Living in an area where Craft Beer breweries are happily rippling onto the effervescent beer scene in Tampa ain't bad! According to the Tampa Bay Business Journal, "Florida floats near the top of the ranking of states with most breweries."Below find a comprehensive list of breweries currently open and serving some very sexy suds, along with those in the works or is that werks and coming soon! Bookmark this article, refer to it as needed and let others know what you think about the breweries you've tried in Comments below.
7venth Sun Brewing - Tampa (Seminole Heights)
Opened Aug 2017, Belgian-style beer, IPAs, second use spirit barrel aged beer, and oak aged sour beers are their specialty. This Tampa location is their second; the original brewery is in Dunedin. The new place of duty in Seminole Heights has more than ten times the space of the Dunedin location and boasts a Quality Assurance Lab. With all that new room we expect them to get creative.
Open in June 2016, 81Bay Brewing Co. was founded by three longtime friends and native Floridians. Taking over space in South Tampa they expounded on the idea of crafting an environment to celebrate beer, a place where people can relax, hang out and recharge. Their brewery is HUGE! Since brainstorming initial ideas, the boys added Art to the mix. Don't miss the art gallery and though I do not want to give too much away - there is a mural, well several, but one, in particular, you do not want to miss....trust us...YOU WILL KNOW IT WHEN YOU SEE IT! Celebrating their Official Grand opening August 13 2016, they make excellent beers and have something great goin' on in the brewery; a must stop on any craft beer tour!
- Tue-Thu: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- Fri: 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
- Sat: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
- Sun: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open since 2012 Angry Chair Brewing is a Craft Brewery & Tasting Room located in Seminole Heights featuring artisanal ales. Producing excellent beers, like their new 11% milk stout Imperial Sweet Stout called Ultra Violence with copious amounts of vanilla bean!. Stay Angry Tampa!
- Tue-Wed: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- Thu: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
- Fri-Sat: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
- Sun: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brew Bus Brewing
A full-service transportation and beer guide company specializing in craft brewery tours in the Tampa Bay and South Florida areas since 2012, Brew Bus bought Florida Ave Brewing in 2015 and began brewing in addition to their beer-centric tours! The brewery is a terminal, brewery, and tasting room where they carry on the Florida Ave. tradition by continuing to produce our favorite Florida Avenue beers. Look for food trucks Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night, and tacos and trivia on Tuesdays at this unique brewery in Seminole Heights!
- Monday-Thursday 12:00pm-10:00pm
- Friday 12:00pm-12:00am
- Saturday 11:00am-12:00am
- Sunday 11:00am-10:00am
3924 W. Spruce Street, Tampa FL Phone 813.990.7310
Bootleggers Brewery - Brandon
This recently opened Brewery in Brandon after seven years of helping people learn to brew decided to make their own. Enjoy any one of our 26 taps in Brandon off Oakfield.
Carrollwood Brewing at The Brass Tap | Carrollwood
Celebrating their second anniversary with The Brass Tap, Carrollwood Brewing is going strong. With plenty of space inside Brass Tap and customers who love their brews, it's a win-win for both parties. The perfect 'marriage,' The Brass Tap | Carrollwood provides a killer menu and live music while Carrollwood Brewery supplies authentic, fresh craft beers on site. Brilliant idea, a microbrewery inside a Brass Tap! Rory Malloy, as brewing operations manager, brews beer in the space from a two-barrel "nano" system in the small brewery separated by a glass wall from the Brass Tap Bar. Belly up to the bar to sample Rory's brews and plenty of Brass Tap's famous pub food!
- Monday - Thursday 3:00pm-12:00am
- Friday - Saturday 12:00pm-1:00am
- Sunday 12:00pm-12:00am
Cigar City Brewing is Tampa's premier craft brewery and a destination for beer lovers far and wide. Most recently Cigar City Brewing came in third place in the “Top 10 Breweries 2016” category in this year's United States Open Beer Championship in which nearly 4,000 beers were entered from around the world. Cigar City Brewing’s Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout – Double Barrel Aged is currently ranked the 11th best beer in the world according to RateBeer.com as of July 2016. To read more about what's up at Cigar City Brewing since the sale to Oskar Blues check out: Craft Beer Tampa | 10 Questions with Cigar City Brewing.
- Mon-Thu: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
- Fri-Sat: 11:00 am - 1:00 am
- Sun: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Coppertail Brewing Company, founded in 2014 by former attorney and home-brewer, Kent Bailey, and professional brewer, Casey Hughes can be found in Ybor City. Named for a daughter's imaginary sea-monster, Casey likens Coppertail to 'the little sea-monster that could'! Going up against the Big boys this homebrewer put everything on the line. I have to say I will never forget the first time I tried Coppertail's core line, it is remarkable! We see nothing but great things for this brewery making all the right moves. Keeping the craft beer lover in mind Coppertail's GM, Zeus Cordeiro consistently creates interesting and fun brewery events to entertain beer lover's and designated drivers alike! Their second-anniversary party is August 27th, watch for details on this and all Coppertail events from movies, to brunch and more on their Facebook page.
- Mon-Thu: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
- Fri-Sat: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
- Sun: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Located in Land O' Lakes, Craft Life Brewing is your local kid-friendly, pet-friendly, small batch brewery serving craft, domestics, and wine. Come Sunday Funday receive .50 off every craft beer! Rumor is you can get the same deal during Bucs games too!
- Wednesday-Thursday 4:00pm-10:00 am
- Friday 4:00pm-12:00am
- Saturday 12:00pm-12:00am
- Sunday 12:00pm-10:00pm
What was the ONE thing missing at Mr. Dunderbak's all these years? Their brews! Dunderbrau Brewery (at Mr. Dunderbak's) quietly tapped their first keg of in-house beer on July 23rd. Stop by for one of the best Reuben's, amazing pickles, and now their craft beers from the first Mr. Dunderbak's to brew their own! We heard they mix beer and lemonade; something called a Dunder Russ’n. Can't wait to try it!
- Mon 4:00p.m.–11:00p.m.
- Tuesday -Thursday 11.30a.m–11.30p.m.
- Friday -Saturday 11.30a.m–12.00p.m.
- Sunday 12;00p.m.–10:00p.m.
Apollo Beach's first craft brewery is featuring original ales, with local and regional beers. Their motto: "The choice isn’t when to visit; it’s how many times you should." Core beers include Four Stacks Chocolate Coffee Porter, Elements IPA, Mango Habanero Sour, Old Sport EPA, Skinny Porter, Spiced Weizenbock and Zealandia IPA India Pale Ale (IPA). A local 'hang-out' drop by to say, "Hi." and try one of their fantastic ales! Food Trucks are on site Thursday-Saturday, and you can play Free trivia every Thursday at 7:30 pm. Four Stacks pulls in the Big 10 & SEC Networks as well as NFL Sunday Ticket. Can you think of a reason not to go? Neither could we!
- Mon-Thu: 3-10pm
- Fri-Sat: 12-12am
- Sunday: 12-9pm
Open July 2017, this award-winning meadery serving traditional meads influenced by South Florida opened in the 1500 block of Florida Avenue near Hidden Springs Ale Works just north of Downtown Tampa. Owner Chad Wiltz and his wife Sarah fell in love with mead in Michigan. Realizing there simply are not many meads available commercially in Florida Chad decided to make his own. As mead makers, they are sourcing honey from local beekeepers and to every extent possible, their fruit from local farmers. They want to bring a farm to table experience to you in a single bottle. Independent raters from across the globe on services like Untappd rated their meads among the best available. Garagiste will focus on small batch artisanal meads and honey wines.
This craft brewery located near Downtown Tampa on North Franklin Street offers the craft beer lover four core beers including Deja Moo, Guest Taps, and Special Release beers. Look for them as well on taps around town at places like Urban Brew and BBQ. Watch their Facebook page for special events like beer and cheese pairings, yoga classes and more.
- Wednesday 5-10
- Thursday 5-10
- Friday 3-12
- Saturday 12-12
- Sunday 12-9
Their stunning moss-draped lake in Land O' Lakes serves as the backdrop to an excellent brewery and taproom; this one is a must see! The views are spectacular from the beer gardens as we enjoy the purpose of In The Loop Brewing: A place to get together with good people to sip great beer, as a beer chick I love their Ladies Night! Ladies Night at the Loop offers drink specials including $5 draft beers and $5 glasses of wine. Don't forget to ask your beertender for a Ballast Point Red Velvet on Nitro...and then watch their pouring acrobatics as the nitro cascades down the glass!
Rock Brothers Brewing unites craft beer and music to support great artists, great beer, and even greater fans. Look for their new collaborative brewery, tasting room and live music venue in Ybor City. An idea hatched in Atlanta, it fermented in Tampa when in the Spring of 2014 Rock Brothers came to life with the local band “Have Gun Will Travel.” Before the beer hit the tap lines, it received a National Championship at the United States Beer Tasting Championship (USBTC). Their latest venture involves Hootie and The Blowfish and Hootie's Homegrown Ale. Rock Brothers collaborate with musicians in the creation of each new beer, Hootie's is a delicious blonde ale perfect for the beach so move over Corona, Rock Brothers has us covered!
Located in Town and Country northwest of Tampa, and with over 20 years of brewing experience, Six Ten produces craft beer in a variety of styles. In this brewery, you take a front row seat to the process. The brewery is pet-friendly so feel free to bring your fur-legged friends along to meet Maggie, Six Ten Brewing's sweet shop dog! Fill up your growler with one of their excellent beer or form their guest taps. You can purchase a growler from the brewery or bring in your own provided it is 32, 64 or 128oz. Food trucks appear on Friday nights, the brewery does not serve food, but you can bring in snacks of your own! Download their app to stay on top of what is on tap and which food trucks are scheduled to be at the tasting room in the Apple or Google Play stores, simply search for Six Ten Brewing.
- Wednesday and Thursday from 3 pm to 9 pm
- Friday from 3 pm to 11 pm
- Saturday from 12 pm-11 pm
- Sunday from 12 pm-7 pm
Southern Brewing & Winemaking is the vision of craft beer and wine supply retailers Kelly and Brian Fenstermacher. The couple met in 1996 at a Belgian beer festival in Atlanta, when Brian was a brewmaster. Fast forward several years and they've moved to Tampa, Brian became the head brewer at Ybor City Brewing, then opened a wholesale distribution company in 2002. Not long after, Kelly left her 25-year banking career and ventured into the retail aspect of craft brewing and winemaking business. Finding themselves in a space large enough to accommodate both a store AND a brewery, plans germinated for a small-scale brewery, winery, pub, beer garden, and classroom. Enjoy this homebrew and winemaking supply store/ brewpub with an open tasting room in Seminole Heights where you can sip a beer while you shop!
- Tue-Thu: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Fri: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
- Sat: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
- Sun: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Voted the Best Brewpub in Florida by CL, Tampa Bay Brewing Company has been serving the finest craft brews and delicious Florida lifestyle pub food in Ybor City since 1995! Tampa Bay Brewing Co. Westchase opened August 2015. At TBBC they only hire and serve the best where you can choose from 8 regular craft beers or from a long list of seasonal suds confidently expecting the ultimate in customer service. We met with Co-Owner and Director of Brewing Operations David Doble at the Westchase location, along with his General Manager Todd Dziubek. Hungry, we posed our first question, "What are your most popular menu items?" David replied, "Besides the beer, people love the Wild Warthog Curry Muscles and the Moose Killer Meatloaf. People say it's better than mom's meatloaf, sorry mom!"
Brewery tours are available at this family-friendly brewpub, reservations are required: Saturdays from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm every hour in Ybor City and on Fridays from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturdays from 1:00 pm until 8:00 pm every hour in Westchase. The cost is $10 per person and includes a complimentary house beer and a TBBC souvenir logo glass. As official sponsors of local spear and sport fishing tournaments, keep an eye on their FB page for information about upcoming opportunities to fish. Fun on tap at TBBC includes the Gourds Fest from Tampa Bay Brewing Co. September 17th. A family friendly event featuring three beer-themed food tents, live music, a pumpkin pie eating contest, bounce houses and Fall type beer releases. Also, coming soon is a Tampa Bay Brewing Company exclusive "Moosewood," a barrel aged barley beer, it won the bronze medal at the US open!
- Mon-Thu: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
- Fri-Sat: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
- Sun: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
A brewing supply store, they opened a small tasting room next door to their store on Falkenburg Road in Brandon. Stop by to say hello and consider brewing your own!
- Mon-Thu: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- Fri: 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
- Sat: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Two Henry's Brewing at Keel and Curley Winery
Producing many of Florida's No. 1 wines, Keel and Curley established themselves in Plant City in 2003. Two Henry's Brewing opened in 2013 producing traditional handcrafted beers in small batches designed to honor Florida history and two men who changed the state, Henry B. Plant, and Henry M. Flagler. You can try Two Henry's beer in the tasting room at the winery and in select bars and restaurants across Tampa Bay. Don't miss their highly rated Two Henrys Roasted Jalapeño Blueberry Porter; it's a treat!
- Mon-Wed: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Thu: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Fri-Sat: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
- Sun: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
The newest restaurant from the Columbia Restaurant Group, Ulele features native-inspired foods and spirits including beer brewed in the 2,100-square-foot Ulele Spring Brewery by Clearwater, FL native, Tim Shackton. Ulele offers fresh-brewed lagers and ales using only the finest malted grains, hops, yeast, fresh fruit and locally sourced honey. They add no artificial preservatives to their list of regular and seasonal rotating beers. Their American Light Lager, 'Hydration Station' recently won a Silver Medal at the U.S. Open Beer Championship, this past Jully. Stop by Ulele's beer garden today or head to the restaurant for a fine meal, excellent brews, and unparalleled views!
- Sunday-Thursday 11:00am-10:00pm
- Saturday 11:00am-11:00pm
This brewery specializes in English, Irish and Scottish beers with a focus on cask-conditioned ales. An offshoot of the WILD ROVER PUB & BREWERY it can be found in Westchase. This 4500 square foot English pub includes a gastro pub double decker bus permanently on site for food!
- Mon-Thu: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
- Fri: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
- Sat: 10:00 am - 12:00 am
- Sun: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
D.G. Yuengling started brewing beer in 1829. As one of America's oldest breweries, the Yuengling Brewery is a family owned business. The Yuengling Brewery in Tampa uses modern technology to brew fine beer using time-honored techniques passed down through the family. Sample the Yuengling heritage for yourself in the brewery's Biergarten and tour the new Brew House built in 2013. Hours are Seasonal; please check Yuengling's website for current times.
Now open, Zephyrhills Brewing Company will be the first craft brewery in East Pasco County. Founded by 2014 AHA National Homebrewer of the Year, Robert Hilferding, Robert, and his wife Terry brew small batches in an old bank building. Doing most of the work on the bar and brewery themselves this one is a must see. Please plan a trip to meet this extraordinary couple. Using the freshest spring water in their brewing process, we can't wait to visit this taproom!
If you love craft beer, Tampa is a great place to be! Your choices range from small batch to large production with everything in between. We invite you to try them all, bookmark this article and check back often as it is updated, we promise to keep you informed of our 'coming soon' breweries as they tap in!. We trust this list of the Best Craft Breweries | Hillsborough will keep us 'craftbeerophiles' busy for awhile! So many brews so little time!
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