With 300 days of sunshine per year, one of the largest concentrations of craft breweries in the United States, and the granddaddy of craft-beer festivals, Denver, Colorado, has a long history as a beer travel destination.
Florida was long a craft-beer backwater, but over the past few years, that reputation has completely shifted, on the strength of an intensely creative brewing scene on Florida’s west coast.
At the risk of revealing some of the country’s best-kept secrets, here are some off-the-radar breweries that are worth traveling far and wide for.
Asheville has everything you’d want in a perfect craft-beer town—clean water, endless outdoor activities, and a cool counter-cultural vibe.
Whether it’s that destination farmhouse brewery in the middle of the country, a burgeoning beer city across the globe, or a brand new brewery in your own state, you know you want to go.
Portland’s beer culture offers something for everyone—from some of the best barrel-aged sour beers in the country to an expansive chain of locally owned craft brewpubs and bars, and craft-beer pioneers in their fourth decade of brewing.
San Diego’s all-encompassing craft-beer culture continues to support and incubate a growing number of younger breweries.
The beer culture in Chicago is reflective of the city itself: compelling, unabashed, and progressive.
Beer tourism used to be what we beer geeks just called vacation, but in the past decade “beercation” has become a lucrative trend with a catchy name.