This city is the home of nationally-renowned brewers like Harpoon and Samuel Adams, which began fermenting the craft beer revolution in the ‘80s (with many more to come). It’s also been ranked the best place to celebrate St. Patrick’s day in the United States—a big deal, considering that the day is the fourth most popular drinking day of the year. So it’s no surprise that we love a good drink.
According to Forbes, Boston is also America’s smartest city. With over 50 different colleges in the city itself, there’s no shortage of smahts. It’s no wonder the contemporary craft beer movement started here—we’ve got so many beer nerds! (Even Sam Adams founder Jim Koch is a Harvard grad.)
We know anecdotally that Bostonians drink beer differently from the rest of the country. But, being the geeks we are, we wanted to see the actual numbers. We ranked beer brands by the differences between their local and their national popularities among BevSpot bars. Read on to see our results.
The following material uses additional order data from our 2016 report on BevSpot users in the greater Boston area. All figures represent percentages of beer orders in dollar terms.