America’s Best Beer Cities
Readers rated 35 major cities for features such as food trucks, friendly locals, and microbrews, a category that reflects a growing trend. As of 2012, there were more than 2,300 operating craft breweries (those making fewer than 6 million barrels a year) in the U.S., according to the American Brewers Association—the highest number since the late 19th century.
No. 1 Portland, OR
No. 2 Denver
No. 3 Portland, ME
No. 4 Seattle
No. 5 Kansas City, MO
No. 6 Minneapolis/St. Paul
The Twin Cities climbed nine spots in the survey this year, and the buzziest beers seem to channel the outdoorsy, hipster vibe that voters love about Minnesota. Indeed Brewery prides itself on its retro, back-to-basics cans, while Fulton Beer offers a Russian imperial stout—a bracing 9.2% ABV (alcohol by volume) brew that, the site promises, “if left outside during winter, won’t freeze, even in Minnesota.” Readers might not want to test that claim: they ranked the Twin Cities near the bottom among places to visit in winter.
No. 7 San Diego
No. 8 Boston
No. 9 Providence, RI
No. 10 Nashville
Well played, hometown brethren.
Allie - look who’s Number 3! I never knew…
Exposing my face with no make-up on.
I feel like “unflattering selfies” is sometimes a misleading blog title for this - not wearing make-up on a flawless face does not render the picture unflattering. There’s nothing unflattering about these pictures. I don’t think you can manage to look ugly, whoever you are, no offense! Not fair to the rest of us scrubs, get off the blog that makes me feel better about myself, you’re ruining it for me!