Hop City named among best beer shops in the U.S.

Hop City Beer & Wine
Ralph Marion and Wes Sloman of Hop City Birmingham. (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

Hop City Craft Beer & Wine—an Atlanta-based beer, wine and homebrewing store with a location in Birmingham’s Pepper Place—was recently named among the best beer shops in the United States by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Learn more about Hop City and why Wine Enthusiast ranked them so highly 👇

The Best Beer Shops in the U.S., According to Pros

Hop City Beer & Wine
(Pat Byington / Bham Now)

Wine Enthusiast, an American wine magazine that offers valuable information about wine, beer and spirits, recently published The Best Beer Shops in the U.S., According to Pros. To curate the list, Wine Enthusiast spoke with dozens of brewers, writers, social media enthusiasts, chefs and drinkers to learn what it takes to run the best beer shops. The list prioritized beer shops with knowledgeable, helpful staff rather than simply shops with the widest selection.

Here’s what Wine Enthusiast Magazine had to say about Hop City.

“Hop City also has locations in Atlanta and Fayetteville, but I’m partial to the Birmingham location, because it’s an oasis for serious consumers in a state where craft beer doesn’t have a huge presence yet,” says Nolan Strals, an illustrator and artist who has designed for breweries. “The bar at the Birmingham location is also a lively community hub for fans and the region’s craft brewers as well.”

About Hop City Craft Beer & Wine

Hop City Beer & Wine
(Pat Byington / Bham Now)

Based in Atlanta, Hop City Craft Beer & Wine has had a presence in Birmingham since 2012. With thousands of varieties of craft and important beer & wines—as well as rotating beer choices on draft—Hop City has something for every beer & wine enthusiast.

“To be named in Wine Enthusiast is a big honor. People may not realize it, but Hop City has been in Birmingham for ten years. We have 1,500 selections of beer and 1,500 selections of wine, ranging from very affordable to some that are a little more fancy. No matter what you’re coming here for, we try our best to make sure you learn something new about a particular wine or beer you’re picking up.”

Ralph Marion, Assistant Bar Manager + Social Media Manager, Hop City Birmingham

Visit Hop City for your craft beer & wine needs

Now is the best time to visit Hop City to see what they have to offer. Swing by their location in Pepper Place to learn why Hop City is so beloved and tag @bhamnow with your beer choices!

Nathan Watson
Nathan Watson

Senior Content Producer at Bham Now

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