If you’re planning to go on an unusual but fun tour in the coming days, a brewery tour might be a great idea. Limiting American brewery tours only to well-known brands are a thing of the past. With the increasing popularity of US craft beers today, enthusiasts can take part in tasty tours around the country. Here are some cities known for their beers, which you can visit for that memorable brewery experience:
With the increasing popularity of US craft beers today, enthusiasts can take part in tasty brewery tours around the country.
The beer scene in Chicago is quickly catching up to other more established places. With at least 50 breweries just within its city limits and over a hundred in Chicagoland, there’s no way you’ll run out of breweries to visit. You can start your Chicago brewery tour at Adams Street Brewery, which is although new in the market, has humble beginnings way back in the late 1800s. For something unique, beer enthusiasts can participate in the Festival of Barrel-Aged Beers—a gathering of more than 90 breweries that will serve barrel-aged beers.
Recently, Pittsburgh has gained national recognition for its great craft beer scene. There are some tour companies you can find to provide you a chance to discover breweries all around the city, such as the commended Brew Gentlemen in Braddock or the Allegheny Brewing Company located in the Deutschtown neighborhood. But if you’d like to explore independently, you can simply stroll along the Strip District and the Lawrenceville section to find several of the best small beer crafters in Pittsburgh.
Denver has been brewing since the city was founded in 1859. The well-known Denver Microbrew Tour provides tourists the chance to go to various neighborhoods on foot while being accompanied by an experienced guide. It’s your chance to check out the different local crafts around the Napa Valley of Beer. There’s plenty of beer to like in Denver, whether you go to its lower downtown area or along the River North district.
Because beer goes perfectly with barbecue, it’s no surprise that Kansas City gives beer lovers the opportunity to look behind the scenes. Probably the best-known craft brewery in Kansas is the Boulevard Brewing Company, but if you’re into a little more diversity, you must explore the KC Beer Tour as they offer tourists the chance to discover other smaller but good brewers, including Torn Label and Stockyards Brewing. The KC Beer Tour takes beer tourists around the city in their hip school bus. If you’re feeling quite adventurous, consider taking the Kayak and Craft Beer Tour to ride the rapids before tasting great beer.
If you want a taste of history together with your beer, going to Bell’s Brewery is highly recommended. Bell’s started in 1985 as a one-man show with just a 15-gallon stockpot. Currently, guests can explore the facilities with the tour ending in the Eccentric Café, which comes with more than 40 beers on tap and excellent food, too.
If you want to focus on just one brewery or if you love IPAs, then the town of Milton should be on your list to visit. Milton is the home of Dogfish Head, the brand that brought Imperial IPAs all around the country. Dogfish Head’s signature brew is its 90 Minute IPA, but with more than 20 years of brewing, they have produced a great lineup of other brews such as Aprihop, Syrah beer and wine combination, and Sixty-One.
Anchor Brewing, the first craft brewery in the U.S., is in San Francisco, making it an exciting place to visit. If you’re looking for something that’s unique, you may wish to explore the Alcatraz Combo Tour. The tour begins with a morning visit to the fabulous prison island, enjoying awesome views. The walking tour in the afternoon will let you explore San Francisco neighborhoods to experience great food and beer while learning more about the city’s brewing scene.
This pretty town in Pennsylvania is home to Tröegs Independent Brewing, which is known as one of the finest microbreweries in the United States. Tröegs provides both guided and self-guided tours all over its 90,000-square-foot facility, and chances to taste its offerings. People who want a more in-depth experience should go for the Splinter Tour, which concentrates on Tröegs’ beers that are aged in their bourbon barrels.
Today, craft breweries have grown widespread and varied just like wineries. An excellent brewery tour doesn’t only provide fun, but it also serves a great learning experience for learners and beer lovers as well. Because these tours aren’t just becoming more popular, it’s become easier to find one that’s right for you.
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