America's Best Beer Cities
Courtesy of Greater Portland Convention & Visitors Bureau
No. 3 Portland, ME
The New England city—which ranked highly for being idyllic—has a long history of microbrewing and proud local institutions such as Shipyard and Allagash (the latter has been named one of the best brewery tours in America by TripAdvisor). To glimpse the city’s craft-drink future, check out In'finiti, a brewpub on the waterfront that also makes its own distilled liquors. Happily, the locals may have mastered the art of choosing designated drivers: they rank near the top of the survey for being adept behind the wheel.