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'Fortune' picks Cincy as city for beer lovers

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Posted at 4:32 PM, Mar 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-02 16:32:20-05

CINCINNATI – Cincinnati’s booming brewing business is no secret to locals, and now word is starting to get out to beer enthusiasts across the country.

Fortune Magazine named Cincinnati among 10 “under-the-radar” cities for beer lovers in a listicle posted Wednesday. They interviewed people in the industry from across the country to find up-and-coming beer cities and avoid any regional bias.

The magazine noted the explosion in the number of breweries in the past few years, and highlighted growth at breweries like Rhinegeist and MadTree.

Of course, those aren’t Cincinnati’s only breweries. From old favorites like Moerlein to relative newcomers like Braxton, the Tri-State is home to more than two dozen breweries.

Fortune also highlighted Minneapolis; Asheville; Nashville; Atlanta and Athens, Georgia; Boston; Charlotte; Tampa and Austin in the list.

“Go to any of these cities and it’s a safe bet you’re going to find plenty of craft beers to rave about,” the magazine wrote.