Top 10 Cities for Beer Lovers
In Portland, there are plenty of drafts to go around. Indeed, with 28 breweries based here – more per capita than any other city in the country – this Pacific Northwest city clearly boasts the mother lode of American microbrews. One of the city’s oldest and largest breweries, Widmer Brothers Brewing Company (www.widmer.com), produces over 200,000 barrels a year, including a top-selling German-style Hefeweizen; drop by on a weekend for free tours and tastings. Other popular draws here include Gasthaus (www.widmer.com/gasthaus), where hard-to-find brews like Snowplow Stout and Cherry Bomb are on tap, and BridgePort (www.bridgeportbrew.com), Portland’s oldest microbrewery.
For more trip-planning information, check out ShermansTravel.com’s Portland Travel Guide.