I think that the fine folks from Grand Rapids (MI) and Ashville (NC) should exchange a few frothy mugs and work this entire thing out with bent elbows.

If you haven’t already seen the results, these two fine beer cities “tie” in online voting for the fictional title of “Beer City USA.”

This was Ashville’s 4th consecutive title (they had shared it with Portland, OR in 2009) and the first for the River City. The fact that most people were probably ’round here were not aware of Ashville’s “defending champion” status before the vote went viral goes to show how meaningful the title is. A little over 55,000 online votes were cast.