From Clearwater to St. Petersburg, the craft beer scene has exploded west of Tampa Bay. Take a tour on the wild side at the best craft breweries in Clearwater and North Pinellas County!

Arkane Aleworks 

This Largo brewhouse serves up adult coloring and craft beers in North Pinellas for the ultimate relaxing tippling of Strawberry Shortcake (their latest Pastry Sour) or Wandering Star (maple vanilla coffee Milk Stout).

Big Storm Brewing Co.

With three locations and a full menu available from lunch to later, this is where the locals go to drink craft beer and wine on tap in North Pinellas.They even roast and sell coffee beans! The Firestorm Black IPA, American Pale Ale, Southern Pale Ale brewed with honey, and Cocoa Convergence tantalize the taste buds. Seasonal beers at this craft brewery are some of the best in town.

Caledonia Brewing Co. 

Once the Dunedin Printing Company in North Pinellas, the terracotta block tasting room and the Rat Arsed Scotch Ale pays homage to the town’s Celtic heritage.

Crooked Thumb Brewery 

Safety Harbor's explosion of New England, Southern, and French cuisines pairs well with a visit to this restored warehouse tasting room, a beer garden with picnic tables, and family fun from yard games to live music. The whole family can come to this craft brewery since it's pet-friendly!

Cueni Brewing Co.

Bike the Pinellas Trail in Dunedin and stop here for an English or Belgian ale on the alfresco patio or tasting room. My personal favorite here is the Oh Amber Belgian brown ale!

De Bine Brewing Company 

This Palm Harbor microbrewery in an industrial setting tasting room features rotating food trucks. Quaff a bourbon-barrel aged wild stout or I’ll Have That APA, and don’t miss Groovy TuesDaze jam session or runners Wednesday social.

Dunedin Brewery 

Enjoy live music, a Tuesday night drum circle, and Monday laugh jam while sipping a refreshing fruity brew (apricot peach ale, Sour Blonde with raspberry, cherry, and lime) or old school 22 Anniversary Pilsner. A $5 tour gets you a souvenir glass at this craft brewery in North Pinellas.

Dunedin House of Beer 

This tap house serves 40 beers both local and regional on tap including enchanting suds and a hip vibe plus free pool on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Grindhaus Brew Lab 

Off the beaten path in Clearwater, you can drink movie-themed beers in a lab beaker and watch cult classics in this quirky, experimental craft brewery.

Lagerhause Brewery & Grill 

German-style beers from a fifth generation Austrian brewer pair well with home-made beer sausages and Bratwurst in this Palm Harbor pub.

Pair O'Dice Brewing 

Clearwater's first microbrewery just turned five, and the strawberry blonde and Wednesday night board game action paired with craft beer makes it one of my faves.

Palm Harbor Brewery 

This craft brwerery in North Pinellas with a casual tasting room and quaint outdoor patio features craft beers and Two Lion Winery vinos and wine slushies. Thursday features a drum circle, and there’s live music on occasion.

7th Sun Brewery 

With an outdoor patio, dog-friendly policy, and a tiny tasting room big on small batch IPAs oak-aged sour beers and spirited barrel-aged beers, this Dunedin craft brewery showcases local artisans on the first Wednesday of every month and celebrates Hangover Day in March.

Saint Somewhere Brewing Co. 

This craft brewery in Tarpon Springs serves up farmhouse ales and saisons in this kitschy two-story Victorian home with 10 taps and a two-room B&B upstairs.

Seadog Brewing Co. 

New England’s Sea Dog Brewing in Treasure Island and Clearwater features Shipyard drafts, yummy apps, and an authentic lobster roll. 

Silverking Brewing Co. 

Tarpon Springs 1909 Fire Station is on fire! Now a craft brewery, Silverking Brewing Co. is filled with historic memorabilia and fishing trophies. The Silverking Strike golden blonde is one of twelve flavors you’ll want to drink over and over again!

Soggy Bottom Brewery 

From the Toasted Coconut Porter to the Blood Orange Sweet Tart, this craft brewery in North Pinellas mixes cocktail-flavored suds in Dunedin dreamed up by three former bartenders. You can also enjoy live music here with your craft beer.

Stilt House Brewing 

Cruise on the Pinellas Trail to Palm Harbor’s best craft alehouse with 26 brews on tap, game nights, corn hole tournaments, and more.

Tampa Bay Brewing Co. 

This Oldsmar legend with another location in Ybor is one of Florida’s first craft brewers, creating Florida lifestyle beers hosting fundraisers, hosting live music, and winning awards for their 38 seasonal brews matched well with burgers, pizzas, and steaks.

Two Frogs Brewing Company 

Once home to a Tarpon Springs drugstore, this USF home brewer graduate reinterprets his grandfather’s pre-Prohibition beers. Try the Bullfrog Blonde or Beach Cruiser Summer IPA.

Woodwright Brewing Company 

Is it a ski chalet or Dunedin’s half brewery/half wood shop? You decide over a flight of Irish Red and German Ale sipped on the patio or in the upstairs loft.

The best craft breweries in Clearwater and North Pinellas County guarantee good brews and equally good times. Take a tour at your local craft brewery and sample some of the best craft beer the area has to offer!

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