PORTLAND, Ore. -- The men's lifestyle website "Thrillist" has ranked Portland the best beer city in America.
The study considered factors like the number of breweries in the city, how famous they are and the economic impact.
Portland won a lot of points for its many breweries, award winning beers, and quirky spots around town to grab a drink. In particular, Breakside was boasted about, for its GABF-winning IPA. Accolades also went to Cascade and Upright, the legendary Hair of the Dog, "the weirdos" at Gigantic, and newer guys like the great Ecliptic and Ex Novo.
"And lest you think it's all craft and snobbery, the city's also credited with revitalizing Pabst for the younger crowd. Depending on your opinion of skinny jeans, you might have Portland to thank for keeping you hydrated and out of poverty," the article said.
As for the other top cities, San Diego ranked second, Denver came in third, and Seattle rounded out the top four.