Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Craft Beer In Tampa Bay

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: 2 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: 3 months ago
Bar review: Big Bamboo Bayside is a room with a view

Bar review: Big Bamboo Bayside is a room with a view

Even I, an avowed humidity hater, have to admit that catching a Florida summer sunset is an experience worth having now and then. Apparently, others find this notion agreeable, judging by the size and popularity of our many beachfront bars and restau...
Updated: 3 months ago
Bar review: St. Pete’s Garage is a dive with Pride

Bar review: St. Pete’s Garage is a dive with Pride

Last year’s St. Pete Pride went smoothly, despite some behind-the-scenes drama involving the decision to relocate the parade to the downtown waterfront, rather than the Grand Central District, where it had traditionally been held. After all, the Gran...
Updated: 3 months ago
Local craft beer of the week: Beach Slap Piña Colada Wheat Ale from Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company

Local craft beer of the week: Beach Slap Piña Colada Wheat Ale from Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company

"Hooray, it’s summer!" exclaimed no Floridians. But if it’s summer proper and not just the usual year-round weather, you might as well embrace the heat and humidity with a trip to the beach, accompanied by some suitably refreshing beers. While you’r...
Updated: 3 months ago
Bar review: Gigglewaters is a modern speakeasy in Safety Harbor

Bar review: Gigglewaters is a modern speakeasy in Safety Harbor

Every time I think the speakeasy theme is dead, I run into a place that breathes new life into it. This time, it’s Gigglewaters Social Club & Screening Room, a new addition to downtown Safety Harbor.The term Gigglewaters was Prohibition-era slang for...
Updated: 3 months ago
Local craft beer of the week: Brut Force IPA from Arkane Aleworks

Local craft beer of the week: Brut Force IPA from Arkane Aleworks

With IPA’s long-standing dominance in the craft-beer biz, it’s no surprise that the style frequently serves as a springboard for a number of spin-offs, trends and, occasionally, legitimate new styles. From the classic English brew came the now-ubiqui...
Updated: 3 months ago
At Asie Pan-Asian, cocktails take you on a global tour

At Asie Pan-Asian, cocktails take you on a global tour

I know it may seem odd to hit up an Asian restaurant for cocktail kicks, but you’d be surprised what’s out there. I got my start doing this column by reporting on the cocktails at Zom Hee, a Chinese restaurant in Pinellas Park that I stil...
Updated: 3 months ago
tbt* craft beer of the week: The Woodpile ESB, Flying Boat Brewing Co.

tbt* craft beer of the week: The Woodpile ESB, Flying Boat Brewing Co.

You may not have known it, but we’ve just come out of American Mild Month, an obscure but growing celebration of domestic mild ales during May. This year, 19 breweries around the country participated by tapping mild ales of their own throughout the m...
Updated: 3 months ago
tbt* craft beer of the week: ZFG, Hidden Springs Ale Works

tbt* craft beer of the week: ZFG, Hidden Springs Ale Works

In recent years, the trend has shifted from aggressively hopped, bitter pale ales to ones that are more focused on aromatics and juicy, tropical flavors from newer hop strains. Many New England-style IPAs could pass as vaguely-bitter orange juice. Ta...
Updated: 4 months ago

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