Looking for the best place to crack open a cold one? You’re in luck. We found the best cities for beer lovers in each state with the top breweries and local tips for places to go. If you consider yourself a beer connoisseur, or you just enjoy the atmosphere of a beer garden, we’ve got you covered.
To find the best cities in each state for beer lovers, we calculated the breweries per capita in major cities. (We considered major cities as those with more than 100,000 residents—for states that don't have cities with a population of 100,000 or more, we chose the most populous city with the most breweries.) Cities with the most breweries per capita were ranked the highest in each state.
From local breweries in big cities like Austin, Texas, to the off-beaten-path nano breweries in Anchorage, Alaska, this list can help you find your next place to move or be an itinerary as you road trip across the U.S.
The best part is that there’s something for everyone.
Looking for a simple lager or a tart IPA? There’s a brewery for that. Want a fun atmosphere? We’ve got that too. How about award-winning brews? Oh, yes. So, pack the car and let’s road trip to the best breweries in each state! (Drive and drink responsibly, of course.)