The Three Best Beer Fests In America

Sure, your town has a sloppy suds festival, but this hoppy threesome is actually fun—and boasts the best brews. Your beercation starts here!

No. 1: Philly Beer Week (May 30-June 8)
This is the City of Brotherly Love's biggest blowout. To wit: Philly's mayor taps the first keg. Nearly every brewery, beer-centric bar, and brewpub in the area plays a role—and these are heavy hitters: Sly Fox, Victory, Iron Hill, Triumph, and dozens more. There are special events galore, one-time festival brews for the uber-geeks, and cheesesteaks aplenty.

No. 2: Burning Can (May 31)
The world's first can-only beer fest, it's a one-day outdoor crusher and concert in the Rockies hosted by Oskar Blues, the maker of Dale's Pale Ale. Yes, these guys play up their own, but they invite dozens of top-shelf craft brewers from around the country to share their aluminum soldiers, like Avery, Maui Brewing, and Santan.

No. 3: Oregon's Brewer Fest (July 23-27)
This Portland party hosts nearly 100,000 beer lovers—and with Oregon's roughly 100 craft brewers on hand (Dechutes, Widmer Brothers, and 10 Barrel to name a few), no bearded bro goes thirsty.

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