Thursday, September 20, 2018

Craft Beer In Tampa Bay

Local craft beer of the week: It’s a Wild Thang at Rapp Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: It’s a Wild Thang at Rapp Brewing

Seminole’s Rapp Brewing Company has built a reputation as one of the area’s 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: 6 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: 6 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 chain’s 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 a year 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 a year ago
Local craft beer of the week: Champagne Sweats, Mastry’s Brewing Co. and 81Bay Brew Co.

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

Collaborations are a key feature of Tampa Bay Beer Week — 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 Beach’s Mastry’s Brewing Co...
Updated a year 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. Petersburg’s Right Around the Corner is doing one better than hosting a few special beer releases: It’s debuting its own new line of house brews, featuring a new beer for each day of Beer Week: eight beers in eight days. ...
Updated a year ago
Where to find — and drink — Tampa Bay’s award-winning beers

Where to find — and drink — Tampa Bay’s award-winning beers

You might have to travel all the way to Cape Coral to get 2018’s Best Beer in Florida, but Tampa Bay’s 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 a year ago
Tampa Bay Beer Week begins Saturday

Tampa Bay Beer Week begins Saturday

The seventh annual Tampa Bay Beer Week kicks off Saturday, ushering in eight days — or nine, if you count the hangover brunches on March 11 — of more than 100 events celebrating all things beer, reminding locals and visitors alike just why Tampa Bay ...
Updated a year ago
Bar review: Dissent Craft Brewing Company is off the beaten path in St. Pete

Bar review: Dissent Craft Brewing Company is off the beaten path in St. Pete

One peripheral benefit of a supposed brewery oversaturation is the crawl of new breweries away from bustling downtown areas and hip neighborhoods and into underserved parts of town previously stuck with no more than an occasional dive bar or family c...
Updated a year ago
Local craft beer of the week: Dark Brush Imperial Stout, Rock Brothers Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: Dark Brush Imperial Stout, Rock Brothers Brewing

Tampa’s Rock Brothers Brewing has a novel approach to collaborative brewing. While it’s not uncommon for breweries to collaborate on special releases, nearly all of Rock Brothers’ brews are collaborations, and not just with breweries, but with musici...
Updated a year ago

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