HERE FOR THE BEER

Drink Like a Local in 6 Beer Cities

By , Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009, 2:51 PM

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Brooklyn's Barcade is a warehouse-like space with mismatched bar stools—it's part bar and part vintage video game parlor. (Courtesy Barcade)

The simple and elegant Beer Table in Brooklyn is for sipping unusual brews and discussing hop varieties rather than chugging cans and talking football. (Courtesy Beer Table)

Beer Table serves local brews that include Captain Lawrence and Sixpoint. (Courtesy Beer Table)

Colorado has more than 100 craft breweries, and the best may be Denver's Great Divide. (Courtesy Great Divide Tap Room)

Great Divide brews intense beers with expansive flavors that match the local landscape. (Courtesy Great Divide Tap Room)

Wynkoop Brewing Company is in an imposing redbrick building in Denver's LoDo, the city's gallery- and loft-filled lower downtown. Its brews are complemented by upscale bar food that includes a buffalo burger and shepherd's pie made with local lamb. (John Rambow)

Standard Tap unites Philadelphians looking for an unpretentious place to eat and drink beer. (Jim Reed)

Patrons at Standard Tap enjoy food and beers sourced primarily from southern Pennsylvania. (G. Widman for GPTMC)

Red Rock Brewing Company in Salt Lake City has racked up numerous awards for its beers. (Courtesy Red Rock Brewing Company)

Red Rock also serves handcrafted sodas and an extensive America-meets-Italy menu. (Courtesy Red Rock Brewing Company)

IPA Junior, a sweet and hop-heavy ale, is a favorite among Red Rock's brews. (Courtesy Red Rock Brewing Company)