Are we really that surprised?
The people of Colorado are known for their love of a nice, tasty beer—and we're proud of it. A report by consumer site Smart Asset rated the top 50 cities in the country for beer drinkers, and by no surprise, Colorado had five cites make the list.
The study looked at 384 cities across the country and rated them based on the following:
- Total number of breweries
- The average number of beers per brewery
- Number of breweries per 100,000 residents
- Bars per 100,000 residents
- Price of beer by the pint for a domestic draught beer
Denver made it into the top 10, coming in as the sixth-best city in the country for beer drinkers. Denver has 80 breweries, the second-highest total of all the cities the study looked at—that's 11 breweries per 100,000 residents in the Mile High City. The average price of a pint in Denver is $5, slightly higher than the average.
Four other cities in Colorado made the list:
- Fort Collins – No. 12, with 22 total breweries and an average cost per pint of $5.
- Colorado Springs – tied for No. 24 with Duluth, Minnesota, with 26 total breweries and an average cost per pint of $4.
- Boulder – No. 38, with 24 breweries and an average cost per pint of $4.50.
- Loveland – No. 45, with 10 breweries and an average cost per pint of $4.40.
Overall, larger cities did not make the top of the list; smaller to mid-size cities had the best results.
Cincinnati, Ohio, ranked as the No. 1 city in the country for beer drinkers. To see the full list, check out the original report on Smart Asset.
Earlier this year, over 100 Colorado breweries joined together to brew "Colorado Strong Pale Ale", to raise money for people in the state who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Are you surprised to hear that so many cities in Colorado are a good fit for beer drinkers? What's your favorite local brewery? Share in the comments. Cheers!