BeerCity USA voting IS NOW OPEN!

06 May

beercityWe pulled off the nomination to get Jacksonville on the ballot for BeerCity USA. Now it is our turn to show the nation that we are proud of our beer scene, breweries, and establishments. From the fevered last hour voting we achieved in order to get on the ballot, it is apparent that Jacksonville is a passionate beer city. We just have to prove it by voting for our fair city as BeerCity USA.

Earlier, I had reported that voting would not take place until next week. That report turned out to be wrong because voting is open now and remain open until 11:59 p.m. Friday, May 10. The same rules apply as before, only one vote allowed per IP address. That means that if you access the Internet through a network only one person on that network is likely to be able to vote.

Charlie Papazian, the originator of the poll, had this to say today on his blog, “BeerCity USA poll highlights the spirit of support local, small town and big city Americans generate on behalf of their communities. BeerCity USA is not a measure of beer quality, number of breweries, volume of beer enjoyed nor any kind of “best-of-show” measurement.

“It’s an indicator of the coherent nature of beer communities. It celebrates and recognizes the importance of responsible enjoyment and social interaction. One could take a look at the numbers from many perspectives: economic impacts, breweries per capita, regulatory impact, beer consumption, comparative share of craft beer from craft brewers, blue versus red, winning baseball teams, stadium beer offerings, jobs created, big versus small, etc.”

The ballot includes cities that received 400 or more votes in the 2012 BeerCity USA poll or received 400 or more “nominating votes” in the recent (now closed) nomination poll.

Heres how the BeerCity USA 2013 ballot appears. Vote Here.

  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Asheville, NC
  • Bend, OR
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Denver, CO
  • Durango, CO
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Kalamazoo, MI
  • Madison, WI
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Missoula, MT
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Phoenix-Tempe-Scottsdale, AZ
  • Portland, OR
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Richmond, VA
  • San Diego, CA
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Tampa, FL

Results will be announced Monday, May 13 at 12 noon, Mountain Time. Rules state that a tie will be called if there is a 3% or less difference between the number of votes for the top cities.

Voting statisitics will be Tweeted by @charliepapazian periodically as well as @sprbrewcrew.

Now, get online and vote!

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Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Beer


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