In 2010, breweries started taking over the United States. Since then, every state in the U.S. contains a brewery, and America is now home to over 3,000 breweries. Opening a small brewery has become the popular career choice for the beer masters of the nation. Brewing beer allows owners to make a living, but it is not a get famous, get rich career path.
The history of breweries started in the West. This is the first place where emerging beer towns appeared. These breweries' unique culture is what keeps the U.S. craft community vital and growing.
The Poor Fool took a look at the brewery scene across the nation and created a list of America’s top ten emerging beer towns. The list is based on the culture and community of the breweries and town, and Tampa has made the cut. Not only has Tampa made the list, but it is the number one emerging beer town in America!
Tampa’s beer scene started quietly with Saint Somewhere Brewing. After, Cigar City Brewing Company came and changed everything. The other breweries in Florida could not compare to CCBC and followed in their massive shadow. Today, CCBC still has an incredible following, but other breweries are staking their claim. Some of the newer breweries are Peg’s Cantina & Brewpub, Cycle Brewing and 7venth Sun Brewing.
The rest of America’s Top Ten Emerging Beer Towns include:
St. Louis, Missouri
Albuquerque, New Mexico