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.
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.
|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.