USA Today is looking for help in naming America’s Best Beer Town for their 10Best Reader’s Choice.
Their panel of beer experts picked 20 of the best U.S. cities for “beer-centric travel”. They all offer an “excellent brewery scene, great beer bars and gastropubs and a special place in beer history”.
Over the years I’ve taken some beer-centric trips to places like Germany (including Oktoberfest last year) and Belgium. I’ve also been on many brewery tours around the United States.
Here are the cities in the running for Best Beer Town:
- Asheville, NC
- Austin, TX
- Bend, OR
- Boulder, CO
- Burlington, VT
- Fort Collins, CO
- Grand Rapids, MI
- New York
- Portland, ME
- Portland, OR
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- Washington, DC
If I could pick any city in the U.S. for this poll, I’d actually pick a place that did not make the list. My choice would be Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
I’d also throw an honorary vote to Cooperstown, NY due to it being home to one of my favorite breweries- Brewery Ommegang.
Since my top choice wasn’t an option in this poll I figured I’d stay loyal and pick my hometown of New York. Or maybe I’ll vote for a different city that I have been to each day.
If you’d like to participate in helping USA Today choose the Best Beer Town in America, you can vote once per day until October 13 (at noon) here.
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