Renowned more for its Riesling than its rye, New York’s grape-growing Finger Lakes region — think Western Upstate, between Ithaca, Rochester, and Syracuse — is actually one of the country’s most underrated beer destinations. Home to 36 craft breweries and 19 brewpubs (the largest concentration of beermakers in the state, despite what you might think!), it’s the perfect spot for a weekend beercation.
You love beer. You love vacations. So it’s only natural you’ll like this rundown of America’s seven hottest travel destinations with a hopping beer scene.
Denver has a booming craft brew scene, thanks in no small part to the city’s hosting of the Great American Beer Festival. In the last year, several craft brew places have opened and are holding their own next to the more established venues for local beer aficionados.
The Denver area produces more beer per capita than any other city in America, but there’s only one microbrewery in downtown Denver still packaging and shipping what it produces.
Federal regulators have proposed fining MillerCoors $63,500 over the release of more than 2,000 pounds of ammonia at a Colorado brewery.