Cracking open some flagship beer cans from our hyper-local breweries and craft taprooms
BIG TOP: Circus City English-style India Pale Ale; Intercoastal Amber Ale; Conch Republic Key Lime Wheat Ale; Hawaiian Lion Coconut Coffee Porter (not pictured); Big Top Brewing Company, 975 Cattleman Rd., Sarasota, 941-371-2939, bigtopbrewing.com, @bigtopbrewco.
CALUSA: The Florida Flavor Hoppy Pilsner (a collaboration with Sarasota lifestyle apparel brand, The Florida Flavor); Zote India Pale Ale; Dissonance Breakfast American Brown Ale; Quasimythical Double New England IPA (a collaboration with Sideward Brewing); Calusa Brewing, 5701 Derek Ave., Sarasota, 941-922-8150, calusabrewing.com, @calusabrewing.
DARWIN: Cyan Spirulina Pineapple Sour; Circa 1926 Tangerine Wheat Ale (not pictured); Summadayze West Coast Style IPA; Darwin Brewing Co., 803 17th Ave. W, Bradenton, 941-747-1970, darwinbrewingco.com, @darwinbrewingco.
MOTORWORKS: Pulp Friction Grapefruit IPA; Intellectual Property American IPA; VTwin Vienna Lager (not pictured); 1014 9th St. W, Bradenton, 941-567-6218, motorworksbrewing.com, @motorworksbrewing.
99 BOTTLES: On your Suncoast brewery tour, don’t forget to stop into this neighborhood sud haven for a rotating selection of specially-curated draught beer. The beauty of these 34 ever-changing taps of craft varieties is that if you don’t find what you’re looking for in cans from the wall-to-wall selection of packaged to-go items, the draught beer of your choosing can be poured into a crowler (32oz tall aluminum can) after being purged with CO2, then canned onsite by 99 Bottle’s beertenders using a clutch-driven seamer machine that gets the job done in about fice seconds flat. Package your favorite Florida liquids on tap, take it to-go and crack open where it deems best. 99 Bottles Taproom + Bottleshop, 1445 2nd St., Sarasota, 941-487-7874, 99bottles.net, @99bottles.sarasota.