Craft Beer in Tampa Bay

  1. 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.
  2. Jobsite's 'A Brief History of Beer' teaches hoppy history at New World Brewery

    Stage

    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 …

  3. 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.

  4. To promote downtown Tampa, mayor announces Mac & Cheese Throwdown

    Events

    TAMPA — The mayor who welcomed food trucks to Lykes Gaslight Square and dyed the Hills­borough River shamrock green has a new party planned for downtown Tampa.

  5. Nolan's Pub: Safety Harbor's friendly getaway

    Bars & Spirits

    There's a small chalkboard sign outside Nolan's Pub that says something to the effect of "Fun + Beer, this way; Real Life, that way," with arrows pointing to the bar's entrance and to the street outside, respectively.

    Nolan’s Pub
is a friendly neighborhood place, where you can choose from 22 beers on tap and get away from it all.
Luis Santana/tbt*

 

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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