America's Best Beer Cities 2011
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No. 2 Denver
These Coloradoans are serious beer boosters. John Hickenlooper cofounded Denver's first microbrewery, Wynkoop Brewing Company, and then became mayor—and is now governor. But great beer hasn't turned Denverites into couch potatoes: AFC voters also gave the Mile High City top marks for its athletic locals and the No. 2 slot for its wide-open spaces.