Best of the Chippewa Valley

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The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2022

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2023

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2024

Best Beer Selection

Beer me! When looking to try a variety of beers, locals look to The Fire House (202 Gibson St., Eau Claire). For the seventh consecutive year, readers have said The Fire House has the best selection of beers, with 38 rotating microbrews. The Growler Guys (2832 London Road, Eau Claire) takes second place yet again, with more than 40 taps that visitors can snag by the flight, pint, or take-home growler-ful. And, of course, The Brewing Projekt (1807 N. Oxford Ave., Eau Claire) offers a variety of unique beers – many of them among the Valley’s favorites – including their Puff Tart Sour Ale. –Rebecca Mennecke