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    Ah, nothing is quite as refreshing as a nice, cold beer. And the best way to learn about beer is to visit the source: the brewery. The folks at <a href="http://www.tripadvisor.com/" target="external">TripAdvisor</a> have put together a list of the best tours out there. So drink up! <p/> #1 -- <a href="http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g44881-d108421-Reviews-Anheuser_Busch_Brewery_Tour-Saint_Louis_Missouri.html" target="external">Anheuser Busch Brewery Tour, Saint Louis, Mo.</a>: In addition to offering free tours that take in the legendary Budweiser Clydesdale Stable, Beechwood Lager Cellars and historic Brew House, true hop-enthusiasts can also opt for the more exclusive "Beermaster Tour."
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    #2 -- <a href="http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60745-d603272-Reviews-Samuel_Adams_Brewery-Boston_Massachusetts.html" target="external">Samuel Adams Brewery, Boston</a>: All of the senses are put to good use on this hour-long tour, as travelers taste their way through the special malts used to brew Samuel Adams beer, smell the hops and discover the secrets of the entire brewing process -- from start to finish. Tours run every 45 minutes or so and are free of charge, although a voluntary donation of $2 is suggested, with all proceeds going to local charities.
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    #3 -- <a href="http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g33447-d107876-Reviews-Coors_Brewery-Golden_Colorado.html" target="external"> Coors Brewery, Golden, Colo.</a>: Founded in 1873, Coors' Golden operation is today the largest single-site brewery in the world. Visitors can enjoy a complimentary, 30-minute self-guided tour of some of the site's highlights, accompanied by an audio device which details the malting, brewing and packaging processes. Once the walking is done, thirsty travelers can cool off in the "fresh beer room," and sip a cold sample while resting on ice-cube benches in a refrigerated room.
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    #4 -- <a href="http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60097-d278709-Reviews-Lakefront_Brewery-Milwaukee_Wisconsin.html" target="external">Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee</a>: Founded in 1987, Lakefront Brewery believes there is a direct correlation between attention span on beer tours and drinking beer. As a result, travelers visiting this inventive microbrewery can expect to sample an array of brews right from the get-go, including what was the first beer to be certified organic in the U.S. Tour tickets are $7 and include a souvenir pint glass, four pours of beer and a coupon for a complimentary beverage.
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    #5 -- <a href="http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g59774-d116930-Reviews-Jacob_Leinenkugel_Brewing_Co-Chippewa_Falls_Wisconsin.html" target="external">Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co., Chippewa Falls, Wis.</a>: Boasting a picturesque riverside-setting, travelers visiting this old-world Germanic brewery can enjoy spectacular scenery and award-winning flavors. Free tours take in the history of the company, which dates back over 140 years and has been led by five generations of Leinenkugels, in addition to the brewing process. Travellers can round off their visit at the historic sampling bar, or enjoy an al fresco taste on the covered patio.
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    #6 -- <a href="http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g32358-d1758584-Reviews-Stone_Brewery-Escondido_California.html" target="external">Stone Brewery, Escondido, Calif.</a>: Travelers seeking a thirst-quenching experience just north of San Diego can enjoy a complimentary, 45-minute guided tour of Stone Brewery -- a 55,000 square foot working brewery, founded in 1996. After a journey to the heart of the operation to learn about the craft brewing industry, visitors are invited to participate in a guided tasting of a selection of year-round and special releases.
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    #7 -- <a href="http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g29209-d1181409-r72852493-Terrapin_Brew_Company-Athens_Georgia.html" target="external">Terrapin Brew Company, Athens, Ga.</a>: For travelers seeking to soak up some sweet sounds with their cold brews, Terrapin Brew Company offers live music and a festive atmosphere. The brewery, which introduced its first beer in 2002, runs educational tours and tastings Thursday through Saturday evenings, offering visitors a sneak-peek at the 40,000 square foot brewing facilities. Entry is $10 and includes a souvenir pint glass and tasting tickets.
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    #8 -- <a href="http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60745-d144272-Reviews-Harpoon_Brewery_Mass_Bay_Brewing_Co-Boston_Massachusetts.html" target="external">Harpoon Brewery/Mass Bay Brewing Co., Boston</a>: Located within minutes of downtown Boston, travelers visiting this historic city can add extra flavor to their trip with a hop-tastic tour of Harpoon Brewery. Complimentary weekday tastings are held in the Tasting Room, overlooking the brewery – while weekend tours, conducted when Harpoon is not brewing or packaging beer, give beer-lovers the opportunity to join a guided walk through the brewery. Tour tickets are $5 and include a glass and tasting.
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    #9 -- <a href="http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g33423-d293087-Reviews-New_Belgium_Brewing-Fort_Collins_Colorado.html" target="external">New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, Colo.</a>: Boasting a Belgian brewmaster, New Belgium Brewing adds a dash of continental flair to Fort Collins. Free tours, which operate Tuesday through Saturday, offer visitors a 90-minute tasting and a stroll around the brewery, which has been creating imaginative blends since 1991. Seven years later, the operation became the first wind-powered brewery in the U.S. – and with sustainability integral to the company, this is an interesting spot for "green" travelers.
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    #10 -- <a href="http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g44535-d1009907-Reviews-Boulevard_Brewing_Company-Kansas_City_Missouri.html" target="external">Boulevard Brewing Company, Kansas City, Mo.</a>: No one wants to get left out in the cold, when there's beer to sample -- so TripAdvisor travelers recommend booking a free tour of the largest speciality brewery in the Midwest, plenty of time in advance. After taking in the sights and soaking up Boulevard's history on a 45-minute, guided walk-through, visitors can enjoy a tasting of an array of beers, including seasonal specialities and year-round brews.
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