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.
Fans of craft distilling should also check out craft cocktails at local restaurants made with St. Pete Distillery spirits. Check out our video to see some delicious drink recipes.
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!