Check out the winner of the Great American Beer Festival on their official website:
2015 GABF winners
The Daily Meal has listed the 50 Best Craft Breweries in America, here is the link.
The consensus here is that Yuengling is good, maybe better, but certainly not best, other opinions?
Also Sixpoint Brewery certainly has a great reputation for brewing quality beers, but New York also has over 180 breweries and it did not make it into our top 12. Seems like a brewery that requires some hands on research.