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BrianTheBrewer 11-04-2009 12:50 PM

#1 Beer City in America...
 
Dont know if this topic has been discussed in the past couple of weeks. I have been away for awhile from HBT.

Anyways was on my honeymoon and picked up a magazine for the plane ride. Picked up a Men's Journal of all things (not somthing I usually read). Flipped through the pages a bit. All of a sudden I came to two articals about beer. One artical was talking about some of the best beers around the country and where to get them. The other artical was the top 5 beer cities in America.

Men's Journal ranks San Diego CA as the #1 beer city in America.
#2 was NY City, #3 was Portland OR, #4 Philadelphia, #5 Chicago.

In the first artical they rank Stone Levetation as the #1 Ale in the USA.
Best Dark beer was Ommegang Three Philosophers. Best Belgian was Flying Fish Exit 4 and best Lager was Left Hand's Polestar.

Just wanted to see if any of you read this magazine or heard about it and what are some of your thoughts. Very interesting and great to see that craft beer is getting advertised everywhere you look these days.

riverfrontbrewer 11-04-2009 01:03 PM

Being a CO boy, I am not sure how Denver isn't in the top 3.....but I would agree SD belongs in there too.

Handle 11-04-2009 01:05 PM

No love for Asheville, NC -- aka Beer City USA? It's a very small mountain town with nine microbreweries and the third best beer store in the world.

I am a little surprised to see no love for Colorado, though. So many good breweries not only in Denver, but in the whole state.

mitch171 11-04-2009 01:18 PM

Ya in Colorado they even figured out how to tap the Rockies... lol

I love Ommegang anything, nice to see NY beer make the list.

ldgenius2000 11-04-2009 01:24 PM

I dunno I think Pittsburgh needs more lovin from these beer lists, but otherwise can't really complain.

MeatyPortion 11-04-2009 01:32 PM

Milwaukee. Wisconsin overall is beer country.

Martin2D 11-04-2009 01:36 PM

I think Philly beats NYC by far, but that's just me...can't speak for any of the others.

HopheadNJ 11-04-2009 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin2D (Post 1654505)
I think Philly beats NYC by far, but that's just me...can't speak for any of the others.

Philly doesn't beat NYC with anything, except cost of living.

Laughing_Gnome_Invisible 11-04-2009 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin2D (Post 1654505)
I think Philly beats NYC by far, but that's just me...can't speak for any of the others.

Quote:

Originally Posted by HopheadNJ (Post 1654555)
Philly doesn't beat NYC with anything, except cost of living.

Poor NJ residents. Split on the world series AND beer towns! :D

UnaBonger 11-04-2009 02:35 PM

Hartford should be on that lis... Never mind, Hartford wouldn't know good beer if it bit it on its ass...


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