May 23, 2014

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 St. Petersburg Florida
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
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


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
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.

Cheers!


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