I will add here that to me, the "definition" of a brewery visit has changed a bit with all the satellite taprooms and multiple facilities etc., but these are what I'm calling brewery visits for me. Your opinion of some may differ. It is what it is. Also, I drank a beer at all of these place. No just walking in and back out. Or drinking water. Duh.
My favorite? That's easy. We took a passenger train up the beaches of southern California to get to Stone Brewery in Escondido and drank Tangerine Express IPA out of bombers at 9am on the way there. It was a beautiful ride and it just happened to take us to one of my favorite breweries. We arrived just as the brewery opened, got a seat in the garden and enjoyed a wonderful meal paired with the release of their new beer, Ghost Hammer. What a great day.
There were so many other great visits, great beers and great times.
But I could go on, so here they all are...