With more than 30 breweries, Portland has been heralded time and time again as America's place for beer. Microbrews basically began here, turning consumers on to complex flavors and variety outside of the mass-produced staples. Hopworks Urban Brewery Organic Lager was named the best draft beer in the world by Men's Journal, and there are plenty of other local favorites. The Oregon Brewers Festival and the Sasquatch Brew Am, both in July, are as good as it gets for beer lovers. Music, contests, prizes and the West Coast's most celebrated brewers, and of course beer, beer and more beer, make these events worth planning a trip for in their own right.