These days, beers come in countless variations. From alcohol level to the color of the brew, there’s a beer type for everyone. World Population Review recently published a report that details Florida’s most popular beer brand.

Florida has many homegrown craft breweries. In fact, five local beers are widely available Tampa Bay Rays games. Still, with all the hop creativity in the Sunshine State, Florida’s favorite beer brand choice is a brew from Belgium.


Stella Artois is the beer king of Florida. This is a pilsner that has 4.6 – 5.2% alcohol by volume. A Stella comes in their signature green bottle or in specially designed draft glass that is more of a vase shape.

In 2008, Stella Artois’ parent company and Anheuser-Busch merged. This created what is now known as Anheuser-Busch InBev. In 2021, Anheuser-Busch moved the production of Stella to the United States. It was then no longer an import. However, Stella is still produced in Belgium for distribution in Europe and other countries.

Other States’ Most Popular

It was a wide gap between Budweiser, claiming 23 states where their beer was the most popular, and the second place brew. Five states’ were aligned to Bud Light as their choice beverage. Miller Lite was third, claiming Indiana and New Jersey. Here’s a fun fact – “Stella” means star in Latin. There is a star logo on every Stella Artois beer product. The beer was a holiday gift to the people of Leuven, Belgium over 600 years ago.

As we head towards Memorial Day weekend and the outdoor concert season, it’s very likely you will see plenty of Florida’s most popular beer around.

2 Florida Locations Have the Bluest Water in America

Travel and Leisure recently published a report that details 10 of the most stunning bodies of water in country. From sunny ocean spots, to lakes, to waterfalls these locations are simply breathtaking. Included in the list were two Florida locations that have the bluest water in America.

Dry Tortugas National Park

This is one of the most unique spots in the country. Dry Tortugas National Park lies west of Key West, Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. It is made up of seven small islands and that are surrounded by coral reef. The park enclosed is roughly 47,000 acres. To arrive here, you must either take a boat or a seaplane. Therefore, it is not accessible by car.

Describing its blue waters, Travel and Leisure says, “Most of it is placid, turquoise, and filled with colorful marine life, making for some of the best snorkeling in the Sunshine State.”

Devil’s Den

Another destination recognized in the report was Devil’s Den. This spring is situated in Willston, about 20 miles south of Gainesville. It is a natural cave that is privately owned. The water has been known to consistently register around 72 degrees regardless of season. One of its main attractions is scuba diving. In fact, it is also a scuba training center where diving is available seven days a week. However, you must have proper certification as it the water has a maximum depth of 54 feet. Their are four lodging cabins at Devil’s Den. The property contains 120 feet of surface diameter.

Also mentioned on Travel and Leisure’s list was Crater Lake in Oregon, Jenny Lake in Wyoming, and Tenaya Lake and Lake Tahoe in California. Havasu Falls in Arizona was the spotlighted waterfall. Finally, as for beaches with the brightest blues, Flamenco Beach in Puerto Rico and Lanikai Beach in Hawaii were among the best.

These two Florida locations that have the bluest water in America were the only east coast spots to make this feature.

  • Dry Tortugas National Park

    This home of Fort Jefferson offers swimming, fishing, and camping. Furthermore, it also has a wide array of bird life. You can bring your own boat up to the park, which offers various tours throughout the day. Or perhaps you’d prefer to hop in a kayak or on a paddleboard and simply explore the turquoise blue waters, that’s an option as well.

    Seaplane at Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

  • Devil's Den

    Devil’s Den has a dive platform in the middle due to its high level of Scuba and snorkel attraction. In addition, you must be 18 years of age or accompanied by an adult to visit. Their website explains the history by detailing, “On cold winter mornings you can see steam, like smoke, rising from the chimney opening. Thus, the early settlers gave the name Devil’s Den.”


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