Jonathan Shikes, a native of Denver, takes a trip to Portland and realizes that there is no contest between the two for America’s beer capitol.
While Denver brewers consistently make better beer than those in Portland, there are more than three times as many breweries in the Rose City than there are in the Mile High.
Still, Portland’s dominance doesn’t have to do with quantity or quality. No, it’s the little things in between, the culture, that makes the difference. And while Denver has made significant strides in that area over the past year, we still have a ways to go.
This type of “competition” between states, cities and breweries is only a good thing for beer-lovers all over America.