Busch Gardens is hosting Bier Fest August 25th – September 16th. Through the course of the 4 week period there will be a rotation of 100+ beers from local breweries around the world along with food options. As with most Busch Gardens events, you will have the option to purchase a lanyard to get the most bang for your buck. The event itself is included in your general admission, there is no extra fee.  3 Daughters Brewing will have 3 of our beverages there, including our new Rosé Cider which will be coming to cans soon. Our Rosé Cider is light pink in color with hints of berry and citrus. It is refreshing yet crisp for the perfect Florida drink. Beach Blonde Ale and 3 Daughters Brewing original Hard Apple Cider will be available as well. For more information visit: https://on.wtsp.com/2ADEOeN

By Veronica Brezina-Smith – Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal Aug 10, 2018, 3:01pm EDT Updated Aug 10, 2018, 3:09pm The waterfront Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel will soon be unveiling a piece of its major three-phased renovation. The 277-room hotel has opened the Sheraton Pool Bar, which will allow guests to grab a drink or dish from the pool bar. The Sheraton Riverwalk is one of only two hotels with direct access to the popular Riverwalk and is one of only a handful of approved vendors that are allowed to sell alcoholic drinks on the waterfront. “The pool bar will bring in additional revenue from local crowds and the downtown evening crowds. This is going to be a whole new venture for us,” Melissa Stenson, director of sales and marketing at the hotel, told the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Phase 1, which was completed earlier…

See original article here> https://www.growingproduce.com/fruits/future-florida-hops-just-got-little-brighter/ Researches have been working on Hops farms in Florida. With the Tampa area now being home to more than 50 Breweries it could have a great impact if the Hops were grown here. Local St Pete and Tampa Breweries have assisted in the project by donating, providing feedback, ideas, and running tests on the Hops that are being produced on a research farm in southern Hillsborough County. Our very own Desiree M Chubb, Director of Quality, assisted in the findings of UV lights and the effects it would have on the Hops farm. See the link above for the article. “By extending the photoperiod five to six hours per day, increasing the time plants are exposed to light to match similar conditions in more northern climates, Shinsuke Agehara and Zhanao Deng, researchers at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, were able…

By Liz Newman. See original article here: https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/things-to-do-in-tampa Thrillist has come up with a list of fun things to do when you have that family member come to visit or that friend from college you haven’t seen in forever. One of those fun things is the Gulp Coast Craft Beer Trail. With more than 30 breweries popping up in the Tampa area it is a little reminiscent of California’s wine country. The trail spans from Tarpon Springs through Dunedin (a brewery mecca!) all the way down to St. Pete, and is approximately an hour drive from beginning to end. And given there are, say, more than 30  breweries, including gems like Clearwater-based Big Storm to St. Pete’s go-to 3 Daughters Brewing in between — you may want to start pursuing those Uber star ratings now.

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…

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.

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.

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…