Top Ten Blog Posts From 2014

I had another fun year exploring Orlando! There's always so much to see and do in and around the city. While my time in Orlando was cut short this year I am happy to look back on the fun I had. I'm currently back in Denver but will be in Orlando come spring. I look forward to catching up on what I missed while I was gone.

Here is a rundown of my top ten posts from 2014.

Pizza at Via Napoli in Epcot
Pizza at Vi Napoli

Seafood at Outriggers Tiki Bar & Grille in New Smyrna Beach
Outriggers Tiki Bar & Grille

The Public House Orlando
The Public House

Barley & Vine Biergarten
Barley & Vine Biergarten
Barley & Vine Biergarten

The Thirsty Topher Beer and Wine Bar
The Thirsty Topher Beer and Wine Bar 

4 Rivers Smokehouse at UCF
4 Rivers Smokehouse at UCF

Exploring Sanford With a Visit to Hollerbach's Willow Tree Café
Exploring Sanford

Garden View Tea Room at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort
Garden View Tea Room at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

Winter Park Beer Company
Winter Park Beer Company

Riding Along the Sunrail in Orlando
Riding Along the Sunrail in Orlando 

Taste of the Nation Orlando ~ A Culinary Delight for a Wonderful Cause

Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no child grows up hungry. Share our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. Programs such as the Summer Campaign offers children meals at various local schools throughout the summer. Programs like this help low-income families that end up spending an additional $316 for food during the summer. The children have opportunities to enjoy a free meal during the summer break just as they would the rest of the school year.

Taste of the Nation has been fighting hunger for 25 years now. There are nearly 40 Taste of the Nation events across the United States and Canada.  The goal for these events is to raise the funds needed to end childhood hunger. 100 percent of each ticket sold for Taste of the Nation supports efforts to end childhood hunger. Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida are the beneficiaries of this event.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida secures and distributes food and grocery products to approximately 550 local nonprofit feeding programs throughout Central Florida. On average, more than 55,000 different people receive assistance provided by Second Harvest each week.

Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida provides services to over 600 people each night, including 150 children. The Coalition served over 300,000 meals and provided over 245,000 nights of shelter and services last year.
Taste of the Nation Orlando Food for Hunger
This year's Taste of the Nation Orlando was another amazing event. There were four hours to wine and dine your way through the event space at the Orlando World Center Marriott. With over 60 food and beverage stations offering a wonderful variety, everyone had plenty to enjoy. I ate so many delicious plates of food and drinks and I still missed out on so much! The strolling entertainment and the band added for a lively night.

The Taste of the Nation Orlando is a great way to give back to your community. The bonus is you get to enjoy an evening of delicious food and drinks from restaurants located in Central Florida. While the food is the highlight of the event, my favorite part of the evening is seeing how many in the community come together to support an important cause.
Taste of the Nation Orlando Event Hall

An Evening Exploring Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Bryan and I celebrated our anniversary this week. We enjoyed a wonderful meal at Luma and thought we would cap off our evening at Mizner's Lounge at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. The sun was starting to set and made for a beautiful evening.
Entrance to Walt Disney World

The grounds at  Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

August Craft Beer Events in Orlando

Here is the craft beer scene in and around Orlando for August.


Saturday 2nd- From Hops To Homebrew  at the East End Market ~ $35 11am-1:30pm

Fight Hunger With Beer
2nd-                National Mead Day at Oblivion Taproom ~ 4pm

2nd-                Beer Tasting Event at Salamanders Sports Grill ~ 12 beers w/ food $20 8pm.

Monday 4th -  Certified Organic Anniversary at Orlando Brewing ~ 3pm-10pm

Thursday 7th-  Fight Hunger With Beer at World of Beer Dr. Phillips ~ 6pm.

7th-                 Oblivion Gets Funky ~ $60 6:30pm

Saturday 9th-   Taste of the Nation Orlando  at Orlando World Marriott Center ~ $150 6:45 pm-10pm.
Orlando Brewing at Taste of the Nation Orlando 2013
Wednesday 13th- Left Hand Brewing Movie & Game Night at Barley & Vine ~ 6pm-9pm.

Thursday 14th-    Ommegang/Duvel Beer Dinner at Café Tu Tu Tango ~ $50 7pm.

Saturday 23rd-     Kick Back & Enjoy Your Local Beer Expert's Favorite Brews Beer Class ~ $15 3pm.

23rd-                   Downtown Brew Down at Vintage Vino ~ 6pm-8pm.

23rd-                   Hops Project Beer Festival at Vineyards of the World Wine Bar & Craft                                                          Beer ~ $15 7:30pm.

Sunday 31st-      Great Hall Feast  at Oblivion Taproom ~ 4pm
Hogs Head Pub at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
*I will continue to update this list

Café Tu Tu Tango A Local Gem on I-Drive

Being local one usually doesn't brave a trip to International Drive. I don't mind heading over to I-Drive and exploring a bit. There are a few hidden gems worth enjoying even if you don't have friends in town for a convention. Café Tu Tu Tango is one of those unique spots that the locals continue to frequent for 20 years now.
Café Tu Tu Tango entrance of restaurant
The first thing you notice about the restaurant is how vibrant it is not only on the outside but in the restaurant as well. Café Tu Tu Tango is more than a restaurant it's an experience.

The restaurant is a visual delight with local art adorning all the walls. It's fascinating to watch the various in-house artists working among the diners.

Fight Hunger With Beer

This year's Taste of the Nation Orlando will be celebrating 25 years of working to combat childhood hunger. The event takes place August 9th at the Orlando World Marriott Center.

I had an amazing time at the event last year. It was culinary heaven! I'm looking forward to to this year's event, which will be showcasing the culinary delights of 35 of Central Florida’s leading chefs and restaurants. This year’s Taste of the Nation Orlando will feature two James Beard Foundation Award semi-finalists – Hari Pulapaka of Cress Restaurant and Kevin Fonzo of K Restaurant and Wine Bar

Exploring Orlando's Mills50 District, Baldwin Park, Winter Park and more

I did a lot of exploring in Orlando's neighborhoods last week. Monday I was over in the Mills 50 District enjoying some dinner at one of my favorite local restaurants.  I joined fellow Elite Yelpers for some delicious dinner at Tako Cheena. The Cod Takos are may favorite!
Takos at Tako Cheena Restaurant in Orlando
Panko Crusted Cod Tako & Pork PernilTako
After dinner I went next door to Saya Couture & Decor. A unique boutique in the neighborhood worth checking out. They have jewelry, clothes, accessories, home decor and more.

Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

I always enjoy discovering hidden gems. One of my favorite finds lately is the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College. I enjoy exploring this beautiful school and was looking forward to visiting the museum on campus.
Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum is located on Holt Avenue along Lake Virginia. You will find free parking located next to the museum making it convenient for a visit.

Exploring Orlando Enjoying Local Restaurants, Craft Beer, I-Drive, CityWalk & More

I did a lot of exploring this week. I was all over Orlando. Wednesday I had a friend in town for a convention, so Bryan and I headed back down to International Drive to meet up for drinks. Bryan and I started at Café Tu Tu Tango. They have great BOGO drinks and $2 off tapas for Happy Hour.
Cocktail at Café Tu Tu Tango
Gummy Bear Cocktail
After a drink and some tapas, we headed down International Drive to Pointe Orlando and met my friend at Cuba Libre. This is a beautiful restaurant. They also have a nice "Caippy Hour" with food and drink specials daily from 5pm-7pm.

Exploring Sanford With a Visit to Hollerbach's Willow Tree Café

I remember how charming I thought Sanford was the first time I visited the historic town. Their main street in town offers a lot and makes for a nice afternoon of exploring. A fun way to get around this town is with Limo Cycle Tours. Grab some friends and enjoy some beers as you peddle your way around Sanford.
Limo Cycle Tours
The folks with Limo Cycle want you to have a fun time. There's beer on board and music to enjoy. They even have some mister fans for those hot Florida days.

Sail the Seas with Carnival and Cigar City Brewing

Craft beer lovers who enjoy cruising on Carnival Cruise Lines out of Florida just got a bit happier or should I say hoppier? Carnival recently announced that they would now serve Cigar City Beer on their 13 ships that set sail from Florida ports.  

The celebration of this collaboration took place this past Sunday in Tampa aboard Carnival's Legend.
Carnival Cruise Ship Legend in the Port of Tampa
The Red Frog Pub on the ship was where the festivities took place.  Cans of Invasion Pale Ale & Florida Cracker were passed among the guests. These are some great tasting beers. They are a bit on the lighter side making it nice to enjoy while you are on your cruise. The Invasion Pale Ale is a citrusy hoppy session beer coming in at 5% ABV. The Florida Cracker gets its name from the Cracker Cowboys of the colonial-era settlers who came to Florida. This white ale has a hint of orange peel, coriander and vanilla making for a refreshing beer to enjoy in the sun.

Exploring Orlando with visits to Leu Gardens, Animal Kingdom, Day Trip to Tampa, Enjoying Craft Beer & more

I started off last week with a lovely stroll through Leu Gardens.  Bryan and I took advantage of the free admission offered the first Monday of each month.  I like to visit later in the afternoon when the crowds aren't too busy.
The rose garden at Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando
Tuesday my youngest and I stopped by Gigi's Cupcakes for some Ice Cream For Breakfast.  In support of Give Kids the World's fundraiser, Gigi's is offering Cupshakes.  These delicious treats are made with their cupcakes blended in shakes. You can enjoy these shakes throughout the rest of July. For each Cupshake sold Gigi's will donate $3 to Give Kids The World.  A fun way for you to get involved and support Give Kids The World is to host your own Ice Cream For Breakfast Social.

A Day at Animal Kingdom Park

My youngest & I headed over to Disney's Animal Kingdom for an afternoon of exploring.  It was our first time seeing the Lion King in its new location.  Disney has done a wonderful job with this new addition to the Harambe Village.
Harambe village Disney's Animal Kingdom Park

the Lion King at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park
We always go on the Kilimanjaro Safaris in the late afternoon. We have found that this is when feeding time tends to be and many animals are out enjoying an evening meal.  This was the first time we saw the hippos out of the water. What a sight they were!

Exploring Seminole County's Natural Side

I love exploring the state of Florida. While Orlando is my home base there is so much to discover nearby and beyond.  

I recently had a wonderful opportunity to do some exploring in Seminole County. I was excited to be able to cross off a number of activities on my Florida bucket list on this one trip. I enjoyed a few things for the first time including kayaking on the Wekiva and an airboat ride.

Our first stop was the Geneva Wilderness Area and what a visual delight!
Geneva Wilderness Area
Before we did some nature exploring, our group got a bit of an education on the Florida wildlife at the Ed Yarborough Nature Center. We learned about snakes, alligators, invasive plants and animals and so much more.

July Craft Beer Events in Orlando

There are so many craft beer events taking place that I couldn't help but put a list together.
Craft Beer at The Gnarly Barley
7/8 Tuesday -    The Gnarly Barley Sierra Nevada Bootcamp Takeover

7/9 Wednesday- Redlight Red Light Global Beer's 20th Anniversary Tour

7/11 Friday-       Upscale BBQ featuring beers from Unibroue at Hyatt Regency Orlando ~ $70                                 
7/12 Saturday-   Summer Bash at Cavallari Gourmet Beer specials & giveaways ~ 5pm-8pm

7/12-                 Lazy Magnolia "Beaus & Belles" Takeover Oblivion Taproom

New Belgium Beer Fat Tire
Ranger IPA

7/12                     Johnny's Other Side New Belgium Brewing Tap Takeover ~ $10 4pm-8pm

7/12                     Stone Brewery Tap Spotlight Rogue Pub ~ 8pm

7/14 Sunday-       The Imperial at Washburn Imports Beer Bomb Bus Tour ~ $45 12pm-5:30pm

7/16 Wednesday-Unibroue Beer & Cheese Pairing Featuring La Femme du Fromage at Rogue                                                         Pub~ $30 7pm

7/17 Thursday-    Summer Honey Tapping Party at Big River Grille & Brewing Works ~ 4:30
Summer Honey Tapping Party at Big River Grille

 7/17                 Clermont Beer Tasting at ABC Fine Wine ~ $10 6pm

7/18 Friday-      Barley and Vine Belgian Independence Party with raffles, 3-4 beers on tap

7/18                  Jake's Beer Dinner Featuring Oskar Blues Brewery ~ $75 7pm

7/19 Saturday-  The Public House Anniversary Party & Pig Roast ~ 1pm

7/19                  Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Tap Takeover WOB Lake Mary ~ 12pm

7/19                  Beerrelevance: A Tasty Excursion in Beer History ~ $15 3pm

7/22 Tuesday-   Halfway to Hanukah at Tap & Grind ~ 5pm-8pm
HE'BREW Rejewvenator  Craft Beer

7/22                     Thirsty Topher, over 6 beers on tap. Belgian Beer School with Taylor from                                                           Ommegang/Duvel ~6pm-9m.

7/23 Wednesday-Dang! You got That!!! Dogfish Head Tap Takeover at Eola Wine Company                                                      Winter Park ~ 6pm

7/24 Thursday-     20 Beer for 3 Years Anniversary Party at Frank & Steins ~ 7pm.

7/25 Friday-         Persimmon HollowBrewing Kickstarter Event at Rogue Pub ~ $5 7pm.

7/26 Saturday-     Funky Buddha Party at WOB Lake Mary 
Funky Buddha Beer
Last Snow
7/29 Tuesday-       Belgian Beer Dinner at Cask & Larder ~ $65 6:30pm.

7/30 Wednesday - Charlie & Trevor's Hoppy Birthday Party at Redlight Red Light ~ 5pm.

Exploring Orlando ~ Enjoying Dining, Craft Beer, Walt Disney World & More

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July. I didn't do too much exploring this week. I did start my week with a visit to Cooper's Hawk.  Cooper's Hawk opened recently out at Waterford Lakes. I  joined fellow Central Florida Lady Bloggers for a wonderful dining and drinking experience. I'll have a full post about my experience soon.
Glass of wine and appetizer at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants
Asian Pork Belly Tostadas
Tuesday my oldest daughter left for the summer.  I thought I'd have until August with her, but she was ready to venture on her own. She headed to Michigan to get a job for the summer. She's up there having a fun time, but it's so hard cutting the cord.

4th of July at Walt Disney World

Last year was my first time experiencing the 4th of July at Epcot. I had such a great time that I wanted to do it again this year.  The fireworks over the American Pavilion are amazing.

Bryan and I enjoyed some craft beer throughout the day as well.  Cigar City had a tap takeover at the Cabana Bar at the Dolphin resort.
Cigar City Tap Takeover at the Dolphin Resort

The Falcon Bar & Gallery

I always enjoy a good neighborhood bar. A nice selection of craft beer is a must. I don't need a big list, just enough variety that I don't feel like I have end up with the usual craft. I prefer smaller bars to large ones that tend to be loud. No smoking is how I roll. The Falcon Bar & Gallery is that bar, making it a great spot to enjoy and evening out with friends.

The Falcon Bar & Art Gallery is that place that you can grab a draft and hang out with friends. This is more than just your neighborhood bar; The Falcon is also a cool art gallery.
The Falcon Bar & Gallery entrance, patio
I like The Falcon's location in the heart of the Thornton Park neighborhood. This corner bar offers seating outside, at the bar or there are a few tables for your liking. Parking is a premium in this neighborhood, but there are a few spots out back if you can snag one.

4th of July Holiday Festivities in Central Florida

Looking for some 4th of July fun in Central Florida?

July 3rd 
Altamonte Springs - Red Hot & Boom 4pm-11pm

July 4th 
Avalon Park - 4th of July Celebration 5pm-9pm
Celebration - A Sci-Fi 4th of July 9am-11pm

Hunter's Creek - 4th of July Celebration 11am-3pm

Kissimmee - A Monumental 4th of July 5pm

Orlando - Fireworks at the Fountain 4pm-10pm

Ovedio - Independence Day Celebration 5pm-10pm

Winter Garden - Party in the Park 5:30pm-9:30pm

Winter Park - Olde Fashioned 4th of July 9am-1pm

Sanford - Star Spangled Sanford 5pm-10pm

July 5th 
Baldwin Park - Independence Day Bash 5:30pm-9:3pm

fourth of july, fireworks, magic kingdom park

I stopped by Walt Disney World last year and had a great time enjoying the 4th of July festivities.

Exploring Orlando With Visits to Parks, Museums and Local Bars

I hope you all are enjoying summer! The rainy season is upon us, so I got out when I could to go enjoy a few local parks.  I did a nice bike loop around town and stopped at six different parks.

My first visit was Mead Botanical Gardens in Winter Park. This hidden oasis is a lovely place to walk around. There are a handful of different sections to explore. It's a great way to enjoy an afternoon and it's free!
gardens, plants, trees, flowers, winter park, florida

Summer in Orlando ~ 20 Free Things to Do in the City

We officially kick off summer on Saturday. The summer solstice takes place tomorrow at 6:51 am. While the beach may be the best summer activity in Florida, it's not always convenient.  If you're looking for something closer to home check out the City of Orlando's guide to the 20 Free Things to Do this Summer in the City.  I've enjoyed many of the activities they have listed. I look forward to visiting a few places on the list I haven't been.

1. Stroll through the Greenwood Urban Wetlands.  This is a beautiful park. I love visiting in the fall when the colors of the trees change.

2. Celebrate the 4th of July at Lake Eola Park.  I have yet to celebrate July 4th at Lake Eola Park, but I do enjoy visiting Lake Eola Park as much as I can. Sunday is a fun day to visit the weekly Orlando Farmer's Market.  Enjoy a picnic and take a ride on a swan boat. This park is great for all.

3. Enjoy biking, running or walking along Orlando's Urban Trail. Enjoy the day biking the trail and make sure to visit some of the shops and restaurants along the way in Ivanhoe Village.
Bike trail, palm trees, orlando

Be Our Guest Restaurant

When my kiddos were younger and we visited Walt Disney World we enjoyed dining at Cinderella's Castle. Now that they are older we've graduated to the Beast's Castle. Our days of character dining may be over for a while, but it sure is fun to still dine in a castle.

I've enjoyed lunch at Be Our Guest Restaurant a couple of times. Both visits I was at the park early and in exploring Fantasyland. Since we were in the area during lunch we thought we should check it out. There was only about a ten-minute wait outside before we allowed go into the restaurant.
Restaurant, Disney orlando, walt disney world, magic kingdom, florida

On my recent visit to the restaurant it was nice to see that they were offering guests who were waiting in line some water. That same visit I noticed as we were leaving they had brought out umbrellas to those waiting to help shield the hot sun.

Exploring Orlando with Visits to the Magic Kingdom and Enjoying Craft Beer

I'm probably one of the few people in Orlando who didn't mind all the rain last week. I have been on the go for the last few months and it was so nice to take it slow this week.

My biggest adventure of the week was visiting Walt Disney World on Monday. I took my girls and we had a great time at the Magic Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

The weather started off hot, but the rain cooled things down making for a beautiful night.
Disney Orlando, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

Dexter's of Thornton Park

I always enjoy a visit downtown to the Thornton Park Neighborhood. This "Neighborhood for the Locals" is worth doing a little exploring and discovering some local finds.

One place I enjoy grabbing a bite to eat is at Dexter's of Thornton Park. This local eatery has been serving up good food in Thornton Park since 1995.
Entrance of Dexter's Thornton Park Restaurant
I've been to Dexter's in Winter Park a few times and always enjoy myself there.  The vibe at the Thornton Park location is a bit younger than Winter Park. Both locations offer up the same menu.

Exploring Orlando with Visits Downtown, Winter Park, The Milk District and Walt Disney World

What an emotional week. My oldest graduated from high school on Tuesday. I'm so proud of her! We've had quite a journey moving around a bit and going from school to homeschool to high school. I'm excited for her new college adventure in Tampa.

After the graduation at the Amway Center, our group met for lunch at The Boheme Restaurant at the Grand Bohemian Hotel. We had excellent service and the setting was wonderful. The food was great too. I look forward to returning soon.

An Evening at Walt Disney World's Boardwalk and Epcot

Thursday was a beautiful day in Orlando for a visit to Walt Disney World. It happened to be the first day of "summer" for my kids and what better way to enjoy it than at Disney.

My daughter and her boyfriend headed to Fantasia Gardens for a round a mini golf. It was nice to get an Annual Passholder discount for them.
Disney Orlando, golf, walt disney world
While they were enjoying their time playing mini golf, Bryan and I enjoyed our time at Big River Grille and Brewing Works. We were stopping by for a tapping party. Kent, the brewmaster was tapping his Belgian Golden Strong

Exploring Orlando with visits to Winter Park, Downtown, Audubon Park and More

It was a busy week of parties and celebrations. I had a lot of friends celebrating birthdays this week including the hubs. It's always a fun time gathering with friends.

Wednesday was a beautiful night, so Bryan and I decided to go and check out Craft Night at Park Plaza Gardens. We had already eaten, so we just went to enjoy a craft beer. The $3 beer for the evening was Hop House from Ommegang. Craft Night takes place every Wednesday from 6pm-10pm. Next visit I'd like to check out the Cheese & Charcuterie plate.
craft beer, winter park, florida
Friday we headed downtown to say goodbye to a friend who was moving. We all met up at Therapy Brew Bar & Wine Lounge.  They have a nice outdoor patio to enjoy your craft beer and wine. There is a nice selection of beer. They have food as well, but we were just here for drinks. They didn't really have much of a happy hour deal if you like craft beers.

Weekly Explorations in Orlando Enjoying Nature, Downtown, Winter Park, Walt Disney World and More

It's a busy time of year with school coming to an end with the kiddos. When I start to feel overwhelmed I always enjoy getting out and enjoying nature. The weather was beautiful all week and It was nice to enjoy the sights and sounds of the lake.
Lakes, orlando, nature, boats

Enjoying a Spring Day Exploring the Magic Kingdom Park

I stopped by the Magic Kingdom Park yesterday with CK and her friend. We got to the park at opening which I love since it's the calm before the storm.

We made our way back to the new Fantasyland section of the park to see if the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train was running. The ride had been running the day before for Rock Your Disney Side. While the ride was not currently running the CM's did say it would be later. 

The girls and I did a little exploring before the crowds. I love how peaceful it is in the Enchanted Forest. I could hear the "birds" and other critters making sounds as I wandered about.
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom Park

Brewers' Tasting Room

I always enjoy visiting the St. Pete/Clearwater area. I like that it's a two-hour escape from Orlando.Once I cross the bridge over the Old Tampa Bay I feel like I'm a world away. There's nothing like the beaches on the Gulf Coast with their picture perfect sunsets. I'm also drawn to this area because of the great selection of local craft beer.

This whole Tampa Bay region is a hot spot for Florida beer. I try to visit a brewery each time I'm in town. This trip was to check out a couple of newer breweries to the scene.  I was scoping out the Beer in Florid Beer Map and saw that the Brewers' Tasting Room, Pair O' Dice Brewing Company and Rapp Brewing Company were all relatively close to each other.

Our first brewery for the day was the Brewers' Tasting Room. Bryan and I planned on arriving around lunchtime, so that we could grab a bite to eat while enjoying some beers.
Brewers Tasting Room St. Petersburg Florida
Brewers Tasting Room
Brewers Tasting Room St. Petersburg Florida
Brewers Tasting Room
Brewers' Tasting Room is located in a strip mall on N. 4th Street in St. Petersburg. They have a nice size patio that I'm sure gets a lot of use when the weather is nice. The pub is open and bright. There is plenty of seating.
Brewers Tasting Room St. Petersburg Florida
Bar Area
You'll find a couple dozen beers on tap along with 50+ bottles and a small wine menu. The draft menu is displayed on a screen above the taps. There was a nice variety, but when I'm hitting local breweries I like to try the beer made in house.

What makes Brewer's Tasting Room unique is they team up with local brewers for their in house beer. On our visit there were two BTR beers on tap. Bustle in Your Hedgegrow was a Pale Ale from Late Start Brewery. This beer was made with Citra Hops and it had a great citrus hoppy flavor about it. I gave it a 4.5 on Untapped.

The other local tap was Smoked Maple Porter from JDub's Brewing Company. I'm usually not a fan of smokey beers, but the flavors here were quite nice. The smokey flavor was balance with a slight sweet taste which made for a smooth beer. I gave this 4 stars on Untapped.
Brewers Tasting Room St. Petersburg Florida
Brewers Tasting Room St. Petersburg Florida
Pour Your Own Taps
Brewers Tasting Room St. Petersburg Florida
Bustle in Your Hedgegrow & JDub's Smoked Maple Porter and Grown-Up Lunchables
The beer is what brought us in to the Brewers' Tasting room and the pub fare was an added bonus. I wish more local breweries served food. The menu at the BTR is simple with many tasty options. We ordered the Grown-Up Lunchables and the Slider Trio. Both plates were delicious and priced quite nice.

I always enjoy a meat and cheese plate and this was a winner. The meats on the Slider Trio were cooked to perfection.

This was plenty of food for two of us to enjoy.
Brewers Tasting Room St. Petersburg Florida
Slider Trio
We really enjoyed ourselves at the Brewers' Tasting Room. The beer and food were delicious and the service was friendly and helpful. I would definitely come back to the Brewers's Tasting Room, preferably on a sunny day so I can enjoy some Florida craft beer on their patio.