Thursday, April 19, 2018

Craft Beer In Tampa Bay

Local craft beer of the week: So, itís barleywine you like? Get the Obscure at Green Bench

Local craft beer of the week: So, itís barleywine you like? Get the Obscure at Green Bench

Perhaps the most famous name in barleywine belongs to an English poet and novelist: Thomas Hardy. The beer named after him was originally brewed by the Eldridge Pope brewery in the late í60s in Dorchester, England, to commemorate the 40th anniversary...
Updated: 4 months ago
Bar review: So much to pour at pay-by-the-ounce Pour Taproom

Bar review: So much to pour at pay-by-the-ounce Pour Taproom

As a perpetual sampler, I’m accustomed to paying a premium for variety. It’s the rare beer bar that serves 16-ounce flights without at least a 133 percent markup. That’s fine with me, if it means that I don’t have to choose ju...
Updated: 4 months ago
Local craft beer of the week: Trois IPA, Escape Brewing in Trinity

Local craft beer of the week: Trois IPA, Escape Brewing in Trinity

A few years ago, a tiny hiccup occurred in the brewing world. The trois strain of brettanomyces (a type of "wild" yeast) was revealed to actually be a strain of saccharomyces ó standard brewerís yeast.The confusion came from troisí unusual fermentati...
Updated: 4 months ago
Bar review: Make the drive to Zephyrhills Brewing Company

Bar review: Make the drive to Zephyrhills Brewing Company

Youíve had the bottled water, but have you ever been to the town? Like Gibsonton, Riverview and other Tampa-adjacent towns, Zephyrhills is a place that many of us have only experienced via signs on the interstate, despite its relative proximity.Lakel...
Updated: 4 months ago
Local craft beer of the week: 1821 Golden Ale, Cigar City Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: 1821 Golden Ale, Cigar City Brewing

As far as commemorating occasions go, it seems reasonable to pick something like Spain handing over the territory of Florida to the United States back in 1821. Waiting four more years would make for an even bicentennial, but 196 is close enough.Thatí...
Updated: 4 months ago
Local craft beer of the week: Big Stormís Lightning Twenty Five Craft Lager

Local craft beer of the week: Big Stormís Lightning Twenty Five Craft Lager

The Tampa Bay Lightning is off to its best start in franchise history, racking up NHL highs in wins and points in their 25th anniversary season.That calls for a toast.And Odessaís Big Storm Brewing has just the beer. Turns out, the brewery picked a g...
Updated: 4 months ago
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 ...
Updated: 4 months ago
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

Thereís 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 itís easy to forget that there are breweries just south of the Sunshi...
Updated: 4 months ago
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

Lakelandís Brew Hub is well-known for its partner brewing ventures, which have included production batches for breweries such as Toppling Goliath, Cigar City and BJís Restaurant and Brewhouse, but itís also hit its stride as a standalone brewery, wit...
Updated: 5 months ago
Local craft beer of the week: Mischievous Black Lager

Local craft beer of the week: Mischievous Black Lager

Floridaís 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: 5 months ago

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