Friday, June 22, 2018

Craft Beer In Tampa Bay

Bar review: Big Easy vibe at Zydeco Brew Werks in Ybor City

Bar review: Big Easy vibe at Zydeco Brew Werks in Ybor City

Honestly, who doesnít love New Orleans? Iíve been fortunate enough to visit the Big Easy many times, most recently for WrestleMania 2018, to which I brought along a couple of New Orleans first-timers. Our many adventures included a trip to the daiqui...
Updated one month ago
tbt* local craft beer of the week: Sea Break Cedar Gose, Big Storm Brewing Co.

tbt* local craft beer of the week: Sea Break Cedar Gose, Big Storm Brewing Co.

As a style, gose has gone from niche to ubiquitous in just a few short years. In Florida, thatís hardly surprising ó the tart wheat beer base is especially refreshing in warm weather. The addition of salt ó a modern technique used to mimic the saline...
Updated one month ago
Local craft beer of the week: 2X IPA, Alcatraz Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: 2X IPA, Alcatraz Brewing

Floridaís brewing scene is often characterized as being on the rise, a community in its adolescence relative to more traditional beer states out West. One of the newest Florida brews, however, has firm roots in old-school West Coast brewing. Very old...
Updated: 2 months ago
Tampa Bay brewery map: New breweries open in Ybor City and St. Pete

Tampa Bay brewery map: New breweries open in Ybor City and St. Pete

Here's a map of more than 60 breweries across the Tampa Bay area.
Updated: 2 months ago
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...
Updated: 2 months ago
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...
Updated: 2 months ago
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: 2 months 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: 3 months 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: 3 months 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: 3 months ago

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