My wife is American, from Portland, Oregon, and I visited her hometown last Summer not really knowing much about the region except that there’s lots of nice scenery.
In terms of beer, my GOD do they have it good there! The craft beer scene is on a totally different scale compared to the UK. Every supermarket has a whole aisle just completely full of craft beer, all chilled, then another aisle with all the imported stuff. I went to a minor league baseball game and you could get craft beer on tap there too. Every bar I went to there was a selection of like 6 different craft IPAs.
It was that trip that made me fall in love with IPA, and I implore any of you who are thinking about going somewhere in America with good beer to consider visiting Portland or Seattle.