Most of us realize we’ve seen a beer boom in our lifetime, but what you may not realize is the extent to which America’s brewing scene has grown. In 1978, only 44 breweries existed in the entire United States, according to the Beer Institute. By 2012, that number had climbed to 2,751 …and it’s continued to grow since. Not only does this mean you have thousands (upon thousands) of new beers to try, but also that beer-related adventures await, with brewery tours and tastings at every turn!
Stopping by to say “hi” to over 3,000 brewers is nearly impossible, so we picked seven of the best across the country (from east to west) that offer the most interesting tours, generous tastings, and more »