Filed in the “moving on” category. Tony Kiss of the Asheville Citizen-Times reports:
After four years, Asheville has lost the title of Beer City USA.
In online voting announced this morning, Grand Rapids, Mich. is now Beer City USA, a title that it shared with Asheville this year. Kalamazoo, Mich. finished second and Asheville finished third.
The voting was conducted by the noted brew author Charlie Papazian. There were exactly 50,000 votes cast for 23 cities, Papazian wrote at www.examiner.com/beer
Grand Rapids earned 27,005 votes, Kalamzoo took 11,150 votes and Asheville earned 10,075.
The week-long unscientific poll brought Asheville lots of attention over the past four years.