Los Angeles, Denver, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and San Francisco, in that order. If the intention was to troll beer drinkers, then well-played GQ. If the intention was to lose any and all credibility with beer drinkers than also well-played.
No Portland, no Seattle, no San Diego, no Asheville, no Milwaukee. I would even hazard to say that Boston (and New England in general) is creeping up on that list for me. Hard to fault them for including Denver and San Francisco, though. The Cleveland-area also has some great craft breweries, but I don’t know if having a few is enough to get them on the list.
The list is part of a much larger special on beer drinking. Definitely worth a read.