Wis. government backs beer tourism


Wisconsin may have lost heavyhitter breweries like Schlitz and Pabst but the state's still staying in the game with craft breweries. According to USA Today, the state is currently seventh in the nation for craft breweries -- 66 in 2008 -- and its department of tourism wants you to come and check them out. has a video guide and sample itineraries as well as a listing of all the state's food and drink-related tours. (Hopefully you've all gotten your cheese maps by now too.) It's not just Wisconsin getting in on some beer tourism action either the article says. Colorado and Washington's tourism departments promote their state's breweries to visitors as well. Cheers!