The craft beer industry in the US is gaining in popularity. Over the last decade, the number of brewers has increased considerably. Tasting some of the local brews is a great way to discover a new destination, and many cities with a strong craft beer industry also have their own beer weeks. Why not check out some of the biggest beer weeks on your next vacation?
Philly Beer Week
There are plenty of cheap apartments to rent in Philadelphia that are perfect for those visiting one of the best beer weeks in the country. This takes place during the first week of June and consists of more than 100 different events that attract beer lovers from across the US and abroad.
D.C. Beer Week
A range of regional and local breweries take part in the events for Washington, D.C.’s festival in the middle of August. The craft beer movement here has been growing steadily. The week features blind tastings and scavenger hunts amongst its many events.
San Francisco Beer Week
Next year’s festival in San Francisco runs at the end of January, making it the perfect antidote to the post-festive blues. More than 700 events took place in the Bay Area as part of the 2015 celebrations, and the 2016 festival is set to offer visitors a great time.
Chicago Beer Week
To welcome in the spring, Chicago hosts their annual beer week in the middle of May. The week starts with the Beer Under Glass event, where many breweries and restaurants come together at the Garfield Park Conservatory.