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Raleigh named top 10 city for beer lovers

Posted November 14, 2016

A look at the beer at Trophy Brewing Company in Raleigh.

— Raleigh is one of the top 10 cities for beer lovers, according to a new study released Monday.

The Oak City ranked sixth in the nation, according to the report by business data and analytics provider Infogroup.

The report analyzed which metro areas were home to the most beer retailers and breweries, in addition to wine retailers and wineries. That info was then broken down to determine the concentration of beer or wine-related businesses per 10,000 residents.

The report found that there is a significant relationship between the concentration of beer businesses and the concentration of wine businesses. Portland, Ore., was honored for its beer and wine, but wasn't the only city to be on both lists. Seattle and Cincinnati appear were top beer and wine cities. 

Among the more interesting study findings, residents in beer metro areas were more likely to enjoy country music concerts, while wine metros liked more live theater and classical musical concerts.

Top 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  

Top 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


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