Thursday, December 14, 2017

Craft Beer In Tampa Bay

Bar review: Bru Florida Growler Bar in Odessa

Bar review: Bru Florida Growler Bar in Odessa

I’m a sucker for a small concept done well. A cozy hole-in-the-wall cocktail bar with a super-concise drink list. A rustic beer bar that only serves farmhouse brews. A region-specific wine bar with a matching food menu. Here’s a new one ...
Published: 12/07/17
Updated: 12/08/17
Local craft beer of the week: Ringmaster Raspberry Berliner Weisse, Big Top Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: Ringmaster Raspberry Berliner Weisse, Big Top Brewing

There’s little question about it: Tampa Bay is an attention hog when it comes to Florida craft beer. It makes sense, with the density and quality of beers coming from the area, but it’s easy to forget that there are breweries just south of the Sunshi...
Published: 12/07/17
Local craft beer of the week: Three Tun English Bitter at the Brew Hub

Local craft beer of the week: Three Tun English Bitter at the Brew Hub

Lakeland’s Brew Hub is well-known for its partner brewing ventures, which have included production batches for breweries such as Toppling Goliath, Cigar City and BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, but it’s also hit its stride as a standalone brewery, wit...
Published: 11/30/17
Local craft beer of the week: Mischievous Black Lager

Local craft beer of the week: Mischievous Black Lager

Florida’s big year at the Great American Beer Festival, with seven Sunshine State brews medaling in the largest competition in the U.S., nearly double the second-best year of 2014, which saw four medals, one from the pro-am competition.Even more rema...
Updated one month ago
Holiday brews: 6 merry pours, and a Scrooge

Holiday brews: 6 merry pours, and a Scrooge

Winter beers are always worth looking forward to, since there’s nothing nicer during the holidays than drinking a festive spiced beer with friends and family. The ever-changing selection of beers brewed for the season means that you’ll always have so...
Updated one month ago
Local craft beer of the week: Pep in Yo Step Double IPA, Infusion Brewing Co.

Local craft beer of the week: Pep in Yo Step Double IPA, Infusion Brewing Co.

Pepper beers walk a fine line. The best ones, as is the case with most spicy endeavors, are as much about flavor as they are heat.Some, like Twisted Pine’s Ghost Face Killah, exist almost solely to push the boundaries of what one person can consume (...
Updated one month ago
Local craft beer of the week: Brett Singel Aged on Plums, Crooked Thumb Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: Brett Singel Aged on Plums, Crooked Thumb Brewing

It’s been nearly a year since the first bottle release from Safety Harbor’s Crooked Thumb Brewing. Two brews were released at that event, both from the brewery’s Abbey of the South series, a line of brews inspired by the iconic styles traditionally b...
Updated one month ago
Local craft beer of the week: Cherry Blonde ale, St. Pete Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: Cherry Blonde ale, St. Pete Brewing

One of the major benefits of visiting your local brewery is the ability to try one-off batches, often versions of flagship offerings with various flavoring additions.Some of these beers eventually make it to the production level, like Cigar City’s Wh...
Updated one month ago
Local craft beer of the week: Salt-Peter Soft Pickle Gose from Southern Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: Salt-Peter Soft Pickle Gose from Southern Brewing

We’ll just go ahead and ignore the name here, instead focusing on the fact that, yes, this is a pickle-flavored beer.And you know? That’s not quite as odd as it sounds. Pickle juice and booze are a classic combo, whether it’s the Russian custom of ea...
Updated: 2 months ago
Local craft beer of the week: Malt liquor? Yes — 3 Daughters Brewing’s Ctrl + Malt + Del

Local craft beer of the week: Malt liquor? Yes — 3 Daughters Brewing’s Ctrl + Malt + Del

In 2004, Delaware’s Dogfish Head Brewery was well into the process of making a name for itself through envelope-pushing beers, like 120-Minute IPA and World Wide Stout, brews notorious for their astronomical alcohol content.Then came something even m...
Updated: 2 months ago

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