Tampa Brew Tours

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Tampa Brew Tours is dedicated to providing a unique craft beer experience in the Tampa Bay area.  Our brewery tours provide our guests with a taste of Florida's burgeoning craft beer market in a luxurious, fun, and safe way:  a stretch limousine.  

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Tampa Bay is Craft Beer Country

It seems as if the Tampa Bay area (including Bradenton and Sarasota) should now be considered one of the best locales in the southeast for craft beer.  Where else can you combine the best beaches and sunshine all year round with some of the most amazing craft beer east of the Mississippi River?  There doesn't seem to be anything stopping the craft beer craze in this place that we call home.  

We at Bayshore Limo's Tampa Brew Tours are excited at the notion of not only performing valuable "research and development" (i.e. drinking/tasting/testing the various brews at new breweries), but also for the wide variety of craft beers.  With over 20 (count them:  twenty!) breweries within a 45 minute drive of South Tampa, it gives our area a certain panache within the craft beer community across the country.  Gone are the days of Florida being a state for just kids (read: Disney) and retirees.  We, at least here in the Tampa Bay area, can proudly say that our home is now in the heart of Craft Beer Country.  [Cue the fireworks!]

Would Kenny Powers enjoy our "Craft Beer Country?"

Would Kenny Powers enjoy our "Craft Beer Country?"

Sorry, wrong fireworks show.

Tampa Brew Tours R&D team enjoying one of the many fine brews at Pair O' Dice Brewing.

Tampa Brew Tours R&D team enjoying one of the many fine brews at Pair O' Dice Brewing.

It feels like there is a new craft brewery opening up every month!  These breweries, including Pair O' Dice (now open), Six Ten Brewing (coming soon), Angry Chair Brewing (coming soon), Coppertail Brewing Co. (coming soon), St. Pete Brewery (coming soon), Motorworks Brewing (now open in Bradenton), and Darwin Brewing Company (coming soon to Bradenton), are giving what the people have been clamoring for:  Damn.  Good.  Beer.  

Kenny Powers would probably agree.  Maybe.  [Legal Department said we can't use the term "definitely"].

Latest Beer Happenings

So now that 2014 is off and running, we're looking forward to some new micro (and some not so micro) breweries opening in the Tampa Bay area.  Some of them you've probably heard of such as Coppertail Brewing as mentioned in earlier blog posts.  However, there are other breweries that will be opening their taps, er, doors in 2014.  Some breweries had their "soft opening" already and are preparing for a "grand opening" later this year, chock-full of food trucks, live music, and, of course, beer.  What's a soft opening you ask?  Let Daniel Ocean can explain.  

Pair 'O Dice Brewing opened in 2013 and will have their grand opening in Clearwater on Saturday January 18, 2014.  Meanwhile, Two Henrys Brewing Company located in Plant City has not only begun operations as of October 2013, but they even have a running club that is up and...well, running.  Meanwhile, 7venth Sun Brewery located in Dunedin, just celebrated their 2nd anniversary and introduced their bottle of Solitary Confinement, which is "an Imperial Porter that has been aging on Maker's Mark barrels for 12 months."  Sounds delicious!

7venth Sun Brewery's Tap List

7venth Sun Brewery's Tap List

St. Petersburg will be adding another micro brewery in 2014 with the aptly named St. Petersburg Brewing Company.  A good writeup of the Sunshine City's beer scene can be read here.  

At Tampa Brew Tours, we are more than giddy about the opportunity to not only do some vital "Research & Development" concerning these breweries, but also giving locals, tourists, and beer lovers alike the opportunity to sample the wide variety of craft beers in the Tampa Bay area.

2013: The Year of Craft Beer

As the "Year of Craft Beer" winds down in the Tampa Bay area, we look forward to 2014 as new breweries and beer events are set to open.  Beer lovers will be able to ring in the new year by enjoying some really neat local beers on New Year's Eve.  Barley Mow Brewing Company in Largo is having a sweet deal for ringing in the New Year coming up on Tuesday night.  On January 18, 2014,  Pair 'O Dice Brewing in Clearwater is scheduled to have a grand opening "shindig" filled with food trucks and live entertainment.  Meanwhile our friends over at 7venth Sun Brewing in Dunedin are scheduled to have a new bottle release sometime next week.  If you still can't wait that long, then Three Palms Brewing and JDubs Brewing have a collaboration party...tonight!

R&D department enjoying some of Coppertail Brewing Company's finest beers.

Finally, new breweries such as Coppertail Brewing Company and Six Ten Brewing are scheduled to open in 2014.  You can follow their progress on their respective blogs here and here.  We were able to sample some the beers at Coppertail Brewing Company's "Pop-up Tasting" last week.  

Either way, we at Tampa Brew Tours look forward to bringing locals and tourists alike to the many awesome craft breweries in our area year round.  We look forward to a great 2014!

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