For information, contact:  Andrea McLendon 239.248.7346 or amclendon@barroncollier.com


NAPLES, FL., — March 5, 2019–   The town of Ave Maria, Florida is home to the state’s best beer bar according to a recent article in CraftBeer.com. Oil Well Craft Beer was ranked as the number one beer bar in Florida, as voted on by nearly 7,000 readers in the 2019 Great American Beer Bars survey. According to CraftBeer.com there are more than 7,000 small and independent breweries in the United States with beer bars playing an important role in the growth of local breweries.


Oil Well Craft Beer is located in the heart of Ave Maria and boasts 20 taps of local, unique and difficult to find beers. The beer bar was founded in 2017 and is owned by Matt and Danee Williams who graciously replied, “Thank you to our amazing customers, for honoring us as recipients of this award.  We are uplifted and proud to contribute to our community.” Ave Maria’s director of commercial development, Cee Cee Marinelli stated, “Oil Well Craft Beer is a favorite spot for Ave Maria residents, visitors, and neighbors. They’re deeply connected to the community here and are always hosting fun events in their tap room. We’re thrilled that they’ve been named Best Beer Bar in Florida.”


Oil Well Craft Beer hosts several special events every month including food trucks, live music, happy hour, to-go specials, and holiday themed events. This month includes a Fat Tuesday celebration, Brew & Paint, St. Patrick’s Day party, and fundraisers for local organizations.


Oil Well Craft Beer is located in the Ave Maria Park of Commerce at 5334 Ave Maria Blvd, Ave Maria, Florida 34142 and is open Tuesday through Thursday from 2pm – 10pm, Friday and Saturday from 2pm – 12am, and Sunday from 2pm – 8pm. Learn more at http://www.oilwellcraftbeer.com.



Ave Maria has been named 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 Community of the Year, the Top Selling Single-Family Home Community in Southwest Florida for five consecutive years, and a Top 35 Master Planned Community in the United States while its active adult community – Del Webb Naples,  – has been named a Top 20 Places to Retire. Located in southwest Florida, minutes from the beaches and cultural attractions of Naples, Ave Maria is a self-sustaining town including highly-rated schools, shopping and dining, employment opportunities, parks and recreation, and more.  At its build out, the town could include up to 11,000 residences, and 1.7 million square feet of retail, office, and business park uses in its 4,000 acres.  Ave Maria is located at the intersection of Oil Well and Camp Keais Roads in Eastern Collier County.  The main entrance, on Oil Well just west of Camp Keais, leads to the Town Center. Take I-75, exit 111, follow the signs east to Ave Maria, approximately 20 minutes. For more information, please visit www.avemaria.com or call 239-352-3903.


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