It's time for USA TODAY 10Best's annual celebration of all things beer. We want to know about your favorite labels, the best small town scenes and the best beer festivals from coast to coast. And just to liven things up further, we'd even love to hear about your favorite cideries. There are too many outstanding options to count, and 10Best would like you to help guide us towards the best of the best in these 10 awards.
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Best Beer Bar
Which of these beer bars would you like for a meet-up with friends? — Photo courtesy of mihailomilovanovic // Getty Images
It's no easy task to choose just one beverage at these 20 bars, nominated as the best in the U.S. by a panel of beer experts. Each offers a stellar selection of draft and bottled beers, many with a focus on regional or Belgian selections. Pair that with a relaxed atmosphere and knowledgeable bar staff ready to help any guest become a beer connoisseur, and you've got a recipe for a great beer bar.
Best Beer City
Tell us which city is the best for beer — Photo courtesy of skynesher // Getty Images
These 20 cities from across the United States were chosen by a panel of beer experts as having the best beer scenes in the nation – stellar selections of established and up-and-coming breweries, beer bars, brewpubs, beer festivals and even thriving homebrewing communities where novice brewers can get their foot in the door. We need your help choosing a winner.
Best Beer Festival
Which festival is the best celebration of brew? — Photo courtesy of ViewApart // Getty Images
Beer festivals not only offer attendees the chance to sample numerous brews – sometimes even rare and one-off pours – these events also allow beer fans to get to know their favorite brewmasters, sample paired foods and learn all about beer and brewing. We asked a panel of beer experts to nominate their 20 favorite beer festivals in the U.S., and now we need your help picking a winner.
Best Beer Garden
Vote for the best places to enjoy a cold one outdoors — Photo courtesy of Kar-Tr // Getty Images
Who doesn't love sipping a drink outside on a terrace or in a courtyard, surrounded by flowers and plants? Our panel of beer experts picked these 20 American beer gardens as the best spots to enjoy a beer outdoors.
Best Beer Label
Which of these beer labels makes the best first impression? — Photo courtesy of FreshSplash // Getty Images
Oftentimes our first impressions of a new beer, chosen out of the myriad options available, come from the branding. A good beer label stands out from the crowd, piques our curiosity and represents the beer behind the label. We asked a panel of experts to nominate 20 of their favorite labels, and we need you to pick a winner.
Best Brew Pub
Good food and great beer are always a winning combination — Photo courtesy of Zorica Nastasic // Getty Images
What's better than a craft brewery? A craft brewery with an on-site bar where patrons can sit back, relax and enjoy a cold one. These 20 brewpubs, nominated as the best in the U.S. by a panel of beer experts, serve their own house beers, often alongside guest taps and a menu of tasty food options.
Best Brewery Tour
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the grain-to-glass process — Photo courtesy of vgajic // Getty Images
The only thing better than sipping a pint of your favorite brew is getting a behind-the-scenes look at where it's made. We asked a panel of beer experts to nominate their favorite brewery tours in the country, and now we need you to choose a winner.
Who makes the best hard cider in the U.S.? — Photo courtesy of bhofack2 // Getty Images
The popularity of cider as a beer alternative has exploded in the U.S. in recent years. According to Statista, there were more than 800 cider makers in the country as of 2018. We asked a panel of industry experts to nominate their 20 favorite cideries from coast to coast. Now it's your turn to choose the best.
Best New Brewery
Which of these newcomers is your favorite? — Photo courtesy of Alena Kravchenko // Getty Images
Hundreds of craft breweries open in the United States every year. 10Best wants to find the best new breweries in the country, ones that opened in the past four years, so we asked a panel of beer experts to nominate their favorites. Now, we need you to pick a winner.
Best Small Town Beer Scene
These small towns are big on beer — Photo courtesy of ViewApart // Getty Images
These 20 American towns, each with a population of less than 30,000, were chosen by a panel of beer experts as having some of the best beer scenes in the nation. We need your help picking a winner.
Remember, you can vote once per day in each category. The 10 nominees with the most votes in each category will be announced on 10Best.com on Friday, November 4.