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.

We told you we’d be up to some very interesting things in the lab and we’re keeping our promise. After a few successful trials, we decided to go ahead with a 10 bbl batch of spiked water. If everything works out as planned, we will break this up into 3 flavors: orange, lemon/lime and kiwi. We will not have them all on at the same time, but we are looking forward to seeing customer reaction in the tasting room. We dialed it in and ended with these stats: 4.5% ABV, 90 calories, 5g of carbs and 1 gram of sugar. The first batch was just finished and is on tap now in the tasting room. Super limited so come by and try some today!

TBN Weekly- As the popularity of beer produced by smaller breweries continues to grow, local communities are benefiting in a number of ways. Pinellas County is no exception. Florida had 195 craft breweries and was ranked 10th in the nation at the end of 2016, according to the Brewer’s Association. As of 2015, about one-third of the state’s microbreweries were in Tampa Bay and about 20 percent of those were in Pinellas County, according to statistics compiled by Forward Pinellas. In 2017, 86 of these small-production breweries were open in the Tampa Bay region with more than 30 doing business in Pinellas, according to Dan Bjerk, senior international trade specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce, who is working on a new project to help breweries expand their market. The industry is growing rapidly, which is good news for owners and local communities, as…

Eric Pera- St. Petersburg’s 3 Daughters Brewing takes the bold flavor of coffee to a different place with A Wake Coffee Blonde Ale, a bracing quaff that runs counter to the herd of dark, java-laced stouts and porters. The beer is clean and sharply crisp, with a punch of coffee that’s more in the realm of a blonde roast. A Wake finishes slightly acidic and bitter, with a touch of sweet, biscuit malt. Sharp carbonation is both cleansing and refreshing. A Wake Coffee Blonde is 5.5 percent alcohol by volume and pours slightly hazy and golden. Full article here.

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We are looking at having a Hoppy New Year! We made a 30 bbl batch of Summitennial that will be available for distribution. But this also means we have some to experiment with. Aw yeah! As taps become available this week we will putting on Summitennial Double IPA, Mango Summitennial and Nitro Summitennial. The Summitennial with mango is interesting because sweetness of the mango tones down some of the usual bitterness of the double IPA. As for the Summitennial on nitro, it’ll be the 1st time we have it so come in and try it! We also had a batch of American wheat that was a little low in gravity, so we decided to sour it up. Sour Orange Wheat for you sour-heads out there. Irish stout on nitro will be coming soon as well. Cheers to the new year!

Not going to lie, when I saw that St. Pete’s 3 Daughters had sent me, of all things, a malt liquor, this was the only thing I could think of: I’m sorry, it’s just that no one I know in Craft Brewing makes what is arguably the most infamous style of beer. The first serving vessel for a malt liquor that comes to mind is a brown paper bag, not actual glassware. I immediately had to reach out to their Marketing Coordinator Jonathan Truong for details. He has gracious enough to get the hook up directly from 3 Daughters’ head brewer Ty Weaver as to why there’s a malt liquor on the menu now: “I am constantly trying to perfect our recipes. From our core beers to our small batch beers, I am always tinkering, trying to make them just a little bit better….

This weekend join us at the brewery for our 4 Year Anniversary Party! These few years have flown by so fast and honestly, it’s all been a big beer-filled blur. In 4 years we’ve grown so much and it’s thanks to our team and to our amazing patrons. True to tradition we will have music all day thanks to our all-star lineup: Nat’l Act, The Corbitt Brothers with Dani Jaye, and Have Gun Will Travel will be on the stage and playing tunes throughout. In honor of our anniversary we’ll be releasing four different speciality beers that are themed around birthday cakes. First off we have Rum Spiced Brown Ale which is brown ale aged in a special spiced rum barrel. Next is the German Chocolate Imperial Stout where we brewed Imperial stout with toasted coconut and chocolate. The final two are Chocolate Raspberry…