Best Beer Vacations
Put "Drink Up" On Your ItineraryVacation and beer - two of America's favorite things can be beautifully blended together, like a fine handcrafted lager, in a beer vacation. The best beer vacations are trips to above par areas of the country that host a large beer festival. Luckily, America is home to some of the most popular beer festivals in the world. Pick a beer or pick a city, find a vacation rental, and off you go. Whether you are interested in a particular type of beer or simply want to taste the best of the best, a beer vacation will provide you with the opportunity to try them all.
This three-day long beer festival is held each year by the Brewers Association. More than 1,600 American beers are displayed and sampled for visitors who come from across the globe to Denver. One hundred beer judges
Great American Beer Festival - Denver Colorado
evaluate beers and award gold, silver and bronze medals in 69 different categories.
One of the best beer vacations in the country is the Great Taste of the Midwest in Madison, Wisconsin. More than 100 microbrewery and pub owners from the Midwest will showcase their latest hand crafted beers. Even better, visitors to this festival will be able to enjoy beautiful Lake Monona from the comfort of their vacation rental home.
Great Taste of the Midwest - Madison, Wisconsin
The Oregon Brewers Festival is smaller than most with just more than 70 beers represented, but the festival gets points for selling some of the best beer in the country including Hell or High Watermelon and Razberry Wheat. Held in the heart of Portland, it's the perfect place to vacation and enjoy some handcrafted beer.
Oregon Brewers Festival - Portland, Oregon
How can a beer fest be held in two separate cities? Only if the festival is as big as the World Beer Festival. Billed as the largest celebration of internationally crafted beers, this festival not only represents 150 breweries, all the proceeds go to the fund for the revitalization of downtown Raleigh.
World Beer Festival - Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina
The famous Vermont Brewers Festival in Burlington has the distinction of being the longest running brewers festival in the East. Vermont itself is home to more breweries than any place else in the country (per capita). Participants must be invited, so the wares represented are always top notch.
Vermont Brewers Festival - Burlington, Vermont
Todd and Jason Alstrom, founders of BeerAdvocate, have pledged to bring better beer to people everywhere. The American Craft Beer Fest features 75 brewers and 15,000 visitors will be able to sample up to 300 different crafted beers. Held in the historical town of Boston, it is one of the best beer vacations in the nation.
American Craft Beer Fest - Boston, Massachusetts
Lounge by a beautiful lake, or enjoy the sites of some of the most famous cities in our country all while attending world famous beer festivals. Pair up your favorite festival with a luxurious vacation rental and all you will have to worry about is the hangover.