The St. Pete/Clearwater Craft Beer Trail runs north to south from Tarpon Springs to St. Pete — an hour’s drive, end to end.
IMPORTANT NOTE: A recent state-wide ruling prohibits local breweries and bars from serving alcohol on-premises at this time. While they are not required to close, in practicality, many will. However, that ruling doesn't apply across the board to all bars and breweries - those with food permits can legally be designated as restaurants and allowed to operate under the guidelines established for restaurants. If a brewery is open, staff members must wear face coverings at all times (indoors and outdoors) while on duty, even when they are not customer-facing. Customers should wear masks or face coverings while waiting for a table or anytime while walking through a brewery (you may remove your mask when at a table). Also note that some bars and breweries are offering to-go drink options. For more information on local ordinances and a list of which breweries are open, visit our Covid-19 Related Updates page. If you visit one of our local breweries, remember to be patient and generous with your servers - they are doing everything they can to help you have a brewtastic experience.
The Gulp Coast... think of it as the Sunshine State’s answer to California’s wine country. Along the trail, you’ll stumble upon homegrown breweries offering artisanal beers brewed on site. When you belly-up to the tasting room bar, you’ll be among friends, all of whom share a love of local beer and their community.
Our new Craft Brewery Passport 2.0 highlights the can't-misses of the Gulp Coast. Take a brewery tour, meet the brewer and fill a growler with your favorite offering. Each brewery along the trail is unique in its setting and vibe – but also in what’s on the menu. Some specialize in summer-friendly sours and others go for locally inspired takes on classics (mango-habanero IPA, anyone?).
Don’t miss a chance to taste the area’s signature beer, Florida Weisse, a tart, low-alcohol, highly carbonated brew inspired by the Berliner Weisse. Local brewers make it their own with hints of the tropics: key lime, dragon fruit and passionfruit.
Our Passport 2.0 keeps up with the adventure! Learn more about our storied beer culture by visiting some of the 35+ local craft breweries along the Gulp Coast, and don’t forget to order your updated Craft Beer Trail passport 2.0 (below) for a chance to win prizes!
Craving a craft cocktail made with locally distilled spirits? Check out our video featuring delicious drink recipes.