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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Craft Beer In Tampa Bay

British pub to open in Seminole Heights

British pub to open in Seminole Heights

By Arielle WaldmanTimes CorrespondentSEMINOLE HEIGHTS — Paul Medrano, a partner in Red Star Rock Bar, will open another bar in Seminole Heights in October: London Calling British Pub.Ten British flags will fly around the building that previously hous...
Published: 09/30/17
Updated: 10/04/17
Bigger than ever, Hernando Untapped returns for third year

Bigger than ever, Hernando Untapped returns for third year

By Phyllis DayTimes Staff WriterBROOKSVILLE — Several years ago, when the popularity of craft beer making and festivals began to grow, Patricia Crowley had the idea to bring such an event to Hernando County. As president of the Greater Hernando Count...
Published: 09/29/17
Updated: 10/04/17
Florida brewers have made an Irma IPA to help hurricane victims

Florida brewers have made an Irma IPA to help hurricane victims

By Laura ReileyTimes Food CriticCraft beer drinkers, prepare for Irma IPA.What started with spaghetti models has ended with 15 barrels of Irma-themed beer, produced as part of a statewide collaboration in St. Petersburg this month. Brewers expect sal...
Published: 09/27/17
Updated: 10/04/17
Bar review: Coffee Grounds serves java and cocktails in Treasure Island

Bar review: Coffee Grounds serves java and cocktails in Treasure Island

I won't bore you with a tedious recap of Hurricane Irma's aftermath, but by the fourth night without electricity I had to get out of the house. I headed out to the beach to cool off at a bar that I has noticed while passing by not long ago.Coffee Gro...
Published: 09/21/17
Updated: 10/04/17
St. Petersburg's newest hotel opens with craft beers, cocktails and Cozy Corners

St. Petersburg's newest hotel opens with craft beers, cocktails and Cozy Corners

ST. PETERSBURG — Last spring, Ryan Tarrant applied for a job with the new Hyatt Place nearing completion in downtown St. Petersburg. Among the questions an interviewer asked: What does this hotel need to succeed?"I said, you've got to be involv...
Published: 09/21/17
Updated: 10/04/17
Local craft beer of the week: Jack the Quaffer Porter, Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

Local craft beer of the week: Jack the Quaffer Porter, Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

The 2015 launch of Tampa Bay Brewing Co.'s Full Moon Madness subtropical porter was an interesting moment. On one hand, it was a new, interesting release — a modified version of its old standby, Jack the Quaffer, brewed to celebrate the brewery...
Published: 09/07/17
Updated: 10/04/17

Cold Storage Craft Brewery is the latest in the growing ranks of Tampa breweries, which makes you wonder: Are we on the cusp of turning Tampa into a microbrew town? This Seminole Heights brewery joins Cigar City Brewery and the Ybor Brewing Company as local brewers.

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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