Grand Rapids in the Running For ‘Best Beer Scene’ in the U.S.
Beer City USA could nab another beer-related honor!
USA Today and 10 best's 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".
Heck yes! That sounds exactly like Beer City USA! USA Today and 10 Best seem to think so too:
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.”
GR is up against the likes of Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Denver, and New York. Check out the rest of the competition and cast your vote for Grand Rapids' beer scene here! Voting ends Feb. 29 at noon.
Grand Rapids is currently ranked No. 1 as of Tuesday morning.