The St. Pete/Clearwater Craft Beer Trail (aka the "Gulp Coast") runs from Tarpon Springs to St. Petersburg, which is 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 unavailable anywhere else. Join other beer enthusiasts and sample them right on the spot, take a tour, meet the brewer and cart some beer home with you.
Both beergeeks and newbies will find something to like, but everyone will want to taste the area's signature craft beer: Florida Weisse, a Berliner Weisse-style beer (tart, low-alcohol, highly carbonated) given a unique spin by local brewers during the fermentation process through the addition of fresh fruits like key lime, raspberry, mango, dragon fruit, pineapple and passion fruit.