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…

A couple weeks ago, we joined Creative Loafing with more than twenty other local brewers from the Tampa Bay area for their Meet the Brewers event. Our head brewers, Ty Weaver and Steve Buyens (Captain Steve), attended the event serving up two of our most popular special releases, the A Wake Coffee Blonde Ale and 4 Redemption Barrel Aged Quad. A Wake Coffee Blonde will be the next can release and 4 Redemption is currently one of our special bomber releases. Meet the Brewers gives the craft beer lovers a chance to indulge and shake hands with some of their favorite local brewers while sipping on some unique flavors they have brewed up. Participating for our second year, we have plans to be back next year with two new brews.

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…