Asheville BeerCity USA 2012 winner


Asheville and Grand Rapids tie First Place
in 2012 BeerCity USA poll

Give a toast (of craft beer) to AVL and GRR: Asheville, NC, and Grand Rapids, MI, tied for first place in the 2012 BeerCity USA poll. Each of these craft beer city magnets garnered 32% of the vote. St. Louis, MO, placed a distant 3rd place at 6%, followed by Portland, OR, and Bend, OR, which tied for 4th place with 4% each. For the complete tally, visit or Click Here> | Yes, it's Asheville's 4th time in a row at winning first place in the annual BeerCity USA title. And, yes, it's a popularity contest, but who cares? It's fun to have some bragging rights at being Number One at something. | For weeks,  Asheville and Grand Rapids were neck-and-neck in a see-saw battle for first place in the 2012 poll. The city of Grand Rapids is more than twice as large in population as Asheville, and its metropolitan statistical area is over three times as large, 1.3 million versus 417,000. | To understand how little Asheville keeps winning the poll despite competing against 30 other finalists and cities far larger, visit or Click Here> | To become a total Asheville craft beer insider, beer fests and all, Click Here> | What's Asheville have that other beer competitors don't in the BeerCity USA poll? Enthusiasm, says Click Here>

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