Grand Rapids is #1
We are the beer people. And we are the bee people. We have so much beer that our bellies are never empty. Asheville is the best place to soak up the suds with the most delicious food.
Founders is better than Bell's in every way imaginable. Kalamazoo has Grand Rapids envy. KBS is better than every single beer Bell's has or will have on tap.
What the hell does bells being a good brewery have to do with kalamazoo being the best "beer" city? Bells brewery isn't even in kalamazoo. By your logic Lynchburg,TN would be the best whiskey city even though its in a dry county. I'm not saying kzoo sucks but I'm not seeing anything here but, "hurrr durrr Bells is good so kzoo!!!"
Brian, show me where I've "dissed" Ypsilanti.
And since apparently we have to be technical, you do know Bell's brewery is not actually in Kalamazoo then, right?
And Dave.... You don't get to count the Michigan beer festival as Ann Arbor. You Ann arborites can't diss ypsi all day and claim it when it is convenient.
Kzoo - Half a dozen or more bars with 3 dozen+ brews on tap. 2 brewpubs and 1 nationally reknowned microbrewery.....
Nothing better than a Bells Solsun. :)
Good beer here for sure.
I got a gal and a beer in Kalamazoo!
Knew Larry Bell back in '83 when we bought beer in old milk jugs. Great to see Bell's doing well.
From Fountain Hills, AZ
Go Kalamazoo!!! Best beer town/college town in U.S.
Go Kalamazoo. Funky name, great beer!
Cheers to Kalamazoo, Michigan, original home of Gibson Guitar, Checker Cab, the dissolvable pill (from The Upjohn Company), NFL's Greg Jennings, and Bell's great beers.
Bells of Kalamazoo
Kalamabrew! Yeah baby
Go Kalamazoo and GO BELLS Home of oberion
Cincinnati has a long rich history in brewing beer. With the introduction of craft brewers, Moerlein Lager House, Listermann Brewing Supply & Mfg, Mt. Carmel Brewing Company, Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, MadTree Brewing, Triple Digit Brewing Co., Rivertown Brewing Co. , Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co., Blank Slate Brewing Company and Samuel Adams it is growing very quickly.
The Zoo has many fabulous brews!!!
Great City - Great beer
Go Bell's Brewery of Beautiful Downtown Kalamazoo, MI!!!
Kalamazoo beer culture is hands down the best......HopSlam and Two Hearted........yummy!......Grand Rapids is awesome as well.
A2 is a great place for beer!
Kalamazoo hands down, its like a candy store for beer.
Replying to Chris who said "Bell's is overrated. Oberon is overcommercialized pulp. "
Bell's puts out a consistent product day after day, year after year. I go to the brewery often and always find high quality flavorful, interesting beers on tap. Perhaps it is you and your inexperienced palate that are the problem.
I hear Bell's is opening a brewery in Escanaba. Can't wait to visit!
Yes.. Go Kalamazoo! Put this town on your calendar and come stay at Kara's Kottages, the most stylish and comfortable lodging in town!! Most of the brewpubs are within walking distance of it, too : ).
Sorry folks, I love all of the great beer in Michigan, but nobody beats Kazoo.
Bell's is overrated. Oberon is overcommercialized pulp. I went to the brewery last year and they had nothing interesting. Seems like they are cutting back on the quality of their beers to scale. Gotta give props to two hearted though.
For good beer, check out Dark Horse in Marshall or Right Brain in TC.
Kzoo is a must for beer connoisseurs all over the world. From its iconic Two Hearted to the summer loving Oberon. Don't forget to visit Bell's and Beer Exchange.
With Gonzo's Biggdogg Brewing , Boatyard, Arcadia and Bell's in downtown Kalamazoo we will be the beer mecca in the United States. Certainly some great brews to be drank.
Kalamazoo is #1 now and will be even more of a #1 with the opening of "Gonzo's BiggDogg Brewing" in the Fall of 2013. Cheers!
Kalamazoo is #1!!!
Kalamazoo of course!
Go Kalamazoo, MI!!
GR does not blow away Kalamazoo...Oberon alone makes GR look like a wet rat.
Seriously, not a single NW city on the list, I guess this is a list of amateur brew cities then!
Once Kalamazoo got on there as an option, it really took off!
My father in-law took a beer bus tour out of Dayton and Kalamazoo was the high light........Bell's in particular.
West Michigan is loaded with micros and brew pubs and is blessed with two of the best micros in the country - Bell's in Kalamazoo and Founder's in Grand Rapids. Of course Bell's is number 1 with Founder's a very distant 2nd. :)
Kalamazoo! And it's only getting better, Arcadia, Big Dogg and others will be springing up within the year.
Oberon Day is nearly a city-sanctioned holiday!
Kalamazoo beer haven!
Wooo Ann Arbor!!!
Dirtbag Brewery will be the best...It will define the art of beer and food.....Destination for the people of the land
Kalamazoo all the way!!
its the best
Ashley's in Ann Arbor is a fantastic place for beer; they just don't make it there. Kalamazoo--where I live--is great, but I'd still put Traverse City higher, at least in part because the beer scene is more walkable.
Kalamazoo --Here's to you!!!!! I'm going to uncork a Bell's right now!
You know Kalamazoo has to win!!!
We have a lot of beer here
Oberon amd Two Hearted Ale!! KZOO
Kalamazoo is ahead!
So proud to see all my fellow Kalamazooans coming out en force for the TRUE Beer City USA! Go Kalamazoo!
Kalamazoo, Michigan is a powerhouse of brewing and beer culture.
Tasted the best brews right there in ol'Kzoo
A, B, C, D, E, F G, H, I GOT A BEER......IN KALAMAZOO !!!!!!
Kalamazoo is the one!
The home of Bell's should qualify us!
Kalamazoo, direct to you
Kalamazoo it is.
It's Two Hearted time.Any Time!
Suds city baby!
Go Kalamazoo... Win this 1! We are #1!!!
Kalamazoo is all about brew. Craft houses going up one after another. We have a great enthusiasm for the very best in beer, including a thriving home-brew community.
Bells brewery rocks!!!
Some of the best beer comes out Kalamazoo, MI. Thank you BELL'S
Vote - Kalamazoo, MI
Bells Old Mission Arcadia etc etc.
Kzoo Bell's brewery baby!
We have bells, what more needs to be said? Hopslam is where it's at. In addition, it's the most wonderful small downtown you'll ever meet with many other great brewery's. it's perfect.
I'm sorry, but without Fort Collins Colorado this list is an epic failure. The city boasts 17 breweries in it's city limits and half a dozen beer fests through out the year. Hell, the dive bars have 40 odd beers on tap...