Floating Dock Light Craft beer

As in really current. Go now current. But it’s always a delight to go to 3 Daughters in St. Pete. The team there is always warm and welcoming, with incredibly kind and personable people like Jackie available to people like me to ask a ton of questions to. Heck, Jackie made sure my daughter got her juice box before my wife and I got our beers. Things like that make a dad happy. Plus, every time we go, brewmaster Ty Weaver always has something good on tap. And sometimes that good is only 118 calories. Jest if you will, but Floating Dock (IPA, 4.3% ABV) remarkably hits the mark in flavor as well. It’s insanely sessionable, with a good amount of floral hops to keep things interesting. There’s still a noticeable biscuity character form that little malt they used, plus some rye to add…

Part of the value and excitement of living in Florida is the amazing weather and all of the outdoor activities that come with it. Exploring the Clearwater/St. Petersburg area, you can find dozens of adventures along the water or off the beaten path on some of the peaceful hiking trails. If you are looking for a fun idea for a date, hiking is a great way to get to know the other person and appreciate all that you can encounter in nature together. Pack a picnic hamper full of delicious treats and of course some craft beers and set out on one of these Florida hiking date ideas: · Treasure hunt: if you want to really impress your date, you can plan ahead and set items on a treasure hunt along the hiking trail before the two of you go on your date. ·…

Watermelon Wheat Ale Craft Beer

Summer is here and we need something to cool us down. Nothing is more refreshing to help beat the heat than a fresh slice of juicy watermelon. So we decided to some to one of our beers to create the perfect summer beverage. On tap in the tasting room we currently have a brew known as Melon Hull Watermelon Wheat. With the addition of watermelon and strawberry juices this fruity brew is crisp and refreshing. Light brown in color, the Melon Hull has an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 4.2%. You catch a whiff of the watermelon when you smell the brew but once you take that first sip it’s unmistakably watermelon. We use a variety of malts to accompany the Huell Melon hops we put in this American-style wheat beer. The reason strawberry juice is used is because it helps to strengthen the…

Craft Beer Pilsner

Every now and then we feature a pilsner in our tap room known as # the Pilsner. Categorized as a lager, it is specifically a German style pilsner. This hand crafted brew is medium bodied with a light golden color. With a 4.9% alcohol by volume, # the Pilsner is a smooth, sessionable beverage that carries a slight bitterness from the hops accompanied by a citrusy yet herbal aroma. We craft our pilsner with two different malts (Pilsner and Munich) and two different hops (Saaz and Tettang). The main difference between a pilsner and a lager is the amount of spice that you will find in the taste. You may have heard this type of craft beer being referred to as “Pils” which is a common nickname. It’s a popular style in the craft beer world, and one that our brewery loves to make…

Beer is brewed with four main ingredients: water, barley, hops and yeast. Is seems like a simple process to mix them together to make beer. However, it is more complex than most people would think. There are five main stages to brewing beer: malting, mashing, boiling, fermenting, and aging. At a high level, here is a quick overview of each: Malting is the process of soaking barley in warm water to release enzymes and proteins and then halting the process by drying the grain. Note: The longer the barley dries in a kiln, the darker the grain will become. Mashing is the process of steeping grains is hot water to convert the starches to sugars. The resulting liquid is called wort until it goes into the fermenters and the yeast is pitched. Boiling stabilizes the wort, lowers the ph balance and kills off bacteria…

It was a call I never expected. After over 20 years in the restaurant industry and a long and prosperous hospitality career, I didn’t expect my husband to call and tell me he thought brewing craft beer was next. But he was right…and it was the best decision we ever made. It all started in a local restaurant in downtown St Petersburg where Mike and Ty (Owner and Head Chef) were talking about how to take fresh menu items to the next level. When looking at a beer battered fish entree, they wondered if it could be better by brewing an original craft beer for the recipe. Not only did the fish become a best selling item, but the craft beer they put on tap became a significant percentage of the overall beer sales. Fast forward to 18 months later, and 3 Daughters Brewing…