The Brewers Association says there were 5,301 craft breweries in the United States at the end of 2016. At the end of 2012, there were 4,548 craft breweries. This is an increase of more than 16% in a single year. In 2004 there were 1,413 craft breweries. The number of craft breweries represents an explosive growth in the availability of locally and regionally brewed beer. Convenience stores, in general, have limited space for adding new brands. Hot Spot wants to be your destination for Craft Beer. To accomplish that goal we are constantly searching for the best locally and regionally brewed craft beer as well as the best nationally and internationally brewed craft beer. Inventory is constantly changing as we strive to get the best beer to you. Our vendors have recognized our commitment and they are helping us in our effort to offer you the widest variety of excellent craft beer.
We want to be your craft beer destination. Our craft offering is called Hop Spot! We are working hard to build more space inside of our stores to increase the scope of our craft offering. Look for our beer caves and dedicated craft doors at selected Hot Spots! Hold onto your hats because we are dedicated to offering beer that will appeal to the craft enthusiast and to the person who just wants a taste of something different. Walk into any other convenience store or grocery store and you will find a few good craft beers (or maybe not!) mixed in with many beers that are pseudo-crafts. We hand pick what is available and we are using BeerAdvocate, RateBeer, and Untapped as aids to determining what we should offer. We welcome your input! Experience the difference! Come to the flame!