As the thermometer heats up, the beer garden becomes one of our favorite places to cool down.
Of course, you don't have to travel to Germany—birthplace of the biergarten—for your fill of authentic tasting lager or craft beers. Over the past few years, the States have seen a rising number of open-air establishments—some brewing their own beers, others relying on a steady supply of established draughts—that draw crowds from the coasts of California to the city streets of New York.
In celebration of this continuing trend (and even warmer days to come) we've spotlighted the country’s most beloved beer gardens. Check out the top outdoor spots that somehow make a cold beer taste even better.