In the US, craft beer makes the world go 'round. And not just because of the sensation you get after a couple great imperial stouts. In the past few decades, Americans' thirst for great beer has become embedded in our culture. It's an economic driver. It's a part of our culture. Oh, and most importantly, good beer is, well, good.
But who does it best? Every day, some metropolis tries to lay claim to the title of "Beer City, USA." Here at Thrillist, we have the argument regularly, which is why we've decided to tap our nationwide group of editors, experts, and lushes to definitively crown the best beer city in the year of our (Dark) Lord, 2015. We factored in influence, breweries, history, impact, culture, and maybe -- just maybe -- some personal bias. Here, for our beer money, are the 16 best beer cities in the US.