On the November 14th edition of Brew and You on Food GPS, I compare the craft beer scene in Los Angeles to that of Chicago.
This is NOT meant to be a contest
Now I don’t think having Best Beer Cities or Best Beer Bar polls are of much use. Yeah, they can show a traveler where to go but beyond that it is mostly bragging rights and a gold star on a website. There are top tier beer towns, mediocre towns, towns that have a growing rep and newbies.
I believe that it is more than a little unhelpful to compare the City of Angels to places like San Diego or Denver. Primarily because the economics and people and politics are crazy different.
And also because those places have had a lengthy history of beer. You can compare Seattle to Portland because they have similar timelines that you can base comparisons on. Los Angeles is like no other in that respect, so you have to search harder for cities that you can measure against.
Read the post and see if how I compare two cities when it comes to craft beer is more 3-D than an online poll.