Thursday, November 15, 2018

Craft Beer In Tampa Bay

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: 3 months 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: 3 months 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: 3 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: 4 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: 4 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: 4 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: 4 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: 4 months ago
Bar review: Ballpark & Rec ups the Trop’s bar game

Bar review: Ballpark & Rec ups the Trop’s bar game

When I was a kid, my dad took me to an Oakland A’s game and I managed to catch Jose Canseco coming out of the locker room, toweling off from a shower. In retrospect, I’m not sure how I ended up in a position to catch my favorite player outside of an ...
Updated: 4 months ago
Local craft beer of the week: Strawberry Lemonade Gose from Escape Brewing Company

Local craft beer of the week: Strawberry Lemonade Gose from Escape Brewing Company

It’s on the outskirts of the bay area for many beer drinkers, but Trinity’s Escape Brewing Company continues to hit the must-visit list with its latest can release. The June 20 canning run included the brewery’s Trois Tropical IPA (bit.ly/2M8BmK7), T...
Updated: 5 months ago

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