By Danya Henninger
November 24, 2014

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From coast to coast and throughout the heartland, it’s a good time to be a beer drinker in America. The country is now home to more than 3,000 breweries — more than any time since the 1870s — and the growth shows no signs of slowing. Across the nation, publicans are doing their part to stoke our craft-brew love affair by opening bars with incredible beer selections. From an outdoor cafe in the middle of a California park to a Colonial-inspired tavern in New England, here are the 12 hottest new beer bars in the U.S.

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DC: Brookland Pint

Publican John Andrade continues his conquest of the District’s brew scene with this rustic tavern near the Catholic University, which one-ups sister establishments Meridian Pint and Smoke & Barrel in the sustainability department by devoting the majority of its 24 taps to locally made beers. A huge lineup of large-format bottles complements the pours, and the menu of upscale pub fare will satisfy vegetarians and meat lovers alike.

716 Monroe St. NE, Washington, DC; 202-758-2757

 

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