With more microbreweries sprouting up around the world than ever before, there’s never been a better time to be a craft beer lover. Microbreweries tend to be more experimental than their larger counterparts; they work with small batches, which allows them to offer many interesting notes in their beers, such as a fruity or an extra-sour finish. The next time you’re planning a domestic travel experience, keep these three craft beer meccas in mind.
Great Places to Travel for Craft Beer
1. Denver, Colorado
The Mile High City is home to a tremendous array of craft beer breweries, such as Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery and the Falling Rock Tap House, which features over 90 different craft specialties. As a bonus, the city hosts the Great American Beer Festival every year (the next one takes place from October 3 through October 5), which will give you the chance to try varieties of craft beer you’ve never even heard of!
2. Portland, Oregon
This West Coast city is a major player in the national craft scene. One of the most iconic establishments, Deschutes Brewery, even has its own “ale trail,” where you can experience a diverse selection of the brewery’s best offerings. Head over to Loyal Legion to choose from over 99 different types of craft beer. Meanwhile, the Oregon Brewers Festival is one of the biggest craft beer festivals in the world — the next one takes place from July 24 through July 27.
3. Milwaukee, Minnesota
Perhaps best known as an older beer city and famous for its classic offerings like Miller Lite and Pabst Blue Ribbon, the city has seen a surge in craft beer production in recent years. Good City Brewing is a great option for both delicious craft beer and a good meal in the taproom, while Lakefront Brewery is the perfect choice for gluten-free options. If you’re planning to travel this summer, don’t miss the Milwaukee Brewfest on July 27.
If you’re looking for some advice planning your craft beer travel extravaganza, consult with DiMaria Travel Agency in Rochester, NY. In business for over 40 years, this family owned and operated travel agency will help you plan the trip you’ve always wanted. Whether you’re interested in a domestic or international trip, call (585) 271-0100 to start talking about your travel needs. Learn more about the agency by visiting their website.