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Gulp Coast Mid County 

Clearwater to Seminole

Gulp Coast: Explore the Central Region

Keep on truckin' 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 beyond.


Anecdote Brewing Company, Indian Rocks Beach

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Head to Indian Rocks Beach for delicious craft beer at Anecdote Brewing Co.

Anecdote Brewing Co. like a good anecdote is unique and memorable with beers that might just surprise you. The newest and closest brewery to the Gulf beaches is proud to call Indian Rocks Beach its home.


Grindhaus Brew Lab, Clearwater

The colorful interior view of Grindhaus Brew Lab brewery.

Film buffs who love craft beer will be in heaven at Grindhaus Brew Lab in Clearwater.

Looking for something a bit different? How about drinking movie-themed beers from beakers while watching a cult classic?! Grindhaus prides itself on small batch experimental brews and features a tour and tasting model, which gets you a flight of four 8-ounce tasters and a tour for 12 bucks.


Troubled Waters Brewing, Safety Harbor

The interior view of Troubled Waters Brewing in Safety Harbor.

Inside and out, Troubled Waters Brewery is a perfect fit along Safety Harbor's Main Street.

A rebirth of Safety Harbor’s Copperheads Taphouse, the father-and-son brewing team at Troubled Waters have transformed the Main Street fixture into a colorful space with a Florida-style vibe. Explore one of the seven house beer creations on tap or try out any of the 30+ local, regional and national beers available too.


Crooked Thumb Brewery, Safety Harbor

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Just a block off Main Street, Crooked Thumb Brewery is just as laid back as the rest of Safety Harbor – and there's delicious craft beer always on tap.

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.


Southern Lights Brewing Co., Clearwater

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Southern Lights Brewing Co. in Clearwater serves up small-batch brews that pair perfectly with sunshine.

Southern Lights was founded by a group of beer lovers with a passion for trying beers from around the world. Savor handcrafted small-batch ales and lagers with an emphasis on quality and taste.


Arkane Aleworks, Largo

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Arkane Aleworks in Largo is among craft breweries along the Gulp Coast that have been earning plenty of recognition for their delectable product.

Recognized as Florida Best Small Brewery in 2018 and 2019, Largo's second craft brewery is bringing a great variety of beers to the masses, particularly some noteworthy sours. You'll find creative and innovative brews with descriptions that will make you giggle, brought to you by Arkane Alework's light-hearted owners who have a strong passion for beer.


Big Storm Brewing Co., Clearwater

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Big Storm Brewing Co.'s Clearwater facility has a huge tasting room with all its beloved beers on tap, and then some.

In its 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 brews are named after the common summer storms along the Gulf Coast of Florida. This popular spot was named the No. 1 Distillery in Florida in 2023 for its hard seltzers.


Rapp Brewing Co., Seminole

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Small-batch breweries like Rapp Brewing Co. in Seminole are the hidden gems of the Florida craft beer scene.

The small warehouse operation in Seminole has a 40-tap tasting room and features a wide array of finely crafted German-centric brews as well as guest wine and ciders. Relax in the casual tasting room at Rapp Brewing Co. or enjoy the pet-friendly annex game room and grab a bite to eat from the food trucks that rotate in and out six days a week.

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