I'm reasonably proud to say I've drank beer in most of America's Best Beer Cities, Boston bein' the only one of the Top Ten I've NOT bar-hopped in. Surprised? I thought not, Gentle Reader. But speakin' o' surprises... let's say this about that:
No. 9 San FranciscoAs the foodie capital of America—and in the survey's top 5 for big-name restaurants and ethnic cuisine—San Francisco has also been ahead of the curve on beer for years.
Anchor Brewery is the longtime microbrew champ, while 21st Amendment Brewery is winning awards for its (gasp!) canned beers, promoted as being eco-friendly and better for beer freshness. If anyone can make beer cans chic, it's San Franciscans-they ranked among the most stylish in the country.SFO's ranking surprised me more than any of the others. I really miss the restaurants in that town; I suppose I miss the beer, too. Did I ever tell ya we had FREE Anchor Steam in the company fridge before the big-ass dot-bomb meltdown? S'true. Overtime was much more pleasant in those days.
Oh. Portales didn't make the cut.