Tampa Bay, Florida

Bay Crafted

Tampa Bay, FL

Bay Crafted, Tampa Bay, FL

CRAFT BEER

Discover how every pint paints a picture of Tampa Bay’s history and award-winning craft beer scene

By Heather Wuelpern

Brewing a great-tasting beer requires more than hops and barley. It takes innovation and an artist’s vision to create a brew that stands out from the rest. That’s why the art of beer making has played an integral part in establishing Tampa Bay as one of the top craft beer scenes in the country. And what better way to complement the outstanding palate of flavors than with a palette of colors from murals around Tampa Bay? It’s the perfect blend between unique tastes and lively colors.

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But before we get to see Tampa Bay’s exceptional breweries and colorful walls, let’s hear about the first visionaries. It all started in 1896, when a group of cigar factory owners decided that their workers needed a local source for thirst-quenching beer. They opened the Florida Brewing Company in Ybor City. Since then, breweries have continued to pop up around town.

Get to Know Tampa Bay Breweries at These Thirst-Quenching Locations

Cigar City Brewing

3924 W Spruce St, Tampa, FL 33607

Six Ten Brewing

7052 Benjamin Rd, Tampa, FL 33634

Coppertail Brewing

2601 E 2nd Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Angry Chair Brewing

6401 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604

Brew Bus Brewing

4101 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603

Florida Avenue Brewing

4101 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603

Ulele Spring Brewery

4101 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603

Mr. Dunderbak’s

14929 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33613

Yuengling Brewery

11111 N. 30th St.,Tampa, FL 33612

7venth Sun Brewery

6809 N. Nebraska Ave.

Two Henry’s Brewery

5210 Thonotassassa Rd.,Plant City, FL 33565

We Are Seminole Heights

Muralists: Josh Pearson and Greg Bryon of Pep Rally (with help from Urban Art Attack and Sub Ap!)

Location: Side of The Refinery (formerly known as Fodder & Shine)

Greg and Michelle Baker, owners of The Refinery, commissioned Pep Rally to create this mural to celebrate the up-and-coming Seminole Heights neighborhood and the independent spirit of the businesses and entrepreneurs within it. The symbolism gives a nod to the neighborhood, such as the cat and the gator, the wood grain, which represents the DIY spirit, the silhouette of the trees indigenous to the area, and the quilting that represents the unity of the area.

Today there are more than 50 breweries in the greater Tampa Bay area and each one has its own take on the art of craft beer. With flavors infused with lemon, chocolate or cardamom, there’s something for everyone’s taste. And it goes without saying, but each and every beer-loving traveler will be welcomed to Tampa Bay with open arms—and full pints. Cheers to that!

2019 Bay Crafted

Angry Chair

Brew Bus

Cider Mead

Cigar City

Coppertail

Six Ten

Ulele

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