Kristien Hansen, Freelance Writer
Kristien Hansen, Freelance Writer

Kristine Hansen

Kristine Hansen is a freelance writer for MarthaStewart.com.
Nearly every city in the United States is bursting at the seams with a growing craft beer scene. Now you can practice yoga at a brewery (right next to the tanks!), partake in food-truck fare, learn how to make beer on a tour, or feel like you're in a beer garden in Germany. Brewery taprooms boast a mix of indoor and outdoor spaces, and are great spots for meeting friends or kicking back after a long day. From a beer farm in Southern Illinois that forages for infused ingredients on its property and rims a national forest to a brewery-to-table taproom or restaurant in Maui where beers are inspired by locally grown tropical fruits, here are brewery taprooms to visit across the country.
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