Tag Archives: Tampa

Clothing-optional beer festival can be enlightening

The beer festival started at noon, but I arrived around 10:30 a.m. to get set up for my book signing. I rolled up to the gated community’s guardhouse, got my name checked off the list, and proceeded to the vendor … Continue reading

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Beer in Florida’s Father’s Day Beer Gift list

In years past, the beer consumed by the stereotypical father was usually a watery pilsner mass-produced by a brewery named after a mid-1800s German immigrant. No more. Now dads are as likely to be consuming an IPA, porter, saison, gose … Continue reading

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Craft beer can frenzy keeps growing in Florida

In 2012, Intuition Ale Works in Jacksonville became the first Florida craft brewery to put its product into cans. Tampa Bay Brewing Company, which had been in a friendly race with Intuition to be the first, placed second just a … Continue reading

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Upward and onward: Florida brewery numbers continue to grow

The Brewers Association announced during the recent Craft Brewers Conference in Portland, Oregon, that Florida came in fifth in the number of new breweries opened in a state during 2014, with 42 (Washington state led the pack with 83). According … Continue reading

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