Listen to the interview here: https://stpetersburggroup.com/podcast-episodes/mike-harting-3-daughters-brewing/ Mike Harting talks St. Pete’s evolution, his entrepreneurial endeavors, and the burgeoning arts and brewing scene. On this episode of SPx, we throw back to last May, when Joe sat down with Mike Harting to talk through St. Pete’s past, it’s evolving present, and what’s coming for the future. Touching on topics ranging from arts and culture, to business and development – from Central avenue’s spotty history, to its smashing independent business scene – this conversation has something for everyone. This interview was originally shot on video. Head to the show notes on StPeteX.com to watch instead of listen. Key Insights: Mike Harting grew up in St. Petersburg. He can tell you first hand how much it has changed in his lifetime. When he was kid, they weren’t allowed to go south of 9th Avenue N because it…

Local Craft Cider

It’s funny that I really knew the difference between dry and sweet from drinking wines, not beers or ciders. With the exception of saisons and a few other styles, however, it’s not a term that gets thrown around a lot when it comes to beer. It does in cider, however, especially since ciders are, in many ways – and according to Florida law – a wine. So you’ll get your big, sweet ciders, and your big, sweet, fruity ciders, and strong, dry ciders. There aren’t a lot of big, sweet, dry ciders, however. One that tends to buck the trend is Dry Strawberry Cider (Cider, 8% ABV) from St. Petersburg powerhouse 3 Daughters Brewing, or their new cidery arm. I know I said the cider is both dry and sweet. I recommend going to the cidery itself to try this, since you’ll understand what…

Brews with Attitude is finally here! One of the biggest craft beer festivals in Florida is hosted by Pepin Distributing and it’s always a blast. Incredibly well-run throughout the entirety of the fest and the beer flow is plenty. This year’s there’s at least a dozen more breweries than last year’s BWA so there will be plenty of beers to try- over 200 to be exact. Charley Belcher stopped by early in the morning to scope out the fest and talk to some of the breweries. We had a special bearded Captain talk to Charley so definitely give it a watch. Link here: http://www.fox13news.com/good-day/charley-s-world/more-than-200-beers-to-choose-from-at-annual-brews-with-attitude

Local Craft Florida Cider

With Strawberry season a HUGE deal here in Florida (each winter close to 300 million pounds of strawberries are grown in Central Florida) we thought we’d get into the delicious fruit and brew something special for it. So you know we had to do it with our local craft cider. Introducing the Strawberry Mojito Cider and the Dry Strawberry Cider. Both are packed with strawberries but have very different flavors. The Strawberry Mojito has a good amount of mint in it which gives it a refreshing finish very reminiscent of a delicious mojito. Strawberry Mojito cider is 5.2% We knew that we wanted to showcase the delicious flavor of Florida strawberries so we decided to do a Dry Strawberry. We let the yeast eat up almost all the sugar so the fruit flavors can shine without all of the sweetness. Dry Strawberry clocks in…

As some of you have have noticed we have switched our can carriers to the plastic rings you see on many other products. However, these aren’t your typical plastic carriers. We searched high and low for something that wouldn’t be harmful to our environment and we found these incredible photodegradable can carriers from Mumm Craft Products. The plastic rings full break down in just 4 weeks (or less), meaning that it breaks down into even smaller and smaller pieces under the effects of wind, rain and other environmental forces. The ring carrier loses approximately 75% of its strength within days of direct exposure to sunlight. It can become completely brittle in a matter of weeks when the carrier is exposed to direct or indi­rect sunlight. The speed at which it becomes brittle will vary with the time of year, temperature, latitude and any other…

We began 2017 with a few goals in mind: sell more craft beer, create and launch innovative products and support the community through charitable donations. Looking back at 2017, the brewery can safely say they have accomplished these goals. However, the accomplishment that stands out is that we were able to donate and participate in over 200 charities around the state totaling over $125,000! “We are passionate about playing an active, responsible role in our community and giving our time, money and knowledge,” said Mike Harting, CEO of 3 Daughters Brewing, “We are proud to partner with local universities, charities and civic minded individuals to make a positive impact on the community.” At the beginning of 2017, we challenged ourselves to give back over $100,000 to over 100 charities through volunteer hours, donating product and supporting local causes in the tasting room. All 58…

We never thought we’d say this but: We wish it were still Tuesday. Yesterday we celebrated Fat Tuesday with our 5th Annual Crawfish Boil. Our brewers, Ty, Steve, and Chris used to be chefs (they still cook plenty) so they were in charge of the boil and they did an awesome job. They were serving to a sold out crowd but with plenty of experience underneath their belts they didn’t break a sweat. Except for Chris, he’s always sweating. Last year we smoked a whole gator and this year we did the same. Our brewer Captain Steve was in charge of that and it came out perfectly cooked with just the right amount of smoke. We paired this with our Phantasmas Spicy Double IPA which we brew with a ton of jalapeños to give it a NOLA kick. The Cidery had brewed up a…

Dark Magic Porter

2018 has been off to a great start for us here at the brewery. With more than a few projects going on we’re excited to share this new one with you: The Brewer’s Series. The Brewer’s Series will be an ongoing program where our hard-working guys in the brewhouse will be releasing seasonal brews for the tasting room. We’ll have Chris Cilinski spearheading the program. He’s been with us since the beginning and we’re excited to see where this goes. It’s going to be awesome to see what the guys come up with and this first one won’t disappoint. So, without further ado we introduce the first in our new tasting room craft seasonal releases: Dark Magic. It’s a mint chocolate chip porter that Chris has been perfecting for a bit and it’s ready to go out as our first Brewer’s Series release. It…

Florida Grown Hops at 3 Daughters Brewing

We’re halfway through the first month of 2018 and we’re throwing an update at you guys on our Hop Farm. Everything seems to be going well. They’ve grown over 20 feet already! You can literally watch them growing. We’re watering the hops regularly and even with the “freeze” the hops are still growing with no signs of stopping. At this rate we should be ready to harvest in about two months. We’re not exactly sure when and we’re following pretty loose guidelines we received from the Hillsborough County Economic Development Department. Hops in other parts of the country are usually harvested in August or September but nobody got time fo’ that! Anyway that’s it for now, stay cool guys.

WIMAUMA, Fla. — You can call Dr. Shinsuke Agehara “the hops whisperer.” Tampa Bay area breweries challenged the University of Florida plant physiologist to grow 800 hops plants in the Sunshine State, specifically in a patch of field in Wimauma. That is a tricky task considering most hops are grown in the Pacific Northwest, where the climate and longer daylight hours during the summer are crucial to cultivating beer’s main ingredient. “We have to overcome some challenges, and environment is one of them,” says Shinsuke. Read the full article from ABC News here.