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.
Lambic is the most interesting beer style in the world. It's also the most controversial, surrounded by myths, hype and some of the finest examples of snobbery in the entire world of beer.
The blaze of hype surrounding Ulele's opening set some pretty lofty expectations for its "native-inspired" menu. That it is brewing its own beer in-house piqued my interest.
A question was recently posed to an online beer group that I follow: What percentage of beers that you drink end up as drain pours?
Recently, a friend of a friend, visiting from Sarasota, commented that there aren't any beer bars in St. Pete. She must have realized her mistake as soon as I immediately rattled off a couple dozen competent beer spots that she apparently wasn't aware of.
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.