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  1. Local craft beer of the week: Ringmaster Raspberry Berliner Weisse, Big Top Brewing

    Bars & Spirits

    There's little question about it: Tampa Bay is an attention hog when it comes to Florida craft beer. It makes sense, with the density and quality of beers coming from the area, but it's easy to forget that there are breweries just south of the Sunshine Skyway putting out quite a few fine beers, many of which are widely …

  2. Bar review: Bru Florida Growler Bar in Odessa

    Bars & Spirits

    I'm a sucker for a small concept done well. A cozy hole-in-the-wall cocktail bar with a super-concise drink list. A rustic beer bar that only serves farmhouse brews. A region-specific wine bar with a matching food menu.

  3. Essential drinks every cocktail lover should know how to make at home

    Bars & Spirits

    Since the beginning of the craft cocktail renaissance, we've been gifted (and occasionally cursed) with a massive creative explosion of new drinks. Good drinks, bad drinks, a few great drinks. New classics that spread around the globe, and drinks doomed to be forgotten because they were mediocre, or too complicated to …

  4. Bar review: Head to the Stockyard, a honky-tonk in Holiday

    Bars & Spirits

    Aside from growing up in urban California, there are a few reasons why I've never identified with country music. Most of them, I realize, are probably unfair stereotypes, and it's a good policy to check one's preconceived notions from time to time. In this case, that warrants a trip to the country bar.

    The Stockyard is just north of Tarpon Springs over the Pasco County border.
  5. Local craft beer of the week: Three Tun English Bitter at the Brew Hub

    Bars & Spirits

    Lakeland's Brew Hub is well-known for its partner brewing ventures, which have included production batches for breweries such as Toppling Goliath, Cigar City and BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, but it's also hit its stride as a standalone brewery, with two house brews taking home gold medals at this year's Great American …

    Justin Grant/special to tbt*


Can you spy the famous Skipper's Smokehouse collectibles?

See if you can find the collectibles listed below behind the bar at the famous Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa. Use your scroll wheel or double-click to zoom into the picture. Click and drag to move the picture around. Once you find a collectible, click to see a larger version.

Here's what you need to find:

Buddy Guy portrait  |  Signature Drink  |  An Ode to Hippies  |  Pachinko  |  Man v. Food Photo  |  Pyramid-shaped "Blues Trophy"  |  A gift from their gator meat supplier


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We keep you up to date on the craft beer community in Tampa Bay. Plus, we have a map that shows you where all of the breweries are located. It's perfect to share with friends and visitors.