As nice as it looks, the picture I took for 4 Redemption (Quadrupel, 11% ABV, 22 IBU) by 3 Daughters Brewing is incredibly date specific, which means I have to get this piece out relatively soon. Yes, I saved this bomber for the 4th of July because I’m nothing if not a sucker for synchronicity. Mind you, the beer is a Belgian Quad and not the most quintessentially American of beer styles, but the name is there. The flavor is there, too. It’s got a thick, chewy mouthfeel resplendent with flavors of plum, molasses, and raisin. If that wasn’t enough, it’s been aged in bourbon barrels for 90 days. The bourbon meatiness and oaky vanilla flavors blend well and, interestingly enough, don’t contribute a harsh alcohol burn that I’ve found in some other high-gravity, spirit-soaked beers. 4 Redemption is one of the beers found…

When there’s talk about growth of craft beer in the United States, it typically revolves around market shares, shifting consumer preferences, and whether or not the current boom is a bubble ready to burst. One detail that’s commonly overlooked is the creation of new jobs accompanying such rapid growth. With demand for new beer on a continuous rise, it’s no surprise that a lot of breweries are hiring. While the traditional method of learning to brew at home and receiving on-the-job training might still hold some viability, new methods of training have gained traction, promising better tools and a better foundation for learning — both of which could be useful in an increasingly competitive market. Jim Leonard is a retired pharmaceutical chemist who helped set up the quality assurance lab at St. Petersburg’s 3 Daughters Brewing. He’s now the director of that lab, as…

Intrino founder and CEO Rachel Carpenter was once asked by a New York-based investor if her being based in St. Petersburg was a strategic disadvantage. She pointed out the skilled workforce, the ease of living, and the tax incentives, as well as the fact that she could easily travel to any place in the country where she was needed. “You should want me to be located down here,” Carpenter said in response. “It’s going to cost you less money. That shut them up pretty quickly.” She recounted the tale at BurgBorn, an event celebrating St. Pete-based businesses on Thursday, where she was joined by several other business owners and representatives. The event, which featured panels about businesses that focused on art, tech, craft beer/food, and ones that are online, was hosted at the Mahaffey Theater. The central theme was growth — how the companies…

We all enjoy a nice, cold brew on any given Sunday. Once in a while we’ll see a fellow craft beer lover post about a delicious meal they created with one of our beers. In a world of french fries and Chinese take-out, we want to turn it up a notch when we cooking a homemade meal. What better way to put a recipe over the top than with your favorite craft beer? This week, we have a succulent skirt steak marinade using our Rod Bender Red Ale. Skirt steak is a fairly inexpensive cut of meat requiring a little bit more effort than your typical piece of steak. But with a good, hot grill and our Rod Bender Marinade, your skirt steak will transform into a masterfully cooked main course will have you hooked from the first bite. Rod Bender Marinade for Grilling…

SaltWater Brewery in Delray Beach recently unrolled a prototype of an edible six-pack ring. Brewery co-founder Bo Eaton doesn’t actually suggest you gnaw into the material. But sea animals can safely eat it rather than get tangled in plastic rings that lands in the ocean and are slow to break down. Some environmentalists say if SaltWater’s claims hold up and the packaging can function as well as traditional plastic rings, it could be a game-changer for the environment. “I’ve seen so many animals recovered with (plastic) wrapped around a flipper or a head — a lot more than anyone could know about,” said David Godfrey, head of Gainesville-based Sea Turtle Conservatory. Eaton said he and the other founders are surfers and fishermen first, beer makers second. They’ve long cared about the environment, so they partnered with New York advertising company We Believers to create…

Tampa Bay, Fla. (PRWEB) May 16, 2016 – Leaders of the Tampa Bay Export Alliance (TBEA), a cooperative effort of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and Pinellas County Economic Development, are sharing the outcomes of last month’s joint trade mission to San José, Costa Rica, which took place from April 12-15. “The trade mission to Costa Rica was one that allowed the Tampa Bay region to shine across sectors,” said Mike Meidel, Director of Pinellas County Economic Development. “We were encouraged to see companies in industries from pharmaceuticals and manufacturing to fuel management and authentic craft brewing joining us for this mission and finding a receptive market for their products and services.” Fourteen companies participated in the U.S. Commercial Service’s Gold Key Matching Service. The program provides customized one-on-one meetings with companies in Costa Rica. The Gold Key companies, which conducted more than…

One thing comes to mind when you think of relaxation: drinking a beer on the beach. The white beaches of St Petersburg, FL are a stunning destination nobody should miss. Tens of thousands visit every year, from all over the United States. It is an incredible vacation spot for locals and tourists alike. There are many places that one may stay when visiting the white sands of St Petersburg Beach, a place you can’t go wrong would have to be the TradeWinds Island Resorts. The experience provided at TradeWinds is unforgettable. Views of the Gulf of Mexico, beach cabanas to relax on, and a three-story waterslide are only a few of the amenities at the TradeWinds. How could it possibly get any more relaxing than that? The crew here at 3 Daughters Brewing asked the same question and have teamed up with TradeWinds and…

Bombers are a great way for breweries to distribute one-off, special release, seasonal or limited beers. These 22-ounce bottles of joy are perfect for enjoying with others — whether you take one to a bottle share or even in lieu of wine to a dinner party — they’re a great way to sample an array of styles. At 3 Daughters Brewing, we create beer for our bombers on a three-barrel pilot system where our brewers can experiment with different ingredients, flavors and innovative taste profiles. We use bombers to package our hand-crafted, barrel-aged beers. We currently have Jack Daniels, chardonnay, bourbon, tequila and rum barrels that we’re using in our barrel-aged program. We allow the beer to age in these barrels for up to six months. Let’s take a look at the newest gang of bombers to hit our shelves: 4 Redemption Bourbon Barrel-Aged…

Join us on May 7th at 6pm for the big reveal of our new expansion. Raise a pint and tour the new building. We’ll have food trucks, live music, brewery tours and perhaps some special guests will drop by. RSVP on our Facebook page: CLICK HERE

(March 28,2016, ST. PETERSBURG, FL) – 3 Daughters Brewing, one of the fastest growing regional breweries from Florida continues its tremendous growth with a new 10,000 square foot facility. The additional warehouse will be located on the same property as the original brewery and positions 3 Daughters Brewing as one of the largest in the state. Through a partnership with a local tank manufacturer, BrewFab, this expansion will add six new 150 BBL fermenters and two 300 BBL brite tanks which will more than quintuple current production capacity. “Capacity tends to be a big issue for craft breweries and we wanted to ensure we wouldn’t face challenges in filling our rapidly growing demand,” says Mike Harting, owner of 3 Daughters Brewing. “This expansion will allow us to increase our capacity by more than five times what we have today and max out our 30…