These taprooms keep a loyal following with their attention to design, lineup of games and events, and top-notch brews

Stephanie Granada  – January 30, 2018 | Updated December 19, 2019

The West owns the beer market in America. Not only do we claim San Diego (which many credit as the birthplace of proper craft brewing) and the hops capital of Colorado—we also have world-renowned brews and hundreds of communities across the region that orbit around its stellar craft beer bars. And, it’s no wonder why. A good brewery is like the glue for a community, serving as a landing pad for locals, entertaining with a steady lineup of events (food trucks, live music, trivia nights), and serving an inventive roster of suds. You don’t have to be a craft beer expert to recognize these breweries overdeliver on every point. Cheers!