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Craft Beer in Tampa Bay

  1. World of Beer adds cocktails to its bar menu

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    I've used a variety of arguments to persuade friends who "just don't like beer" to divert a round of bar-hopping to the nearest beer bar.

    They have wine.

    Now at World of Beer in Brandon: The Maple Manhattan, Beerberry Cosmo and Gin N’ Jam cocktails.
  2. Florida breweries score medals at 2014 Great American Beer Festival

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    I recently returned from Denver and the GABF, where I sampled an outrageous number of medal-winning beers. Florida breweries, including two from Tampa Bay, took home a few of these medals, three in all. Here are this year's medal-winning beers from the Sunshine State:

  3. Press yourself a fresh pint with home-infused beer

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    I recently tried a peculiar product that a friend brought back from a trip to Japan. It's called Beer Rich, and it's a beer-sized bottle filled about a third of the way with various flavoring ingredients, in this case rose petals and other botanicals. The idea is to mix it with hot water, let it cool in the fridge and …

    You can use a French coffee press for the ingredients you use to infuse your beer at home.
  4. Members-only @Cost Bar aims for exclusivity in St. Pete's bar scene

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    Every new bar seems to promise an original concept, but coming through on such a promise is a different story. You can play with décor, themes, specialties and niche products all you want, but promising to revolutionize nightlife is a surefire way to oversell your brand.

    The @Cost Bar in downtown St. Petersburg. Can members-only hack it?
  5. Good Gourd? Good grief! Sizing up the seasonal craft beer craze

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    Summer is over, and that means that all of your favorite breweries are releasing their big, flavorful fall seasonals. Cigar City, for example, has recently put out batches of its well-received Marshal Zhukov's imperial stout and its Good Gourd imperial pumpkin ale.

    The well-received Good Gourd imperial pumpkin ale from Cigar City. Retailers can hardly keep the beer in stock.

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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