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Spring is in full swing, and with the weather getting warmer by the day, we’re all in need of a little cool-down. A glass of craft beer should hit the spot, and where better to grab a cold one than from some of the best breweries in the U.S.? Let our resident craft connoisseurs take you around their local spots with this listed curated by your favorite bands and artists!


HOMES Brewery – Ann Arbor, MI

With beers on tap as great as the lakes in the name, HOMES Brewery is an Ann Arbor staple specializing on hoppy and sour beers. Choose from up to 14 beers on tap at once, then hang around for fast and casual drinks or grab one to go. EH Sherman recommends the spot right by the fire pits and a glass of their signature Same Same Different.

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Draught House Pub & Brewery – Austin, TX

Dubbed the “best brewpub in Austin,” among other accolades, Draught House is an Austin legend. The brewery has 18 house beers on tap and a host of guest brews for patrons to enjoy. It’s a can’t miss for locals like The Sword, and out-of-towners are sure to love it too!

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 Moody Tongue Brewing Company – Chicago, IL

Combining classic culinary arts with craft beer brewing, brewmaster Jared Rouben and executive chef Jared Wentworth make up the innovative team behind Moody Tongue Brewing Company, one of the best of Chicago’s many breweries. In Tall Buildings swears by it. “The beers are all well in balance and excellent, and you can add oysters to your order”

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Great Divide Brewing Co – Denver, CO

This Denver chain is known for their lively atmosphere and refreshing brews. With multiple locations across the city, Great Divide distributes a number of ales, IPAs, seltzers, and more. They even rent out kegs, so party like Edison and keep them in mind for your next (socially distant) rager!

Recommended by Edison in COLLiDE Travel With Purpose


Southern Grist Brewing – Nashville, TN

Since opening its doors in 2016, Southern Grist has pushed the boundaries of brewing. Their products are distilled in a 15BBL brewhouse and distributed through two taprooms across the city, both with warm and inviting atmosphere. A favorite of Oginalii, Southern Grist specializes in beers that are innovative and out-of-the-box!

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Helix Brewing Co. – San Diego, CA

“Motivated by science, dedicated to adventure, and built by community,” Helix Brewing Co. is taking brewing to new heights. With over 30 taps housing signature Helix and Sourworx beers, the tasting rooms at Helix are a brew-lover’s paradise. Sydney Blake says it’s a can’t-miss!

Recommended by Sydney Blake in COLLiDE Travel With Purpose