NEW YORK (TheStreet) – When every state has a whole lot of breweries, it gets much harder to put together a beer-specific vacation itinerary.
We knew this when we pointed out five hidden craft beer vacation destinations a couple of years ago and ran five more of them that same summer. We knew it last year, when we picked some fairly obvious destinations only to offer five more later that year.
This country has more than 3,400 breweries, according to the Brewers Association craft beer industry group. Another 2,000 on the way this year. The most prominent locations have been enough to fill up not one list of craft beer vacation destinations, but follow-up lists of both regions and cities where vacationing craft beer drinkers could grab some sampling flights. It's tough to limit yourself to the 10 best brewpubs in America when there are brewpubs in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., worth visiting.
This is why, this year we've enlisted the aid of vacation rental site HomeAway to compile yet another collection of summer beer destinations. Some we're revisiting, some we're hitting for the first time, but all will keep beer lovers busy this summer while also giving them reason to stay for longer than brewpub or tasting room hours allow: