In a word Asheville. Ashe-where?
Asheville is a city in western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains.
And it’s renowned for its arts scene.
Carolina on my mind
Well they know already that they have more breweries per capita than any city in the US… that’s roughly 100 local beers.
But now they can add the prestiguous title of Best City in the World for Beer Drinkers as compiled by money.co.uk.
The researchers mark the cities on breweries per 10,000 people, bars, pubs and clubs per 10,000 and average price per pint in sterling.
Asheville scores 2.80, 7.86 and £3.58 from which I can only draw the conclusion… get me out there!
Czech out the beer
Particularly as second and fourth on the list are beer cities I know well, Prague and Fort Collins, Colorado.
While the third beeriest is one The Son and Heir knows well, Krakow, Poland.
Where it was more ale than hail when he was a youth leader for World Youth Day.
While in Prague the most exercised you’ll get is walking back up from Wenceslas Square to The Castle.
But get this… £1.34 a pint.
Wade in with Colorado beer
In Fort Collins you’ll be required to do some white water rafting although you’ll get the reward of a local brew at Paddler’s Pub.
And in FC that’s £2.87 a pint although you’d probably double that with the American tip.
It wouldn’t be a beery list, of course, without Dublin, and the Fair City comes in eighth.
The Guinness Storehouse is on every tourist’s list in Dublin’s capital.
Although some local knowledge here and pick your way through tourist trap Temple Bar.
Where you can pay nearly double the £4.70 money.com relays.
Islands of beer
It seems we’re well off too in my local city Edinburgh too although the doors are only a few weeks reopened.
Auld Reekie comes in 16th and will glory in coming in well ahead of London, back in 39th of 40.
Beer bucket list
So, who is beerier than Prague? Well, maybe the question should be let’s set a beer bucket list.
And tick off all 40.
We’re only here for the beer.