America’s 20 Best Cities for Beer Lovers - Travel + Leisure

August 12, 2015

America’s 20 Best Cities for Beer Lovers

Katrina Brown Hunt - Travel + Leisure

Readers’ love of beer seems to be tightly entwined with their love of comfort food in this Rust Belt City, which also ranked highly for burgers, sandwiches, and diners. Great Lakes Brewing Company (which started in the 1980s) is most beer geeks’ first stop, where you can try the Lake Erie Monster IPA or the Nosferatu Imperial Red Ale, paired with sausages and pierogis. Next, downtown’s Butcher and the Brewer combines artisan charcuterie (like duck mortadella or smoked braunschweiger) with rich beers, like a Stuffed French Toast Milk Stout. At Market Garden Brewery, you can pair a Progress Pilsner with a polish sausage and still more pierogis on the patio neighboring the historic West Side Market—a big reason why Cleveland also ranked at No. 10 for its food halls.

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