10 Best Beer Towns in the United States for Vacationers

Beer lovers have special vacation needs. And HomeToGo, an online site offering vacation rentals, has just compiled a list of the best American cities for sipping foam.

HomeToGo began this ranking by creating a shortlist of the best US cities for beer production using information from openbrewerydb.org and the brewers association

Next, they studied each city based on 4 data points: the number of top-rated beer bars in each city, the number of brewpubs and breweries, the median price per night of accommodation, and the average price of accommodation. a pint of beer.

After obtaining the raw data, the vacation rental site assigned each data point a representative numerical value between 5 and 10, with 5 representing the lowest data point and 10 representing the highest data point.

And here (drum roll please) is what they found…

10) Myrtle Beach, SC

9) Tampa, Florida

8) Austin, TX

7) Asheville, North Carolina

6) New York, New York

5) Seattle, Washington

4) Denver, Colorado

3) Milwaukee, Wis.

2) Portland, Oregon

1) Chicago, Ill.

Chicago, which topped this ranking in 2022, is widely celebrated for its fast-growing beer scene. The brewery scene took off in recent decades with the opening of Goose Island Beer in 1988. Other local brewers like Two Brothers, Half Acre Beer Company and Metropolitan Brewing have also become hugely popular over the years.

Top rated bars: 106 | Breweries: 50 | Avg. Price of a national pint: $5.00 | Avg. Accommodation price: $338

Nicknamed “Beervana”, Portland, Oregon deserves its #2 Best Beer City status. Since 1988, the city has hosted one of America’s largest annual craft beer festivals, the Oregon Brewers Festival, where thousands of beer lovers sample cutting-edge offerings. It also offers more affordable vacation rentals

Top rated bars: 65 | Breweries: 52 | Avg. Price of a national pint: $6.00 | Avg. Accommodation price: $232

“As more cities across the United States continue to expand and diversify their beer scenes, Caroline Burns, Director of Public Relations at HomeToGo, said, “We are thrilled to share this applause-worthy guide. to help travelers find the best destinations to raise their glasses.

“We hope this clue inspires travelers to seize the opportunity to enjoy the end of summer by exploring exciting destinations and trying new beers,” Burns added.

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