Craft Beer in Tampa Bay

  1. Salt brings premium tequila, craft beers to Shephard's Beach Resort in Clearwater Beach

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    Shephard's Beach Resort has been a Clearwater Beach hotspot for longer than many of its customers have been alive. It carries a lot of flags — beach resort, tiki bar, nightclub, boutique hotel — but, for the most part, it's known as a destination for 20-somethings looking to let loose in their swimsuits.

    In addition to its huge tequila selection, Salt features 24 rotating draft beers. That’s all the bar serves: beer and tequila.
  2. Cigar City Brewing collaborating on Hootie and the Blowfish beer

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    Congratulations, 1995. You're about to get that Hootie and the Blowfish-themed beer you've been pining for.

    Hootie & the Blowfish have faded from the spotlight in recent years, but they still come together — and of course they could come together with Tampa Bay brewers to make their own beer.
  3. Craft beer lovers can explore the art at three events


    The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg has declared that beer can be a work of art, so for the Beer Project running Thursday through Saturday, the museum and downtown galleries will toast beer crafts, craft beer and artworks.

  4. Sarasota, Bradenton breweries explode in popularity, creativity

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    My girlfriend and I are going on a staycation. Well, maybe not in the strictest sense, as it would involve spending the night out of town, but at under an hour's drive, it's hard to call it anything else.

    Brewer Chris Lexow checks the gravity on a batch of Up Top! IPA at JDub’s Brewing Company in Sarasota.
  5. Three great new beer books worth a read

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    I often receive copies of beer-related books in the mail. I'm not a book reviewer, but I have to say, books on beer are getting a lot more interesting than the standard guidebook-style books that dominated the beer reading market until recently. Here are three releases that stood out and later proved to be great …

Tour our Tampa Bay craft breweries

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.


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