Here Are The Five Best Brew Houses In The US
There are craft breweries dotting the American landscape throughout. If you marked them all with a dot on a large scale map, the US would light up like a Christmas tree. They are part of the culture, and they have become even more popular in recent years, in terms of both the market and as tourist destinations. Have you ever vistied a brewhouse before? They all have their similarities and their differences. Here are some of the top brewhouses or craft breweries in the US.
Before we get to the top 5 picks, how many brewhouses do you think there are in the US? There are cities like Denver that have quite a few, but other cities aren’t as brew heavy. As for the entire country, the number of craft breweries is roughly 5200 and counting. If you are planning on touring some of these brewhouses, it sure is good to know which ones are the best.
Chico CA is the city that features this first craft brewery that makes the list of the top brewhouses in the US. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is well known and well respected within the industry, and customers love the brews that are made there. They’ve been brewing beer since 1980, and the company offers different ways to tour the facility. Believe it or not, you can even take a self guided tour, but the best experience for a tour and tasting can be booked online. Take the tour, enjoy lunch, play games, taste delicious craft beers and more at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, located at 100 Sierra Nevada Way.
Brooklyn Brewery is up next, and it has been around since 1987. Located at 79 North 11th Street, Brooklyn Brewery is housed within an old steel foundry. The tour of the facility is free, and then you purchase your beer tokens separately according to the reviews. There are also different types of community events hosted at Brooklyn Brewery. The beer is some of the best, and the brewhouse is certainly very unique and interesting.
This next brewhouse is located in San Francisco. You will find Anchor Brewing Company at 1705 Mariposa Street. To get a tour of this brewery, you must make a reservation. According to the company, you can expect the tour and the tasting to last about an hour and a half. There are three floors that make up this craft brewery, and the pictures of the facility shown on a top travel site look very intriguing. You get to learn all about ‘steam beer.’
Abita Brewing Company is the 4th brewhouse on the list, and you will find it in Abita Springs LA. This craft brewery that was founded in 1986 is in the process of more than doubling its capacity. Abita Amber is one of its signature craft beers, and another is Purple Haze. There is a gift shop on site, and according to the reviews, the tour only takes about 30 minutes.
There is one more brewhouse to look at for this list of the top 5 craft breweries in the US. Summit Brewing Company is located in Saint Paul MN. The oatmeal stout is one of its claims to fame. You get to visit the Twin Cities when you make this brewhouse one of your tour stops.
As you can see, this is a rather diverse list of the best craft breweries. You are going to be all over the country if you make these five stops. Many of the 5000+ brewhouses in the US make for nice little places to visit, but it sure does help knowing which breweries are the best.