#1 Beer City in America... - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > #1 Beer City in America...

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-04-2009, 01:50 PM   #1
BrianTheBrewer
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
San Diego CA
Posts: 1,300
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



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.
__________________
"Kölsch is the only language one can drink" - Anon

"Good people drink good beer" - Hunter S. Thompson



http://brianthebrewer.blogspot.com
http://twitter.com/BrianTheBrewer
http://www.chugsd.com
http://www.quaff.org/

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 02:03 PM   #2
riverfrontbrewer
Recipes 
 
Sep 2009
Denver, CO
Posts: 1,123
Liked 34 Times on 29 Posts


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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 02:05 PM   #3
Handle
Registered User
Recipes 
 
Aug 2009
Monroe, NC
Posts: 268

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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 02:18 PM   #4
mitch171
Recipes 
 
Sep 2009
Finger Lakes, NY
Posts: 512
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts


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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 02:24 PM   #5
ldgenius2000
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
Gainesville, Fl
Posts: 190

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

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 02:32 PM   #6
MeatyPortion
Internet Bartender
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
MeatyPortion's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2009
Madison, WI
Posts: 6,394
Liked 402 Times on 317 Posts


Milwaukee. Wisconsin overall is beer country.
__________________
On Deck
Ed Wort's Apfelwein
Primary
murr
Kegged
I have kegs?

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 02:36 PM   #7
Martin2D
Recipes 
 
May 2009
Absecon, NJ
Posts: 112
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


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

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 02:56 PM   #8
HopheadNJ
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
HopheadNJ's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
The Garden State
Posts: 355
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Martin2D View Post
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.
__________________
Primary:
Draft: Galaxy Session Pale
I Drink Good Beer

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 02:59 PM   #9
Laughing_Gnome_Invisible
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Posts: 12,250
Liked 697 Times on 513 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Martin2D View Post
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 View Post
Philly doesn't beat NYC with anything, except cost of living.
Poor NJ residents. Split on the world series AND beer towns!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 03:35 PM   #10
UnaBonger
Recipes 
 
Oct 2007
Hartford, CT
Posts: 298
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


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

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Beer Bars in America Janx General Beer Discussion 136 05-23-2012 04:59 PM
Best Beer In America Munch671 Drunken Ramblings and Mindless Mumbling 15 09-03-2009 12:45 PM
History of Beer in America kc_lupo General Beer Discussion 26 10-15-2006 04:07 PM
Top 50 Places to have a Beer in America ryser2k General Chit Chat 19 05-23-2006 11:59 PM


Forum Jump