I read a total of 23 lists, including one in which the author names a tiny, ramshackle brewpub in rural Montana in his top five and left off Portland and San Diego altogether.His list of top-ten best beer cities:
1. San Diego
4. Denver-Boulder, CO
5. Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, MI
6. San Francisco
7. Longmont-Ft. Collins-Lovelace, CO
8. Bend, OR
Most beer geeks have already had compiled a similar list for future beer travels, regardless of what other articles may have proclaimed. Read the article and decide for yourself. Mr. Body gives an Honorable Mention to the State of Vermont and Asheville, NC, but I'd add New York City, too, as you can get good beer in a variety of places.