Sunday, May 20, 2018

Craft Beer In Tampa Bay

tbt* local craft beer of the week: PB and J Brown Ale, Palm Harbor Brewery

tbt* local craft beer of the week: PB and J Brown Ale, Palm Harbor Brewery

Thereís a decent chance youíve never had a beer from Palm Harbor Brewery. Its tiny taproom can seat no more than half a dozen folks at the bar, and that includes guests coming for wine from the breweryís on-site sister business, Two Lions Winery. You...
Published: 05/17/18
Bar review: Big Easy vibe at Zydeco Brew Werks in Ybor City

Bar review: Big Easy vibe at Zydeco Brew Werks in Ybor City

Honestly, who doesnít love New Orleans? Iíve been fortunate enough to visit the Big Easy many times, most recently for WrestleMania 2018, to which I brought along a couple of New Orleans first-timers. Our many adventures included a trip to the daiqui...
Published: 05/10/18
tbt* local craft beer of the week: Sea Break Cedar Gose, Big Storm Brewing Co.

tbt* local craft beer of the week: Sea Break Cedar Gose, Big Storm Brewing Co.

As a style, gose has gone from niche to ubiquitous in just a few short years. In Florida, thatís hardly surprising ó the tart wheat beer base is especially refreshing in warm weather. The addition of salt ó a modern technique used to mimic the saline...
Published: 05/10/18
Local craft beer of the week: 2X IPA, Alcatraz Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: 2X IPA, Alcatraz Brewing

Floridaís brewing scene is often characterized as being on the rise, a community in its adolescence relative to more traditional beer states out West. One of the newest Florida brews, however, has firm roots in old-school West Coast brewing. Very old...
Updated one month ago
Tampa Bay brewery map: New breweries open in Ybor City and St. Pete

Tampa Bay brewery map: New breweries open in Ybor City and St. Pete

Here's a map of more than 60 breweries across the Tampa Bay area.
Updated one month ago
Local craft beer of the week: Skaterboarders, drink up this After Sesh Lager from Cigar City

Local craft beer of the week: Skaterboarders, drink up this After Sesh Lager from Cigar City

Tampaís Cigar City Brewing has been in the collaboration game longer than most, working with breweries across the world, as well as musicians, artists and local businesses to produce a growing list of partnered brews, most of which are one-time relea...
Updated one month ago
Richardís Rockiní Birthday Starfruit Lambic, Ulele

Richardís Rockiní Birthday Starfruit Lambic, Ulele

To celebrate the birthday of its owner, Richard Gonzmart, Tampaís Ulele restaurant tapped its most ambitious brew yet (with a name to match): Richardís Rockiní Birthday Starfruit Lambic.Unlike traditional Belgian lambics ó sour ales spontaneously fer...
Updated one month ago
Local craft beer of the week: Whiskey Barrel-Aged Dubbel, Crooked Thumb Brewery

Local craft beer of the week: Whiskey Barrel-Aged Dubbel, Crooked Thumb Brewery

The Abbey of the South series of limited-run beers from Safety Harborís Crooked Thumb Brewery is in some ways a throwback to the Belgian-style brews that defined quality beer decades before "craft" was coined. In other ways, itís an exercise in looki...
Updated one month ago
Local craft beer of the week: Itís a Wild Thang at Rapp Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: Itís a Wild Thang at Rapp Brewing

Seminoleís Rapp Brewing Company has built a reputation as one of the areaís most influential and experimental breweries. From its role in the popularization of the then-obscure gose style in commercial domestic brewing, to pouring an extensive select...
Updated: 2 months ago
Bar review: Ready for kombucha with your beer, amid a salt cave? Head to Brandon

Bar review: Ready for kombucha with your beer, amid a salt cave? Head to Brandon

I’m always on the hunt for bars with unique or unusual concepts. Cocktail bars are great, but they tend to run together. Ditto beer bars, sports bars and the rest. Sometimes, I just need a good gimmick — a surprising quirk that makes a pl...
Updated: 2 months ago

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