Brewery Inc. Two Hearted
19. Bell's Brewery Inc. Two Hearted

19. Bell's Brewery Inc. Two Hearted

Total ounces poured: 82,398

Bell's Brewery is based in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Photo: Bell's Brewery

20. SLO Brew Cali-Squeeze
20. SLO Brew Cali-Squeeze

20. SLO Brew Cali-Squeeze

Total ounces poured: 81,360

SLO Brew is in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Photo: SLO Brew

21. Abita Brewing Co. Root Beer
21. Abita Brewing Co. Root Beer

21. Abita Brewing Co. Root Beer

Total ounces poured: 78,446

Yes, this is root beer. Abita Brewing Co. is near New Orleans. They make beer, soda and hard soda. 

Photo: Abita Brewing Co.

22. AleWorX Hazy Orange IPA
22. AleWorX Hazy Orange IPA

22. AleWorX Hazy Orange IPA

Total ounces poured: 78,264

Photo: Shutterstock

23. Marble Brewery Double White
23. Marble Brewery Double White

23. Marble Brewery Double White

Total ounces poured: 78,039

Marble Brewery is in Albuquerque, N.M.

Photo: Marble Brewery

24. Left Hand Brewing Co. Milk Stout Nitro
24. Left Hand Brewing Co. Milk Stout Nitro

24. Left Hand Brewing Co. Milk Stout Nitro

Total ounces poured: 77,756

Left Hand Brewing Co. is in Longmont, Colo.

Photo: Left Hand Brewing Co.

25. Blast 825 Slo Gold Ale
25. Blast 825 Slo Gold Ale

25. Blast 825 Slo Gold Ale

Total ounces poured: 76,953

Blast 825 is in Santa Barbara County, Calif.

Photo: Shutterstock/ Blast 825

26. Calusa Brewing Focus IPA (now Zote)
26. Calusa Brewing Focus IPA (now Zote)

26. Calusa Brewing Focus IPA (now Zote)

Total ounces poured: 74,905

Calusa Brewing is in Sarasota, Fla. The name of this beer was changed to Zote.

Photo: Calusa Brewing

27. Ballast Point Brewing Sculpin
27. Ballast Point Brewing Sculpin

27. Ballast Point Brewing Sculpin

Total ounces poured: 72,797

Ballast Point is based in San Diego, and has six locations in California, as well as one in Illinois and one in Chicago.

Photo: Ballast Point Brewing

28. New Belgium Brewing The Hemperor
28. New Belgium Brewing The Hemperor

28. New Belgium Brewing The Hemperor

Total ounces poured: 67,263

New Belgium is based in Ft. Collins, Colo.

Photo: New Belgium Brewing

29. Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. Lizard's Mouth
29. Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. Lizard's Mouth

29. Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. Lizard's Mouth

Total ounces poured: 66,005

Figueroa started in Buellton, Calif.

Photo: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

30. Founders Brewing Co. Breakfast Stout
30. Founders Brewing Co. Breakfast Stout

30. Founders Brewing Co. Breakfast Stout

Founders Brewing is in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Total ounces poured: 63,863

Photo: Founders Brewing Co.

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