When it comes to throwing back a cold one, beer fans in Sioux Falls have a lot to celebrate.

South Dakota's largest is ranked among the top 20 percent of cities in America for beer overs.

Lawn Love ranked the 180 largest cities in America on things like access, quality of establishments, cost, community, and quality of beer, and Sioux Falls came in at number 35 overall.

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The city's highest-ranking came at 28th in access, which factors in the number of craft breweries, beer gardens, pubs, and beer bars per 100,000 people.

Sioux Falls was also in the top 50 (#42) in the average cost of domestic and imported beers.

When it came to things like beer quality (#89), establishment quality (#90), and community (#96), the city was right about average.

The one place that we suffered most was in the number of brewery tours per 100,000 people. There Sioux Falls tied with Albuquerque, New Mexico; Salem, Oregon; Salt Lake City; and Springfield, Missouri for dead last in the country.


  1. Spokane, Washington
  2. Portland, Oregon
  3. Denver, Colorado
  4. Seattle, Washington
  5. Cincinnati, Ohio
  6. Salt Lake City, Utah
  7. Boston, Massachusetts
  8. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  9. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  10. Fort Collins, Colorado


  1. San Bernardino, California
  2. Columbus, Georgia
  3. Kansas City, Kansas
  4. Plano, Texas
  5. Laredo, Texas
  6. Chesapeake, Virginia
  7. Scottsdale, Arizona
  8. Fontana, California
  9. Bakersfield, California
  10. Virginia Beach, Virginia

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To find the best beer in each state and Washington D.C., Stacker analyzed January 2020 data from BeerAdvocate, a website that gathers user scores for beer in real-time. BeerAdvocate makes its determinations by compiling consumer ratings for all 50 states and Washington D.C. and applying a weighted rank to each. The weighted rank pulls the beer toward the list's average based on the number of ratings it has and aims to allow lesser-known beers to increase in rank. Only beers with at least 10 rankings to be considered; we took it a step further to only include beers with at least 100 user rankings in our gallery. Keep reading to find out what the best beer is in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C.

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