Craft Beer in Tampa Bay

  1. Ultimate Bar Guide: 14 Tampa Bay bars that feel like communities (and a few where you might fall in love)

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    For this year's tbt* Ultimate Bar Guide, we tallied up more than 100 reasons we love going to bars in Tampa Bay. One big reason? A sense of community. Here are 14 bars that make us feel like we're embracing the community around us, bars that make us feel at home .. and a few bars where you might just fall in love.

    Husband and Wife Alex Cusick and Amy O'Hara lead the Trivia at Finley's Irish Pub in Largo. [Luis Santana | Times]
  2. Ultimate Bar Guide: 17 Tampa Bay breweries and beer bars worth a toast

    Bars & Spirits

    For this year's tbt* Ultimate Bar Guide, we tallied up more than 100 reasons we love going to bars in Tampa Bay. Craft beer is everywhere here, and plenty of bars and breweries serve it up right. Here are 17 of our favorite places to grab a cool local brew.

    Luis Santana  |   Times (8/13/2014, Tampa, FL)    Examples of Tampa Bay Brewing Co. Mug Club members decorated mugs.[Luis Santana | Times]
  3. Cigar City, Columbia pouring local drinks for Tampa International Airport passengers

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    Just off the main terminal at Tampa International Airport is an exhibit documenting the airport's history, dating from its place as one of America's most modern and architecturally innovative air hubs all the way back to its early days as Drew Field.

    The “Leg Room” at First Flight, a cocktail and wine bar in the main terminal at TIA. The cocktail includes Crown Royal, cherry liqueur, dry vermouth and orange bitters.
  4. Beer traders, beware of mail shipping laws

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    There's a thriving beer-trading scene out there. A scene of collectors and enthusiasts who go to great lengths to mail each other the rarest, most sought-after beers. A network of avid beer drinkers, all of whom regularly and cheerfully violate federal law every time they make a trade.

    Wait, what?

    two beer bottles on ice
  5. New craft brewery planned near Tropicana Field


    ST. PETERSBURG— A city review board approved plans Wednesday for a new craft brewery near Tropicana Field and the Pinellas Trail.

    The site at 1962 First Ave. S in St. Petersburg is a block north of the trail and four blocks west  of the Trop, a location co-founder Matthew Brown hopes will capture bicyclists and baseball fans. [Google Street View]

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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