Thirsty Monk earns big accolades from Craftbeer.com poll

Details, from the “beer lover site of the Brewers Association,” on the Thirsty Monk’s win:

“Celebrating the passion and ardor of American craft beer lovers, CraftBeer.com — the beer lover site of the Brewers Association (BA) — released a list of the greatest American beer bars, as voted on by its readers. The list recognizes both the top three overall most popular craft beer bars in the country and the top three from each of five U.S. geographical regions.

Overall winners:
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First Place: Mekong Restaurant, Richmond, Va.
Second Place: Hopcat, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Third Place: The Thirsty Monk, Asheville

Regional winners:
South
First Place: The Thirsty Monk, Asheville
Second Place: Hoppy Monk, El Paso, Texas
Third Place: Avenue Pub, New Orleans, La.

Mountain West
First Place: Falling Rock Tap House, Denver, Colo.
Second Place: Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids & Solids, Longmont, Colo.
Third Place: Mayor of Old Town, Fort Collins, Colo.

Pacific
First Place: APEX, Portland, Ore.
Second Place: Urban Family Brewing, Seattle, Wash.
Third Place: Beer Revolution, Oakland, Calif.

North Central
First Place: Hopcat, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Second Place: Founders Taproom, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Third Place: Vintage Estate Wine and Beer, Boardman, Ohio

Northeast
First Place: Mekong Restaurant, Richmond, Va.
Second Place: The Ruck, Troy, N.Y.
Third Place: Willimantic Brewing Company, Willimantic, Conn.


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