Mostly Cloudy86° FULL FORECASTMostly Cloudy86° FULL FORECAST
Make us your home page
Instagram

Craft Beer in Tampa Bay

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.
  4. Urban Comfort, de Bine Brewing expand bay area beer scene

    Bars & Spirits

    Breweries are opening so quickly in the bay area, it's tough to keep up. And this is coming from a guy who spends way too much time in drinking establishments. As a result, I often have to take a day to check out the new places. This time, there was an interesting twist.

    The Royal Bohemian pilsner at Urban Comfort in St. Petersburg.
  5. The problem with beer that has a specialty release

    Bars & Spirits

    Now that we're coming down from the high of another great Tampa Bay Beer Week, I hope you'll forgive a little griping. That's right, it's time for a rant about the secondary market.

    Most-wanted lineup: Cycle Brewing’s weekday limited-release.

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.

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...