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Detroit, Grand Rapids ranked among top 5 cities for beer lovers

Fermentation sciences. Appalachian State University in North Carolina offers a degree in fermentation sciences, which, among other things, examines how beer and wine are made.
Fermentation sciences. Appalachian State University in North Carolina offers a degree in fermentation sciences, which, among other things, examines how beer and wine are made. (iStock/Hofmeester)

OMAHA, NE – Two Michigan cities placed in the top 5 cities for beer lovers.

In a study conducted by Infogroup, Grand Rapids (3rd) and Detroit (5th) ranked in the top 10 cities for beer lovers.

To determine the top U.S. cities for both beer and wine lovers, Infogroup used its verified business database of more than 15 million records to identify which metro areas are home to the most beer retailers and breweries (including craft and microbreweries), as well as which metro areas boast the most wine retailers and wineries.

Once these factors were compiled, Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) with a population of one million or more were ranked by their concentration of beer- or wine-related businesses per 10,000 residents.

Portland, Oregon was named the best city, followed by Denver, Colorado. 

"Through data analysis we are able to highlight cities where industry penetration of beer and wine plays a major role in the social and cultural aspects of consumer's lives," said Matt Graves, chief data officer at Infogroup. "This analysis provides the best foundation for marketers and business owners looking to begin a career or start a business in the beer or wine industries. Knowing where demand is greater and how it impacts consumers allows them to start a business under thriving conditions."

TOP 10 BEER CITIES:

  • Portland, Ore.
  • Denver
  • Grand Rapids
  • Seattle
  • Detroit
  • Raleigh, N.C.
  • San Diego
  • Cincinnati
  • Milwaukee
  • Pittsburgh
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