New study names GR one of the top US cities for beer

Posted at 1:02 PM, Nov 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-14 13:02:47-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. A new ranking has listed Grand Rapids one of the top cities for beer.

On Monday, Infogroup released their findings of the top 10 cities for beer and wine in the US. According to their press release, the organization used its verified business database of more than 15 million records to identify which metro areas are home to the most beer retailers and breweries (including craft and microbreweries), as well as which metro areas boast the most wine retailers and wineries.

“Through data analysis we are able to highlight cities where industry penetration of beer and wine plays a major role in the social and cultural aspects of consumer’s lives,” said Matt Graves, chief data officer at Infogroup. “This analysis provides the best foundation for marketers and business owners looking to begin a career or start a business in the beer or wine industries. Knowing where demand is greater and how it impacts consumers allows them to start a business under thriving conditions.”

Here is the full list with Grand Rapids ranking #3:

Beer Cities
1. Portland, Ore.
2. Denver
3. Grand Rapids, Mich.
4. Seattle
5. Detroit
6. Raleigh, N.C.
7. San Diego
8. Cincinnati
9. Milwaukee
10. Pittsburgh

Wine Cities
1. Portland, Ore.
2. San Francisco
3. Seattle
4. Sacramento, Calif.
5. Rochester, N.Y.
6. San Jose, Calif.
7. New York
8. Washington, D.C.
9. Hartford, Conn.
10. Cincinnati