When the Tampa area sets out to identify its best breweries, Dunedin and points nearby repeatedly make the list. If you’re a fan of fine beer, check out these above-average breweries close to Beso Del Sol Resort.
The Tampa Bay area is quickly becoming one of the best beer scenes in the country and in the world, placing second in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Best U.S. Beer Town, and Dunedin has contributed to that.
As a beer snob myself, I get inordinately excited over words like “sour,” “funk” and “whiskey barrel aged” to name a few. These breweries specialize in the development of all that is popular with the discerning beer set these days. Trust me, I went from PBR to Boulevard Smokestack Series by trying things I never thought I’d like.
7venth Sun Brewery, 1012 Broadway, Dunedin, FL
I’m checking my calendar for a time and an excuse to get to Beso Del Sol Resort so I can visit these guys. Known best for their funky beers, 7venth Sun features flavors like The Gift of Guilt, whiskey barrel-aged barleywine with wine and walnuts, Cherry Tentacles, a cherry sour brown, and Imaginary Friends, a Brett saison with citrus-y calamansi fruit. You can tell they are a fun and creative bunch, right?
Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave, Dunedin, FL
At this brewery, the live music is as important as the beer. Florida’s oldest brewery, this 15-barrel production hosts live music several nights throughout the week. Friendly, welcoming crowds define this place and the food is rumored to be way above average. Favorite beers to try here are Biere de Café (brown ale with coffee and chocolate) and the apricot peach ale.
3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd St S, St Petersburg, FL
Ping-pong, cornhole, table shuffleboard and other games compliment the beer at 3 Daughters while keeping the weekends lively. Food trucks and live music round out the party atmosphere here – it’s like a playground for adults. Visit their tasting room for the more adventurous brews.
Cycle Brewing, 534 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL
Hole-in-the-wall meets hipster chic at Cycle, where stouts are the specialty. Try the variations on their popular Rare Dos imperial stout, a local favorite.
With all the great choices, consider exploring some of these great breweries during your next visit to Beso Del Sol Resort.
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