Americans love craft beer. The nation is home to well over 6,200 craft breweries (and that number continues to grow), as well as thousands more beer bars and brewpubs. The sheer variety of quality beer on the market today can be overwhelming. We want to narrow down the field, and we need your help.
Vote for your favorites in the craft beer industry across seven categories: beer bar, beer festival, beer label, beer scene, brewery tour and new brewery. Voting ends on Monday, March 25.
Click on each category below to vote:
Best Beer Bar
These beer bars offer winning selections — Photo courtesy of iStock / master1305
It's not an easy feat deciding what you want when going out for a beer at one of 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 junkie, and you've got a recipe for a great beer bar.
Best Beer Festival
Sample multiple beers at these events — Photo courtesy of iStock / Astarot
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 dialogue with their favorite brewmasters, sample paired foods and learn about a host of topics related to beer and brewing.
Best Beer Label
Which label would you pick? — Photo courtesy of iStock / GoodLifeStudio
Oftentimes our first impressions of a new beer, chosen out of the myriad options now available at just about any grocer or bottle shop, come from the branding. A good beer label stands out from the crowd, piques our curiosity and represents the beer contained behind the label.
Best Beer Scene
Which U.S. city is the best for beer? — Photo courtesy of iStock / Luka Lajst
These 20 American cities 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 homebrew communities where novice brewers can get their foot in the door.
Best Brewery Tour
Go behind the scenes at these 20 breweries — Photo courtesy of iStock / jacoblund
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 United States, and now we need you to pick a winner.
These brewpubs combine top-notch beer with good eats — Photo courtesy of iStock / Anchiy
What's better than a craft brewery? A craft brewery with an on-premises bar where you 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 New Brewery
These emerging breweries have the right stuff — Photo courtesy of iStock / seanfboggs
Craft breweries are opening in record numbers in the United States, hundreds each year. USA TODAY 10Best wants to find the best new breweries in the country, ones founded in the past three years (since the beginning of 2016), so we asked a panel of beer experts to nominate their favorites. Now it's your turn to pick 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, April 5.