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Craft Beer in Tampa Bay

  1. World of Beer to open taverns in China this year, India and the Philippines are next

    Retail

    WESTCHASE — World of Beer is about to become an international brand.

    Paul Avery, CEO of Tampa-based World of Beer, is pushing the craft beer tavern chain into new international markets this year. 
[Photo courtesy of World of Beer]
  2. Beer forecast: cloudy with the taste of Julius and Northeast IPAS

    Bars & Spirits

    IPA trends are a funny thing. A decade ago, the most respected IPAs in the domestic beer scene were aggressive, no-holds-barred affairs, characterized by heavy bitterness with thick, earthy pine and resin flavors followed by a bone-dry finish.

  3. Coconut ale, coconut porter, yup, it's the year for coconut beer

    Bars & Spirits

    Although brewing with coconut goes back many years, 2013 was the year that really got the ball rolling. That's the year of the fabled 2013 Goose Island Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout, an imperial stout so loaded with coconut that you could actually see small, white flakes in it.

  4. The Cicerone: Beer server certification makes you a better consumer

    Bars & Spirits

    My New Year's resolution for 2015 was to hone my knowledge of various beer styles by studying style guidelines published by the Beer Judge Certification Program. The goal was to become a better, more skilled beer taster. I worked on this throughout the year, and the result was a more nuanced palate, as well as a deeper …

    It’s like a Scout badge, only for beer.
  5. Bar review: For the vaping and beer crowd, cheers to VaPour

    Bars & Spirits

    Let's get this out of the way: Vaping is an easy target. Vape culture — a phrase that's even somewhat startling to type — appears ridiculous to most outsiders, resulting in mockery and derision from non-smokers and "traditional" smokers alike. I get it — I've had my share of laughs at vaping's expense. …

    Cigar City Invasion beer paired with Boss Reserve and Peach Cobbler e-liquid at VaPour Tap, where manager Kevin DiLorenzo offers free e-liquid and loaner vape machine for customers to use while at the bar.

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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