Gulp Coast: St. Pete/Clearwater’s Craft Beer Trail

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Gulp Coast: St. Pete/Clearwater’s Craft Beer Trail

Welcome to the Gulp Coast! The what Coast? That’s no typo, but rather the cheeky promotional name for the craft-beer hub that is our sunny, sandy stretch of seashore here in St. Pete/Clearwater. Stay with us here in the heart of that sudsy geography at Sirata Beach Resort, and you’ll be all set up to tour some outstanding local breweries via the St. Pete/Clearwater Craft Beer Trail!

The St. Pete/Clearwater Craft Beer Trail: Brewery Hopping Along the Florida Suncoast
You’ve got better than 30 craft breweries to explore along this formally designated “Gulp Coast” route, which stretches from Tarpon Springs in the north to St. Pete (Sirata Beach Resort’s home base, of course) in the south. From nooked-away tasting rooms to lively brewpubs, these are absolute must-stops for any connoisseur of the malt and the hops!

The St. Pete/Clearwater Craft Beer Trail stops include Two Frogs Brewing Co., Palm Harbor Brewery, Tampa Bay Brewing Co., Arkane Aleworks, Barley Mow Brewpub, Pair O’Dice Brewing, Dissent Craft Brewing Co., Pesky Pelican, and St. Pete Brewing Co., to name only a sampling.

Whether you’re an IPA hound or a pilsner zealot, you’ll find a fine array of craft brews on tap at these Gulp Coast establishments—including such regional specialties as the Florida Weisse, a Sunshine State twist on the Berliner Weisse that incorporates Key lime, pineapple, mango, or other tropical fruits.

It goes without saying you should avail yourself of a designated driver to complete the Beer Trail, or take advantage of local trolleys, taxis, or ride-sharing services!

The Gulp Coast Craft Brewery Passport
If you’re planning on embarking on the St. Pete/Clearwater Craft Beer Trail, consider ordering the Gulp Coast Craft Brewery Passport (at the website we linked to above) to take along with you. You can have the barkeep at each stop stamp the passport, and then mail the completed form in to win yourself a prize!

Enjoy Local Craft Beer at Sirata Beach Resort
Along with lip-smacking libations at local breweries nearby, guests can drink and dine at three different great dining options available onsite: Compass Grille; Rum Runners Bar & Grille; or Harry’s Beach Bar, a legendary local institution that frequently features live music acts. Then, you can unwind and relax thanks to Sirata Beach Resort, which provides newly-renovated, comfortable rooms and suites equipped with a vast array of amenities. Guests can enjoy one of two beachfront pools, a whirlpool and much, much more!

So come take advantage of our beachfront location and unbeatable Sirata accommodations as a jumping-off point for the St. Pete/Clearwater Craft Beer Trail and sample some local suds at our warm and welcoming restaurants and bars while you’re at it!