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Best New Breweries Near Me - Thrillist. Good news, everyone: We've officially broken through the beer ceiling.

Best New Breweries Near Me - Thrillist

That's right! As of 2016, there are now more breweries operating than at any other point in American history. And by that token, this also means that we've never been faced with so many options for great beer. Oh, the options! But seeing as breweries opened at a rate of about two each day last year, it can be a daunting task to stay up on the most promising stars of the freshman class, especially as a casual observer.

IPA - America's 25 Essential IPAs. Surly Brewing Co.

IPA - America's 25 Essential IPAs

Furious 6.6%, 100 IBUMinneapolis, MN The good people at Surly label this literal can of taste bud whoop-ass (in the best possible way) an ESB/IPA hybrid thanks to the pleasing dose of Scottish malt it gets to round out the flavor profile. But make no mistake, the soul of this beer (and brewery) is in the almost confrontational but ultimately refreshing hit of hops. Despite the name, it's a hard combo to be mad at. Deschutes Inversion IPA 6.8%, 80 IBUBend, OR In the Pacific Northwest, IPA is king, with hundreds and hundreds of worthy contenders vying for the throne.

Lone Pint Brewery Yellow Rose 6.8%, 62 IBUMagnolia, TX If you didn't guess by the name that this beer hails from Texas, you are really bad at guessing things. Fat Head's Brewery Head Hunter IPA 7.5%, 87 IBUNorth Olmsted, OH How good is Fat Head's? Toppling Goliath Brewing Golden Nugget IPA Sign up here for our daily Thrillist email, and get your fix of the best in food/drink/fun. Best US Cities to Spend a Weekend - Nashville, Austin, Charleston, Providence.

Sometimes you just want to get away and explore a totally new city.

Best US Cities to Spend a Weekend - Nashville, Austin, Charleston, Providence

And for that, we've got you covered. This year at Thrillist, we're rolling out massive, comprehensive travel guides to great American cities like NOLA, San Diego, Miami, Austin, and Vegas (spoiler: all on this list). From bars and restaurants, iconic foods, and live tunes, to museums, outdoor activities, and where to stay (not to mention beaches, parks, and ease of getting around), we know what it takes to have a damn good time in a new place. Which is why we tapped our crack staff of writers and editors across the country to whittle down 300-plus American cities (with populations over 90k) to the absolute 25 best for spending three days. Overlooked Beer Cities - Best Beer Cities in America.

Cincinnati can sometimes even feel a little overlooked within its own state, what with regional giant Great Lakes and Fat Head’s headlining a strong Cleveland lineup and college-town fave Jackie O’s consistently turning heads out in Athens.

Overlooked Beer Cities - Best Beer Cities in America

But that just isn’t right, dammit! MadTree has some seriously sexy cans, but there’s plenty of beauty on the inside, too (see Galaxy High), and its barrel-aging game is on point, too (see Axis Mundi). Rhinegeist might just be a few years old, but its home was an old 1895 bottling plant. When you name your flagship IPA “Truth,” you better back it up, and luckily Rhinegeist did. Rivertown’s founder started building a name for himself in homebrew competitions, and now you can pair his excellent lambic with a side of video games and pinball, as the brewery’s equipped with a 100-machine-strong arcade. The 19 Best Breweries to Visit - Beer Experiences. There’s a certain energy to visiting a brewery that makes it different from any other beer-drinking experience.

The 19 Best Breweries to Visit - Beer Experiences

Maybe it’s the unmistakable aroma of the brewing process, the atmospheric enhancement of gleaming steel tanks, or the opportunity to drink around like-minded beer nerds who made a special excursion just to drink there. Regardless, the sum total always seems to make the beer taste a little better. Oh, the beer being so damn fresh could have something to do with that, too. But not all brewery experiences are created equal. The Best Craft Brewery in Every State in America. Vermont Hill Farmstead Brewery (address and info)Greensboro Bend The Alchemist...

The Best Craft Brewery in Every State in America

Lawson's... what is it with Vermont and making beers that people flip out over to the extent that acquiring them requires either parting with a kidney or... taking a trip to Vermont! However, no brewery in the little state with the big brews reaches quite the staggering level of consistent excellence that Hill Farmstead does. 10 unexpectedly romantic U.S. cities. Minneapolis's Stone Arch Bridge is made for romantic strolls.

10 unexpectedly romantic U.S. cities

(Photo: Meet Minneapolis, Scott Larson, MNDOT, and … Sure, we leave our hearts in San Francisco, and we want to be a part of it, New York New York. Romance easily blooms in cities that can boast the Golden Gate Bridge or the top of the Empire State Building. But take a closer look, and you will find special places for memory-making moments all over America. Truck.