BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Feb. 28, 2017) — White Squirrel Brewery has been recognized as the best beer bar in Kentucky in the annual Great American Beer Bars competition conducted by CraftBeer.com —the Brewers Association website for beer lovers.
With more than 5,200 small and independent craft breweries operating across the country, craft beer lovers have no shortage of options to discover and delight in the beloved beverage of beer. To navigate both novices and craft beer aficionados towards the best beer bars in every state, CraftBeer.com readers were recently polled to determine the best beer in all 50 states and Washington D.C.
“CraftBeer.com readers understand what sets a beer bar apart and have continually shown up since 2012 to recommend and praise their favorite spots,” said Julia Herz, publisher of CraftBeer.com. “With more than 7,000 votes cast, we are excited to announce this year’s winners and proud to welcome back twenty-one (41%) 2016 winners to the list – a sign that craft beer bars, now more than ever, are committed to their patrons and ensuring the best overall experience.”
Paying homage to the large number of white squirrels found in the city, especially near WKU’s campus, White Squirrel Brewery is quickly becoming a local favorite and currently features three year-round brews: pale ale, kolsch and nut brown ale. White Squirrel’s philosophy is “good beer, small batches” and it strives to be a community brewery using local ingredients whenever possible. Menu items made with White Squirrel crafted beer or its ingredients include Nut Brown BBQ Pork Sliders, Beer Browned Brat Pizza and Fish-N-Chips.
“We want to give a huge thank you to everyone who helped us get here,” said Sean Stevens of White Squirrel Brewery.
Methodology: CraftBeer.com readers were asked to nominate their favorite craft beer bar in their state and fill out a short survey about what makes it so great including atmosphere, staff, beer selection and special events. Over 7,000 votes in total from Nov. 15 – Dec. 31, 2016 were cast. To view a sortable list and each bar’s profile including photos and stats, please visit https://www.craftbeer.com/breweries/great-american-beer-bars-2017.