Atlanta’s Hop City Craft Beer & Wine, ranked 12th best beer retailer in the world on RateBeer.com (8th overall the U.S.) has some pretty big news. Owner Kraig Torres has just inked a deal that will put a second store in Birmingham, Alabama. (A place starving for good beer!)
We have a large customer base from Birmingham who drive two-and-half hours to our store, so Alabama was a no brainer! says Kraig Torres
The new location will span about 5,500 square feet and open in March at Pepper Place in Birmingham.
And in other big Hop City News:
The current store in Atlanta, Georgia – sells 1,800 different beers, 1,000 wines, and home brewing supplies. Earlier this year, Hop City added a 16 tap growler wall once they became allowable in Georgia. Growler lovers, get ready for this. On January 7th, Hop City will open a growler wall expansion – bringing the total to 60 taps. The most in the southeast. Kraig recently bought the empty store adjacent to the shop. The annex will have the tap wall, and a new temperature controlled beer cellar, full of goodies they will release throughout the year.