Almost a year to the day after Flying Boat Brewing Co. broke ground on its Woodlawn Oaks facility and tasting room, the St. Petersburg brewery officially opened its doors for business last week.
The most coveted beers today are imperial stouts, often barrel-aged and flavored with a grab bag of chocolate, coconut, hazelnut, coffee, vanilla and the like. A decade ago, however, hard-core beer nerds were dropping big bucks hunting down dusty old bottles of Rodenbach Alexander, a comparatively plain Flanders ale …
With bars, I've always been a less-is-more guy. Same with restaurants: A 10-page menu inspires less confidence than a single page. I can appreciate a contrary approach, of course, if it has substance beyond a brute force attempt at overcoming a weak concept.
St. Petersburg beer aficionados now have another option with Tuesday's opening of the Tampa Bay area's latest craft brewery.
Few spirits rival the romanticism of Scotch whisky. Dramatic seaside landscapes and time-worn distilleries are as much a part of the drinking experience as the complex, challenging whisky in the glass. Scotch always has a story.
See if you can find the collectibles listed below behind the bar at the famous Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa. Use your scroll wheel or double-click to zoom into the picture. Click and drag to move the picture around. Once you find a collectible, click to see a larger version.
Here's what you need to find:
Buddy Guy portrait | Signature Drink | An Ode to Hippies | Pachinko | Man v. Food Photo | Pyramid-shaped "Blues Trophy" | A gift from their gator meat supplier
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