There are some local places that I'm shocked aren't more well known, and I think that's the result of a general aversion to stepping out of one's comfort zone. I make regular concerted efforts to step outside of mine, which often leads me to strange and rewarding drinking establishments.
Tarpon Springs' Saint Somewhere Brewing Co. has a somewhat idiosyncratic approach to wild ale brewing, utilizing an open brewing approach involving uncovered fermenters in order to brew beer with local ambient microbes, reminiscent in some ways to the fermentation techniques used by rustic farmhouse breweries in Belgium …
Sauvignon blanc is my favorite summer wine, but I've discovered it's one of those love-it-or-hate-it varietals. To some palates, its astringent tang is refreshing, while others find it sour. And that trademark musky aroma (sometimes described as resembling that of tomcat pee) can be off-putting.
I'm not a big happy hour guy, but I am a fan of bold claims, so I had to check out Blind Goat Food & Drink Co. when I saw it advertising "South Tampa's best happy hour."
Using the tongue-in-cheek hashtag #weinventedthis, St. Pete's Green Bench Brewing has launched a new limited-release brew that combines three of today's biggest — and most polarizing — IPA trends: sour IPAs, fruited IPAs and, of course, the dense, fruit smoothie-like haze of the New England IPA.
See if you can find the collectibles listed below behind the bar at the famous Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa. Use your scroll wheel or double-click to zoom into the picture. Click and drag to move the picture around. Once you find a collectible, click to see a larger version.
Here's what you need to find:
Buddy Guy portrait | Signature Drink | An Ode to Hippies | Pachinko | Man v. Food Photo | Pyramid-shaped "Blues Trophy" | A gift from their gator meat supplier
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