The craft industry has continued to be a booming industry. It has put up huge growth numbers over the past decade. According to the Brewers Association (BA), there are now more than 6,000 breweries operating in the United States. For any travel nurses who like craft beer, there are many great cities for you to enjoy craft beer. This is our list of the 10 best craft beer cities for travel nurses.

10 Best Craft Beer Cities For Travel Nurses

Portland, OR. Topping our list of the 10 best craft beer cities for travel nurses is Portland, Oregon. One reason Portland tops our list is that Portland continues to have a high volume of travel nursing jobs. If you’re on a travel nurse or travel PT assignment in Oregon, you know what we are talking about. In terms of craft beer, there are over 70 craft beers within the city limits. That makes Portland, Oregon a city with the most breweries and independent microbreweries of any city in the country.

San Diego, CA. Weather, available jobs, and award-winning craft beer selections. These are some of the reasons why San Diego is our second-best city in our 10 best craft beer cities for travel nurses. Headline by craft beer spots like AleSmith, Ballast Point, and Stone, there is no shortage of craft beer selections in San Diego.

Denver, CO. You might think Coors when you think of Denver, Colorado. But Denver has a lot of craft beer options for travel nurses. Denver also plays host to the Great American Beer Festival. Over 800 breweries and 3,800 beers are featured at this yearly event.

Santa Rosa, CA. While Santa Rosa might not have the volume of travel nursing jobs that San Francisco has, it certainly makes up for in charm. Places like Hen House and Barrel Brothers are certainly must stop places in Santa Rosa. Also, don’t forget to stop by Bottle Barn. This massive superstore has reasonably priced, high-quality beers by the bottle to take home.

Seattle, WA. Although Washington is often known for wine and coffee, the beer scene in Seattle is nothing to sneeze at. Ghostfish Brewing Co and Rueben’s Brews Taproom are great places to begin your brewery tour in Seattle. You will certainly enjoy the craft beer scene during your next travel nurse assignment in Seattle.

San Francisco, CA. Just missing out on the top 5 of our 10 best craft beer cities for travel nurses is San Francisco. San Francisco is a great city for any travel nurse who likes craft beer. Aside from the volume of travel nursing jobs available is the scenery. You can enjoy breweries like 21st Amendment, Black Hammer, Local Brewing Co., and ThirstyBear along the Bay.

Asheville, NC. You might not think of Asheville, North Carolina when you think craft beer. But this booming city is certainly worth a visit if you like craft beer. There are fun places like Altamont Brewing which models a pre-prohibition style neighborhood brew pub. If you’re on a travel nursing job in North Carolina and love craft beer, you’ll have to make a stop here!

Birmingham, AL. Birmingham might be another city that doesn’t comes to mind when you think craft beer. However, what it lacks in volume, it makes up for in innovation. Looking for an oatmeal stout? How about a peach saison? You can certainly find some unique breweries in Birmingham.

Austin, TX. A city that has a great mix of travel nurse opportunities and thriving craft beer scene is Austin. The first stop for any travel nurse searching for great craft beer in Austin has to be Hops & Grain. It has won the World Beer Cup for it’s German-style brown ale. While in Austin, be sure to take a stroll down Rainey Street. It’s full of renovated houses turned into bungalow bars.

Nashville, TN. Rounding out our list of the 10 best craft beer cities for travel nurses is Nashville. The Music City has plenty of travel nurse jobs for all specialties. It’s also a great place for craft beer. No matter your craft beer preference, Nashville is sure to offer something for everyone.

There is no shortage of great craft beer cities. This is just our list of the 10 best craft beer cities for travel nurses.

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