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Cheers to the 2020 CraftBeer.com Great American Beer Bars

March 2, 2020 GMT
CraftBeer.com released its annual list of Great American Beer Bars
CraftBeer.com released its annual list of Great American Beer Bars

Boulder, Colo., March 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, CraftBeer.com —the Brewers Association ’s website for beer lovers—released its annual list of Great American Beer Bars, celebrating establishments across all 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico, that readers voted as top spots to enjoy independent beer. With nearly 8,000 breweries in the U.S., beer bars continue to lead the way in introducing great beers with great service. This year, approximately 40 percent of the beer bars CraftBeer.com readers nominated are making their first-ever appearance on the list.

“You know a great beer bar when you’re in one. There’s something about the beer menu, the food, the service, the atmosphere, and sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with other beer lovers who were drawn there for the same reasons,” said Jess Baker, editor in chief, CraftBeer.com. “Great beer bars, like the ones our readers nominate, are instrumental in growing this wonderful community that celebrates small and independent U.S. craft brewers.”

2020 Great American Beer Bars:

-- Loosa Brews – Tuscaloosa, Alabama -- Prospectors Historic Pizzeria & Alehouse — Denali Park, Alaska -- Arizona Beer House— Tucson, Arizona -- Fassler Hall – Little Rock, Arkansas -- Taplands – Santa Clara, California -- Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House – Lafayette, Colorado -- Willimantic Brewing Co.– Willimantic, Connecticut -- Rehoboth Ale House – Rehoboth Beach, Delaware -- Oil Well Craft Beer – Ave Maria, Florida -- Brick Store Pub – Decatur, Georgia -- Grace in Growlers – Kailua, Hawaii -- PreFunk Beer Bar – Nampa, Idaho -- The Brass Tap– Orland Park, Illinois -- Hop Station Craft Bar – Mishawaka, Indiana -- The Cellar Peanut Pub – Pella, Iowa -- The Anchor – Wichita, Kansas -- Holy Grale – Louisville, Kentucky -- The Avenue Pub – New Orleans, Louisiana -- Craft Brew Underground – Auburn, Maine -- Brew Belly Kitchen & Sudhaus – Olney, Maryland -- Moe’s Tavern – Lee, Massachusetts -- Brown Iron Brewhouse – Washington Township, Michigan -- Republic – Minneapolis, Minnesota -- LD’s BeerRun – Jackson, Mississippi -- Bier Station – Kansas City, Missouri -- SHINE Beer Sanctuary & Bottle Shop – Bozeman, Montana -- Pour Craft Beer & Spirits – Lincoln, Nebraska -- Piñon Bottle Company – Reno, Nevada -- Liquid Therapy – Nashua, New Hampshire -- Rowley Farmhouse Ales – Santa Fe, New Mexico -- Covenhoven – Brooklyn, New York -- Grant Street Cafe – Dumont, New Jersey -- Fermental – Wilmington, North Carolina -- JL Beers – Fargo, North Dakota -- Brewfontaine – Bellefontaine, Ohio -- Social Capital – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma -- The Beer Mongers – Portland, Oregon -- Bulls Head Public House – Lititz, Pennsylvania -- Taberna Boricua – San Juan, Puerto Rico -- Norey’s – Newport, Rhode Island -- The Craft Stand – Lancaster, South Carolina -- Independent Ale House – Rapid City, South Dakota -- Hops and Hollers – Knoxville, Tennessee -- The Thistle Draftshop – Spring, Texas -- Angry Goat Pub and Kitchen – Ogden, Utah -- The Blackback Pub – Waterbury, Vermont -- Harry’s Ale House – Fredericksburg, Virginia -- Ben’s Bottle Shop – Vancouver, Washington -- ChurchKey – Washington, D.C. -- Summit Beer Station – Huntington, West Virginia -- Garth’s Brew Bar – Madison, Wisconsin -- Black Tooth Brewing – Sheridan, Wyoming

Methodology: CraftBeer.com readers were asked to nominate their favorite craft beer bar in their state. Beer bars recognized as Great American Beer Bars were selected by popular votes and asked to provide information on their beer bars to confirm their intent to be listed. Over 6,000 votes were cast during the voting period (December 13, 2019 – January 6, 2020). The annual list has been a CraftBeer.com fan favorite since 2012.

Visit CraftBeer.com to view a sortable list and each bar’s profile. Join the conversation using #GABB.

About CraftBeer.com

Launched in 2009, CraftBeer.com is the beer lovers website produced by the Brewers Association —the leading trade association for small and independent craft brewers. CraftBeer.com shares the stories behind America’s small and independent breweries, and is the primary educational resource on beer, beer styles, beer and food pairings and recipes along with craft beer community trends and news. CraftBeer.com publishes an extensive U.S. brewery database along with the CraftBeer.com Beer & Food Course, CraftBeer.com Beer 101 Course and annual Great American Beer Bars list, and celebrates the Independent Craft Brewer Seal. Follow CraftBeer.com on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



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Jenelle Scott Backbone Media (on behalf of Brewers Association) 970-963-4873 ext. 224 jenelle.scott@backbonemedia.net