Continuing the beer travelogue of my recent trip to Tampa…
I had a business trip to Tampa and flew down a couple of days early to see family. After watching the Orioles-Blue Jays spring training game and a stop at 7venth Sun Brewery, we went to Dunedin Brewery for dinner.
It was crowded when we arrived but we found an open table on the small outdoor patio. Since I’ve tried the year-round offerings from Dunedin Brewery on several past visits, I focused on the limited-release beers. I could have ordered a pint, but the 10 oz. pours allowed me to sample several brews on the menu, including:
- Biere de Cafe (6.0%), an American Brown Ale brewed with locally-roasted coffee and chocolate
- Dropkick Murphy’s Erin Red Ale (5.5%), a whole-cone Amarillo dry-hopped red ale
- Chronicle #8 (7.3%), this “Scottish IPA” is essentially a hoppy Scottish Ale
Here’s the full beer menu on the day I visited (March 5, 2012):
The great brewpubs not only have great brew, but they have great pub grub too. Dunedin Brewery fits the bill. This is pub grub at its finest – we shared plates of Fried Cheese Curds, Fish Tacos, and Pulled Pork Sliders. I love the beer, but I would go out of my way to visit Dunedin Brewery for the Fried Cheese Curds alone!