Steve Body puts together a good list here of his top 10+ beer cities, it’s worth the read. Tough to swallow only being #2 up here in Bridge City, but I can’t argue with the fearsome lineup of excellent breweries San Diego offers. He does point out that PDX offers a better “destination” and wider spectrum, and I fully agree – San Diego has the West Coast IPA, Double IPA, Red IPA thing down pat, and that’s a beautiful thing, but they may have something to learn from The Commons, Cascade and Breakside.
Just over the hill, Bend was rated #8, despite being a pretty small town, I think that number will rise in the next few years as the newer breweries really get it dialed in.
Thoughts? Any obvious omissions?