Time To Grab A Cold One And Enjoy The Greatest Breweries In Tampa!

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Along Florida’s Gulf Coast, Tampa is a city known for its incredible business opportunities, culture, museums, dining, and more! One of the best things about Tampa is the absolute medley of breweries. The state of Florida has over 400 breweries, and a quarter of them are located in the Tampa area, so there are plenty to choose from!

Finding out how to navigate the sheer amount of breweries might be a bit overwhelming, so we’ve come up with a little road map, if you will, on how to find some of the greatest breweries in Tampa! So sit back, relax, and let us show you when and where to enjoy your beer!

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Angry Chair Brewery

A place to get away from the work stress and enjoy a drink with good company!

A brew that has all of that banana bread flavor, yummy! Image courtesy of the Angry Chair Brewing Instagram page.

6401 N Florida Ave | Tampa | angrychairbrewing.com 

The concept behind the name, Angry Chair Brewing is quite brilliant, as said on their website, everyone has an angry chair. Whether it be your car seat in a wave of late afternoon traffic, listening to someone talk too loudly, or your art project goes awry. An “angry chair” is a symbolic way of saying, any time, place or setting that causes you to want to overcome something. Angry Chair Brewing is a place that allows a step into a new direction, with a beautifully made beverage on the side of course.

Known for their stouts, Angry Chair Brewing takes the customer through twists and turns as there is little to nothing they won’t try whilst making stout. They are always experimenting with their beer, trying out new and fun ways to make it taste good, and infusing flavors you may have never tried before! 

Angry Chair Brewing has so much to offer when it comes to drink, to understand the full experience you’ll want to check out their website. However in their Taproom right now they have a selection of brews like, Barrel Aged Double Mustache, (Brown Ale, Imperial/Double 11.5%), Rainbow Puffs, (Sour, Fruited Berliner Weisse 4.5%), and Space Grass, (IPA, American 6.7%). Flavors of drinks range from all things classic brew to savory, to nice and sweet at Angry Chair Brewing!

“Still, by far, my favorite tampa brewery. So many great selections, plus the bonus of getting a Crowler to go... also- since they don't serve food, you can have uber eats deliver food & snack away while sipping a cold one!” -Yelp Review

Although this brewery doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

Cigar City Brewing

Inventive brewery giving tours of the best beers, cigars, and more!

A colorful can makes for a fun drinking experience! Image courtesy of the Cigar City Brewing Instagram page.

3924 W Spruce St | Tampa | cigarcitybrewing.com 

Joey Redner has a desire to take the rich culture of Tampa’s history and cuisine to as many people as possible, with help from brewmaster Wayne Wambles, the two of them began their journey in developing Cigar City Brewing. One of the things the two of them decided to do from the jump was to constantly experiment with new flavor profiles to make the best brews possible. Over the years Cigar City Brewing has made beer flavors like Cubano Espresso Brown Ale, and Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout®. 

With the success of their inventive flavors and hard work, Cigar City Brewing has won constant awards and acclaim, now distributing in over 30 states and a number of international markets! One of the things that makes Cigar City Brewing stand out is their care in bringing the best quality beer and ale possible, by sourcing out the best of the best resources and equipment. 

At their original location, they offer drinks, food, tours, and more! Some of the things you can expect when you go there are handheld foods like Portobello Mushroom burger and Fried Chicken sandwich, flatbreads like Margherita and Sausage & Pepper! While on tap they have drinks like Jai Alai-IPA, 7.5%, Frost Proof-Belgian-style White Ale, 6%, and Margarita Gose-Sour Ale w/ Lime & Salt, 4,2%. Cigar City Brewing has got it all!

“This is a great place to eat and drink with friends. They have a very white selection of beers with all year and seasonal drafts. The food is actually very good as well. Beware because there is limited seating especially with a big group of people. Come here for the good times and you won't be disappointed.” -Yelp Review

Although this brewery doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

Rock Brothers Brewing

A local craft brewing with multiple stories offering plenty of beer and live music!

Stocked up and ready to go at Rock Brothers! Image courtesy of the Rock Brothers Brewing Instagram page.

1901 N 15th St | Tampa | rockbrothersbrewing.com 

Uniting good beer, good company, and good music is Rock Brothers Brewing's ultimate goal. A quote behind the entire vibe of Rock Brothers Brewing is so aptly put by Joey Redner at Cigar City Brewing, (their new recipe collaborator or brand partner): “Music and beer have a lot in common. Both require hard work and commitment to create and both are born from the overlap of craft, art and passion. The opportunity to bring music and beer together with Rock Brothers was just too cool to pass up.” 

Every craft is built with absolute passion and care, along with taking care of the music as Rock Brothers want to make sure their dream of combining the two stays complete.

With house brews on tap, Rock Brother Brewing has got you covered with a wide selection of different types of brews, from sweet to savory with cool colorful cans like the ones pictured above, or right by the bottle. They do advertise their Hazy IPA, a cloudy like appearance that takes regular beer to a new level. Also on the menu is a selection of sweet ales that won’t leave you needing any other ale! Rock Brothers Brewing brings the music and drinks, all you have to do it come on by!

“I love the atmosphere! Absolutely the best staff. Kevin, the manager is amazing. He always makes us feel welcome. This is a super cool space, with a lot of history. They have a pretty good list of craft beer, and they make some amazing cocktails. Great place to just hang out.” -Yelp Review

Although this brewery doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

Coppertail Brewing Co.

Sampler flights of craft beers? Bright street art? And a bar menu? Awesome!

Great logo? With a great drink too? Heck yeah! Image courtesy of the Coppertail Brewing Co. Instagram page.

2601 E 2nd Ave | Tampa | coppertailbrewing.com 

The owner and founder’s 5-year old daughter is the creator behind the myth of Coppertail, a sea monster that lives in Tampa Bay. Strange and fantastic this creature lurks below the waters, and that just felt like an absolutely wonderful name for this brewing company. Just like the Coppertail itself, dreaming of the impossible becomes probable, going up against more successful brewing companies is an example of that impossible, but Coppertail Brewing Company has been doing just that.

The Tap room has a full service bar and kitchen, with the kitchen creating a variety of hand held foods to enjoy with the 20 taps on hand, (and a wine list)! Coppertail Brewing Co. is kid friendly and dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio, and there is plenty of space to hold an event if you’re looking for a place to hold your party! 

On the tap list currently, Coppertail Brewing Co. has drinks like Free Drive, IPA-American, 5.9%, Beachcomber’s Gold Tiki Florida Weisse, Sour-Fruited Berliner Weisse, 3.5%, and Day Swim, Porter-Coffee, 6.1%. While in the kitchen they are cooking up foods like wings, house pizza, loaded waffle fries, vegan burger, tacos, and more, so you don’t have to worry about finding somewhere else to eat while you’re enjoying a sip of something delicious at Coppertail Brewing Co.!  

“Love this place. We ordered the cauliflower bites, sausage plate, wings, a chicken wrap( without the tortilla) Everything was delicious . I love the attention to detail all over the place. Lots of choices for beer and wine.” -Yelp Review

Although this brewery doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

Zydeco Brew Werks

An “industrial-chic” hangout that serves plenty of drinks and New Orleans inspired eats!

A flow of flavorful drinks are ready to go at Zydeco! Image courtesy of the Zydeco Brew Werks Instagram page.

1902 E 7th Ave | Tampa | zydecobeer.com 

A craft brewery, social eatery, with a New Orlean’s experience, that’s Zydeco Brew Werks. The founders are people who take their craft beer seriously and passionately, they wanted a brewing company to replicate that with exceptional food, drink, and service. Also on the minds of Zydeco Brew Werks is making sure you have a good time with the people you bring and becoming friends with the people you meet along the way! 

Zydeco Brew Werks has a menu that holds as a road map to what you can expect when you first step through their doors. On the food menu, they have small plates like Fried Calamari and a Giant Pretzel, Creole and Vegan flatbreads, Gumbo and Beer Braised Brisket Po Boy, with salads and desserts on the side.

On tap at the moment, they have Gold Klub Lager, a balanced German lager, 5.5%, Bail Money, a Belgian Golden Strong Ale with spice, pears, and cotton candy notes, and Minivan, a traditional Kölsch! With sparkling, white, and red wine, cocktails, and Sunday brunch, Zydeco Brew Werks has plenty to offer any brewery fan!

“Can't skip on the blackened shrimp appetizer or the shrimp mac n cheese. Great beer, plenty of TVs to watch the lightning game, incredible food and atmosphere, and 10/10 live music.  Zydeco never disappoints!!!” -Yelp Review

Although this brewery doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

81Bay Brewing Company

“Beer for people who love beer” is the motto and it delivers!

Fresh beer by the water makes for a colorful picture! Image courtesy of the 81Bay Brewing Company Instagram page

4465 W Gandy Blvd #600 | Tampa | 81baybrewco.com 

The first microbrewery in Tampa is 81bay Brewing Company! A place where drinks and food come together to be enjoyed with live events in an environment for relaxation. It’s the ultimate place to be when you just want to let the daily life stress melt away or if you’re new to the brewery scene, 81bay Brewing Company welcomes all and introduces them to plenty of great brews and a great time.

What’s on tap right now is an array of delicious drinks, inducing but not limited to, Reel Slo Irish Red, Red Ale-Irish, 5.5%, Strawberry Shortcake Sour Ale, Sour-Fruited, 5.8%, and Jojo Beans Coffee Porter, Porter-Coffee, 6%.

On their food menu they have pizza, pizza, and more pizza. From pepperoni, BBQ chicken, margherita, meat lovers, pesto chicken, and regular ol’ cheese, these savory pies will be a great companion to the number of drinks served at 81bay Brewing Company!

“Huge inside and what great decor. Large bar with tons of tables. Loads of tv's and a projector screen. Pinball games available. Very clean inside. Large parking lot. Bartenders were all very friendly. Tons of choices on tap. Great place to relax, catch the game or just have a few. Will definitely be back.” -Yelp Review

Although this brewery doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

Breweries are a perfect place to sit back, enjoy a good drink, (maybe even some small bites), and relax with your friends after a long day. These breweries in Tampa are here to deliver all of those things and more!

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