Thursday, April 26, 2018

Craft Beer In Tampa Bay

Local craft beer of the week: Skaterboarders, drink up this After Sesh Lager from Cigar City

Local craft beer of the week: Skaterboarders, drink up this After Sesh Lager from Cigar City

Tampaís Cigar City Brewing has been in the collaboration game longer than most, working with breweries across the world, as well as musicians, artists and local businesses to produce a growing list of partnered brews, most of which are one-time relea...
Published: 04/26/18
Richardís Rockiní Birthday Starfruit Lambic, Ulele

Richardís Rockiní Birthday Starfruit Lambic, Ulele

To celebrate the birthday of its owner, Richard Gonzmart, Tampaís Ulele restaurant tapped its most ambitious brew yet (with a name to match): Richardís Rockiní Birthday Starfruit Lambic.Unlike traditional Belgian lambics ó sour ales spontaneously fer...
Published: 04/19/18
Local craft beer of the week: Whiskey Barrel-Aged Dubbel, Crooked Thumb Brewery

Local craft beer of the week: Whiskey Barrel-Aged Dubbel, Crooked Thumb Brewery

The Abbey of the South series of limited-run beers from Safety Harborís Crooked Thumb Brewery is in some ways a throwback to the Belgian-style brews that defined quality beer decades before "craft" was coined. In other ways, itís an exercise in looki...
Updated one month ago
Local craft beer of the week: Itís a Wild Thang at Rapp Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: Itís a Wild Thang at Rapp Brewing

Seminoleís Rapp Brewing Company has built a reputation as one of the areaís most influential and experimental breweries. From its role in the popularization of the then-obscure gose style in commercial domestic brewing, to pouring an extensive select...
Updated one month ago
Bar review: Ready for kombucha with your beer, amid a salt cave? Head to Brandon

Bar review: Ready for kombucha with your beer, amid a salt cave? Head to Brandon

I’m always on the hunt for bars with unique or unusual concepts. Cocktail bars are great, but they tend to run together. Ditto beer bars, sports bars and the rest. Sometimes, I just need a good gimmick — a surprising quirk that makes a pl...
Updated one month ago
Bar review: Brass Tap Carrollwood gets a fresh, fun update

Bar review: Brass Tap Carrollwood gets a fresh, fun update

For the past couple of years, the Brass Tap Carrollwood has boasted an extra perk over the chainís other bay area locations: an in-house brewery. Earlier this month, the bar and restaurant briefly closed for renovations, reopening with a few more per...
Updated one month ago
Local craft beer of the week: Quackalope IPA, Barley Mow Brewing Co.

Local craft beer of the week: Quackalope IPA, Barley Mow Brewing Co.

A lot has changed since Barley Mow Brewing Co. opened as the first brewery in Largo six years ago. It quickly outgrew its tiny nanobrewery and opened a large off-site production facility. Its core beers hit the shelves and eventually came back off, t...
Updated one month ago
Local craft beer of the week: Champagne Sweats, Mastryís Brewing Co. and 81Bay Brew Co.

Local craft beer of the week: Champagne Sweats, Mastryís Brewing Co. and 81Bay Brew Co.

Collaborations are a key feature of Tampa Bay Beer Week ó a chance for breweries to celebrate a strong beer community and combine talents to produce a wide range of interesting one-offs commemorating the occasion. St. Pete Beachís Mastryís Brewing Co...
Updated one month ago
Local craft beer of the week: Ms. Pacman Blonde Ale, Right Around the Corner Arcade Brewery

Local craft beer of the week: Ms. Pacman Blonde Ale, Right Around the Corner Arcade Brewery

For Tampa Bay Beer Week, St. Petersburgís Right Around the Corner is doing one better than hosting a few special beer releases: Itís debuting its own new line of house brews, featuring a new beer for each day of Beer Week: eight beers in eight days. ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Where to find ó and drink ó Tampa Bayís award-winning beers

Where to find ó and drink ó Tampa Bayís award-winning beers

You might have to travel all the way to Cape Coral to get 2018ís Best Beer in Florida, but Tampa Bayís craft beer scene has plenty of other winners to keep you occupied. Celebrate the close of Tampa Bay Beer Week with any of these recently crowned "F...
Updated: 2 months ago

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