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Craft Beer in Tampa Bay

  1. New Stilt House Brewery brings laid-back vibe to Palm Harbor

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    Driving down an unfamiliar stretch of Alt 19, I overshot my destination and had to turn around on a residential road. A yellow street sign depicted a golf cart, with the text "all of Ozona." Across the street, a golf-cart dealership.

    The Stilt House Brewery in Palm Harbor is directly on the Pinellas Trail.
  2. The Pint and Brew building up Palm Harbor's craft beer scene

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    Remember when there were only one or two good beer bars in town? Palm Harbor residents do, because that describes the scene there right now.

    Pint and Brew’s selection includes some uncommon beers.
  3. New year brings a new appreciation for craft beer

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    New Year's resolution: become a better beer taster.

    Munich helles
  4. Craft beer got bigger in 2014; next year, it'll get better

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    To end another year of beer columns with a statement saying that 2014 was a big year for craft beer is no more meaningful than saying that it was hot during the summer. Big growth is the norm for craft beer now — people expect it, and it usually happens in the ways we predict.

    Legacy One and Two were collaborations between Cigar City Brewing and Bern's Steak House, robust, high-alcohol after-dinner craft beers aimed at offering Bern's customers something distinctive and memorable at meal's end. [Bern's Steakhouse]
  5. Cigar City Cider and Mead infuses Tampa's craft beer scene with fresh flavor

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    Two things I'm not really interested in: cider and mead. I don't drink mead at all, and it takes a really unique cider to get my attention — Crispin's Stagger Lee, Woodchuck's Celler Series Smoked Apple and Domaine Dupont Cidre Bouché are good examples, but they are far from the norm.

    Cigar City Cider and Mead in Ybor City is reviving and refreshing the world’s oldest alcoholic beverages. Photos by Luis Santana/tbt*

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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