What really keeps me out of these discussions is that I have not been to most of these cities since becoming of legal drinking age. It amuses me how people will argue their favorite to death having never been to many of the others. For all I know, Kalamazoo is the greatest beer city since beer and cities were a thing. Haven't been there. Can't comment. What I can say: Portland is awesome, Bend is awesome, Seattle is awesome, Denver (area) is awesome, San Francisco is awesome. Of those, Portland is probably my favorite based on quality of beer alone. I enjoy the overall vibe in Seattle much more though. Edit: Also, how many of you have been to Madison? I like that place a lot, and I really don't like Wisconsin that much. Edit 2: P.S. Steve Body is a douchebag.