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Ten Best Beer Cities In America for 2014


Bend, Ore. ranked No. 1 among country’s 10 best beer cities in new list by the lifestyle website Livability, followed by Denver, which finished second, and San Diego, which came in third.

Congratulations — if you live in one of the America’s top beer cities!

The list-centric website listed Crux Fermentation Project, Boneyard, Deschutes, and Bend Brewing as the city’s best breweries.

“Bend offers innovative and award-winning breweries, residents who consume beer at higher rates than the average American, sophisticated beer tastes and a high-quality of life for beer lovers,” according to Livability’s rankings.

To be honest, this isn’t a scientific poll. To establish this top 10, Livability considered beer consumption, beer preference, award-winning breweries and breweries per capita.


You probably already knew that, but here’s the 10 Best Beer Cities in America for 2014:

1. Bend, OR
Best Breweries: Bend Brewing, Deschutes, Crux Fermentation Project, Boneyard
Best Beers: Hop in The Dark at Deschutes, Cucumber Crush at 10 Barrel Brewing Co., Salmonberry Sour at Bend Brewing Co.

2. Denver, CO
Best Breweries: Great Divide Brewing Company, Denver Beer Co., Renegade Brewing Co. and Crooked Stave
Best Beers: Titan IPA from Great Divide, Move Back from SandLot, Keller Pils from Prost

3. San Diego, CA
Best Breweries: Lost Abbey, AleSmith, Pizza Port, Green Flash Brewing Company
Best Beers: Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone, AleSmith IPA from AleSmith, Swamis IPA from Pizza Port

4. Albuquerque, NM
Best Breweries: La Cumbre Brewing Co., Canteen Brewhouse, Chama River Brewing Co.
Best Beers: Imperial Red at Marble Brewery, Dougie Style Amber Ale at Canteen Brewhouse, Acequia IPA at Bosque Brewing Co.


5. Tampa, FL
Best Breweries: Cigar City Brewing, Tampa Bay Brewing Co., Six Ten Brewing
Best Beers: Reef Donkey APA at Cigar City, Old Elephant Foot IPA at Tampa Bay Brewing, Double IPA at Florida Avenue Brewing Co.

6. Grand Rapids, MI
Best Breweries: Founders Brewing Co., Brewery Vivant, Harmony Brewing Co.
Best Beers: Porter at Founders, Fiddlestix IPA at Harmony, Undertaker at Brewery Vivant

7. St. Louis, MO
Best Breweries: Civil Life Brewing Co., 4 Hands Brewing Co., Schlafly Taproom
Best Beers: Rye Pale Ale at The Civil Life Brewing Co., Heart of Gold at Perennial Artisan Ales, Dry Hopped APA at Schlafly

8. Bellingham, WA
Best Breweries: Boundary Bay Brewery, Chuckanut Brewery, Kulshan Brewing
Best Beers: Chuckanut Dunkel at Chuckanut, Shoe Toss Rye IPA at Wander Brewing, Amarillo Single Hop Pale Ale at Boundary

9. Hershey, PA
Best Breweries: Troegs Brewery, The Brewery at Hershey, Appalachian Brewing Co.
Best Beers: Troegenator at Troegs, Sunshine Pils at Troegs, Pond Jumper at The Brewery at Hershey

10. Billings, MT
Best Breweries: Montana Brewing Co., Uberbrew, Carter’s Brewing
Best Beers: Whitetail Wheat at Montana Brewing Co., Dieselpunk Stout at Uberbrew, Blackened CDA at Carter’s Brewing

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, high net worth individuals, and the most globally powerful men and women.
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