Beer Lover Destinations

Beer Lover Destinations near Drury Hotels

Make your next getaway a Beercation! From Pittsburgh to Denver, here are eight cities with renowned breweries, hidden gem microbreweries, and a thriving craft beer culture.

See what’s brewing on a tour of Blue Moon Brewery in Denver. Photo courtesy of VISIT DENVER.

Denver, Colorado

Explore Denver's local beer culture and visit some of the 150 brewpubs, breweries and taprooms in the metro area. Get a taste of local flavors by exploring Denver Beer Trail! Stop at LoHi for a German-style brew, grab a sour at Sloan’s Lake and enjoy the cozy taproom at Call to Arms Brewing.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan’s second biggest city, is now one of the fastest growing craft beer regions in the Midwest.

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Start with the Beer City Ale Trail that offers access to more than 80+ local breweries. Named Best Beer City by USA Today in 2021 and 2022, Grand Rapids boasts more than 40 craft breweries. Try the Triple Crown Brown at Mitten Brewing Co., housed in a historic firehouse and Harmony Brewing modeled after a German beer hall.

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Experience an indoor/outdoor guided walking tour of over 165 years of brewing history at Miller Brewing. 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Miller Brewing made Milwaukee famous and offers guided tours along with samples of their finest brews. The city is now seeing a craft beer resurgence and is becoming known for hazy IPAs and farmhouse ales. Don’t miss Central Waters Brewing Company known for its barrel-aged beers and its line of blonde ale, red ale, and porter.

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Enjoy rooftop beers at Devil’s Brewing. Photo courtesy of Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority.

Charlotte, North Carolina

From pilsners to IPAs, the Queen City is quickly becoming a great destination to sample the craft beer culture. In 2023, D9 Brewing, Pilot Brewing, Lenny Boy Brewing and Sugar Creek Brewing brought home medals from the 2023 World Beer Cup, often called the "Olympics of Beer."

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Earthbound Beer has a suspended mezzanine in the building that originally housed Cherokee Brewery Company. Photo courtesy of Earthbound Beer.

St. Louis, Missouri

The Gateway city is known as the birthplace of Anheuser-Busch and also has a booming microbrewery culture. Schlafly burst onto the scene in 1991 as the first new brewery in 50 years. Since then, many local brewers have perfected small-batch beers with some of the best beers in the Midwest. Don’t miss the award-winning stout at Side Project Brewing or City Wide Pale Ale from 4 Hands Brewing.

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Sample a variety of microbrews at The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Sugar Land. Photo courtesy of Visit Sugar Land.

Houston, Texas

Whether you’re looking for a low-key microbrewery with quality style or a trendy new spot with colorful sours, you’ll find out why Houston has earned the nickname “Brewston”. Then sip your way through Houston with a 1, 3 or 90 day Houston Brew Pass and save up to 80% on the retail price.

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Birmingham made it on Thrillists’s “13 US Destinations That Are Secretly Hiding Incredible Beer Scenes”.

Birmingham, Alabama

A “Free the Hops” movement in Alabama led to Birmingham seizing the opportunity in the craft beer scene. Trim Tab Brewing was named the best brewery in the state and boasts some fine IPAs, stouts and fruited imperial sours. Make time for Hop City Craft Beer & Wine, a bottle shop equipped with 60 beer taps for onsite sipping.

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The Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh has been named Best Large Brewpub in America. Photo courtesy of VisitPittsburgh.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

With more than 50 craft breweries in Allegheny County, Pittsburgh is overflowing with craft beer and has one of the most affordable beer scenes in the country. Attend one the many craft beer festivals, such as, Beerfest, Beers of the Burgh, Three Rivers Beer Week or the Steel City Big Pour. 

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Published July 12, 2023