07/19/2012 11:21 am ET Updated Sep 18, 2012

Brewed In The USA: The Top 5 Beer Cities In America

American beer used to be the subject of jokes, and rightfully so – but no longer. These days you can find great beer everywhere from Brooklyn to Oakland, thanks to the booming American craft-brewing scene. The country’s 2,000 or so craft breweries are pumping out a wide range of interesting beers, from barrel-aged sour ales and Belgian saisons to India Pale Ales and imperial stouts. These five cities offer the best concentration of breweries, tasting rooms, bars, bottle shops and gastropubs – the perfect places for beer-soaked adventures.

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