The results for USAToday’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards have been posted as of noon on Friday, March 26, 2021!

Michigan placed well in almost all of the categories that they received nominations.

As we noted in our initial post, USA Today’s 10Best has been known to provide “trusted travel and lifestyle advice” to locals looking to explore their backyard and travelers visiting a new city all across the United States.

USAToday used nominations from “industry and beer experts” to nominate 20 establishments for each category. Readers and fans were able to vote once per day for their favorite establishments from the nominations. Polls closed on Tuesday, March 16 at noon ET.

As a Michigan-based media group, we wanted Michigan to band together and vote for Michigan Craft! Here are the 10Best lists for each of the categories that Michigan earned a spot. Michigan winners will be in bold and italics.

Best Beer Bar

  1. Salud Beer Shop – Charlotte, North Carolina
  2. Harlem Hops – New York, New York
  3. BierWax – Brooklyn, New York
  4. Max’s Taphouse – Baltimore, Maryland
  5. Falling Rock Tap House, Denver, Colorado
  6. HopCat – Grand Rapids, Michigan
  7. Wades Wines – Westlake Village, California
  8. Meddlesome Moth – Dallas, Texas
  9. The Birch – Norfolk, Virginia
  10. Novare Res Bier Café – Portland, Maine

Best Beer City

  1. Grand Rapids, Michigan
  2. St. Louis, Missouri
  3. Asheville, North Carolina
  4. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  5. Indianapolis, Indiana
  6. Denver, Colorado
  7. Atlanta, Georgia
  8. Fort Collins, Colorado
  9. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  10. Charlotte, North Carolina

Best Beer Label

  1. Prague Underground – City Built Brewing Company – Grand Rapids, Michigan
  2. You’re Fired! – Call to Arms Brewing Company – Denver, Colorado
  3. Sea For Yourself – Vitamin Sea Brewing – East Waymouth, Massachusetts
  4. Fuck 2020 – Abomination Brewing – North Haven, Connecticut
  5. Bimini Bay – Tripping Animals Brewing – Doral, Florida
  6. Wander On – Saint Errant Brewing – Chicago, Illinois
  7. Remedy – Housatonic River Brewing – New Milford, Connecticut
  8. Pump It Up – Fifth Frame Brewing Co – Rochester, New York
  9. Quiet Car – Eight & Sand Beer Co – Woodbury, New Jersey
  10. Don Dad Cardamom Stout – Spaceway Brewing Co – Rocky Mount, North Carolina

RELATED: Check out our monthly Michigan beer label posts here.

Best Brewpub

  1. The Brewery LBK – Lubbock, Texas
  2. HOMES Brewery – Ann Arbor, Michigan
  3. City Built Brewing Company – Grand Rapids, Michigan
  4. Stronghouse Brew Pub – Telluride, Colorado
  5. From the Earth Brewing Company – Roswell, Georgia
  6. Salt Springs Brewery – Saline, Michigan
  7. Three Creeks Brewing – Sisters, Oregon
  8. Forbidden Root Restaurant & Brewery – Chicago, Illinois
  9. Wicked Barley – Jacksonville, Florida
  10. Alulu Brewery and Pub – Chicago, Illinois

Best Small Town Beer Scene

  1. Avondale Estates, Georgia
  2. Maple Shade, New Jersey
  3. Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  4. Berlin, Maryland
  5. Derby, Connecticut
  6. Hammonton, New Jersey
  7. Traverse City, Michigan
  8. Boone, North Carolina
  9. Hood River, Oregon
  10. Taos, New Mexico


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By Ed Norton

Edwin "Ed" Norton was first introduced to craft beer when his designated fraternity Big Brother Vince asked him if he knew anything about the topic. Ed admitted his ignorance and the rest is history as Ed and Vince would split six-packs of craft beers each week during Ed's probationary status. Ed is now a craft beer enthusiast who is always on the lookout for a beer he has not tried when bottle shopping or drinking at breweries and bars. In addition to drinking beer, this livelong Michigan resident enjoys a bunch of hobbies that he doubts you really care about, other than drinking beer and sounding off about it.

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