Visitors who love beer are guaranteed to have a great time in Tampa. The City features breweries of all sizes, from nano-breweries to large corporate brewing operations, turning out some of the best beers in the country. So if your idea of fun is to tour breweries and taste the wares, 10 Best can help you out. To set your brewery-hopping agenda, 10 Best has pulled together a list of the best locally-made suds spots in town.
Due to recently loosened state restrictions, Tampa has seen a recent explosion of microbreweries. Perhaps the most established being Cigar City Brewing that opened in 2009, a relatively senior brand in a very young market. Their carefully crafted beer has won national accolades and continues to enjoy increasing popularity and wider distribution.
Nipping at the heels of the more established local brands are a host of newcomers such as Angry Chair Brewing that recently starting brewing operations in the up-and-coming hip neighborhood of Seminole Heights. They have already garnered a loyal following for their signature German Chocolate Cupcake Stout.
A more established brand with a major brewing operation in town is Yuengling Brewing Co. Family-owned since inception, they are the oldest brewery in the country and also the largest US-owned brewery. Their Tampa plant was established in 1999 and offers daily tours and tastings.