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What are the best cities in the U.S. for craft beer? That's a tough question to answer because so many U.S. cities now host and support thriving craft beer cultures. We'll tell you about a few of our favorite beer cities to visit that have some of the best brewpubs and brewery tours in the nation.

It's a great time to be a beer lover in the United States. With more than 7,000 craft breweries operating in the U.S. currently, no matter where you travel, there's a good chance you'll find a new microbrewery, brewpub or craft beer style that you will love.

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Chicago Craft Beer

Are you ready to explore craft beer in Chicago? Our CraftBeer.com Brewery Finder will help you discover breweries, brew pubs, and craft beer in this beer-friendly town along the shores of Lake Michigan. Find new breweries for information on Chicago brewery tours, live events, beer specials, and more.

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Los Angeles Craft Beer

Are you ready to taste some incredible Los Angeles beer? Our CraftBeer.com Brewery Finder will help you discover brew pubs and breweries in this sprawling city’s ever-growing beer scene. Finding new L.A. breweries can fill you in on fun city events, such as Los Angeles brewery tours, charity events, live music, and more.

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New York City Craft Beer

Are you ready to explore craft beer in the Big Apple? Our CraftBeer.com Brewery Finder will help you discover breweries, brew pubs, and great New York beer in one of America’s most exciting new beer scenes: NYC and its five boroughs.

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Washington D.C. Area Craft Beer

Are you looking to explore all the craft beer in the Washington, D.C. area? Our CraftBeer.com Brewery Finder will help you discover breweries and brew pubs from the Beltway and beyond. Locating new breweries in the area can key you in on fun events such as D.C. brewery tours, fundraisers, game nights, and more.

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Sacramento, CA Craft Beer

Are you ready to explore craft beer in Sacramento? Our CraftBeer.com Brewery Finder will help you discover breweries and brew pubs in this quickly-growing California beer scene.

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Asheville, NC Craft Beer

Are you ready to explore craft beer in Asheville, North Carolina? The CraftBeer.com Brewery Finder will help you discover brew pubs in this beer-friendly town along the Appalachian Trail.

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Craft Beer Cities, Large and Small

A handful of towns in America have earned the title "Beer City U.S.A." over the last decade. Asheville, North Carolina, and sunny San Diego, California, are well-known in the U.S. for the craft beer scene there. But as more brewpubs and microbreweries open, there's more opportunity than ever for you to visit other destinations that are on their way to becoming known as beer cities.

Sixty million tourists come to New York City every year to shop, visit landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and be dazzled by Broadway shows. Now, you can add exploring NYC's beer culture to your list of things to do next time you visit. Independently-owned breweries have been opening across the five boroughs inviting beer lovers to come try some Big Apple craft beer styles.

Chicago is a city well-known for its die-hard sports fans, but it's no stranger to a vibrant and delicious craft beer culture. Home to regional breweries and dozens of smaller brewpubs and microbreweries, the Chicago area attracts tourists who want to explore the city through their taste buds and take a few brewery tours.

California is home to more craft breweries than any other state in the U.S. While many areas in both the southern and northern parts of the state have long been destinations for quality beverages, the rapidly-growing L.A. beer culture is quickly earning a name for itself. Breweries in L.A. have offerings that are just as diverse as the city's population.

What is Craft Beer Culture?

Why do people like drinking craft beer? Sure, it's about taste. But there are a lot of reasons that go beyond the diverse and exciting flavors brewers create.

The U.S. craft beer scene is built on the pillars of independence and community support. Many beer lovers want to spend their money on small community-oriented businesses, including craft breweries. The culture is what attracts millions of thirsty tourists to the taprooms of craft beer cities each year.

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