Portland Is Officially The #1 City In The United States For Beer Drinkers
Results of an analysis done by Smartasset.com show Portland, Maine as the most desirable city in country to live if you love drinking beer.
Smartasset.com spent some time looking to answer one very important question; where is the best place to live if I absolutely LOVE drinking beer? They took a number of factors into consideration including total number of microbreweries and brewpubs, the average Yelp rating for said breweries and the average price of a pint of that delicious beer. The conclusion came back with one answer: Portland, Maine is the best city for beer drinkers in the United States.
Portland, ME has seen the whispers become full blown conversation when it comes to being a beer drinking destination. Portland is home to cornerstones like Allagash and Sebago Brewing as well as upstarts like Rising Tide and Bissell Brothers. While Portland currently boasts 17 microbreweries within city limits, there are several others in surrounding towns and cities within driving distance and even more planned for 2016. Consider this as well, Portland currently only has about 66,000 residents, so the microbrewery to person ratio is outstanding for beer drinkers.
Additionally, the Smartasset.com findings show that most of the best beer drinking cities have longer winters and shorter summers which help boost the beer industry. You have to party when it's warm and you have to drink away your blues when you're stuck inside because its too cold to move outdoors.
Take a look at this table that dissects all of the findings and ranks several other cities:
Time to be proud Maine, our Portland has officially outdone Oregon's version. Time to huddle indoors, survive winter and drink some of the delicious beer that our city has to offer!
We'll even make it easy for you by putting all of Portland's best beers under one roof at the Cross Insurance Arena. Get your tickets for Portland on Tap now!