Paying tribute to the Scandinavian heritage of many living in North Dakota, the Drekker Brewing Brewhalla turns a cavernous railroad shop into a beer hall fit for a viking. Once you've ordered a Pillager porter or Super Freak IPA, you can attempt to set a high score on the in-house collection of pinball tables or take your beverage outside to drink by the patio's fire pit.
Granted, the Midwest is best known for its corn, but other grains grow pretty well, too—namely yeast and hops. Our country’s heartland has become awash with breweries, with stellar options from North Dakota and Iowa to eastern Ohio. And it’s not just about the beer: the views offer the best of Midwestern scenes, with city skylines, riverbank retreats and beautiful rural sprawls.
The brews are pretty good, too, ranging from traditional lagers to the latest IPA trend to effervescent, funky, ambitious ales. At these top-rated Midwest breweries, you’ll find something to suit even non-beer-drinker palates (or possibly a few Midwest wineries nearby. Drink up the ales and the sights at these excellent Midwest breweries.