#1. Waterbury

Beer is helping make ski country in Vermont a year-round destination. Waterbury, in the shadow of the Stowe Mountain Resort, has plenty to do out-of-doors with skiing, hiking, kayaking and more. But visitors and residents alike now enjoy farm-to-table restaurants and local craft beers. Stop in for barbecue and beer at Prohibition Pig, and while you’re in town, pick up a case of Alchemist’s Focal Banger. While Alchemist is moving to new digs nearby, you can still find this amazing IPA, which earns a perfect 100 from RateBeer.com. One reviewer on the site says, “Overall, hot damn, everything is in place to be the best AIPA on the market.”

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