Craft Beer in Tampa Bay

  1. #PlayTampaBay video: St. Pete Brewing Co. opens downtown

    Bars & Spirits

    After months of obstacles, St. Pete Brewing Co. has opened its doors in downtown St. Pete. It joins Cycle, 3 Daughters and Green Bench breweries as some of the best spots to grab a beer in the 'Burg. Sarah and Michelle have details on the new spot in the video above.

  2. Growler bill pits Florida microbreweries against big-money beer interests

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's Republican lawmakers frequently talk about creating a business-friendly climate. But Monday, the Senate Rules Committee voted 9-4 for a bill that would heavily restrict a burgeoning industry in Florida: craft breweries.

  3. Beer by the beach: Mad Pub in Madeira Beach may have Tampa Bay's best Florida beer selection

    Bars & Spirits

    Someone recently asked me if I knew any places with a good beer selection on St. Pete Beach. I've heard the Undertow has a pretty solid list, but I haven't been there in years and couldn't confirm. Any others? House brews at R Bar in Treasure Island, and, well, nothing else came to mind.

     MadPub, a beach bum bar in John’s Pass, has possibly the best beer selection in the area.
  4. Jobsite's 'A Brief History of Beer' teaches hoppy history at New World Brewery


    You know how sometimes you can't take your delicious alcoholic beverage inside a theater to sip during the show? This is not one of those times. In fact, Jobsite Theater's A Brief History of Beer takes place in a bar, New World Brewery in Ybor City. A Brief History of Beer, performed by Will Glenn and …

  5. New session IPAs big on flavor, low on alcohol

    Bars & Spirits

    It wasn't long ago that I wrote about the controversy surrounding the "session IPA" label, as applied to relatively low-alcohol pale ales containing a hop profile similar to IPAs. Many felt there was no need for a new official style to be recognized, or that "session IPA" was itself a contradictory term.


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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