With the inclusion of home prices and Walk Score, it's definitely not giving the best cities for craft beer, but provides a window to where living and loving beer might be easiest. Under those criteria, it's not surprising that the classic beer cities that play home to some of the country's biggest brewers rank well. Milwaukee (home of Miller), St. Louis (home of Budweiser), and Denver (home of Coors) all rank in the top 10.
But taking top billing is Pittsburgh, home of a whole lot of microbreweries, a low beer tax, reasonably priced homes, and a pretty solid Walk Score. Pittsburgh is followed by Buffalo, New York; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Portland, Oregon; Denver, Colorado; Detroit, Michigan; Cleveland, Ohio; St. Louis, Missouri; Madison, Wisconsin; Long Island, New York (come on, that's not a city); Seattle, Washington; Cincinnati, Ohio; and San Francisco, California. Don't worry, we still love you and know your not-so-secret beer prowess Raleigh and San Diego.