America's Best Beer Cities
No. 2 Denver
Perhaps the Mile High City fell from its No. 1 beer spot this year because so many purists associate the area with big-daddy beer maker Coors. Go to Golden, however, and you’ll also find Cannonball Creek Brewing Company, whose offerings include an almond-chocolate stout and a gluten-reduced pale ale. Closer to downtown, some of the best craft beers can be sampled at LoDo’s Great Divide Brewing and Denver Beer Co., which lets dogs lounge inside. Voters’ favorite season to visit is summer; come back in fall, and you can catch the Great American Beer Festival, one of the biggest brewfests in the nation.