We based our votes not only on the beer offerings, but also on atmosphere, location, food, and service. Eric, Daniel, and myself all contributed to the voting process, and we also invited three guest voters in on the fun including our new writer Grant Goodwiler, Brewer’s Republic’s lovely Leah Chabbitty, and beerophile and homebrewer Mike “Lefty” McGuckian. We didn’t all agree with each other on every part of the list, but we decided to average our scores, and that’s how the list was finalized.
Each Friday for the next 10 weeks we will be breaking down the best places from the #10 spot all the way to #1. Get ready for a great ride and a few surprises. There will be a lot of great beer bars, brewpubs, and breweries left off this list. Please leave comments and tell us what your favorite beer spots would be or try to guess our top 10!