Beer lovers of America have made their voices heard, and Grand Rapids, Michigan, can now call itself the Best Beer Town, according to readers of USA TODAY and 10Best.
Grand Rapids - a riverfront city just east of Lake Michigan - has at least a dozen breweries and its convention and visitor bureau does a bang-up job of enticing beer drinkers, brewers and connoisseurs to visit. We lift our glass in congratulations to Grand Rapids.
Second-place winner Tampa may surprise some readers, but this sunny Florida city has more than 30 breweries and brew pubs, and makes a dynamite place for tasting in the dead of winter.
Two of three Colorado nominees made the winners list, as did buzzworthy Asheville; Bend, Oregon; San Diego; both Portlands; and Burlington, Vermont.
The full list of 'Best Beer Town' winners in our USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice contest is as follows:
- Grand Rapids, Mich.
- Asheville, N.C.
- Bend, Ore.
- Fort Collins, Colo.
- San Diego
- Portland, Maine
- Portland, Ore.
- Burlington, Vt.
Cheers to all our winners!License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo