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. 3 Minneapolis/St. Paul

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Despite the threatening-sounding names of two top craft brewers in the Twin Cities—Dangerous Man Brewing Co. and Surly Brewing—Minneapolis and St. Paul also ranked at No. 3 in the survey for their friendly atmosphere. Indeed, the Fair State Brewing Co-op is the first of its kind in Minnesota: members get to collaborate on new beer projects, while non-members can just enjoy brews in the taproom–like the Läctobäc 6, a tribute to Central European Lichtenhainers. At St. Paul gastropub The Happy Gnome, meanwhile, beginning beer geeks get an in-depth, user-friendly menu (with headings like “Looking for Something Sour and Funky?”), and the dessert menu features a Surly Coffee Bender Crème Brûlée.

America’s 20 Best Cities for Beer Lovers

No. 3 Minneapolis/St. Paul

Despite the threatening-sounding names of two top craft brewers in the Twin Cities—Dangerous Man Brewing Co. and Surly Brewing—Minneapolis and St. Paul also ranked at No. 3 in the survey for their friendly atmosphere. Indeed, the Fair State Brewing Co-op is the first of its kind in Minnesota: members get to collaborate on new beer projects, while non-members can just enjoy brews in the taproom–like the Läctobäc 6, a tribute to Central European Lichtenhainers. At St. Paul gastropub The Happy Gnome, meanwhile, beginning beer geeks get an in-depth, user-friendly menu (with headings like “Looking for Something Sour and Funky?”), and the dessert menu features a Surly Coffee Bender Crème Brûlée.

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