America's Best Beer Cities
No. 17 Charleston, SC
The Southern City resonated with readers for its architectural charm and civic pride, and its growing beer scene landed it in this year’s top 20. Holy City Brewing embraces the city’s quirks with its Pluff Mud Porter (referring to the Lowcountry marsh mud) and the Slanted Porch Pale Ale (honoring the older homes’ imperfect stoops). And even if you don’t quite understand the local twang, one beer needs no translation: the bacon porter. The city also ranked well for its cool antique shops.