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Thirteen Best Breweries in the U.S.A.

Craft beer is not just for hipsters. The stuff is all over the States, and Gogobot users are all over it.
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Craft beer is not just for hipsters. The stuff is all over the States, and users are all over it. Here are the thirteen most popular breweries on

Sunriver Brewing Company, Sunriver, Oregon

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They brew their own beer...and kombucha!

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Sam Adams was an early entrant to the craft beer world. Now they're huge (tied for largest American owned beer producer) but the beer is still tasty and tours are a mere $2 including tasting...and even that is a suggested donation.

21st Amendment, San Francisco, CA

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This hometown favorite is based in San Francisco's historic South Park neighborhood, right in between the financial district and the Giant's ballpark -- both good sources of people looking for a good drink. Try the extra hoppy IPAs for a taste of what makes this brewery unique.

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We recommend the Black Butte Porter in this Portland brewery. There's a gluten-free beer as well, if you like that kind of thing.

Cisco Brewers, Nantucket, MA

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This Nantucket brewer also boasts a distillery and a vineyard. So bring whoever you want, they'll find something to sip. Feeling indecisive? Try the 'Blue Haired Lady': a Grey Lady beer with their blueberry vodka on top. Ouch.

Angel City Brewery, Los Angeles, CA

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Downtown LA brewery in a warehouse, with food trucks nearby and the option to bring your own snacks to soak up the suds.

Montana Ale Works, Bozeman, MT

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This old train depot is now a popular brewery and restaurant, featuring a sweet selection of Montana beer, including 7 IPAs alone.

Thirsty Bear Brewing Co, San Francisco, CA

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Tapas and beer, here at the Thirsty Bear in SF. They regularly release new beers, with a 'Hop Clown Double IPA' coming up July 11, 2015 - sales in part go to support Clowns without Borders.

Long Trail Brewing Company, Bridgewater, VT
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Taste all of the Long Trail beers at their New England home.

New Belgium Brewing Company, Fort Collins, CO

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So Fat Tire is a must, but once you make your way through a pint of that, level up with the Ranger IPA.

Aztec Brewing Company, San Diego, CA

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A business park brewery in San Diego with a must-try hibiscus wheat beer. Plus food trucks, obvs.

Great Divide, Denver, CO

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A local favorite and an early entrant to the Denver craft beer scene. You get samples 'just for walking in the door.'

Yazoo Brewing Company, Nashville, TN

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Yazoo is a Nashville native that brews Gerst, a pre-prohibition brew that still deserves a taste.'s mission is to help people find great places to stay, eat and play that are perfect for them. Find more amazing places to eat and drink with the Foodie Tribe.