Craft Beer in Tampa Bay

  1. Clear Sky Draught Haus serves creative cocktails, gastropub fare all day long

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    It's mid July, and here I am writing about Clear Sky Draught House. I hope the irony is not lost.

    The Clear Sky Draught House in Dunedin has many local craft beers on tap. Luis Santana/tbt*
  2. Beer for breakfast? You bet! Here are 8 styles to try

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    Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast: Like Founders' popular Breakfast Stout and Terrapin's excellent Wake-n-Bake, this hefty stout features oats in the grist bill — in this case, 25 percent. This gives the beer a creamy feel that blends perfectly with the addition of "gourmet coffee" beans. At more than 7 percent …

  3. Salt brings premium tequila, craft beers to Shephard's Beach Resort in Clearwater Beach

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    Shephard's Beach Resort has been a Clearwater Beach hotspot for longer than many of its customers have been alive. It carries a lot of flags — beach resort, tiki bar, nightclub, boutique hotel — but, for the most part, it's known as a destination for 20-somethings looking to let loose in their swimsuits.

    In addition to its huge tequila selection, Salt features 24 rotating draft beers. That’s all the bar serves: beer and tequila.
  4. Cigar City Brewing collaborating on Hootie and the Blowfish beer

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    Congratulations, 1995. You're about to get that Hootie and the Blowfish-themed beer you've been pining for.

    Hootie & the Blowfish have faded from the spotlight in recent years, but they still come together — and of course they could come together with Tampa Bay brewers to make their own beer.
  5. Craft beer lovers can explore the art at three events


    The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg has declared that beer can be a work of art, so for the Beer Project running Thursday through Saturday, the museum and downtown galleries will toast beer crafts, craft beer and artworks.

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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