Well this has to finally solidify that Kalamazoo is no longer the "Mall" city and now, without question, is the "Beer" city.  According to clickondetroit.com, a magazine called Zymurgy has rated the best breweries and the best beer in the country and Kalamazoo tops both lists.

Zymurgy is a publication that caters to the Home Brewing industry with articles dealing with how-to, recipes and all-around beer culture.  So they seem to know what they're talking about.  And in this case we certainly agree.  Their best brewery in America is Bell's and the best beer is Bell's Two Hearted Ale.  Here's the Top 10 in each category...

Best breweries

1. Bell’s Brewery, Inc. (Comstock, MI)
2. Founders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, MI)
3. Russian River Brewing Co. (Santa Rosa, CA)
4. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (Chico, CA & Mills River, NC)
5. Firestone Walker Brewing Company (Paso Robles, CA)
T6. Deschutes Brewery (Bend, OR)
T6. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, DE)
8. Stone Brewing (Escondido, CA)
9. The Alchemist (Stowe, VT)
10. Three Floyds Brewing Company (Munster, IN)

Best beers

1. Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
2. Russian River Pliny the Elder
3. The Alchemist Heady Topper
4. Bell’s Hopslam
T5. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
T5. Founders CBS
T5. Founders KBS
8. Three Floyds Zombie Dust
9. Founders Breakfast Stout
T10. WeldWerks Juicy Bits
T10. Founders All Day IPA

For the rest of the lists and more of the story click HERE.

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