Top 5 Beer Cities

When I visit a new city, one of my favorite things to do is check out the local microbreweries or craft beers that are in the area. While there are still many cities with well-known beers I haven’t visited, here are five of my favorite:

 

1. Cincinnati – I’m not just saying it because it’s my hometown, (or maybe I am…) but they are rapidly growing in the craft beer space. Rhinegeist Brewery in the historic Over the Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati is known for it’s flavorful, fresh beer. If you find yourself in the area, be sure to try the ‘Truth’: “Brewed with a nod to the Pacific, hops sizzle with tropical fruit aroma, grapefruit and mango notes and a dry finish.”

from: http://www.rhinegeist.com/beers

 

2. Denver – One of the pit stops we made in Denver was at Denver Beer Co. A dog-friendly bar that offers excellence service and a sunny patio. I HAD to try the Graham Cracker Porter: “Like a campfire in a glass, this robust beauty has seductive notes of vanilla, smoked cedar, and mulling spices. A dark pour with mild lacing, she is a rollercoaster of lush chocolate diving into a semi-dry finish of roasted malt and biscuit.”

from: http://denverbeerco.com/our-cans/

 

3. Seattle – I was in Seattle for work, so not much time for brewery tours, but after a long day of exhibiting we were able to unwind with beers from Pike Brewery, one of the oldest microbreweries in Seattle. The Pike Tandem was my favorite, and it was “Rich, round, & complex with flavors of fruit, freshly baked bread and treacle.”

from: http://pikebrewing.com/beers_PikeTandem.shtml

 

4. Detroit – My family and I like to bond over beers. While we were just outside of Detroit for a wedding, we decided to check out the local brewing company in Birmingham – Griffin Claw Brewing Company. It was right around Halloween, so I decided to try out the Screamin’ Pumpkin Ale. “Our Screamin’ Pumpkin Ale is like a slice of warm pie. Cinnamon, clove, sweet pumpkin, a little molasses. A couple sips in you’ll mistake the malty aftertaste for a crispy crust. The perfect beer to celebrate Halloween. Or Thanksgiving. Or Christmas, if there’s any left. From the time we brew it in July get it while it’s good.”

from: http://www.griffinclawbrewingcompany.com/

 

5. Salt Lake – Salt Lake isn’t necessarily known for it’s wild nightlife or multiple pubs, but there’s definitely some hidden gems in this Mormon city. Squatters Craft Beers are one name everyone knows about in Salt Lake, so gave it a whirl. Since I was on vacation, it only seemed logical that I had the Off Duty. “Like your favorite hammock, this IPA is perfectly relaxed and balanced. The smoothness of premium barley lies in equilibrium with the hoppiness of a classic American IPA. Kick back and reward yourself with this multiple award-winner.”

from: http://www.squatters.com/our-brew/


I'm Abby - a weekend getawayer, lover of beach volleyball, grilled cheese enthusiast and puppy dog admirer.

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