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Bellingham tops list of snobby beer cities

Workers from Northwest Canning can beer at the Kulshan Brewery in Bellingham in honor of Bellingham Beer Week in September 2013. Bellingham was named the snobbiest place in America when it comes to beer, according to an unscientific survey from Priceonmics posted July 10, 2015.
Workers from Northwest Canning can beer at the Kulshan Brewery in Bellingham in honor of Bellingham Beer Week in September 2013. Bellingham was named the snobbiest place in America when it comes to beer, according to an unscientific survey from Priceonmics posted July 10, 2015. The Bellingham Herald

The Internet is full of cities ranked on a variety of topics, but The Bellingham Tap Trail came across an interesting post: Bellingham is the snobbiest city in the U.S. when it comes to beer.

The list, put together by Priceonomics, shows Bellingham tops the list when it comes to bars that don’t offer Bud Light, Miller Lite or Coors Light. Bellingham came in at a whopping 92 percent, finishing ahead of Oakland, Calif. The data comes from BeerMenus.com looking at a limited number of drinking establishments. It’s by no means a comprehensive look, but the snapshot makes for an interesting list.

The post from Priceonomics has several other beer-related tidbits, including beer most likely to be on the menu in each state (Washington’s topper is Redmond’s Mac and Jack’s African Amber).

I’m guessing many in Bellingham will be proud of this designation, given the success of local breweries, with more on the way.

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