Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Craft Beer In Tampa Bay

Craft beer of the week: Barrel-Aged Hazelnut Imperial Stout with Cacao Nibs, Cycle Brewing

Craft beer of the week: Barrel-Aged Hazelnut Imperial Stout with Cacao Nibs, Cycle Brewing

St. Petersburg’s Cycle Brewing has built its name on a series of rich, robust and decadent barrel-aged imperial stouts, earning it an international — yes, international — reputation as one of the top stout breweries out there. In years past, getting ...
Published: 09/03/18
Updated: 09/04/18
Craft beer of the week: Tangerine Hefeweizen, Lagerhaus Brewery & Grill

Craft beer of the week: Tangerine Hefeweizen, Lagerhaus Brewery & Grill

While it rarely enjoys the hype of the area’s younger breweries, Palm Harbor’s Lagerhaus Brewery & Grill has been quietly serving up excellent European-style beers for nearly 10 years, crafted by Austrian brewmaster Franz Rothschadl. The first beer i...
Updated one month ago
Big Storm Brewing is now selling ice cream in limited-edition batches

Big Storm Brewing is now selling ice cream in limited-edition batches

You know what might improve a pint of beer? How about a scoop of ice cream? Maybe not together, but heck, a craft root beer float is a good idea. Big Storm Brewing has decided to beat the heat by adding 18 flavors of ice cream at a walk-up Big Storm ...
Updated one month ago
Local craft beer of the week: Guayabera Citra Pale Ale, Cigar City Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: Guayabera Citra Pale Ale, Cigar City Brewing

This year, Tampa’s Cigar City Brewing upgraded its range of canned offerings, retooling artwork and adding a couple of popular and previously limited brews, including Guayabera Citra Pale Ale. The meteoric rise in popularity of the Citra hop variety ...
Updated one month ago
Local craft beer of the week: Reel Slo Irish Red Ale, 81Bay Brewing Co.

Local craft beer of the week: Reel Slo Irish Red Ale, 81Bay Brewing Co.

You may notice a new name in the cooler this week, as another Tampa Bay brewery has launched a line of canned beers. The first canning run from Tampa’s 81Bay Brewing Co. includes The Sun Viking IPA, Coffee Porter and Reel Slo Irish Red Ale. Reel Slo,...
Updated: 2 months ago
Bar review: Revisiting a dive leads to a surprise

Bar review: Revisiting a dive leads to a surprise

It pays to keep tabs on the local bar scene, and that requires some extra digging beyond word of mouth and social-media updates. I’ll check back on a bar off a hunch, such as when I notice an exterior quirk that makes me wonder what’s new inside.Seve...
Updated: 2 months ago
Local craft beer of the week: The Realist Tart Pale Ale, Coppertail Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: The Realist Tart Pale Ale, Coppertail Brewing

Tart, Funky & Weirdly Refreshing reads the label for The Realist, a summer seasonal from Tampa’s Coppertail Brewing. The description is perfect, as there’s a good chance you’ll know if this beer is right for you based on that alone. The Realist is Co...
Updated: 2 months ago
Bar review: Sip and smoke at Blue Torch

Bar review: Sip and smoke at Blue Torch

Well, the bad news is that Blue Torch Cigars & Winery is not actually a winery. That combination seemed too ambitious to fly under my radar, as Blue Torch had since its opening this year, and that ended up being true.While it’s a curious name for wha...
Updated: 2 months ago
Local craft beer of the week: Good For Life gluten-reduced Kölsch, Pair O’ Dice Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: Good For Life gluten-reduced Kölsch, Pair O’ Dice Brewing

For many sufferers of celiac disease, going out for a pint typically means ordering a cider. But brewers have worked hard to provide a reasonable analog for gluten-free drinkers, offering a range of brews produced from grains like sorghum and rice.Mo...
Updated: 2 months ago
Bar review: New St. Pete breweries have sour power

Bar review: New St. Pete breweries have sour power

It took a few years, but downtown St. Petersburg is officially ready for a pair of manageable brewery crawls, thanks to the recent openings of Overflow Brewing Company and Inoculum Ale Works.The two breweries bridge the gap between Green Bench, Cycle...
Updated: 2 months ago

Tour our Tampa Bay craft breweries