The St. Petersburg craft beer scene is thriving and the locals aren’t the only ones enjoying it. There are more than 11 craft breweries within just a few square miles of St. Petersburg and they are part of the “Gulp Coast” beer trail; Pinellas County’s craft beer trail that connects all of the craft breweries lining the coastal county.
The craft beer industry in St. Pete is more than just a large number of craft breweries, it ecompasses all stages of production from equipment fabrication to distribution. The Specialized Manufacturing sector achieves about $843 million annually in exports and also employs the second most manufacturing employees in the state of Florida. As local beer-related companies increase and expand, the same is true of local manufacturing companies.
The Sunshine City’s craft beer industry – and all that comes along with it – is booming, and it just keeps getting better.
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