Forbes and Name Imperial Taproom Best Craft Beer Bar in Texas

Earlier this week, Forbes along with named Imperial Taproom in Canyon as the best craft beer bar in Texas.

The's readers poll of 7,700 people voted for Imperial Taproom and 50 other gastropubs as a Great American Beer Bar.  Besides choosing their favorite beer bar in their state, voters were asked to explain why the bar is great based on atmosphere, beer selection, staff and special events.

The website said "We’re not surprised that readers once again selected Imperial as their beer bar for the great state of Texas. The bar’s ability to curate a world-class tap list in an area with limited beer distribution while stubbornly refusing to carry macro beer on its menu isn’t just impressive — it’s dedication."

After being named to the list, the gastropub posted: is the Brewers Association’s website. Brewers Association is a nonprofit association of more than 4,000 craft breweries. 

Jess Baker, the editor of, said the 51 beer bars recognized by are indicative of "success of small and independent craft brewing and represent a local take on this nationwide phenomenon.”

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