Beer lovers rejoice, because we're about to MAKE. YOUR. DAY. First, we'll start off by saying that it's no secret beer isn't exactly known as "the best thing to drink" for your body -- but we still drink it anyway! Why? Because we like it, of course.
It's known to give us that dreaded beer belly and a lack of (or an increase of, in some cases) proper social skills. But over the years however, the world has slowly come to a change of heart when it comes to beer. People began to realize that maybe, just maybe, there actually ARE health benefits to this alcoholic drink. Studies began coming out about everything from beer decreasing your chances of contracting heart disease, to reducing your risk of developing kidney stones. Suddenly, beer lovers everywhere were clinking their glasses and cheering to their newly found reasons for happy hour.
So, whether you enjoy a nice, tall glass every now and then or you're a serious beer connoisseur -- listen closely, because we've got some treats for you (liquid style). After all, as we just stated -- beer CAN be good for you. So, without further or due -- here are the 10 healthiest beers you can ever drink thanks to a little help from Fox News. Cheers!
Both the downstairs pub and upstairs restaurant offer a great atmosphere for drinking one of its beers, like the Bridge of Lions Brown Ale. The upstairs balcony has a beautiful view of the city, bridge and waterway.
Not only is SweetWater one of the best and most unique beers in the South, its microbrewery is also one of the best places to enjoy a beer. Take the tour and for just $10, you get six tasting tickets to try out the different beers -- plus you get to keep your pint glass. There's also live outdoor music a few times a week. Try the SweetWater Blue ale, which is "light-bodied with a hint of blueberries."
The draft list at this beer den changes daily, with 40 drafts and 100 bottles that include a range of local crafts. It's a short walk from Camden Yards, so on game days the historic joint turns into a packed sports bar.
Just beyond Oxford, Taylor Grocery is a classic BYOB spot in the Ole Miss area. You can listen to live blues or bluegrass and drink a beer (from a plastic cup -- no cans) on the front porch while you wait to get a seat at the restaurant.
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It's a "best of" in a city already known for awesome beer. This relatively new brewery has taken Asheville by storm as it combines things that didn't exist together there: great beer, high-end bar food and a huge space with various seating options. Try the Freak of Nature Double IPA.
A local favorite in the charming Lower Greenville neighborhood, its menu is shockingly tasty for a bar that houses Skee-Ball and Donkey Kong. Enjoy Dallas's warm nights with a local draft and a serious game of Jenga on the large open patio.
About 30 minutes from Seattle, the Redhook tour and brewpub is worth the trip, but this is also in the middle of Washington's wine tasting rooms. Run by Redhook at noon, sign up for an afternoon tour, go wine tasting for a few hours, then come back for the tour followed by dinner at the brewery's restaurant, Forecasters Pub.