Friday, May 22, 2015

Philly on CNN's best beer town list

We're #6.

Philly on CNN's best beer town list

CNN - the noted arbiter of all things food and drink - ranks Philly as #6 in its list of the eight best beer towns in America.

It's deemed "a beer explorer's must-see town, despite state controls that regulate purchases of packaged beer."

Ah, yes.

Ranking the cities on a 10-point scale, CNN scored Philly a 9 for history, 6 for breweries, 8 for bars, and 7 for events. Portland was ranked at the top, followed by San Francisco, San Diego and Boston. Philly falls between Denver and Bend, Ore. Ashville, N.C., is eighth.

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The report mentions breweries Victory, Sly Fox, Nodding Head, Yards and Flying Fish, and the watering holes  McGillin's Olde Ale House, Eulogy Belgian Tavern, Grey Lodge, Memphis Taproom ("which enjoys a sterling reputation despite an endorsement by Guy Fieri") and Monk's Cafe.

The editors deem Philly Beer Week  (May 31-June 9) "the city's most hoppening event" and say the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Beer Festival is "already proving a worthy companion."

Good timing for the festival. It's this Saturday, May 11, at Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein in Northeast Philly.

Article here.
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