America's Best Beer Gardens

10/02/2012 09:26 am ET Updated Dec 02, 2012

A traditional German beer garden is little more than a shaded grove with picnic tables, but US chefs and restaurateurs are enhancing the concept with hyper-local brews, spectacular food and design innovations that range from whiskey-barrel tables to a multimillion-dollar retractable roof. Here, Food & Wine names some of America's best beer gardens.

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Food & WIne's Best Beer Gardens