So let me get this straight, according to a new study by WalletHub, Iowa doesn't have ANY good cities for celebrating Oktoberfest? Well, it appears we do not according to their findings.

Source: WalletHub

Despite this, there's a whole slew of Midwestern cities that they feel are good for celebrating Oktoberfest including Milwaukee (DUH, it's a big beer town) Minneapolis and St. Paul and... Omaha? Really... Omaha makes the cut, but NOTHING in Iowa? They do know we have a lot of German engineers working for John Deere, right?

So what's the metric WalletHub used to determine who best handles Oktoberfest?

  • Highest percentage of German population.
  • Most German restaurants per capita.
  • Most pretzel shops per capita. (Really...)
  • Most accessible bars.
  • Cost of beer.

Overall, the BEST city was (no surprise) New York City. Denver, Colorado and Portland, Oregon round out the top three Best Cities to Celebrate Oktoberfest.

Normally I agree with WalletHub's findings, but come on guys, Iowans LOVE beer as much as anyone, and I'm sure our beer-love would make any German proud. I'm sorry I got my lederhosen in a bunch.

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