Tampa Bay Ranked #5 - Best Beer Cities

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Tampa Bay Ranked #5 - Best Beer Cities


Top 10 Best Beer Cities @livability.com has ranked Tampa Bay at number 5.  Craft Tampa Bay Ranked #5 - Best Beer Citiesbeer is a growing business with new ones coming into the business every day. Craft beer sales grew 17% and make up almost 15% of beer revenue. 30 years ago there were 100 craft brewiers in the US; now there are 2,800.  (numbers courtesy of @livability).


Microbreweries seem to hang out at great restaurants and it’s all about the food these days.  It brings people to the cities.


From @livability: More than 30 breweries and brewpubs in the Tampa Bay area make this a true destination for beer tourists. Those lucky enough to live in Tampa find themselves surrounded by breweries pushing the limits of flavor combinations and fermentation. Residents consume slightly more beer than the average American and typically select craft beers over imports or mass-produced beer.


Tampa Bay has a large assortment of restaurants starting with Cigar City Brewing. Tampa Bay Brewing Company’s open air patio is a social meeting place for beer lovers.


Pasco County also has restaurants serving craft beers, and our grocery stores sell some of the more popular ones.


In case you are making travel plans for 2015 here are the Best Beer Cities Ranking:


  • 10. Billings, Montana

  • 9.  Hershey, PA

  • 8.  Bellingham, WA

  • 7.  St. Louis, Missouri

  • 6.  Grand Rapids, Michigan

  • 5. Tampa, FL.

  • 4. Albuquerque, NM

  • 3. San Diego, CA

  • 2. Denver, CO

  • 1.  Bend, OR


Looks like Bend, OR is the best destination; but for me, I'll stick with Tampa Bay.  So, have a Happy New Year and enjoy the craft beer. 



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Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
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Toni, It might become number one for best beer city after New Year Eve Celebration.

Happy New Year 2015

Dec 30, 2014 10:51 PM #1
Bill Kennedy
Keller Williams Realty - Greenville, SC
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I'll have to plan a trip!

Dec 30, 2014 10:55 PM #2
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Hi Toni.

It's good to see that Albuquerque made the Top 10 Best Beer Cities @livability.com for the best beer. Congrats to Tampa Bay.

Dec 30, 2014 10:58 PM #3
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Lucky you Toni to be there and be able to enjoy that.  Kidding of course.  Hope you have a great New Year Eve!

Dec 30, 2014 11:24 PM #4
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

Thanks for sharing the list. I found a couple of the cities a surprise.

Dec 30, 2014 11:25 PM #5
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
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There are many things to consider when choosing vacation destinations Toni Weidman , I hope "beermanship" is not at the top of the list!  :)

Dec 30, 2014 11:29 PM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, nothing in Arizona within the top 10, I guess I will stick to drinking wine, haha.

Dec 30, 2014 11:33 PM #7
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I cant believe that Milwaukee WI is not on that list!  Happy New Year to you!

Dec 31, 2014 12:02 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Good for Tampa, and this Thanksgiving we spent in Colorado with Ron's family, where several guys from the extended family are avid beer drinkers and crafters.  It was a delight to hear their passion and attention to beer making.  A

Dec 31, 2014 01:40 AM #9
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Toni: My hubby likes to try local beers when we go on vacation...this list would definitely appeal to him.

Dec 31, 2014 02:24 AM #10
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Loved this post I am surprised Boston is not included in the top ten:) anyway I just stopped in to wish you a very Happy & Prosperous 2015!, Endre

Dec 31, 2014 04:03 AM #11
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Toni Weidman ....OK ...this is definitely a great reason to move to your area!


Dec 31, 2014 10:49 AM #12
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists
Another great reason to move to Florida.
Happy New Year Toni to you and Craig.
Hope you have a wonderful 2015 filled with good health and happiness.
Dec 31, 2014 10:18 PM #13
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Dolores and I like to sample the craft beers. You never know when you will find a new favorite.

Jan 03, 2015 01:39 AM #14
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Roy Kelley We do too. Some are wonderful, some not so much.

Jan 03, 2015 03:36 AM #15
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Happy New Year Toni Weidman ! Even more reason to visit Tampa! Enjoy!

Jan 03, 2015 09:48 PM #16
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