Twin Cities rank on the list of best beer cities in the U.S.
Just in time for the greatest beer-drinking season of them all (summer, duh), Travel + Leisure have released their rankings of the best beer cities in the country.
Last year, the Twin Cities were 15th in the country, but it's been a good year for Minnesota beer. Now we rank at number 6 in the U.S. for best microbrew beer cities according to out of state visitors. (If you're listening to native Minnesotans, we hit number seven.)
Earning name drops in the Huffington Post piece about the list were Indeed Brewing's can-oriented selling point and Fulton Beer's 9.2 percent Russian imperial stout as some of the reasons we've got a great beer scene. HuffPo also attributes our huge hop up the rankings to our hipster-soaked atmosphere in the Land of 10,000 Lakes with our love of retro, flannel, the great outdoors, and food trucks... but we like to think that our beer speaks for itself.
With brewpubs like this year's Best of the Twin Cities winner Northbound Smokehouse Brewpub, Great Waters Brewing Company in St. Paul, Lyn-Lake's Herkimer, a bunch of others, and more being planned every day, it's easy to see why we're all the buzz here.
The Twin Cities also climbed into Travel + Leisure's annual lists for coffee (7), pizza (6), and hamburgers (5).