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Seattle ranks among Best Cities for Beer Drinkers

Raise a (beer) glass - Seattle is the 19th Best City in the U.S. for Beer Drinkers!

According to a study by SmartAsset, the U.S. beer industry sells more than $119.3 billion in beer and malt-based beverages to U.S. consumers each year.

To find the best cities for beer drinks, Smart Asset "analyzed metrics related to the availability and affordability of beers in 350 of the largest cities in the U.S."

Here's some of their methodologies:

  • Total number of breweries. Data comes from ratebeer.com and was pulled in November 2019.
  • Number of breweries per 100,000 residents. Data on microbreweries and brewpubs comes from ratebeer.com and was pulled in November 2019. Data on population comes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 1-year American Community Survey and is measured at the city level.
  • Average number of beers per brewery. Data comes from ratebeer.com and was pulled in November 2019.
  • Number of bars per 100,000 residents. Data on bars comes from the 2016 County Business Patterns Survey. Data on population comes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 1-year American Community Survey and is measured at the county level.
  • Average price for a pint of domestic draught beer. Data comes from Numbeo.com.

Three Washington cities made the top 50 including Seattle, Spokane (#47) and Bellingham (#35), which has cultivated quite the brewery scene.

You can check out the full report which includes methodology and key findings on their website!




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