Take a look through our list of must-visit brewery cities, and let us know which ones strike your fancy enough to make it into your RV route by commenting below!
Our first city is none other than Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a staple in American brewing. Their MLB team, named the Milwaukee Brewers, should say enough! The city is home to some pretty influential American brewers, such as Miller, Pabst, Schlitz, and Blatz. There are many ways to fill up time in Milwaukee, and for an affordable cost at that. You can tour for free through the MillerCoors brewery which will guide you through underground caves to transport you back to brewing in the 1800s, as well as a peek into the impressive production lines that are used today. Take advantage of free samples along the tour and then cool off at the end with a pint of your favorite brew!
San Diego, CA
We don’t want to sound biased, as we are based in this city, but San Diego has pulled its weight in the craft beer scene. With over 12 notable local breweries, including Stone, Ballast Point, and Green Flash, the southern California city has a lot to offer the beer-lover who is open to trying new brews. You can tour your RV through scenic San Diego, have a famous SD brew at a beach bar or tour the breweries themselves, which you can find in the inland areas, getting more of a local’s perspective. There are over 100 active microbreweries in San Diego, and a ton of RVing fun to be had in America’s Finest City, so best to plan for a long stay.
The city of Portland is considered by many to be one of the best craft beer cities in the U.S., and for good reason. You can find a tasty craft beer on almost every corner in Portland, especially since they have an impressive 85 breweries in the metro area alone, and have more breweries than any other place in the world. While perusing the different brew spots, you can indulge in the many highly favored foodie restaurants around the city as well. Once you’ve had your share of Portland treats, you can head up the highway 1, enjoy some amazing sights of the Pacific Ocean, and then take your RV right on to Seattle for even more delicious craft beer.
If you find yourself on the east coast or want to head to the east coast with your RV, Boston is the perfect city to visit for a blend of beer history and American history. Kick off your Boston beer tour by stopping by the famous Bull & Finch, aka the original Cheers bar. You can then take advantage of a free tour of the famous Samuel Adams Brewery and see firsthand how this popular beer is brewed.
At the high elevation of over 5,000 feet, the city of Denver boasts a great destination for beer fans. The city’s popular, 3 day Great American Beer Festival brings in 49,000 visitors on average each fall. Guests from across the country can sample thousands of craft beers and observe evaluations on beers from “beer judges”. If you happen to miss the festival, you can still get a top-notch beer experience by visiting the “Denver Beer Triangle”: the area between major cities Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. Here you can experience famous breweries such as New Belgium, Odell, and the famous Coors, all of which offer interesting tours.
Well, there ya have it beer fans! There are so many great places to visit and new things to try across the U.S. and with a home on wheels, you are at quite the advantage to having an amazing time in whichever city you choose. And remember, never drink and RV!