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  1. German Gonzalez brings his unique tequila for a tasting at Red Mesa Cantina

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    ST. PETERSBURG

    He wears a white brimmed hat with a black band, his gracious good manners either hereditary or the result of many years promoting his family's Chinaco tequila and then his own super-premium brand, T1. With his likeness on swizzle sticks jutting from cocktails containing his "Selecto" married with …

    Red Mesa Cantina in St. Petersburg recently hosted an evening of T1 tequila tastings, education and food pairings.
  2. Drink of the Week: Recipe for a layered Fourth of July cocktail, the Rocket Pop

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    America's most patriotic party weekend is upon us. If you're looking to wow guests at a festivity you are hosting or attending, try making a layered drink. The creative concoction is the stuff of Pinterest dreams, and it can be anything from a mixology masterpiece to a lighter, summer refreshment.

    We're going …

    Photo of Fourth of July cocktail the Rocket Pop, for Taste.
  3. Some head back to class to brew it right, land job

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    When there's talk about growth of craft beer in the United States, it typically revolves around market shares, shifting consumer preferences, and whether or not the current boom is a bubble ready to burst. One detail that's commonly overlooked is the creation of new jobs accompanying such rapid growth.

    3 Daughters Brewing’s lab director Jim Leonard and quality assurance manager Desiree Chubb examine a lactobacillus brevis sample. Leonard also runs USF-St. Petersburg’s Brewing Arts program, which combines online modules and hands-on training at a professional brewery and QA lab to teach business, brewing and more.
  4. Rebelution's Rory Carey talks craft beer before launching Rebelution IPA in St. Petersburg

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    The day before leaving for tour, Rory Carey was busy packing the essentials.

    Rebelution unveiled Rebelution IPA, a beer created in conjunction with Tampa’s Rock Brothers Brewing and Cigar City Brewing, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in March.
  5. Drink of the week: Six Ten Babble to the Nag rosemary and vanilla IPA

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    Town and Country's Six Ten Brewing has a respectable success rate with specialty beer bottle releases. From the seasonal and simply named Fall (a rum barrel-aged pumpkin stout) and Winter (a spiced ale) to the just released 612 rye whiskey barrel-aged barleywine, Six Ten's limited-edition bottles have been both …

    Six Ten Brewing’s Babble to the Nag rosemary and vanilla IPA.


Can you spy the famous Skipper's Smokehouse collectibles?

See if you can find the collectibles listed below behind the bar at the famous Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa. Use your scroll wheel or double-click to zoom into the picture. Click and drag to move the picture around. Once you find a collectible, click to see a larger version.

Here's what you need to find:

Buddy Guy portrait  |  Signature Drink  |  An Ode to Hippies  |  Pachinko  |  Man v. Food Photo  |  Pyramid-shaped "Blues Trophy"  |  A gift from their gator meat supplier


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