Best Of 2012

Best New Brewery: Big Storm Brewing Company

Big Storm Brewing Company's Mike Bishop pours some of their first batch of brew.

Clay Yarn and partner/friend Mike Bishop were just homebrewers a few years ago. This year they opened up Big Storm Brewing Company in Odessa and introduced their flagship WaveMaker Amber Ale to local beer-drinking masses. Turns out the kids are alright and their brewery is quickly expanding brews and taps. Yarn and Bishop are driven and passionate about their beer, which makes our beer glasses very happy.