Press Release: St. Petersburg Brewery Wins National Recognition for Flagship Beer

Pinellas Ale Works Wins Silver in the Great American Beer Festival for “Milk Bone Sweet Stout”

St. Petersburg, FL • October 9th, 2017 — Pinellas Ale Works received a silver medal at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. The top three winners in the competition’s 98 beer-style categories were announced October 7 at the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

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1888 Russian Imperial Stout Review in the Tampa Bay Times

This week Justin Grant of the Tampa Bay Times reviewed our 1888 Russian Imperial Stout. Here’s what he had to say:

Russian imperial stouts are easy beers to make competently, but they’re tremendously difficult to make exceptionally. 1888 is a world-class example of the style done right: rich, viscous and roasty, with bold coffee and cocoa flavors all melding together into a shockingly smooth 11.5 percent alcohol by volume brew.

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Press Release: History Inspired Florida Beer Wins Gold Award

Pinellas Ale Works™ Wins Gold in Best Florida Beer Competition for “1888”

ST. PETERSBURG, FL: At the Brewer’s Ball on March 5, Best Florida Beer awarded Pinellas Ale Works’ “1888,” a Russian imperial stout, a gold medal in the Best Florida Beer Professional Championship. The “1888” beer boasts roast barley, chocolate, toffee, dark fruit and coffee flavors. This is the second major bottle release for Pinellas Ale Works; a budding brewery in the Tampa Bay brewery scene. The brewery will be hosting a release party for a barrel-aged version of “1888” on March 11 during Tampa Bay Beer Week at their brewery in St. Petersburg. Continue reading “Press Release: History Inspired Florida Beer Wins Gold Award”

The Tampa Bay Times Cools Off with Harold’s

One of our flagship beers – Harold’s St. Pete Style Lager – was featured as one of the best lager style beers in the area by the Tampa Bay Times. Here’s what they had to say:

The name is a misnomer, as the beer is actually a Kölsch-style ale, fermented at low temperatures and lagered (stored at refrigeration temperature for an extended period of time).

Flavor-wise, it’s a mix between a Kölsch and a German pils — light-bodied and moderately hopped with a dry finish. Treatments of Harold’s are featured regularly at PAW, with flavoring additions such as peach, strawberry, cherry and lemon meringue (lemon and vanilla).

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PAW Review on the Florida Beer Blog

Dave at the Florida Beer Blog did a great intro article on us just after our grand opening. Here’s what he had to say:

Pinellas Ale Works is a good, quality brewery with an impressive lineup of their own beers that i really wanted to try more of. And I should have, but i was on kind of a short timetable, unfortunately. But please, go and see how this brand new Pinellas County brewery is doing for yourself.

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PAW Review on Burbon and Broadleaf

Bourbon and Broadleaf did a review on our brewery just before our Grand Opening on May 21st, 2016. Here’s what Maximus had to say about our brewery:

Overall, Pinellas Ale Works is a must visit brewery if you are in downtown St. Petersburg, FL. Even more so if you are a dog lover because every time I go in the taproom there are always a few dogs relaxing while their owners drink up…This is one of the few breweries where all of the beers are worth a shot. Get a sampler and try the lot at Pinellas Ale Works, you won’t be disappointed.

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