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Craft Beer in Tampa Bay

  1. Local Public House's bar offers real taste of rustic life in San Antonio

    Bars & Spirits

    It's a warm, weekday afternoon and I'm sitting in a sun-lit restaurant with a bar stretching at least 30 feet down a hall lined with booths and loose-hanging Edison bulbs. The walls are brick, the floors polished concrete, the bartop plain wood, and the rafters exposed overhead. Blues music plays quietly in the …

    Manager Justin Gude pours a pint of Barley Mow craft beer.
  2. Rock Brothers Brewing opening brewery, music venue in Ybor City


    Rock Brothers Brewing, a St. Petersburg company that specializes in giving bands like 311 and Hootie and the Blowfish their own brand-name craft beers, is getting a brick-and-mortar brewhouse.

    A rendering for Rock Brothers Brewing, coming this fall to 1901 N 15th St. in Ybor City.
  3. Palm Harbor's Local Brewing Company: Something for everyone, and then some

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    One of the hazards of announcing a new, high-profile restaurant or bar is the often unpredictable length of time between concept and opening. The Lucky Dill folks unveiled their Local Brewing Company project in late 2013. After such a long wait, the place must not only be a winner, it also needs to live up to the …

    Local Brewing Company in Palm Harbor has your drinking and entertainment options covered.
  4. Not being real doesn't stop manaphin from getting its own craft beer


    ST. PETERSBURG — The manaphin was long believed to be extinct until its sudden reappearance last April Fool's Day — as a clever marketing hoax perpetrated by Pinellas tourism officials.

  5. How good are Trader Joe's beers? Let's peek behind the label

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    Have you ever wondered about those vaguely familiar-looking, off-brand beers that make up about a third of the brews on sale at Trader Joe's? A friend of mine did after picking up a few at the new St. Pete location.

    Trader Jose’s Light is a knock-off of Corona Light, produced by Cervecceria Mexicana. It’s very skunky.

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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