Summer is right around the corner, and what better way to relax and cool off than with a nice, cold beer. Beer and travel are two passions that can combine admirably. If you’re exploring a new city, chances are that there’s a great brewery just waiting to be discovered. Here are 5 of the best cities in the United States for beer lovers:
New York City, NY – As a New York girl, I have to start with a city I know and love. Whether it’s Beer Culture in Manhattan, Tørst in Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Brewery, or Astoria Bier & Cheese in Queens, there are many places where you can find a great selection of craft beers.
San Diego, CA – If you’re a beer lover traveling to San Diego, be sure to check out Bottlecraft Little Italy, the Best Damn Beer Shop, and Second Chance Beer Company. Also visit IsaBella Bistro, Pizzeria & Craft Beer Garden for some California pizza, a contemporary atmosphere, and a good selection of beer and wine.
Portland, OR – Head up north to Portland and you will find spots like Bridgetown Beerhouse, Gigantic Brewing Co, Hopworks Urban Brewery, and Bailey’s Taproom (bonus points because they have board games). Grab a drink with friends and explore the city.
Asheville, NC – Head back east to the beautiful mountains in Asheville, and you will find places like French Broad Brewery, Asheville Brewing Company, Thirsty Monk Brewery & Pub, and Wedge Brewing Company. While you’re at it, explore the city’s restaurants for some great Southern cooking.
Denver, CO – Colorado has a spot for literature lovers known as the Fiction Beer Company. A book-themed brewery, what could be better? There’s also the Strange Craft Beer Company, Lowry Beer Garden, Declaration Brewing Company, and Hops & Pie (why yes, they do serve pizza 🙂 )
These are just five of many cities in the U.S where you can find some great beer. If you’re a beer connoisseur and travel lover, be sure to add these places to your list. You never know what adventures you’ll have, what memories you’ll make, and what discoveries you’ll find along the way.