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Traveler's guide to breweries, distilleries at the beach

Traveler's guide to breweries, distilleries at the beach

These days, many of us want to know the stories behind the goods we buy, whether it’s food, clothing or, yes, even alcohol. A visit to a beach town can now include a tour of a distillery or brewery, where you not only get to learn how the products are made, but you can taste them, too.

These recommendations represent a wide range of companies — from ambitious startups looking to make an impact nationally to family-owned labors of love aiming to serve their immediate communities — but it is just a sampling. The craft alcohol industry is growing in all these areas, so consider this mini-guide a starting point as you map out your itinerary.

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