Category: Destinations

Where to Drink in Brussels, Belgium Destinations by

The Belgian capital’s beer scene has grown dynamically in recent years, with young gun brewers turning out world-class brews in contemporary styles. The city’s pub offerings have been updated as well, with historic (and touristy) beer halls supplemented by more modern examples.

Where to Drink in Tampa, Florida Destinations by

Tampa’s current growth is anchored to its reputation as a creative and ever-evolving beer hub where brewers are supported by open-minded chefs and beer enthusiasts.

Where to Drink in Houston, Texas Destinations by

Houston’s thirsty guests will find a thriving beer scene with multiple breweries, each with a distinct personality and guest experience. Five new breweries opened up over a three-month period in summer 2016 alone.

Where to Drink in Washington DC Destinations by

Although the nation’s capital was slow to embrace locally brewed beer when the first wave of microbreweries swept over other parts of the country in the 1980s and ’90s, a recent shift has created a flourishing beer culture.

Where to Drink in Greenville, South Carolina Destinations by

South Carolina’s beer scene has been slow to develop compared to its northern sister, but the tide has started to turn, thanks to a series of legislative changes making the state friendlier to the beer business.

Where to Drink in Seoul, South Korea Destinations by

In Seoul, it seems like you can’t walk a block without the words “craft beer,” in English and Korean, glaring out at you from a window or doorframe. Flavorful, hoppier beers—especially IPAs—are becoming the trendy thing to drink in the capital of this nation of very heavy drinkers.

Where to Drink in Detroit, Michigan Destinations by

The sprawling metro Detroit area and its westerly cousin, Grand Rapids, lie at the center of Michigan’s evolving beer frontier. In 2012, there were less than 100 breweries and brewpubs statewide; in 2017, there will be well over 300 and counting.

Where to Drink in Boulder, Colorado Destinations by

Roughly 15 breweries have opened in the past eight years within Boulder’s city limits. So, rent a bike, grab your GPS, and immerse yourself in some of the best beer that Colorado has to offer.

Where to Drink in Tucson, Arizona Destinations by

Tucson has culinary chops, so it’s not surprising to find a thriving dining scene where local breweries play their part, thanks in part to a wave of new brewery openings.

Where to Drink in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Destinations by

Over the last two years Rio has witnessed the appearance of more than a dozen craft brewery brands, most of them “gipsy” productions, along with new beer-focused bars.

Where to Drink in Reykjavík, Iceland Destinations by

Despite Iceland’s late entrance to the global brewing revolution, the country has hastily made up for lost time, and Reykjavík is the center of the action.

Where to Drink in Queens, New York Destinations by

Queens has developed a strong beer scene in recent years, a feat largely propelled by an impressive group of new breweries to open in New York City’s largest borough.

Where to Drink in Lima, Peru Destinations by

Despite cultivating one of the most dynamic culinary scenes in the Americas for the past decade, Lima has always lagged behind in terms of beer. Today, however, Peru’s brewing revolution is firmly underway in its capital city.

Where to Drink in Paris, France Destinations by

Although most corner bistros and supermarket aisles remain in the golden grip of Heineken and AB InBev, a new crop of small breweries is eking out an existence in a city where wine is still the go-to libation.

Where to Drink in Birmingham, Alabama Destinations by

Many Birmingham residents would argue today that locally produced beer is what’s rescuing the city. Credit is due in part to the city’s four production breweries—Avondale, Good People, Cahaba and Trim Tab.

Where to Drink in Fort Collins, Colorado Destinations by

Fort Collins, Colo., is more than just a Front Range college town—it’s also often referred to as the “Napa Valley of Beer.” And this city of just over 150,000 is part of the “Denver Beer Triangle.”

Where to Drink in Little Rock, Arkansas Destinations by

Named after a rock formation in the Arkansas River that flows through its downtown, Little Rock is a charming Southern town with a renowned foodie scene, and now, a growing beer culture.

Where to Drink in Tallinn, Estonia Destinations by

A casual visitor to Tallinn’s spectacular medieval Old Town might get the impression that there are only two breweries in Estonia, Saku and A. Le Coq. Luckily, you don’t have to go far to discover a pub brewing its own ales and lagers or a local producer from the burgeoning beer scene.

Where to Drink in Sacramento, California Destinations by

In the decades following Prohibition, breweries came and went in California’s capital. More recently, the recession closed a few mainstays. But when the economy recovered, the beer scene exploded, reacquainting the city of saloons with its beer-soaked heritage.

Where to Drink in Singapore Destinations by

Singapore has a handful of young microbreweries, but it’s the tidal wave of high-quality imports—and the pioneering craft-focused bars serving them—that’s most responsible for the area’s recent drinking metamorphosis.

Where to Drink in Miami, Florida Destinations by

From the beach bodies on the boardwalk to the Art Deco architecture on Ocean Drive and the busy cafés in Little Havana, Miami is a colorful city. It’s also a place with a rich and varied food and drink heritage. Until recently though, beer has been a wallflower at the culinary celebration.

Where to Drink in Charlotte, North Carolina Destinations by

Though it is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Charlotte can’t rival Asheville when it comes to breweries per capita. But what it lacks in numbers, it makes up for with perhaps the most diverse group of breweries in the state.

Where to Drink in Missoula, Montana Destinations by

Currently, over half of the malted grain used by Montana breweries is grown in state and Montana now ranks second in the US in breweries per capita. Missoula, a university town of 69,000 avid skiers, hikers, fishers, river runners, mountain bikers, and beer drinkers, offers a healthy sampling.

Where to Drink in Boston, Massachusetts Destinations by

Boston has long been an old city with a newness problem. This adherence to tradition also applies to beer. But veer off the path—into Somerville, Charlestown or Everett, perhaps—and you’ll find a vibrant subculture of drinkers, brewers and restaurateurs doing their own thing.

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