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Craft Beer in Tampa Bay

  1. Good Gourd? Good grief! Sizing up the seasonal craft beer craze

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    Summer is over, and that means that all of your favorite breweries are releasing their big, flavorful fall seasonals. Cigar City, for example, has recently put out batches of its well-received Marshal Zhukov's imperial stout and its Good Gourd imperial pumpkin ale.

    The well-received Good Gourd imperial pumpkin ale from Cigar City. Retailers can hardly keep the beer in stock.
  2. Time to get into lambics — and ditch the snobbery surrounding them

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    Lambic is the most interesting beer style in the world. It's also the most controversial, surrounded by myths, hype and some of the finest examples of snobbery in the entire world of beer.

    The lambic sip starts here.
  3. Ulele's house-brewed beer is top-notch

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    The blaze of hype surrounding Ulele's opening set some pretty lofty expectations for its "native-inspired" menu. That it is brewing its own beer in-house piqued my interest.

  4. Why would anyone pour a perfectly good craft beer down the drain?

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    A question was recently posed to an online beer group that I follow: What percentage of beers that you drink end up as drain pours?

    Would your pour out this beer?
  5. History Museum houses St. Petersburg's best hidden craft beer bar

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    Recently, a friend of a friend, visiting from Sarasota, commented that there aren't any beer bars in St. Pete. She must have realized her mistake as soon as I immediately rattled off a couple dozen competent beer spots that she apparently wasn't aware of.

    Hops and Props is a minuscule taproom and eatery attached to the St. Pete Museum of History.

Tour our Tampa Bay craft breweries

The Tampa Bay area is the new hotbed of craft beer as more than a dozen breweries and brewpubs have set up shop with another half dozen in the planning stages.

    

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