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  1. Local craft beer of the week: Grandpa Jack's Pils, Crooked Thumb Brewery

    Bars & Spirits

    "Floral and spicy aromas and a subtle malt character," reads the can of Grandpa Jack's Pils, an excellent, authentic German pils from Safety Harbor's Crooked Thumb Brewery.

    Crooked Thumb Brewing's Grandpa Jack?€š€™s Pils, tbt* local craft beer of the week for 09/15/17. Crooked Thumb is in Safety Harbor
  2. Bar review: The Copper Shaker in downtown St. Petersburg

    Bars & Spirits

    I think I've found the Goldilocks bar.

    There's definitely a sweet spot in my preference in drinking establishments. Not too crowded, but not dead. Not too expensive, but not a dive (often the inevitable result of very cheap drinks). Great selection, but not overwhelmingly so. Attractively designed, but not …

    Copper Shaker’s Coochi Cutter begins with Brooklyn Gin.
  3. What to know about wine when hosting a dinner party

    Bars & Spirits

    If you host dinner parties built around wine, for guests who can spend hours debating the fine points of vintages and brix and terroir, and who will sniff if you serve that Bordeaux at five degrees off the optimal temperature, you're probably not looking for tips.

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  4. Bar review: Top-flight liquor and TeBella at Franklin Manor in downtown Tampa

    Bars & Spirits

    I try to avoid repeating myself too much in this column, but sometimes it's unavoidable.

    Alexandra Hansen, Alyssa Machette and Rachel Dooley enjoy a girls’ afternoon at the patio bar of Franklin Manor in Downtown Tampa.
Photos Luis Santana/tbt*
  5. Local craft beer of the week: Jack the Quaffer Porter, Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

    Bars & Spirits

    The 2015 launch of Tampa Bay Brewing Co.'s Full Moon Madness subtropical porter was an interesting moment. On one hand, it was a new, interesting release — a modified version of its old standby, Jack the Quaffer, brewed to celebrate the brewery's 20-year anniversary. On the other hand, it marked the …

    Tampa Bay Brewing Co.


Can you spy the famous Skipper's Smokehouse collectibles?

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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