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Craft Beer in Tampa Bay

  1. That everyday barrel-aged imperial stout? Come on, brewers

    Bars & Spirits

    Barrel-aged imperial stouts are dead.

    Of course, I say this with some irony, following another string of massively hyped barrel-aged stout releases by St. Petersburg's Cycle Brewing. Cycle, which admittedly makes extraordinarily great stouts, has released more than 10 limited-edition barrel-aged imperial stouts …

    Customers line up along the south side of Central Avenue in St. Petersburg on May 18 as Cycle Brewing released its new Rare DOS Whiskey Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout beer. Customers could purchase a maximum of 8 bottles at $25 apiece. By 9 a.m., the brewer’s Facebook page reported the entire supply had sold out.
  2. No need to fear light strike in beer

    Bars & Spirits

    For years, Bob Sylvester of Saint Somewhere Brewing Co. has produced unique, farmhouse-style ales at his Tarpon Springs brewery, inspired by the rustic beers of the Belgian countryside — right down to the green bottles they're generally packaged in.

    Justin Grant/tbt* correspondent
  3. Bar review: Tampa finally has a bar-arcade in Lowry Parcade

    Bars & Spirits

    It's hard to overestimate how culturally important video arcades were in the '80s and '90s. If you were a kid or young adult during this period, there's a very good chance that you spent a significant chunk of your free time dropping quarters into coin slots and furiously mashing buttons under the glow of an arcade …

    Tampa’s Lowry Parcade: Does it get any better than this? Vintage arcade games and fine brews are served up. NBA Jam? Frogger? Tron? Yes, yes and yes.
  4. Bar review: Make it about the beer at International Beer Garten in Lutz

    Bars & Spirits

    I was chatting beer with an old friend who now lives in the Land O'Lakes area, and he mentioned that Lutz and Land O'Lakes were somewhat devoid of good beer bars. The only place close to him is the International Beer Garten, a beer bar established in 2008. A bay area beer bar that has been open for more than eight years …

    Despite its name, brews aren’t celebrated as they should be at IBG. 
  5. Dining planner: Bloody Mary Festival, Grilled Cheese Festival and more foodie events

    Food & Dining

    Total Meltdown: Tampa Grilled Cheese Festival

    “The Grilled Cheese” from the Cheesery Food Truck is made with cheddar, American and Havarti cheeses.

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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