Beer lovers, rejoice: America's craft beer renaissance continues at full speed. That means lots of great destinations for craft beer honeymoons where you and your loved one can celebrate over a pair of ice-cold brews.
The mile-high city of Denver, Colorado happens to be a craft beer mecca as well. With craft breweries like Breckenridge and the Denver Beer Co., hopheads have their selection here. There is a mix of intense IPAs and classics like pilseners and lagers, so there's something for everyone to enjoy.
Asheville, North Carolina
This small city has the honor of having more breweries per capita than any other city in the country. The city is also rife with beer festivals in multiple seasons, including a nine-day summer "Beer Week" event, an autumnalk Oktoberfest, plus festivals put on by the individual breweries. The hip surroundings combine small city welcome with lots of trees and access to the great outdoors, making Asheville the perfect place to kick back with your favorite brew.
Imagine an uber-hip, mega-trendy Pacific Northwestern millennial paradise with over 60 breweries, and you have Portland Oregon. "Portlandia" may be a bit TOO accurate for some aspects of this town, but if you're here for great beer you won't be disappointed. While you sample the brews, enjoy the local art galleries, haute food scene, and hipster hideaways this city is so well-known (and lambasted) for.
Richmond has one of the highest per-capita rates of breweries of any city in the nation. Asheville NC, also on this last, surpasses Richmond...but there are still more breweries here (and more opening all the time) than an IPA hog could shake a stick at. In fact, Fortune magazine called Richmond "the new craft beer mecca of the American south." Many of its breweries hold events, festivals, and serve great bites, so try to time your honeymoon with a local festival to up the fun factor. Richmond is also a super dog-friendly town, so if you were thinking about bringing your pooch along on your romantic getaway, this is the perfect place!
Brooklyn is as hip as it gets. And with 18 breweries and counting, beer loving couples have their work cut out for them! Brooklyn Brewery is a local mainstay, having opened back in 1988, but since those old days tons of worthy competitors have popped up to whip up some brews of their own. The end result is a hipster craft beer paradise within New York City's trendiest borough.
Sure, it's not Brooklyn, but Milwaukee is a city for the books when it comes to American beer history. Household names like Pabst and Miller hail from this city, a place where the beer flows like water, and every great watering hole is garnished with a bit of blue-collar charm. Enjoy the charms and activities of Lake Michigan while you sample some of the country's most classic and iconic beers, right from the source.