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A man drinks a pint of beer on November 26, 2004 in Glasgow, Scotland.

If you’re a beer lover like me you’re in for some really good news! Scientists say two pints of beer a day slashes risk of dementia. Although sometimes I feel like I have dementia after a night of beer drinking!

Australian researchers have studied the drinking habits and dementia rates among 25,000 people over the age of 60. Daily Mail  reports research says that the results show that people who drank two pints of beer a day were a third less likely to get dementia.

According to the study, the group that faces the highest risk of dementia is non-drinkers. They were a fifth more likely to be struck with the disease than heavy drinkers. The researchers say their findings show that abstaining from alcohol seems to carry no protective benefits against dementia.

Scientists say two pints of beer a day slashes risk of dementia!!? Cheers to that!

Here in Charlotte, we love our beers. So that’s why I wasn’t surprised to discover that one North Carolina city made HomeToGo’s list of the Top 17 US Cities for Beer Lovers. It may come as a bit of a shock (or maybe not), that it isn’t in fact Charlotte. Though I have to say, I haven’t spent much time in the brewery scene. Maybe this will convince me to change that!

So about this list. HomeToGo scoured the country to find what they consider the best cities for the beer obsessed among us. They narrowed down the list to the Top 17 – the top 10 of which are below. The ranking takes into consideration bars, breweries, beer prices, as well as accommodations. The bar score represents the number of high rate beer bars in each city based on ratebeer.com. The brewery score is based on the number of breweries in each city. Spoiler alert in this case that was our South Carolina friends in Myrtle Beach. Who knew? And the beer price is based on the average price for a pint of domestic draught beer.