Grand Rapids Wins ‘Best Beer Scene’ in USA Today Poll [Video]
Beer City USA has nabbed another beer-related honor!
Grand Rapids has been named "Best Beer Scene" in a USA Today and 10 Best reader's poll.
Their panel of beer experts hand-picked their favorite beer scenes in the U.S.-- "places with exceptional beer bars, gastropubs, craft breweries, and a thriving beer culture". After choosing the top 20, the top ten were then chosen by popular vote, and...
After four weeks of voting, the results are in! Grand Rapids, Mich. was the clear winner and deserving of the title Best Beer Scene!"
Here's what USA Today and 10 Best had to say about GR:
Michigan’s second-largest city sports the state’s strongest beer scene, thanks largely to the presence of the world-renowned Founders Brewing Co. Not to be outdone, there are several other brewing operations around town, most notably the Belgian-inspired Brewery Vivant. The city’s official “Beer City Ale Trail” lists more than 40 breweries in the surrounding area, and the local calendar is constantly filled with beer festivals, events, and promotions. Throw in exceptional beer stores such as Siciliano’s Market, and it’s easy to see why Grand Rapids proudly stakes its claim as “Beer City USA.” "
Grand Rapids beat out Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Denver, and New York, among others. Check out the rest of the (defeated!) competition here!
Specific Grand Rapids breweries and bars are also being recognized! In the "Best Brewpub" category, Founders Brewing Co. came in at No. 9 and Brewery Vivant in at No. 2.
HopCat scored the No. 2 position in USA Today's "Best Beer Bar" poll!