jjsint (530) Cambridge, England | December 27, 2016| Updated February 11, 2017
Doesnít get much (any?) better than this. It isnít easy to find, but once you do you will be well rewarded. There are two seating areas: one with a relaxed pub look and feel, and another larger warehouse-y bit. The service is brilliant, as I was flummoxed as to what to get (doesnít usually happen but it did here) I had some very good recommendations. Theyíve got 39 of their own beers plus one guest (Lindemans Framboise). No bottles but growlers are readily available for most of their beers. Went with two older relatives (one a beer drinker, the other not) and it was a great evening. One not to miss.
Very small bar area to get service from, this makes it very hard to get a beer. One of the few breweries to do Lagers in Pinellas and for the most part they are nice. Abvís are not consistent with their beers one day the English Mild is 4% the next week its over 6%. Some patrons got way out of hand during one of my visits and nobody on staff seemed to care.
This place has been on my list to visit for awhile. It didnít disappoint either. Plenty of seating, with a smaller bar. Tap list was vast and had numerous different styles and experimental beers. Well worth the time to stop here.
Rapp is a very cool brewery and a must stop on any Tampa/St. Pete craftbeer tour. First and foremost is the sheer number of beers that Rapp has at any given time...18-20! Then factor in that they have any whereís from 40-50 more "different" beers waiting to go on tap (the owner told me this himself)...and you can see why a visit here is worthwhile...not to mention repeat visits. A few that I enjoyed on my visit were California Common, both Black & Rye IPAís, and the Smoked Roggenbier. The place itself is not that special as far as ambiance...just a strip of garages...but youíre here for the beer. The staff and service are great here too. By the way...not sure why everyoneís review doesnít score a 15 for selection...which simply refers to the number of beers a place has (huge for a small to mid-size brewery) not how good they are...just saying.
Smaller place with a small bar and some tables. They had a food truck there at night. It was pretty crowded, but the two bartenders did a good job. They had some really good beers there and some average ones. 20 on tap though and you can get 4,6 or 9 on a paddle. Good prices and a decent atmosphere.
Nice tasting room with a ton of styles on draft. I think they had 23 different on draft during our visit. The staff was really friendly and social. The beer was above average with a few on the exceptional side. I was excited to try this place and was not disappointed. If I lived anywhere in FL within an hour drive I would be here and 7venth Sun on a regular basis. If you visiting St. Petersburg this place needs to be on your must visit list. They have Wi Fi as well but wasnít working on our trip. Get the Wi Fi up and running and this is a beer raters dreamÖ no joke.
Visited during RBWG 2015. Well, this place is a tickerís paradise, thatís for sure. They had 20+ beers on tap, and a few kicked and rotated during our visit. The range of styles here is impressive; youíll get everything from gose to weizenbock to barrel-aged barley wine. The quality level is generally above average, but there are definitely some highlights, such as the gose. The staff were friendly and accommodating. The pricing excellent. The ambiance is low key - this place is a pretty typical industrial brewery taproom. If youíre a beer geek you should definitely make your way to this brewery taproom.
This was the third stop on the bus tour after 7venth Sun and Luekens. Wow, they have a lot of taps. 20 taps going with one changing out while we were there. They did free tasters for all of us, which I thought was insane considering itís a bus full of tickers, but they happily poured them. I did try all of them. I think my favorite of the bunch was the peanut butter beer. Lots of different styles to pick from, some interesting styles present. Most were pretty good though, so no complaints here. The tasting room is not overly decorated though he does have the RateBeer Best Of plaque showing proudly. Next door in the brewery there is some more space with some benches and tables. Iím glad we got to see this place and I would definitely come back on a subsequent trip to Tampa.
Standard industrial park brewery tap room. Pretty small, no-frills interior. Itís amazing that these guys are turning out beer of such quality despite the limitations of their system (plastic fermenters etc.). The tap room is a tickerís dream. I counted 20 house beers covering a pretty broad range of styles. Rappís gose seems to get chins wagging the most, but donít overlook the other stuff theyíre making here. Prices are totally reasonable, service was cheerful. A recommended place.