America’s 20 Best Cities for Beer Lovers

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Whether you like your brews hoppy, dark, or fruity—or just something that tastes good with bratwurst—Travel + Leisure readers voted on the best cities for savoring a great local beer.

No. 7 Louisville

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The Kentucky city’s brewing history dates back the late 1800s, when German immigrants created a local beer style—dark and kinda tart—called the Kentucky Common. You can taste its modern cousin at Bluegrass Brewing Company, which does both a Kentucky Common Ale as well as the lighter Billies Uncommon Sour Ale. At another local brewery, GoodWood, the beers nod to the other local drink, by creating a number of bourbon-barrel-aged ales and stouts, along with a Red Wine Barrel Saison to appeal to oenophiles. As proof of the city’s solid rankings for live music and quirky locals, the GoodWood taproom offers both regular “jam session” performances and yoga classes.

America’s 20 Best Cities for Beer Lovers

No. 7 Louisville

The Kentucky city’s brewing history dates back the late 1800s, when German immigrants created a local beer style—dark and kinda tart—called the Kentucky Common. You can taste its modern cousin at Bluegrass Brewing Company, which does both a Kentucky Common Ale as well as the lighter Billies Uncommon Sour Ale. At another local brewery, GoodWood, the beers nod to the other local drink, by creating a number of bourbon-barrel-aged ales and stouts, along with a Red Wine Barrel Saison to appeal to oenophiles. As proof of the city’s solid rankings for live music and quirky locals, the GoodWood taproom offers both regular “jam session” performances and yoga classes.

© Clarence Holmes Photography / Alamy
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