Top 4 Beer Tasting Destinations in the US
The craft of beer seems to be more popular than ever. With a myriad of breweries popping up all over North America, it seems that the beverage is becoming more and more refined with every generation. If you’re an avid beer drinker, and are interested in combining beer with traveling, consider heading to these destinations the next time the travel bug hits.
Asheville, “Beer City”, NC, USA
Imagine a city known for its beer. That’s Asheville, where the southern city is actually nicknamed “beer city.” The brewing community in this spot is very diverse, with breweries that range from the Highland Brewing Company to the Thirsty Monk pub. Sierra Nevada and New Belgium breweries have recently expanded their East Coast expansions in Asheville, and the Best Firkin Beer Festival debuted here in April 2012, along with many other beer-centric events.
Finger Lakes, New York, USA
There are over 100 craft breweries in the 11 vacations spots in New York State, most of which are located in the Finger Lakes area. This spot, known mainly for its wine and produce, features 14 microbreweries and tasting rooms, 10 brew pubs, and 3 brewers that are distribution-only. You’ll find plenty of exotic beers at the popular Rooster Fish Brewing and Abandon Brewing Company.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto is known as the hockey capital of Canada, and what goes better with a good ol’ game of hockey? Why, a pint of beer, of course! It’s no accident that Toronto is home to some of the greatest breweries in the country, with all sorts of craft breweries in town to get you ready for happy hour. Just about every restaurant and bar in town carries a local beer or two. You can even sign up with Ontario Craft Brewery Tours to hop from one craft brewery to the next in the greater Toronto area.
Los Angeles, USA
Many of the southern US city’s greatest breweries are located right near the airport – perfect for those who want to unwind after a lengthy flight. The Four Points hotel by Sheraton LAX features a beer menu with over 100 beers at their Brewster’s Bar & Grill, as well as a beer advisory board and a beer club package. LA locals obviously love their beer. Two of the more popular breweries in the city include Strand Brewing Co. and El Segundo Brewing Company.
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