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Craft Beer in Tampa Bay

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

    Real Estate

    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?

    Hybar, a bar area with outdoor seating  that will feature craft drinks and Sunday brunch starting Oct. 1, is ready to open at the new Hyatt Place hotel at  25 2nd St. N in downtown St. Petersburg. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
  2. Local Craft Beer of the Week: Oubliette, Hidden Springs Aleworks

    Bars & Spirits

    Just shy of its two-year anniversary last weekend, Tampa Heights' Hidden Springs Aleworks released a beer that makes a compelling argument for drinking local.

    Photo by Justin Grant
  3. Local craft beer of the week: Grandpa Jack's Pils, Crooked Thumb Brewery

    Bars & Spirits

    "Floral and spicy aromas and a subtle malt character," reads the can of Grandpa Jack's Pils, an excellent, authentic German pils from Safety Harbor's Crooked Thumb Brewery.

    Crooked Thumb Brewing's Grandpa Jack?€š€™s Pils, tbt* local craft beer of the week for 09/15/17. Crooked Thumb is in Safety Harbor
  4. Local craft beer of the week: Jack the Quaffer Porter, Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

    Bars & Spirits

    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's 20-year anniversary. On the other hand, it marked the …

    Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
  5. Local craft beer of the week: Florida Avenue Ale, Florida Avenue Brewing Co.

    Bars & Spirits

    Opened in 2010 in an old Florida Avenue grocery store, Cold Storage Craft Brewery was one of Tampa's first in a wave of craft breweries to follow. Its signature beer, Florida Avenue Ale, became the namesake of the brewery when it rebranded in 2013 as Florida Avenue Brewing Co.

    Photo by Justin Grant/special to tbt*

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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