In May, the Beer Judge Certification Program released its 2015 style guidelines, the first update since 2008. This new edition covers an impressive range, and includes a few clever catch-all categories to prevent future obsolescence. For instance, the historical beer category covers formerly-arcane styles like gose, …
One of the most unique spaces in downtown St. Petersburg finally has a new occupant, and I've got to say, it's better than I expected.
Of the various bar themes I expect to run into in the wild, "old-timey service station" is not one of them. But it seems to be working quite well for the Ford's Garage chain, which has just opened in Brandon, its fourth Florida location.
We all know that India Pale Ales should be consumed as fresh as possible. Hop volatilization occurs rapidly, meaning that old IPAs end up tasting stale and unbalanced — all bitter, and no aroma or subtle hop flavor. That's no good.
I rarely make the trek to Tarpon Springs, but whenever I do, I always enjoy the quiet, laid-back setting. If you're looking for a slice of authentic Old Florida, you're likely to find it here.
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.