Our Beers

We pride ourselves on the quality and diversity of the craft beers we brew at Pinellas Ale Works and will always strive to meet the highest of standards. We take our craft seriously and know that the care and attention we put into our brewing practices shows in the end product. Standouts include Milk Bone Stout, 2017 Great American Beer Festival – Silver Medal winner, 1888 Russian Imperial Stout, 2017 Best Florida Beer – Gold & 2018 Silver Medal, and Schwarzhound Black Lager, 2019 Best Florida Beer – Gold Medal.

We have more taps than a dog has toes – more than 30 in our tasting room. They consist of PAW’s core brands and a rotating selection of pilot batches of experimental craft beers, keg treatments, seasonal offerings and (typically) one hard cider. Visit us today.

Beer-to-go in the PAW tap room:

  • 1/6 & 1/2 bbl Kegs
  • 19.2 oz Crowlers
  • 32 & 64 oz Growlers
  • 1888 Russian Imperial Stout – 22 oz bottles
  • Play Dead Barleywine – 22 oz bottles
  • Barrel Aged Barleywine – 22 oz bottles
  • Harold’s St Pete Style Lager – 6 packs
  • Piddle Pils German Pilsner – 6 packs
  • Sit Amber Ale – 6-packs
  • Milk Bone Sweet Stout – 6-packs
  • 16 oz 4 Packs of select beers

Beer Descriptions

Here are just a few of our award-winning brews available in the tap room:

1888 – Russian Imperial Stout

2017 Best Florida Beer Competition: Gold Medal “Sweet/ Strong Stout”

2018 Best Florida Beer Competition: Silver Medal “Sweet/ Strong Stout”

11.% ABV | 108 IBU | 110 SRM
June 8th 1888, the day in which the first train pulled into the last stop in southern Pinellas County. That train arrived carrying empty freight cars and one passenger on the railroad built by Peter Demens. Eventually, the city that arose around that stop was named after his birthplace of St. Petersburg, Russia. To honor the arrival of that first train we present this beer which boasts bold roast barley, chocolate, toffee, dark fruit and coffee flavors big enough to satisfy even the most demanding aristocrats.

Milk Bone – Sweet Stout

2017 Great American Beer Festival: Silver Medal

5% ABV | 25 IBU | 45 SRM
One of our best sellers since we’ve opened. This milk stout (AKA sweet stout) is brewed with lactose in the boil which gives a residual sweetness and medium mouthfeel. You will notice notes of chocolate, coffee and slight toffee in the aroma and flavor. If you like café con leche, you’ll love Milk Bone!

Harold’s – St Pete Style Lager

5% ABV | 27 IBU | 3.5 SRM
The ode to our building’s namesake is our go-to, easy drinking beer for any occasion. ‘Harold’ used to run an auto body repair shop where we now brew our beer. If he was still around, we’re sure this would be his favorite beer. Loosely based on the German Kolsch style, we use a proprietary fermentation process to produce a flavorful beer that finishes smooth and clean. Pilsner base malt provides a pleasant malt backbone and the German Hallertauer hops balance out the sweetness with a slight herbal note. This beer is a favorite around the brewery due to its simplicity and approachability! Watch for special treatments on tap in the Tasting Room, including Strawberry/Banana, Peach, and Coffee Harold’s.

Piddle Pils – Pilsner

4.9% ABV | 39 IBU | 3 SRM
This beer is our take on the German Pilsner style. It’s slightly more flavorful and hop forward than our Harold’s lager. Our exclusive “St Pete Style” fermenting and lagering process makes this beer smooth and sessionable, but never boring.

Sit – Amber Ale

5.3% ABV | 29 IBU | 15 SRM
When we wrote the recipe for this beer, our goal was not to create another IPA in a different color, but to offer a sessionable beer balanced more on the malty side. We use “citrusy” American hops in moderation so the malt can come through. Sit!… and enjoy.

Fetch – Session IPA

4.9% ABV | 40 IBU | 5 SRM
Being a bit more restrained in maltiness and ABV, we considered calling this beer “On The Leash”, but that doesn’t sound like much fun, does it? You can’t beat beers like this for day drinking, so tell your furry friend, “Fetch me a beer!”

Puppy Love – New England Style IPA

7% ABV |  0 IBU | 4 SRM
We love these New England style IPAs for their big juicy flavor, in your face hop aroma and we love them for their low bitterness turbidity. We brew our Puppy Love with our favorite combo of jucifiers and hazifiers! We hope you love drinking Puppy Love as much as we love making it.

Off The Leash – American IPA

7% ABV | 50 IBU | 8 SRM
Our goal with this American IPA is balance. We use loads of hops for big hop aroma and flavor, but also just enough malt to balance out the bitterness. We don’t believe, “he who dies with the highest IBU’s (International Bittering Units) wins.”

Thrill Hill – Double IPA

8.4% ABV |  82 IBU | 6 SRM
This over the top Double IPA is named after a famous St Pete “Hill” and it is a hop lover’s dream. It’s light in color but big and bold in flavor. To achieve the big juicy hop flavor, we load up the whirlpool with lots of Chinook hops. The big hop nose comes from dry hopping with lots of American and New Zealand hops. The slightly sweet malt takes a back seat letting the hop flavors shine and a dryer finish leaves a pleasant bitterness that begs for another sip. Yes, tons of hops were sacrificed in the making of this beer, but we think you’ll agree, it was worth it. When your mouth is ready for a thrill, order a Thrill Hill.

PAW Festbier – Oktoberfest

5.7% ABV | 28 IBU | 9 SRM
This malty copper colored beer is brewed in Germany during the summer and released for the Fall Oktoberfest celebration. Here at PAW, we love this style so much, we brew it year round. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, you can come in and raise a pint of PAW Festbier. Prost!

Doberman – Brown Ale

5% ABV | 24 IBU | 24 SRM
This Brown Ale is packed with malt, chocolate, hints of biscuit and honey flavors. Brewed with an addition of molasses in the boil, the complexity is enjoyable without being overwhelming. Two lighter hop additions keep the balance on the malty side. This fearless beer will be your friend ’til the end.

Aberdeen – Scotch Ale

9.4% ABV | 53 IBU | 25 SRM
Named after one of our furry friends, the Aberdeen Terrier, Aberdeen Scotch Ale is a full-bodied Ale with a very creamy mouthfeel. It is packed full of flavors that range from dried fruits and caramel to light biscuit undertones. With all those flavors coming through, this beer definitely doesn’t let you forget that it is, in fact, a very malt forward beer that’s balanced and not overwhelming.

Pomeranian Porter – Baltic Porter

8.5% ABV | 49 IBU | 35 SRM
Sometimes known as Palmeranian, this is our St. Pete interpretation of a European beer. Pomeranian Porter is a bold and robust Baltic-style Porter. At first, you’ll notice notes of nuts, toffee, figs, and licorice all backed by a very nice medium carbonation and a subtle dry finish.

Schwarzhound – German Black Lager

2019 Best Florida Beer Competition: Gold Medal “European Lager”

5% ABV | 25 IBU | 28 SRM
Don’t be afraid of the dark. Unlike most black beers, like American Stouts which tend to be more roasty and bitter, this German-style Schwarzbier is very balanced and sessionable. Subtle hints of unsweetened chocolate and coffee keep it interesting, and restrained bittering hop additions keep the balance in check. Schwarzhound is all bark and no bite!

Play Dead – Barleywine

11% ABV | 90 IBU | 17 SRM
Play Dead Barleywine is the latest in the New Tricks series of PAW beers. This big rich Barleywine style Ale boasts notes of fig, date, and biscuit, and it’ll have you playing dead before you know it. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?

So what are you waiting for? Come visit us, and try a flight of beers in our tasting room.

Contact Cavalier Distributing (863-701-4580) to put us on tap in your Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, or Sarasota County bar or restaurant.