I highly recommend taking a beer trip, to Vermont, for example. However, the opportunity to go to a place specifically to try its beer admittedly doesn’t come along very often. It’s tough to make a living as a jet-setting beer drinker.
Without the funding to travel the world, I’m always looking to turn other trips into beer trips, even partially. When I travel for work covering basketball, I seek out the best beers in a particular city in any downtime I have. On personal trips, I’m always trying to rope friends and family into going to some out-of-the-way bar because it has the best beer selection. If you’re going to make the effort to go somewhere, you might as well experience the best food and drink that city has to offer.