Top 6 beer cities

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haukur
beers 1711 º places 29 º 02:56 Thu 10/4/2012

DC ahead of Denver? please somebody explain this logic? Even Manhattan is better than DC...

 
whaleman
beers 2178 º places 25 º 03:03 Thu 10/4/2012

Originally posted by haukur
DC ahead of Denver? please somebody explain this logic? Even Manhattan is better than DC...


DC metro area, which is 3 separate jurisdictions: DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland. Iím always surprised by what I can find in Northern Virginia that I donít find at my usual haunts.

 
JoeMcPhee
beers 9267 º places 531 º 05:22 Thu 10/4/2012

Lies, damn lies and statistics. Commercial availability doesnít really capture the vibe or vitality of a given beer scene. When Iím deciding where to travel for beer - I generally donít care about what is available in stores. My $0.02

 
RochefortChris
beers 8 º places 1 º 05:43 Thu 10/4/2012

I know this isnít that big of a city compared to all the ones mentioned on here but Asheville, North Carolina. A bunch of local breweries, huge homebrew scene, some good beer stores taprooms and brew pubs, multiple beer festivals throughout the year and overall a safe haven for beer and beer lovers in the south. It may not have huge selections (though a good selection of hard to find beer for its size) compared to bigger cities but, itís definitely a great beer town.

 
JMerritt
beers 1940 º places 72 º 07:48 Thu 10/4/2012

Originally posted by after4ever
But I tend to think of "great beer cities" as *whatís brewing*...not what I can *shop for*.


Agreed.

 
TURDFERGUSON
beers 4043 º places 154 º 19:27 Thu 10/4/2012

Originally posted by RochefortChris
I know this isnít that big of a city compared to all the ones mentioned on here but Asheville, North Carolina. A bunch of local breweries, huge homebrew scene, some good beer stores taprooms and brew pubs, multiple beer festivals throughout the year and overall a safe haven for beer and beer lovers in the south. It may not have huge selections (though a good selection of hard to find beer for its size) compared to bigger cities but, itís definitely a great beer town.


Itís already been said, but to me, a great beer city should primarily be about Quality > Quantity. But ideally, it would have both. And we are not only talking nice draft and bottle lists and cool beer bars, but also a number of reputable breweries/brewpubs pumping out delicious suds. I feel like there are a select number of cities that really embody the "all about beer" mantra. Philly and NYC ( though there brewery quality is somewhat questionable) on the east coast, and Denver/Boulder, San Diego, San Fran, and LA (though I havenít been so hard to know for sure) and Portland, OR out west. Fuck middle emerica.

 
obguthr
beers 5591 º places 21 º 21:40 Thu 10/4/2012

Escondido, CA

Dexter, MI (middle emerica)

Lakewood, NY

Denver, CO

Muenster, IN (middle emerica)

 
LEMONHEAD
places 1 º 21:55 Thu 10/4/2012

Maybe DC means Denver Colorodo.Would be closer to making sense.

 
3fourths
beers 9108 º places 1537 º 21:59 Thu 10/4/2012

quantity, quality, experimental AND traditional brewing, public transportation, events, widespread integration of beer culture into mainstream city life... nothing comes close to Portland. enjoy your top 6 list but nothing has come close to Portland in years. DC is a great town to eat and drink but beer is just another thing to that town, not an identity.

 
garygreen
22:29 Thu 10/4/2012

I think†Vegas†should also have to be in the list. I had seen many best bars there in†Vegas.

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