The St. Pete/Clearwater Craft Beer Trail runs north to south from Tarpon Springs to St. Pete — an hour’s drive, end to end.Think of it as the Sunshine State’s answer to California’s wine country. Along the Craft Beer Trail, visitors will stumble upon homegrown breweries offering artisanal beers brewed on site. When you belly-up to the tasting room bar, you’ll be among friends, all of whom share a love of local beer and their community.
Visit St. Pete Clearwater’s new Craft Brewery Passport 2.0 highlights the can’t-misses of the Gulp Coast. Take a brewery tour, meet the brewer and fill a growler with your favorite offering. Each brewery along the trail is unique in its setting and vibe – but also in what’s on the menu. Some specialize in summer-friendly sours and others go for locally inspired takes on classics (mango-habanero IPA, anyone?).
Don’t miss a chance to taste the area’s signature beer, Florida Weisse, a tart, low-alcohol, highly carbonated brew inspired by the Berliner Weisse. Local brewers make it their own with hints of the tropics: key lime, dragon fruit and passionfruit.
The Gulp Coast Passport 2.0 keeps up with the adventure! Learn more about Tampa Bay’s storied beer culture by visiting some of the 35+ local craft breweries along the Gulp Coast, and don’t forget to order your updated Craft Beer Trail passport 2.0 for a chance to win prizes! Craving a craft cocktail made with locally distilled spirits? Check out this amazing video featuring delicious drink recipes.