As beer lovers, Tara and I sometimes select destinations with the sole intent of checking out local breweries. We coined the phrase “beercation” for such trips since they’re vacations centered on trying new beers. We care about exploring the city and it’s surroundings, too, but that comes secondary to visiting breweries. Pittsburgh, PA, may not be the first city that comes to mind when planning a beer vacation, but it has a lot to offer visitors. In fact, a couple years ago, foodies were talking about what a hidden gem the city was. As more acclaimed restaurants popped up, new breweries and hotels began appearing as well. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of Pittsburgh’s culinary and beer renaissance. Plan your visit wisely, as their winters can get pretty cold.