Saturday, December 16, 2017

Craft Beer In Tampa Bay

Local craft beer of the week: Big Stormís Lightning Twenty Five Craft Lager

Local craft beer of the week: Big Stormís Lightning Twenty Five Craft Lager

The Tampa Bay Lightning is off to its best start in franchise history, racking up NHL highs in wins and points in their 25th anniversary season.That calls for a toast.And Odessaís Big Storm Brewing has just the beer. Turns out, the brewery picked a g...
Published: 12/14/17
Bar review: Bru Florida Growler Bar in Odessa

Bar review: Bru Florida Growler Bar in Odessa

I’m a sucker for a small concept done well. A cozy hole-in-the-wall cocktail bar with a super-concise drink list. A rustic beer bar that only serves farmhouse brews. A region-specific wine bar with a matching food menu. Here’s a new one ...
Published: 12/07/17
Updated: 12/08/17
Local craft beer of the week: Ringmaster Raspberry Berliner Weisse, Big Top Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: Ringmaster Raspberry Berliner Weisse, Big Top Brewing

Thereís little question about it: Tampa Bay is an attention hog when it comes to Florida craft beer. It makes sense, with the density and quality of beers coming from the area, but itís easy to forget that there are breweries just south of the Sunshi...
Published: 12/07/17
Local craft beer of the week: Three Tun English Bitter at the Brew Hub

Local craft beer of the week: Three Tun English Bitter at the Brew Hub

Lakelandís Brew Hub is well-known for its partner brewing ventures, which have included production batches for breweries such as Toppling Goliath, Cigar City and BJís Restaurant and Brewhouse, but itís also hit its stride as a standalone brewery, wit...
Updated one month ago
Local craft beer of the week: Mischievous Black Lager

Local craft beer of the week: Mischievous Black Lager

Floridaís big year at the Great American Beer Festival, with seven Sunshine State brews medaling in the largest competition in the U.S., nearly double the second-best year of 2014, which saw four medals, one from the pro-am competition.Even more rema...
Updated one month ago
Holiday brews: 6 merry pours, and a Scrooge

Holiday brews: 6 merry pours, and a Scrooge

Winter beers are always worth looking forward to, since thereís nothing nicer during the holidays than drinking a festive spiced beer with friends and family. The ever-changing selection of beers brewed for the season means that youíll always have so...
Updated one month ago
Local craft beer of the week: Pep in Yo Step Double IPA, Infusion Brewing Co.

Local craft beer of the week: Pep in Yo Step Double IPA, Infusion Brewing Co.

Pepper beers walk a fine line. The best ones, as is the case with most spicy endeavors, are as much about flavor as they are heat.Some, like Twisted Pineís Ghost Face Killah, exist almost solely to push the boundaries of what one person can consume (...
Updated one month ago
Local craft beer of the week: Brett Singel Aged on Plums, Crooked Thumb Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: Brett Singel Aged on Plums, Crooked Thumb Brewing

Itís been nearly a year since the first bottle release from Safety Harborís Crooked Thumb Brewing. Two brews were released at that event, both from the breweryís Abbey of the South series, a line of brews inspired by the iconic styles traditionally b...
Updated one month ago
Local craft beer of the week: Cherry Blonde ale, St. Pete Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: Cherry Blonde ale, St. Pete Brewing

One of the major benefits of visiting your local brewery is the ability to try one-off batches, often versions of flagship offerings with various flavoring additions.Some of these beers eventually make it to the production level, like Cigar Cityís Wh...
Updated one month ago
Local craft beer of the week: Salt-Peter Soft Pickle Gose from Southern Brewing

Local craft beer of the week: Salt-Peter Soft Pickle Gose from Southern Brewing

Weíll just go ahead and ignore the name here, instead focusing on the fact that, yes, this is a pickle-flavored beer.And you know? Thatís not quite as odd as it sounds. Pickle juice and booze are a classic combo, whether itís the Russian custom of ea...
Updated: 2 months ago

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