Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Craft Beer In Tampa Bay

Bar review: Things are hopping at new Swan Brewing in Lakeland

Bar review: Things are hopping at new Swan Brewing in Lakeland

Lakelandís a little out of the way, but Iím always eager to check out the bar scene there when passing through or attending an event. Every place Iíve visited just seems so pleasant.I regret missing the boat on the cityís first brewery, Lakeland Brew...
Updated: 4 months ago
tbt* local craft beer of the week: Dark Harbor Mocha Stout, Sea Drift Ales & Lagers

tbt* local craft beer of the week: Dark Harbor Mocha Stout, Sea Drift Ales & Lagers

The saga of Barley Mow Brewing Company and its eventual offshoot/successor Sea Drift Ales & Lagers is a complicated one. The most interesting part is how the latter came to be as a result of brewery-distributor tensions, in which Barley Mow pulled an...
Updated: 4 months ago
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...
Updated: 4 months ago
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...
Updated: 4 months ago
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...
Updated: 4 months ago
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: 5 months 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: 5 months 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: 5 months 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: 5 months 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: 5 months ago

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