Serious beer drinkers opinions aside, this comes from those who make their living brewing and drinking beer. Through the beer-breath of brewmasters, America's best.

Only San Diego, California, Portland and Bend, Oregon and Portland, Maine bested the GREAT CITY OF CHICAGO for 'Best Beer Cities in America' as voted on by brewmasters.

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Andy Parker of Avery Brewing Co. in Boulder, CO. said in this story from Thrillist:

"In some towns, you have to work to find a good beer. In Chicago, you have to work to find a bad one."

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The brewmasters love Chicago's staple beers like, Goose Island, Half Acre & Piece and they're really excited by some of the Windy City's newcomers.

Off Color 3925 W. Dickens Ave.

Pipeworks AKA 'P-Dubs'

Penrose 509 Stevens St. Geneva, IL

Spiteful 1815 W. Berteau Ave.

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