Tom Acitelli is the editor of Curbed Boston, but he also happens to be the author of the brand new book The Audacity of Hops: The History of America's Craft Beer Revolution (order on Amazon). Below, he puts his beer knowledge to good use and recommends the hottest new beer bars across the land.
It's American Craft Beer Week, an annual celebration of all things independent in the American beer world. Here then are 12 of the best craft beer bars in the country that opened in the past 12 months or so. These include already-trendy spots in San Diego County (The Bier Garden of Encinitas) and New York City (Proletariat, Tørst); reinvented spaces in the Carolinas' biggest town (Dillinger's Taproom in Charlotte) and on the South Boston waterfront (Harpoon's Brewpub); and a brewpub in Pennsylvania that embraces a somewhat controversial yeast strain (Tired Hands Brewing Company). Below, pull up a stool and grab a pint.
Do note that these are in no particular order.Read More