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The Best US Cities for Beer  

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List Rules Vote up any American city that is welcoming to breweries and beer drinkers.

There's nothing quite like a cold beer after a long day. And if you live in one of these cities, you know exactly where to find your preferred brew. The best American beer cities come in many forms. Some great U.S. cities for beer lovers have ample microbreweries, while other good American cities for beer feature bustling nightlife. A few great US cities for beer drinkers have been brewing for decades.

What destinations will you find on this list of the top U.S. cities for beer? Milwaukee has been home to the Miller Brewing Company, Pabst, Schlitz and more popular beers. It also hosts several craft beer makers like Lakefront and Sprecher. New York is also a great city for beer lovers. Goose Island, Revolution Brewing, and Lagunitas all have helped to make Chicago a bona fide beer city. Other good cities featured on this list include Portland, San Diego, and Denver.

Which city is your favorite for enjoying a cold one? Give the best options a thumbs up and please add any good beer cities that are missing.

 

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Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Michigan, USA
2
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Ohio, USA
3
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Wisconsin, USA
4
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
North Carolina, USA
5
Denver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Colorado, USA
6
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Minnesota, USA
7
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Illinois, USA
8
Portland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Oregon, USA
9
Boston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Massachusetts, USA
10
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Missouri, USA
11
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Michigan, USA
12
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
California, USA
13
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Michigan, USA
14
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Washington, USA
15
Burlington is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Vermont, USA
16
Duluth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Minnesota, USA
17
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Pennsylvania, USA
18
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Pennsylvania, USA
19
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
shmidty added Ohio, USA
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Bend is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Oregon, USA
21
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Ohio, USA
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Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
New York, USA
23
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Wisconsin, USA
24
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Louisiana, USA
25
Akron is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
NathanFela added Ohio, USA