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A sampling of Tampa's best local breweries
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A sampling of Tampa's best local breweries

Friday, August 10, 2012 11:28:14 AM

Tampa boasts an impressive mix of nightlife options, but if you’d like to jump on the trend of eating and drinking locally made products, you won’t want to miss out on visiting some of the neighborhood breweries in the Tampa area. Take your car rental in Tampa for a ride out for a relaxing brunch or authentic dinner while lounging under the stars on an open air patio. You’ll discover that there’s a reason why Tampa has a reputation for delicious drinks and inspired entrees infused with your favorite ale and paired with a brew to enhance the blend of flavors.

Tampa Bay Brewing Company
Experience Tampa’s historic entertainment district of Ybor City by driving your Tampa rental car to Tampa Bay Brewing Company, which has the distinction of being Tampa’s only microbrewery. Choose from one of the nine beers on tap or indulge in a cask-conditioned ale created with a 10bbl step-infusion brewing system. The chefs at Tampa Bay Brewing Company know that beer is a stellar cooking ingredient, and the hearty jalapeno beer cheese soup is just one of many menu options available for guests looking to satiate an adventurous palate.

Cigar City Brewing
Get to know Tampa’s Latin roots as the world’s largest cigar producer during your brewery tours by hopping in your Tampa car rental and heading out to the Carver City-Lincoln Gardens neighborhood. Cigar City Brewing boasts nineteen fermenters housed in a sprawling warehouse, and brew masters strive to use the highest quality, local ingredients whenever possible. You’ll find a unique spin on your favorite ales thanks to inventive brewing techniques that are meant to create a flavor reminiscent of the Florida lifestyle. Brew masters at Cigar City Brewing are known for blending guava into the brewing process and incorporating hops with tropical fruit flavors into the popular Jai Alai IPA.

Yuengling Brewery
Visit the oldest American brewery by driving your Tampa rent a car out to Yuengling Brewery, where modern technology meets a time-honored family tradition. Relax with an ale in the authentic biergarten, and relish the flavors created with carefully selected hops and longer aging times. Try the Traditional Lager to experience the company’s flagship beer, or sample the rich, malty flavor of the Dark-Brewed Porter. Yuengling offers seven varieties of beer, as well as seasonal favorites like the Yuengling Bock and Yuengling Oktoberfest.