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21 Awesome Northeast Breweries You Should Know About

It doesn't matter if you're a beer aficionado or just want to try something new. Hop on an Amtrak Northeast Regional train this weekend and explore one of the many breweries the Northeast has to offer!

1. Westerly, RI — Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island

2. Boston, MA — Harpoon Brewery

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Brewery tours and tastings are available at Harpoon seven days a week, and all for just $5. While you're there, try one of their pilot beers, which are only available on-site.

3. Providence, RI — Narragansett Brewing Company

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Founded in 1888 and re-established in 2005, Narragansett Brewing Company is rich in history and tastes. Their 'Gansett Cream claims to be "the perfect lawn-mower beer."

4. New Haven, CT — New England Brewing Co.

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New England Brewing Co. was one of the first breweries to put craft beers in cans, including their three-malted, hoppy Sea Hag IPA. Their Imperial Stout Trooper isn't canned yet, but sure is awesome.

5. Stamford, CT — Half Full Brewery

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After deciding his Wall Street job was no longer for him, founder Conor Horrigan opened up the doors to Half Full Brewery in June of 2012. Stop in for their signature beer, the Half Full Bright Ale.

6. Hartford, CT — Olde Burnside Brewing Company

7. Windsor Locks, CT — Broad Brook Brewing Company

8. New York City — Bronx Brewery

9. New Brunswick, NJ — Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe

10. Princeton, NJ — Triumph Brewing Company

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Triumph Brewing Company also houses a restaurant that serves locally grown foods. While you're there, take advantage of their cheese and beer pairings. You won't regret it.

11. North Philadelphia, PA — Philadelphia Brewing Co.

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The building the Philadelphia Brewing Co. calls home was originally built in 1885 for the Weisbrod & Hess Oriental Brewing Company. Step inside for a Pennsylvania Pale Ale and a glimpse of the big pig.

12. Wilmington, DE — Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant was named after the Revolutionary War battle in Delaware, where Generals Washington and Lafayette fought General Cornwallis. You can't help but feel patriotic when you drink one of their beers.

13. Baltimore, MD — Peabody Heights Brewery

14. Washington, D.C.— Atlas Brew Works

15. Alexandria, VA — Port City Brewing Company

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Port City began brewing in January 2011. Their 5.0% ABV Optimal Wit has since gone on to become a gold medalist at the 2013 World Beer Championships.

16. Manassas, VA — BadWolf Brewing Company

17. Lynchburg, VA — Jefferson Street Brewery

18. Ashland, VA — Center of the Universe Brewing Co.

19. Richmond, VA — Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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Hardywood Park's mission is to mature into one of the most respected breweries in America. With beers like their seasonal Hardywood Rum Pumpkin, and year-round Hardywood Cream Ale, they'll have no problem becoming just that.

20. Williamsburg, VA — AleWerks Brewing Company

21. Norfolk, VA — O'Connor Brewing Co.