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BEST CRAFT BREWERIES NEAR TAMPA

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The Tampa area craft brew scene is alive and well, with more than 70 breweries at last count, including one top U.S. brewer. Seems Tampa is the king of brewing when it comes to inventive, tasty, and easy-to-drink beers. Here’s our list for top three breweries you should check out this fall.

Coppertail Brewing Co.

Coppertail Brewing Co. gets our nod not just for the beer but for the brewery’s vibe. While good beer is great, an awesome scene is better. Step up to a bar made of reclaimed wood from the Arturo Fuente building with a foot rail from a buried train rail unearthed when Coppertail was built. It’s like coming home – familiar, comforting, and ready for story. Plus, with a rotating menu of 20 beers on tap, you just might become a regular at Coppertail Brewing Co.

Angry Chair Brewing

Angry Chair Brewing is the after-work, after-commute, after-anything kind of brew house. Modern and cozy, the taphouse features 16 beers, and a great mix of metal played over the room's well-placed speakers. The owner's terrifying artwork graces the labels but the liquid inside is quite the opposite – bold and extremely drinkable sweet stouts, beautifully bitter pale ales, and a well-hopped porter. While no food is served here, the bartenders will happily give a list of places that will deliver to your table.

Tampa Bay Brewing Company

Using words like juicy and fruit-forward don’t begin to explain the sweetness behind the beers Tampa Bay Brewing Company crafts. Fully ingrained in the Florida lifestyle, they not only produce polished beers that have garnered accolades from beer aficionados, they give back to the community and support grassroot organizations that provide family assistance. Because just like drinking good beer is a good idea, so is doing good deeds.

As always, stay safe, drink responsibly, and tip your waitstaff. For more interesting ideas on how to spend your downtime, visit our blog.

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