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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Hoppy New Year from Tampa Brew Tours!!!

We can't believe how quickly 2014 came and went.  That being said, we are extremely excited about what 2015 has in store for craft beer drinkers in the Tampa Bay area. There seem to be new breweries popping up all over the Tampa Bay area and, as such, it's definitely a great time to be a craft beer drinker.  As we say goodbye to 2014, we hold up a pint glass to our local breweries and thank them for providing some of the finest craft beer in the country.

If you're in mood for a great time exploring Tampa Bay's finest microbreweries in our flagship Chrysler 300 stretch limousine, then look no further.   For inspiration purposes, here are a few pictures from our most recent Tampa Brew Tours whereby we made visits to Coppertail Brewing Company, Three Palms Brewing, Six Ten Brewing, Southern Brewing & Winemaking, Florida Avenue Brewing, and many, many more!  Here's to an awesome 2015!

Of course, you can always finish your Tampa Brew Tour with a little red carpet treatment.

Autumn Beer Selections

Now that summer has officially passed, despite it still being 90 degrees here in Tampa, breweries have begun to release their autumn beer selections.  If you're a fan of pumpkin, cinnamon, or any other ingredient that reminds you of hay rides and cool weather, then the following breweries have something special for you.  Here is a roundup of our favorite breweries that have served or will be serving some fantastic autumn inspired beers:

Six Ten Brewing

Six Ten introduced their "Six Ten Pumpkin" a few weeks ago and our beer tourists thoroughly enjoyed this offering.  Like all of Six Ten's beers, they have a balanced approach to their pumpkin beer.  You can get your glass rim dipped in a seasonal sweet/spicy "dressing" to add additional flavor.  

Six Ten Pumpkin

Six Ten Pumpkin

Three Palms Brewing

Three Palms, located in east Tampa, introduced their "Palmkin Pumpkin Ale" a few weeks ago and it was an immediate hit.  Heck, they even put it on Nitro and it was consumed quickly.  Their "Palmkin Pumpkin Ale" was brewed with "pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices."  For those who aren't into the pumpkin-inspired beers, Three Palms also had a "Caramel Apple Wee Heavy" for limited release.  Either way, they'll be gone quickly.  

Three Palms Palmkin Pumpkin Ale

Three Palms Palmkin Pumpkin Ale

Three Palms Caramel Wee Heavy

Three Palms Caramel Wee Heavy

Of course, with over 25 breweries in the Tampa Bay area, we can't list all of the autumn inspired beers available, so we encourage you, the craft beer drinker, to explore the many breweries in our area and try some great seasonal selections.  You can do so in a safe and luxurious manner with on one of our Tampa Brew Tours powered by Bayshore Limo.

Cheers!   

Why Beer Festivals Are Great

We are pretty darn lucky to be in the middle of one of the hot spots for craft beer in Florida.  Just take a look at this heat map:

Craft Beer Heat Map, Alan Shaw, Herald-Tribune

Craft Beer Heat Map, Alan Shaw, Herald-Tribune

Besides Jacksonville, it appears the Tampa Bay area is the craft beer mecca of Florida.  So, whenever a beer festival like Tampa Bay Beer Week or Creative Loafing's Spring Hops comes around, it's a great opportunity for the breweries and craft beer enthusiasts, like us, to come together and sample/drink some of the finest beers in the area.  Recently, Tampa Bay Brewing Company had their Bad A** Beer Fest bringing 20 of our area's breweries to commemorate their TBBCo's new brewpub near Oldsmar.  

Our Tampa Brew Tours R&D always looks forward to local beer festivals

Our Tampa Brew Tours R&D always looks forward to local beer festivals

If you can't make one of the awesome beer festivals, then take trip in our Beer Limo on a Tampa Brew Tour and take in some of the best breweries in town.  

Updates in the World of Craft Beer (and Tampa Brew Tours)

Holy crap, it's been a while since we last posted anything on our blog.  Here is a rundown what is happening in the craft beer world:

1.  Growler-gate - although a growler bill was scheduled to be passed this legislative session and we'd finally have 64 oz. growlers.  Unfortunately, the beer distributors wanted to get their share and decided to hijack the bill to include growth-busting amendments.  Although the bill passed the Florida Senate, there have been rumblings from Tallahassee that the bill won't pass in the Florida House.

2.  Our Brewery Showcase Series - it started off well with Southern Brewing & Winemaking's post, but has slowed a bit.  We're still hoping our Bay area breweries will send in their side of the story in the next few months.    

3.  Our Service - we have pretty much fine-tuned our limousine guided microbrewery tour service to include the following:

  • 4 hours of limousine service
  • Pickup and drop off at your home, office, or hotel.  
  • A pint of beer on us for every member of your party at each brewery that we visit.  

4.  Take a peek at our gallery page to see how much fun folks have on our Tampa Brew Tour.  

"Micros to Left, Nanos to the Right...Here I am...Touring in a Limo with you"

As Tampa Bay Beer Week continues, we here at Bayshore Limo's Tampa Brew Tours couldn't help but notice the breweries that have finally opened or will be opening during Tampa Bay Beer Week.  To help the beer enthusiast out there, here is an update of what is opening or has opened very recently:

Six Ten Brewing has opened in the Town 'N Country area of Tampa.  The owners, Leslie and Chris, took about two years to make their dream come true.  Currently, the Six Ten Brewing's tasting room has limited hours of operation from Thursday through Sunday.  We're excited to add them as a part of NorthWest (not named after Kanye West's baby) Brew Tour.  

Meanwhile, ESB Brewing is set to have a grand opening celebration on Friday March 7, 2014, right smack in the middle of Tampa Bay Beer Week.  We're looking to add them to our EastEnders Brew Tour very soon.    

Finally, one of the most unique breweries set to open soon is Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company.  Why so unique?  Let's just say it's probably the only brewery in town with a view like this:

Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company is set to open in Madiera Beach later this year. 

Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company is set to open in Madiera Beach later this year. 

We hope you are enjoying Tampa Bay Beer Week and give us a holler if you'd like to try some of Tampa Bay's award winning micro breweries with Bayshore Limo's Tampa Brew Tours.  

(If you're confused by the title of this blog post...please play the music video below)