It’s that time of year again. The holidays are upon us and with that the holiday shopping! When I get asked what I want for Christmas the answer is ALWAYS the same. You guessed it. Craft Beer! You can’t go wrong getting craft beer as a gift for a craft beer drinker…or can you? Unless I ask for a specific beer, the possibilities of what I may receive are endless. I can’t imagine it’s easy for the gift giver to search out the beer either. The people who normally buy craft beer for me don’t really know craft beer. I may tell them a certain style to look for (if they ask) or maybe even a specific beer that I’m after, but the purchase really comes down to the clerk who’s working that day. Nothing against the folks that work the craft beer section at your local store, but most of the time they know little about craft beer. So my dear gift givers are left with not a lot of help in selecting a craft beer gift!
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Well, now I have found the answer to all of our craft beer problems! The Beer Advent Calendar is coming to the rescue this Holiday season! The Beer Advent Calendar contains 12 individual beers each packaged under a number representing that day of Advent. Each beer has a rating of very good to exceptional on Beeradvocate.com. That’s impressive! I was lucky enough to get an early Christmas present this year and got to try the Beer Advent Calendar myself! The beer styles I received were Hefeweizen, IPA, Brown Ale, Maibock, Stout, and Imperial Stout. It’s definitely a nice range of styles. Some of which the recipient may have had before and some they probably have not. It will all depend on their distribution and location. On top of the beer, the giftee will also receive a bottle opener, a coaster, a koozie, and a personalized gift message. The packaging is perfect for the holidays complete with pictures of Santa, a couple of his reindeer, and Frosty the Snowman. All of which are, of course, holding a beer.
This festive Beer Advent Calendar can be delivered to your favorite coworker, family member, friend, or even that grouchy neighbor who obviously needs a craft beer or two in his life for $79.99 plus shipping. I think it’s the perfect gift for the craft beer drinker on your holiday gift list! Are you the craft beer drinker? Don’t worry. Go ahead and get this Beer Advent Calendar and treat yo’ self! Santa approves!
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Tampa can certainly be considered a craft beer destination. With time-tested classics as well as new breweries opening periodically, it’s easy to spend a lot of time discovering all of the different choices available to you here. We’re here with some of the newest and most popular places to visit with friends, as well as a suggestion to make your trip run more smoothly.
Cigar City Brewing
3924 W Spruce St
Tampa, FL 33607
Tourists and locals love Cigar City Brewing, and for good reason. Not only do they have an impressive selection of beers in their tap room, but they also sell hand-rolled cigars that can be enjoyed outside. For only five dollars you get a pint glass to take home, your choice of beer to fill it, and a tour of the brewery if you so desire. The Jai Alai is a grapefruit IPA that’s sure to get your attention. There isn’t food available here, but there’s often a food truck outside the doors.
7venth Sun Brewery
6809 N Nebraska Ave
Tampa, FL 33604
This is 7venth Sun’s second location following the first which is located in Dunedin. This one specifically boasts a large outdoor patio, hip atmosphere, and a range of beers available from fruity to heavy. The Graffiti Orange is a pleasant orange creamsicle wheat brew that has a lot of people talking! There’s potential for great live entertainment here, and they plan on collaborating with other brewers in the area, so this is definitely a business that you’re going to want to watch.
Rock Brothers Brewing
1901 N 15th St
Tampa, FL 33605
This brewery, cocktail bar, art, and music venue are a hip hang out in the Ybor City area. Upstairs is where all of the music and improv shows happen, while downstairs offers a delightful assortment of drinks to choose from. There isn’t food offered here, but you can bring your own from one of the local eateries. This is an interesting space that’s sure to host some great memories for yourself and your friends.
Enjoying new brews in different Tampa craft beer destinations is a great way to spend a night with friends, but be sure to do it responsibly! Accounting for your transportation as you prepare to go out for a brewery tour in Tampa is the best way to settle all of the inconvenient details like traffic, designated drivers, parking, and finding directions with a simple reservation. The Tampa Party Bus Company is perfect for this type of get together because the space and amenities on board allow you to socialize with friends like you can’t do when you’re in an Uber or taxi.