Best Beer Cities in the U.S.

Best Beer Cities in the U.S.

Dreaming of a beer-filled vacation? I drink to that! It’s not hard to find pubs and bars in any small town or big city across the U.S. But amongst the average-tasting brews, there are local flavors that stand out and need national recognition. Check out these brewery-filled cities and find out how they became known as one of the best beer cities in America!

Savannah, GA

Bar-hopping is always a pleasure in this charming pediastrian-friendly city of Savannah. And if you do decide to try ten bars in one night, a la The World’s End, make sure to put local favorite Moon River Brewing in your priority list. Plus, Coastal Empire Beer and Southbound Brewing Company. A good time to come is on Labor Day, when the Savannah Craft Brew Fest is up and rolling. Savannah is also known for its Bonaventure Cemetery and fresh seafood dishes that will make your visit truly complete. Book a room at a luxurious bed and breakfast called Presidents’ Quarters, located in the heart of the Historic District.

Asheville, NC

Named as the number one Beer City in the nation for four consecutive years, Asheville is proud to be home to the best breweries in the country. Many fact-checking tourists come to Asheville for a taste of their more than fifty brews, and a lot of travel packages offer beer tours for the so inclined. Try the Pack’s Tavern with its carefully paired beer styles, Thirsty Monk and its 1,072 different beers, and Lexington Avenue Brewery, which features a 92-foot serpentine bar. Staying for the weekend? I recommend the quiet setting (best hangover cure) at Orchard Inn.

San Francisco

San Francisco is not just a stylish city, but also a beer city with breweries throughout the Bay Area. Brewery tours are also available for some beer education and “beer-cation” getaway. Visit Anchor Brewing Company, America’s first craft brewery, with beers handmade from an all-malt mash in their traditional copper brewhouse.

Sante Fe, NM

Head to the Marble Brewery for their wheat ale featuring New Mexico wildflower honey and drink bottom’s up at their rooftop beer garden overlooking the Sante Fe Plaza. It’s best to come during the summer season when live music and partying take place at the Plaza. Another recommendation is the Blue Corn Brewery for their beer dinners all-year round, and the Santa Fe Brewing Company whose Chicken Killer Barley Wine with 10 percent alcohol content will get you tipsy before you can say “Sante Fe”.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and I’m sure you would love to have a beer-filled vacation to warm up your parched throat! It’s not yet too late for some last-minute deals and you can still travel within budget with the right amount of planning. So come on out and get a taste of the local brews from these best beer cities in America!