Gulp Coast: Explore the North Region
The Beer Bonanza starts here.
The north end of the trail has a massive array of craft breweries, some housed in unique spaces like an old pharmacy, or conveniently situated along the near the Pinellas Trail – including the oldest craft brewery in Florida.
Five Branches Brewing, Tarpon Springs
Veteran owned and operated, this brewery is a salute to the five branches of the U.S. military. Alongside a wide variety of Florida guest taps, Five Branches also creates small batches of beer, like its popular Kinetic IPA and Slingload brown ale. Located in the heart of the historic Sponge Docks area, you can enjoy a clear view of the Tarpon Bayou with a cold brew.
Brighter Days Brewing Co, Tarpon Springs
Biking and brews go hand-in-hand at Brighter Days Brewing. Located directly off the Pinellas Trail, this brewery has created an atmosphere perfect for bikers and walk-up customers alike with its expansive outdoor patio, walk-up window and sessionable beers.
Two Frogs Brewing Company, Tarpon Springs
Housed in an old drug store dating back to 1895, this local landmark in Tarpon Springs is now home to a father and son nanobrewery. The family has a history in operating breweries; in fact, the head brewer’s grandfather actually owned a brewery in pre-Prohibition times. Try one of their all-American clean ales in a saloon-like setting complete with bullhorns, cowboy boots and a friendly bartender.
Unrefined Brewing, Tarpon Springs
This boutique brewery, started by a group of friends with day jobs in real estate, sales and trading, is nestled inside and old, two-story house just east of downtown Tarpon Springs. No need to ring the doorbell - step through the front door into a cozy tasting room. Stop by on the weekend for one of their sweet stouts or kettle sours brewed in a small two-barrel brewing system.
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.
de Bine Brewing Co., Tarpon Springs
A microbrewery in the heart of Palm Harbor, a stone's throw from the Pinellas Trail, you'll find locally inspired craft beers in a laid back and welcoming tasting room. The industrial-style tasting room features a generous bar and communal tables for gathering with friends.
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.
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.
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.
Soggy Bottom Brewery Co., Dunedin
Longtime Dunedin bartenders apply their mixed-drink experience to creating beers that pack a flavor punch. But that's not the only unique aspect of Soggy Bottom: their handmade furniture featuring kegs, license plates and barrels that dons the tasting room is impressive, too.
Cueni Brewing Co., Dunedin
Located conveniently along the Pinellas Trail in Dunedin, you can walk or even bike right up and enjoy its large outdoor patio or indoor space. Make sure you try one of their award-winning beers, like the Curious Gourd Pumpkin Ale, Monkey Skull Porter, Drunken MONK'E and Belgian 3WAY.
HOB Brewing Company, Dunedin
The HOB Brewing Company has 24 taps with typically 22 made on site, a cider tap and a guest tap. Enjoy an expansive outdoor patio and recreation area directly off the beautiful Pinellas Trail. The brewery has a two story event pavilion for parties, weddings, live music and more!
Caledonia Brewing, Dunedin
Giving new life to the old Dunedin Printing Company building and a nod to the city's prominent Celtic heritage with its romantic Roman namesake for Scotland. You'll find all styles on tap in a tasting room featuring exposed original terracotta block and reclaimed wood from the Belleview Biltmore Hotel.
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 über-friendly, select a pint or build-your-own flight, then grab a seat at the bar, upstairs in the loft, or outside in the beautiful beer garden.
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.
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.
Beach Island Brewery
Beach Island Brewery, or BIB, is a nano-brewery with a custom made two barrel brewing system located in Dunedin, FL. BIB creates small batches of high quality craft beer that appeal to consumers who are looking for locally sourced beers made with fresh organic ingredients. BIB’s owner and master brewer has been brewing for over three and half decades. His original training is based on the 1516 German purity laws of only using four ingredients to make world class beer with water, barley, hops and yeast.