Originally Posted by 10023
I wouldn't put any Asian city on the list. Yes I know that each of these places produces a well-known Asian beer (Singha, Tiger, Tsingtao). But there are small German towns with several breweries, and probably 20 breweries within a short drive of Madison, WI (where I went to college) that produce better beer, and those places have more of a beer culture.
Asian cities absolutely have a right to be on any top beer city list.
Singapore might have the brand everyone's familiar with but it has a large & growing micro-brewing industry.
This is something people need to understand - the big brands mean dick all compared to the micro-labels, the variety is in the micro labels - not Budweiser, Heineken, Fosters/Carlton Draught / Molson / Carling et al.
And Munich? snore. Bamberg eats it.
for the US: Denver, Portland, Chicago & Philadelphia - absolutely, I agree with an earlier comment about "wheres New York?". I've consumed copious amounts of beer (I have a thing for super-hopped Yankee beers, I actually prefer to the new world beers to the old world (Europe)) in all of those cities except Portland. Other notables are San Francisco & Vegas. Miami [beach] was fairly ordinary for choice.
re: the guys comment on Melbourne, bringing Sydney in to it - what a load of shit, Sydney like everything doesnt innovate (innovation stopped when the Opera House opened), it's merely following the trend being set in Melbourne which had its origins in Perth!