Thursday, July 12, 2018

Craft Beer In Tampa Bay

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

Tampaís Rock Brothers Brewing has a novel approach to collaborative brewing. While itís not uncommon for breweries to collaborate on special releases, nearly all of Rock Brothersí brews are collaborations, and not just with breweries, but with musici...
Updated: 4 months ago
Local-ish craft beer of the week: Two Tickets, Gravity Brewlab/Evil Twin Brewing

Local-ish craft beer of the week: Two Tickets, Gravity Brewlab/Evil Twin Brewing

Call it local-ish. Miamiís Gravity Brewlabs is four hours south of the bay area by car, but it could be closer on any given day, seeing as how it has operated for years as a "gypsy" brewery, partnering with local brick-and-mortars to produce its line...
Updated: 5 months ago
Local craft beer of the week: Process IPA, Calusa Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: Process IPA, Calusa Brewing

Not long ago, it was all about the West Coast IPA. California breweries like Stone, Russian River and Bear Republic built empires on the style, favoring a dry IPA base and mountains of resiny, intensely bitter hops to craft aggressive brews that laug...
Updated: 5 months ago

Local craft beer of the week: Blueberry Berliner Weisse, Florida Avenue Brewing Co.

As popular as canned beer and fruited Berliner weisses are, the two seem to rarely meet. Not long ago, Florida Avenue Brewing Co. (a division of Tampaís Brew Bus Brewing) put out a very nice raspberry Berliner, filling the gap with a light, fruity an...
Updated: 5 months ago
As two of Ratebeer's top 10 breweries, check out Cycle Brewing, Cigar City Brewing

As two of Ratebeer's top 10 breweries, check out Cycle Brewing, Cigar City Brewing

The beer world is always changing. Hype rises and wanes; new styles and techniques come into favor while others become passe. One constant remains, in the form of online beer ratings and reviews: Metrics give us a snapshot of tastes and trends. Each...
Updated: 5 months ago
Local craft beer of the week: Limited release Imperial Honeymoon lager from Ulele

Local craft beer of the week: Limited release Imperial Honeymoon lager from Ulele

While itís primarily known for its rustic Florida cuisine and Riverwalk location, Tampa Heightsí Ulele is also quite an interesting local brewery. Headed by brewmaster Tim Shackton, Uleleís quirky lineup is heavy on lagers, though itís also quite exp...
Updated: 5 months ago
Local craft beer of the week: Wild Florida Saison, a brew from Hourglass and Saint Somewhere

Local craft beer of the week: Wild Florida Saison, a brew from Hourglass and Saint Somewhere

About 30 minutes north of Orlando is Longwood, perhaps most famous as home of the Senator, a 3,500-year-old tree that was both the biggest and oldest bald cypress in the world before it was set ablaze by an arsonist in 2012. That same year saw the op...
Updated: 6 months ago
Bar review: Florida spirits and brews at the newest Local Draught House in Tampa

Bar review: Florida spirits and brews at the newest Local Draught House in Tampa

I donít consider myself "old" ó though I have gotten into a bad habit of informing door people insistent on checking my ID that Iím halfway to 70. But Iím frequently made aware of how far removed my lifestyle is from that of my 20s.So when I walked i...
Updated: 6 months ago
Local craft beer of the week: Electric Wizard IPA from 7venth Sun Brewery

Local craft beer of the week: Electric Wizard IPA from 7venth Sun Brewery

The past six months have been kind to Dunedinís 7venth Sun Brewery. In August, the breweryís long-awaited Tampa expansion finally happened, with its much larger Seminole Heights facility and tasting room opening in a town eager to try its range of ul...
Updated: 6 months ago
Local craft beer of the week:  Bean Porter, Pinellas Ale Works

Local craft beer of the week: Bean Porter, Pinellas Ale Works

When St. Petersburgís Pinellas Ale Works held its grand opening in May 2016, it featured a baltic porter treated with vanilla and coffee that proved to be a crowd favorite. The response was so positive that the brewery made another batch of Bean Port...
Updated a year ago

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