Small warehouse in an industrial stripmall setting with decent parking. Tall bar up front and some tables, with expansion space next door and a small area outside. Brewing system in the back is tiny, with plastic fermenters - and despite the system limitations they make delicious beers. My favorites were the revivavals of old German styles - a lichtenhainer! A broyhan - Iíll have to look that one up. No food - focus is 100% on the beers. Very friendly very knowledgeable staff. A must visit.
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.
Tiny place in a strip commercial park with indoor and outdoor/garage seating. Service is good with a very casual attitude. Selection is 20 of their own beers, which are pretty varied. Prices are pretty good, especially at happy hour. Overall a good place to go, as they have tasters which can put you on the path to their better beers.
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 high on my visit list for the Gose. Nice suburban space, easy parking. Simple ambiance, bar in front with a tap board over the top, a few tables as well. 20 Taps running when I was there, and when one blew they put on something else immediately. Pretty wide selection of styles to choose from as well. They do tasters (you pick) in 4, 6, or 9 beer sizes, for reasonable prices ($10 for six). Server (one of the Rappís) was super friendly and knew her beer. Beer was solid. Well worth the visit.
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.
GT (672) Oceanside, California | December 29, 2013
Easier to find brewery tucked away all alone in an industrial park. Nice custom banner points the way to beervana in a sterile concrete jungle. Interior is similar to Dunedin with the rafters full of the flags of famous beer producing countries. Large chalk board lists an absolutely insane amount of house beers: 16-20 at least! Unfortunately, not every beer was good but the Gose made the trip easily worthwhile and their hazelnut chocolate beers pretty much delivered. Staff was friendly, generous sampler flights allowed 6 beers or so and they were well organized. Gose bottles were for sale for $20 each or $50 for 3- came with a reusable Rapp bag to boot. Pretty solid crowd mid day. We were all very happy to have to stopped in. Pretty much everything you could expect from a local brewery taproom.
Small brewery and Tap room in an industrial estate in Seminole. Somehow they have 20 of their own beers on tap and each of a different style. Pretty much everything was of a very high quality. The gose and lichtenheiner were particularly delicious. They do 4 or 6 sampler trays which is a must with all this beer on draft. Greg even came over and chatted to us for while and gave us some free beer for "feedback". Pretty amazing all-round. A must-visit when in the Tampa area.
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.