Florida breweries and brewpubs top USA Today List

Ratebeer.com’s prime minister, Joseph Tucker, was the feature of a story in the USA Today newspaper. The paper printed Tucker’s list of favorite breweries and brewpubs to visit as he travels. Many places Tucker visits are brewpubs where the food is the star along with the beer:

“Unlike traditional restaurants, these are social establishments that are places to relax, sample the local flavors and enjoy some conversation,” Tucker says.

In Florida, the tasting room at Cigar City Brewing in Tampa is another Tucker favorite.

“This is a travelers’ craft-beer dream — not far from the airport, walking distance from the Hilton, and growlers to go.”

There are four particular Florida establishments mentioned in the article by Tucker as his favorites in Florida:

*Cigar City Brewing in Tampa for beer quality
*Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park for beer quality
*Cask and Larder Brewpub in Orlando for food and beer quality
*Darwin’s on 4th Brewpub in Sarasota for food and beer quality