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. 13 Nashville

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Music City has a long tradition of wanting you to cry into your beer, not because of your beer. Winking to the good-ol’-boy beer geeks, Tailgate Beer (which relocated from San Diego to Nashville in 2014) has a 25-tap tasting room featuring its own brews (like the Blacktop Blonde) as well as a dedicated tap for each Tennessee brewer—like Yazoo (say it YEAH-zoo) and Jackalope. If you’d even like to bathe in beer, you can: Jackalope sells a Little Seed Farm soap made with its Ann Thunder American Pale Ale, named after Davy Crockett’s fictional wife.

America’s 20 Best Cities for Beer Lovers

No. 13 Nashville

Music City has a long tradition of wanting you to cry into your beer, not because of your beer. Winking to the good-ol’-boy beer geeks, Tailgate Beer (which relocated from San Diego to Nashville in 2014) has a 25-tap tasting room featuring its own brews (like the Blacktop Blonde) as well as a dedicated tap for each Tennessee brewer—like Yazoo (say it YEAH-zoo) and Jackalope. If you’d even like to bathe in beer, you can: Jackalope sells a Little Seed Farm soap made with its Ann Thunder American Pale Ale, named after Davy Crockett’s fictional wife.

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