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…

And just like that the St Pete Run Fest has passed us by. We had an incredible time seeing runners of all ages participate in the events spanning over a weekend. The Kid’s 1 Mile, the Outback 5k, and the 3 Daughters Brewing Half Marathon were all stellar events that had tons of runners for each. The Kids Mile was on the same day as the Wellness Market that preceded the main event runs on November 19th. Over a total of 3,500 runners participated in the first ever St Pete Run Fest. The 3 Daughters Brewing team actually got the fastest time for the 5k so we were stoked about it! Something we’ll never forget was finishing the race and seeing so many people enjoying the brand new Floating Dock Light IPA or a 3 Daughters Cider. Having the support of our town means…

The start of our florida grown hops

So, as you all know we’ve been involved with the University of Florida and Hillsborough County’s Economic Development team working on a project that will change our state and the future of craft beer: Florida-Grown Hops. We received these new hops from Richard Smith, the owner of Florida Hops. He was our contact for the hops plants. Here is an article and photo of him and Ricky Burts whom also has visited our facility to do the hops harvest demo: Intersection: Orange County’s First Commercial Hop Yard Our Head Brewer Ty and our Resident Mad Scientist Desiree have constructed a little “hop tree” in between our two warehouses where the hops can (hopefully) grow quite tall. We’re unsure of the harvest time as this is our first time trying to grow hops but we’ll keep y’all posted.

There hasn’t been a major running event to his downtown St Petersburg in over 3 years. That’s about to change with the arrival of St Pete Run Fest. The event will span over 2 days: a Health and Wellness Market Market on 11/18 and the actual race on 11/19. The Health & Wellness Market is coupled with the St. Pete Saturday Morning market and will include over 200 local vendors, makers and entertainers. 3 Daughters Brewing is proud to partner with St. Pete Run Fest as title sponsor of the inaugural half marathon on November 19th. Our newest craft beer Floating Dock Light IPA (118 calories, 7 carbs) will debut in cans and be available the entire race weekend at multiple locations around the course. Whether you run the 3 Daughters Brewing half marathon, the Outback 5K or another race, all runners (over 21)…

Good news: The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club has finished renovating the Vinoy Tower and its 102 guest rooms, phase two of that $50 million redevelopment project you’ve likely heard about. Which means Paul’s Landing, the historic downtown property’s new marina-front, Florida-inspired restaurant, isn’t too far behind, yes? You got it. And if the Tower’s revamped look is any indication — it’s Art Deco-ed out; whimsical, with a coastal edge — locals should be pleased with where Paul’s is headed. Since the restaurant is the redevelopment’s next undertaking, CL wanted to do a little refresher on Paul’s — which broke ground in March and shares a name with the signature Vinoy-3 Daughters Brewing collaboration beer — coupled with the latest updates from a super-early media preview of the Tower on Wednesday. Here’s one of our semi-regular roundups on the five things…

In 2004, Delaware’s Dogfish Head Brewery was well into the process of making a name for itself through envelope-pushing beers, like 120-Minute IPA and World Wide Stout, brews notorious for their astronomical alcohol content. Then came something even more unusual: Liquor de Malt, an American adjunct malt liquor made with gourmet corn and packaged in 40-ounce bottles inside a hand-stamped paper bag. Unfortunately, Florida never received any of this beer, most likely because the 40-ounce package size is not allowed. But now, 13 years later, we have a local craft malt liquor of our own: 3 Daughters Brewing Ctrl + Malt + Del. While “malt liquor” simply refers to any stronger-than-average lager, the term is forever linked to low-end brews sold in oversized clear bottles in gas station coolers across the country. And look, let’s not pretend that we’ve never enjoyed a cool, 32-ounce…