I love brewery tours: you get to try new beers and see how they’re made. I’ve been on quite a few tours around the country (and in Ireland), but one of my favorites is right here in New York. Williamsburg's Brooklyn Brewery offers an extensive tour of its brewhouse followed by a beer tasting, where you learn why different blends were created and might get to try some varieties that aren’t available yet. After the tasting, feel free to stick around and have a few more rounds. In addition to the tour and tasting, the price of admission gets you a complimentary pint glass—and who doesn’t love free glassware?