#9. Pittsburgh PA
Instead of focusing on competition, breweries in Pittsburgh have banded together to form the Pittsburgh Brewers Guild, an organization of over 30 participating local breweries. Visitors can pick up a copy of the official Pittsburgh Brewery Guide to explore them all. For those who enjoy sweeping city views with their beer, The Commoner, a rooftop biergarten at the Hotel Monaco, can’t be beat.
The city also hosts Pittsburgh Summer Beerfest, an annual event that welcomes over 125 breweries and features hundreds of craft beers. In addition to all the breweries, beer tours, festivals and great sports bars, Pittsburgh even publishes CraftPittsburgh, the city’s bimonthly craft beer magazine.