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Top 6 beer cities

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joet
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beers 2409 º places 100 º 17:58 Tue 10/2/2012

Just United States... Nothing official yet, just a straight tally but this is what it looks like!

1. 191 Philly
2. 167 Chicago
3. 161 San Diego
4. 135 Minneapolis
5. 131 DC
6. 113 Los Angeles


The greatest part of the score comes from what has been reported as available in these cities.

Criteria was number of top 800 beers reported, number of retailers in top 800 places, number of brewers in the top 800, number of beers in top 800 by style.

 
egajdzis
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beers 5622 º places 48 º 18:05 Tue 10/2/2012

Seems right to me

 
EithCubes
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beers 5249 º places 242 º 18:08 Tue 10/2/2012

I like the idea. Out of curiosity, how did you arrive at the number 800? Seems like a more arbitrary endpoint than usual (say, 1000).

 
puzzl
beers 3257 º places 138 º 18:11 Tue 10/2/2012

Top 6 beer cities*

*based on how many actual reports have been made.

Seriously... DC?

 
502Che
beers 999 º places 47 º 18:21 Tue 10/2/2012

DC... How is this possible?

 
b3shine
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beers 6785 º places 293 º 18:24 Tue 10/2/2012

Quality > Quantity

 
sarro
beers 128 º places 5 º 18:29 Tue 10/2/2012

While Chicago does get a ton of great beers, their incredibly short lived presence on shelves & taps should be considered as well.

 
blipp
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beers 7095 º places 170 º 18:31 Tue 10/2/2012

Originally posted by b3shine
Quality > Quantity


To a point. Iíll take getting ridiculous one-offs on a weekly basis over having something like Stone Imperial Stout available on shelves.

 
502Che
beers 999 º places 47 º 18:42 Tue 10/2/2012

Originally posted by b3shine
Quality > Quantity


Whichever way the arrow points, we have neither here in DC... Unless i am missing something. That is, we dont produce good beer. Maybe i am confused because this isnt a "best 6 US cities for local beer"... Which seems like a much more useful list to compile. Maybe i am being unfair.

 
reggiedunlop
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beers 3475 º places 178 º 18:46 Tue 10/2/2012

Originally posted by joet
Just United States... Nothing official yet, just a straight tally but this is what it looks like!

1. 191 PHILLY
2. 167 Chicago
3. 161 San Diego
4. 135 Minneapolis
5. 131 DC
6. 113 Los Angeles


The greatest part of the score comes from what has been reported as available in these cities.

Criteria was number of top 800 beers reported, number of retailers in top 800 places, number of brewers in the top 800, number of beers in top 800 by style.

 
Atom
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beers 1821 º places 171 º 18:52 Tue 10/2/2012

What was number 7?