ST. PETERSBURG — The manaphin was long believed to be extinct until its sudden reappearance last April Fool's Day — as a clever marketing hoax perpetrated by Pinellas tourism officials.
Have you ever wondered about those vaguely familiar-looking, off-brand beers that make up about a third of the brews on sale at Trader Joe's? A friend of mine did after picking up a few at the new St. Pete location.
On March 12, Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company hosted a screening of Chip Hiden and Alexis Irvin's new documentary, Blood, Sweat, and Beer. Its Tampa Bay Beer Week stop was only the second screening of the 71-minute doc, after a world premiere this month at the D.C. Independent Film Festival.
Remember when Seminole Heights didn't have many choices for the discerning drinker? I don't, because I only started visiting when cocktail-friendly restaurants and beer bars starting coming in. But there was a time when neighborhood residents went elsewhere for their beverages. With the opening of several new spots and …
In a serendipitous conjunction with St. Patrick's Day, Tampa Bay Beer Week is showcasing local craft brewers, distributors, taverns, brew pubs, restaurants and home brewers. It continues through Sunday with dozens of events all around the area.
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.