Summer Suds: Best Breweries In Tampa Bay

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Zac Blobner & Len Martez love jumping around town for a cold brew after finishing up a show at 620 WDAE or getting back from Bucs' training camp!  Here are a few of their favorites in Tampa Bay!

The Cuban Sandwich Festival is this weekend on the @hccfl Ybor campus! 😋 In case you didn't know, Tampa is home of the Cuban sandwich! Watch our latest Facebook video to learn more about this tasty sandwich's Ybor City roots, and then head to HCC Ybor this weekend to taste this local delicacy for yourself! 👌

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First up, Big Storm Brewing - Home of the Tampa Bay Lightning 25th Anniversary Beer and sporting 3 Tap Rooms for your drinking pleasure; with the biggest and main brewery located in Clearwater!  An awesome staff, a laid back front patio, and plenty of space to meander around... this place is ELECTRIC!

Join us tonight for the Unofficial #Bolts Watch Party! Puck drops at 8pm! $1 off all pints for those in ⚡️ gear 📸: @vspc

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Next is Coppertail Brewing Co. located just on the edge of Ybor City by IKEA... set to be the premier spot for a rich local beer before the Rays game after the team scoots across town from St. Petersburg in a few years.  Coppertail rapidly gained a strong support from the day they opened their doors and got their product pushed in Publix, Gas Stations, and plenty of other retailers in the area.  Plus, partnering with Stein & Vine for food, one of the worst kept secrets as far as hidden gems in Tampa Bay!

Today’s Monday Pick-Me-Up is Barrel Aged Pistachio Imperial Stout. Get your growler/crowler today #coppertail #coppertailbrewing #tampa #ybor #mondaypickmeup

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Speaking of St. Petersburg, the Rays will be there for a few more years, right? How about Green Bench Brewing for a nice craft beer before or after a Rays game at The Trop!  Not a bad trip to the beach either if you're needing some sand in your life...

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Moving on to perhaps the biggest Brewery by name in the area, one that embodies Tampa Bay to the core - Cigar City! As far as clout goes in the Craft beer world, Cigar City is known best outside of Florida compared to other local breweries... a name that carries weight and beer that backs it up!

Looks like a nice Sunday. Thanks for the post @lccj2008. #cigarcity

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Here are several honorable mentions that we wouldn't feel right if we didn't add including, Zydeco in Ybor, Brew Bus & Southern Brewing in Seminole Heights, 81Bay Brewing before the Gandy Bridge in Tampa, and really anywhere that'll pour! Cheers and Enjoy!

We are proud to announce that Zydeco Brew Werks is now officially open! Striving to bring the soul of New Orleans to Ybor City, we have crafted a delicious Cajun menu, craft cocktails, and some of the best new beers the Bay Area has to offer. • Y B O R P R E M I U M • Our version of an American Premium Lager. Clocking in at 4.5%, this beer is light, clean, and crushable. • Doors open at 3 today! #zyedco #craftbeer #beerstagram #beernerd #craftbeerporn #beerporn #tampa #florida #instabeer #drinklocal #beertography #beer #beerme #new #beerlove #beersofinstagram #lager #beergeek #hops #beeroftheday #vsco #vscocam #craftbeerunited

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Y’all. We brewed a Witbier with the one and only @treyburton8 today (and then we had some celebratory brews) and we can honestly say he’s one of the nicest humans we’ve had the pleasure of working with. What a standup guy who’s helping us make a difference and raise funds for @childrenshomesocietyofflorida. Thank you, Trey for putting in the work with us this morning and for your love of the craft and giving back. Mark those calendars for July 5th and keep an eye out for event details on this beer supporting the babies! #craftbeer #childrenshomesociety #treyburton #gonoles #jk #gogators #dabears #gobirds #gofootball #🤷🏼‍♀️ #thankful #fundraising #witbier

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Checkout the draft list for the Brew Bus Brewing: 2-Year Anniversary Party. We're open, come have a beer with us! Brew Bus Brewing: -BA Curb Check w/ Ancho & Chipotle Chiles, Cinnamon, Cacao Nibs & Madagascar Vanilla Beans -BA Curb Check w/ Honduran Cacao Nibs & Madagascar Vanilla Beans -BA Curb Check w/ Maple Syrup & Roasted Coffee Beans -BA Curb Check w/ Roasted Hazelnuts & Salted Caramel -Dad Bod Hazy IPA -Scorched Earth - Double Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout -Front Porch Party - Mexican Style Amber Lager -Swedish Fish Gose -Wrong Way Citra Pale Ale -Upper Decker Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter -Sour Ride Dry Hopped Golden Sour Ale Florida Avenue Brewing Co: -FL Ave DIPA -Cucumber Berliner Weisse -Blueberry Berliner Weisse -Rapsberry Berliner Weisse -Moscow Mule Berliner Weisse -Mango Colada Berliner Weisse -Rainbow Sherbert Berliner Weisse - on Nitro -Strawberry Rose Berliner Weisse #brewbusbrewing

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