Can we hold on to the title?

Named "Best Beer Scene" in a USA Today and 10 Best reader's poll last year, Grand Rapids is up for the honor again in 2017!

Hand-picked by a panel of beer-loving experts, 20 U.S. cities are in the running. They've been chosen for their "stellar selections of established and up-and-coming breweries, beer bars, brewpubs, beer festivals and even thriving homebrew communities".

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 is currently in 1st place!

GR is up against the likes of Atlanta, Boston, Portland, and New York. Check out the rest of the competition and cast your vote for Grand Rapids’ beer scene here! Voting ends March 13 at noon.

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