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Gulp Coast: St. Pete/Clearwater’s Craft Beer Trail

The St. Pete/Clearwater Craft Beer Trail runs north to south from Tarpon Springs to St. Petersburg — an hour’s drive, end to end.

Think of it as the Sunshine State’s answer to California’s wine country. Along the Trail you’ll stumble upon an array of small, independent breweries crafting fresh artisanal beers you can’t find anywhere else! Belly up to the tasting room bar with other beer enthusiasts, take a tour, meet the brewer and fill a growler with locally brewed beer to take home with you.

Both beer geeks and newbies will find suds to suit their palate, but don’t miss the chance to taste the area’s signature craft beer: Florida Weisse. This Berliner Weisse-style beer (tart, low-alcohol, highly carbonated) is given a unique spin by local brewers who add fresh fruits like key lime, raspberry, mango, dragon fruit, pineapple and passion fruit during the fermentation process. 

Explore our beer culture and visit some of the 30+ craft breweries along our "Gulp Coast." Before you arrive, order your Craft Beer Trail Passport below to win prizes!

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Beer Bonanza Starts on the North Gulp Coast

At the north end of the Trail, a hub of 13 different craft breweries cater to beer connoisseurs and novices alike.

Saint Somewhere Brewing Co

Saint Somewhere Brewing Co.

Tarpon Springs

Specializing in bottle-conditioned farmhouse ales and saisons, this boutique brewery is nestled inside an old, two-story house just east of downtown Tarpon Springs. No need to ring the door bell - step through the front door into a cozy tasting room with 10 taps. Don't feel like driving home? Ask the owner if he has any rooms available for the night on the second level.

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Featured Brews

  • Saison Athene 7.5%
  • Surge Saison 5%
  • Saison Noir 5%
SilverKing Brewing Co.

SilverKing Brewing Co.

Tarpon Springs

Once the original Tarpon Springs Fire Station in 1909, this building is now home to craft beer created by fishermen and outdoorsmen. Located on East Lemon Street only one mile from the world-famous Sponge Docks, you can brush up on local history and listen to what the walls have to say in two tasting rooms.

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Featured Brews

  • Silverking Strike Blonde Blonde, 4.8%
  • Marshal Jones IPA 5%
  • Bonefish Amber Ale 5.9%
De Bine Brewing Co.

de Bine Brewing Co.

Palm Harbor

You’ll find locally inspired craft beers in a laid back and welcoming tasting room at this micro brewery in the heart of Palm Harbor. The industrial-style tasting room features a generous bar and communal tables for gathering with friends. Food trucks are featured on select nights to help soak up those delicious hops.

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Featured Brews

  • Berliner Weisse 3.2%
  • German Hefeweizen 5.9%
  • de Bine Brown Ale 5.6%
Palm Harbor Brewery

Palm Harbor Brewery

Palm Harbor

Beer lovers, bring the wine lovers with you! This sweet little spot brews their own craft beer AND makes their own wine. Palm Harbor Brewery is an expansion of Two Lions Winery. The tasting room is intimate, casual and fun with a quaint outdoor patio and live entertainment on the weekends. You’ll feel like you’re at a friend’s house party.

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Featured Brews

  • Hefeweizen 5%
  • Robust Porter 9%
  • Hop Gone Wild DIPA, 8.5%
Stilt House Brewery

Stilt House Brewery

Palm Harbor

Located right off of the Pinellas Trail (bicycle access available) in Palm Harbor, Stilt House Brewery focuses on full-flavored delicious ales. Opened in 2014, Stilt House has 26 brews on tap, from lagers to stouts. Game nights and cornhole tournaments are all a part of Stilt House’s fun and laid-back atmosphere.

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Featured Brews

  • Hell Yeah Honey Jalapeno Cornbread American Lager, 7.5%
  • Soul Candy Milk Stout, 5.8%
  • Orange Belt Citrus Pale Ale, 7.0%
Lagerhaus Brewery

Lagerhaus Brewery

Palm Harbor

Run by a fifth-generation Austrian brewer, this Palm Harbor brewpub has a distinctly German sensibility. The brewer likes to experiment with Lambics and high-gravity beers (44 Magnum, 22% ABV), and also enjoys making his own beer sausage. You’ll find the bratwursts featured prominently in the robust pub menu. Stop by for a free tour any old time.

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Featured Brews

  • Maracuja Weisse 5.4%
  • Imperial Framboise Fruit Lambic, 11%
  • Madame Pompador Sour Brown, 9%
Tampa Bay Brewing CO.

Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

Oldsmar

Located on the edge of Westchase and Oldsmar, the brewery operates a four vessel, 30-barrel brewing system and features a line of eight core and 38 seasonal proprietary beers, many of them award-winning! A full restaurant and lounge-style outdoor patio make this a great destination for any meal featuring burgers, pizza and steaks to be perfectly paired with a craft brew.

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Featured Brews

  • Reef Donkey APA, 5%
  • Old Elephant Foot IPA, 7%
  • True Blonde Ale 5%

7venth Sun Brewery

Dunedin

This tiny, dog-friendly, brewery has a small tasting room, storefront and outdoor patio. It has a stellar reputation for small-batch IPA’s, oak-aged sour beer and spirit barrel-aged beers. Bartenders offer on-the-spot beer guidance and tours. Tours are free, any time; advanced notice is requested for groups.

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Featured Brews

  • Graffiti Orange Creamsicle Wheat, 5.9%
  • Mangrove IPA DIPA, 10%
  • Timebomb Session IPA, 4.5%
Woodwright Brewing Co.

Woodwright Brewing Co.

Dunedin

Part craft brewery, part wood shop - this hip hangout in downtown Dunedin is filled with unique touches that you won’t find anywhere else. Cool, casual and uber friendly, select a pint or build your own flight, then grab a seat at the bar, upstairs in the loft or outside on the patio.

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Featured Brews

  • German Alt Altbiter, 5.7%
  • Irish Red 5.4%
  • Hefeweizen 5.3%
Dunedin Brewery

Dunedin Brewery

Dunedin

Dunedin Brewery is Florida’s oldest microbrewery and offers delicious food and live music. Beers are hand-crafted in small batches, 15 barrels at a time. The tasting room is laid back Florida with a Scottish touch. Fermenters and mash tuns loom over the airy bar/dining area. Take a $5 tour and you’ll come away with a souvenir glass. 

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Featured Brews

  • Red Head Red Ale, 5.7%
  • American Classic IPA, 7.3%
  • Apricot Peach Ale 6.2%
Sea Dog Brewing Co.

Sea Dog Brewing Co.

Clearwater

This outpost of the award-winning New England brewery features a dozen Sea Dog and Shipyard drafts from Maine. It recently debuted a 20-barrel brewing system and tasting room on its Clearwater premises; brewing specialties include a cask-conditioned ale. The tours are free and on demand.

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Featured Brews

  • Blood Orange Belgian Wit, 5.1%
  • Fireberry Wheat, 4.6%
  • Blueberry Wheat, 4.6%
Crooked Thumb Brewery in Safety Harbor Florida

Crooked Thumb Brewery

Safety Harbor

Located just one block off Main Street in quaint downtown Safety Harbor and named after the shape of Pinellas County, it’s housed inside a restored warehouse with a large tasting room and a beer garden with picnic tables, yard games and live music. Crooked Thumb is family and pet friendly with an extremely approachable staff.

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Featured Brews

  • Grandpa Jack's Pilsner, 5.3%
  • Shade Tree IPA, 7.6%
  • Street Dog Pale Ale, 5.4%

At the north end of the Craft Beer Trail in St. Pete/Clearwater, a hub of 11 different craft breweries cater to beer connoisseurs and novices alike. This includes Florida's first craft beer brewery in history, Dunedin Brewery.

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Keep on Trucking Along the Trail

Midway through the Gulp Coast, you’ll find a range of beer experiences from hole-in-the-wall brew gems to sophisticated craft beer meccas. Discover what’s brewing in Clearwater, Largo and Safety Harbor.

Arkane Aleworks in Largo

Arkane Aleworks

Largo

The second craft brewery to set up shop in Largo is bringing a great variety of beers to the masses. You’ll find adult coloring sheets here and beer descriptions that will make you giggle, brought to you by the light-hearted owners who have a strong passion for beer. Almost all beers and wine are just $5 per glass.

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Featured Brews

  • Passion of the Weisse 3.4%
  • Irish Wrist Watch Irish Red Ale, 5.3%
  • Golden Child Belgian Golden Strong Ale, 8.4%
Barley Mow Brewing in Largo

Barley Mow Brewing

Largo

This small tavern in Largo with 14 taps features a rotating lineup of housemade IPA’s, Porters and stouts, along with American craft beers, mostly from Florida breweries. Hang out in the 1200-square-foot beer garden, aka “The Nest” or take a free tour—all you need to do is ask.

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Featured Brews

  • Maven Chocolate Milk Stout, 6.5%
  • Quackalope IPA, 6.8%
  • American Golden Ale 4.8%
Big Storm Brewing Co. in Clearwater

Big Storm Brewing Co.

Clearwater

In its new landmark 16,000-square-foot facility in Clearwater, Big Storm brews its core brands in a big way. Centrally located, meet for happy hour in the spacious and modern tasting room. Big Storm's award-winning beers are named after the common summer storms along the Gulf Coast of Florida. While you're there, pair your pint with an order of beer-infused grass fed beef sliders or the ahi tuna tossed in garlic ginger poke sauce. This is not your average bar food!

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Featured Brews

  • Oats in Hose Oatmeal Stout, 6.5%
  • Helicity Pilsner, 4.3%
  • Wavemaker Amber Ale, 4.9%
Brewer's Tasting Room in St. Petersburg

Brewers' Tasting Room

St. Petersburg

Here, you’ll find a rotating lineup of beers made on premises by select home brewers as well as 20 taps of American craft beers and bottles. BTR is also known for spunky Cajun food, live music and bingo and trivia nights on 4th St. N in St. Pete, and occasional beer releases.

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Featured Brews

  • Cross Check Pilsner, 6%
  • Bad Badger Hefeweizen, 5.6%
  • Smash DIPA, 8%
Pair O' Dice Brewing in Clearwater

Pair O'Dice Brewing

Clearwater

Pair O’ Dice, a 20-tap tasting room with an expansive view of a 15-barrel brewhouse, is located in a warehouse in a light-industrial park. The husband and wife owners are young mechanical engineers with experience at Anheuser Busch, who returned home to Florida to join the Tampa Bay craft beer boom. Their focus is flavorful session beers. Take a free tour whenever!

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Featured Brews

  • Hop Bet Red IPA, 6.5%
  • Clearwater Honey Cream 5%
  • Little Joe Oatmeal Stout, 6.3%
Rapp Brewing in Seminole

Rapp Brewing

Seminole

Ranked No. 4 worldwide on ratebeer.com, the small warehouse operation in Seminole breathes new life into forgotten styles like Gose and Lichtenhainer. It has a 20-tap tasting room and features a wide array of finely crafted German-centric brews. Take a tour any time or relax in the casual, pet-friendly tasting room. 

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Featured Brews

  • Gose Salty Sour 4.7%
  • Hefeweizen 6%
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout, 7.9%

Midway through the Gulp Coast, you’ll find a range of beer experiences from hole-in-the-wall brew gems to sophisticated craft beer meccas.

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Head South for City and Beach Brews

At the southern end of the trail, take your taste buds to these nine different breweries from downtown St. Pete to the beaches.

St. Pete Brewing Co. St. Petersburg Florida

St. Pete Brewing co.

St. Petersburg

Here, the cozy tasting room shares space with the brew house. Located in the heart of downtown St. Pete's Central Arts District, St. Pete Brewing brewed its first beer in March 2014 and is now serving up specials most weeknights. Pair your brew with a pint-o-bacon!

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Featured Brews

  • St. Pete Orange Wheat Wheat, 4.7%
  • McKracken Scottish Ale, 5.6%
  • Milo’s IPA IPA, 7.0%
Green Bench Brewing Co. St. Petersburg Florida

Green Bench Brewing Co.

St. Petersburg

Housed in a 1926 red brick garage just a short walk from Tropicana Field, this tribute to small-batch beers gets its name from St. Pete’s lesser-known label—City of Green Benches. A 1,500-square-foot, 12-tap tasting room features an expansive view of the 15-barrel brewhouse and opens onto a family-friendly and dog-friendly outdoor beer garden. Take a free tour on Saturdays.

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Featured Brews

  • Green Bench IPA 6.8%
  • Happy Hermit APA, 5.4%
  • Saison de Blanc Saison, 6%
Urban Comfort Restaurant and brewery St. Petersburg Florida

Urban Comfort Restaurant and Brewery

St. Petersburg

Urban Comfort is all about the charm of southern comfort food and hand-crafted beers with local roots. It’s the only brewpub in town with the quintessential St. Petersburg sport - Shuffle Board! The food is pretty legit, too.

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Featured Brews

  • Old Porch Dog Nut Brown, 6.6%
  • Royal Bohemian Pilsner, 5.4%
  • Urban Standard IPA, 6.2%
Cycle Brewing St. Petersburg Florida

Cycle Brewing

St. Petersburg

Originally started in Gulfport, this brewery--RateBeer.com’s 2016 Best Florida Brewery--has become a staple in downtown St. Pete with a cult following.  It comprises a long narrow storefront, with the brewhouse in back and tasting room up front. It offers world-class beers with 12 rotating taps listed on a chalkboard. Tuesdays feature $4 pints. Call ahead for a tour and grab one of their cool T-shirts while you’re at it.

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Featured Brews

  • Fixie Session IPA, 4.7%
  • Cream and Sugar Coffee Porter, 6%
  • Crank IPA, 7%
Cage Brewing St. Petersburg Florida

Cage Brewing

St. Petersburg

In the Grand Central District of downtown St. Pete, Cage Brewing is an expanded transplant from its original beginnings at R Bar on Treasure Island. Kick back in the outdoor space featuring giant games, TV’s and a large grassy area - perfect for your four-legged drinking buddy! Live music from local and traveling bands are showcased on the weekends.

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Featured Brews

  • Grand Central Amber Ale, 5.9%
  • Summer Wheatley Witbier, 4.2%
  • Galaxy Cat American Pale Ale, 4%
Pinellas Ale Works st. Petersburg Florida

Pinellas Ale Works

St. Petersburg

Often referred to as “PAW” - this dog friendly (and dog-focused), 15-barrel brewery features fresh craft beer brewed with locally sourced ingredients. PAW welcomes you with a courtyard area with giant games, great tunes and a cozy tasting room with TVs. Within walking distance of Tropicana Field, it’s a great spot to hang out before or after a Rays game!

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Featured Brews

  • Harold’s Lager St. Pete Lager, 5%
  • Stay APA, 5.3%
  • Milk Bone Stout Sweet Stout, 5%
3 Daughters Brewing St. Pete Florida

3 Daughters Brewing

St. Petersburg

You’ll find bold, innovative and amazingly delicious beers at this locally cultivated brewery headquartered on the edge of the Warehouse Arts District and the Grand Central District in St. Pete. A spacious, modern tasting room opens up to a large warehouse area featuring a myriad of games, plus live music and food trucks on the weekends.

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Featured Brews

  • Beach Blonde APA, 5%
  • Bimini Twist IPA, 7%
  • Rod Bender Red Ale, 5.9%
Mastry’s Brewing Co. St. Pete Beach Florida

Mastry’s Brewing Co.

St. Pete Beach

A beach vacation in a pint glass! The first craft brewery of St. Pete Beach, lounge indoors or outdoors, play a game with friends, or chat with the brewers. It's a great spot to chill after the beach. If you find yourself in need of something substantial to fill your belly, head to the birthplace of Mastry's Brewing, CD Roma Restaurant and Brew Pub - just 10 minutes away in St. Pete.

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Featured Brews

  • Mastry’s Hefeweizen 5.2%
  • Beyond the Pale Ale APA, 5.5%
  • Jenna’s Morning Coffee Chocolate Porter, 6.5%
Mad Beach Brewing Madeira Beach Florida

Mad Beach Brewing

Madeira Beach

Located in the heart of the Gulf beaches, this place literally brews craft beer on an island. You’ll find it nestled amongst the shops and restaurants in John’s Pass Village on Madeira Beach. The tasting room is a modern, open space featuring a giant screen for sports fanatics and a full menu of delicious pub food.

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Featured Brews

  • Dolphin Drool Dry Hopped Pale Ale, 5%
  • Life’s a Beach Orange Blossom Honey Wheat, 5%
  • Oscuro Imperial Brown Ale, 9%

Traveling down the Craft Beer Trail in St. Pete/Clearwater has turned into a multi-day trek! You'll find many of these breweries serving up award-winning suds.

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Win Prizes for Drinking Beer

Sign up for a Gulp Coast Craft Brewery Passport or register your existing passport here, then take it with you when you hit the craft beer trail. Visit each “stop” along the trail and ask the bartender for a stamp at each location. Mail us your passport page when you're done to win a prize!

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Getting Around on the Gulp Coast

We want you to enjoy yourself as you travel the trail, so please drink responsibly and always use a designated driver.

Venturing out without a car? No problem! We've got plenty of ways to get around, from taxis to trolleys and more!

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Enjoy the Gulp Coast responsibly. Always designate a driver or use promo code
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for up to $15 off your first Uber ride.

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