Race for the prize

Sarasota Brewery Hosts Running Club With Ice-Cold Rewards

Big Top Brewing Company is home to a running club that meets at 6 p.m. every Monday.

09/27/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Big Top, Big Plans

Big Top Brewing Is Taking Over the Cock & Bull

The legendary Sarasota beer bar, which is closed for renovations, will reopen later this summer as Big Top's tasting room.

07/14/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Stream team

Motorworks Creates New Beer for Central Florida Golf Resort

Little Payne Creek Lager will be served exclusively at Streamsong in Bowling Green, Florida.

07/12/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Birthday party

Gecko's Is Throwing a Party to Celebrate the Sarasota County Centennial

100 Years Feature Night will take place 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13, at the Gecko's Grill & Pub near Fruitville Road.

07/07/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

History Glass

New Beer From Big Top and Gecko's Celebrates Sarasota County's Centennial

The beer, made with a pink grapefruit infusion, will be available at Gecko's restaurants beginning Monday, June 7.

06/04/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Politics

New Law Lets Restaurants Continue Selling Alcoholic Drinks Via Takeout and Delivery

The measure makes permanent emergency orders that were created to help restaurants struggling because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

05/14/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

House Party

Oak & Stone Launches New 'House Beer'

The restaurant's Snowbird Pilsner will be available at all locations year-round.

04/07/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fizz Appeal

Sarasota Breweries Are Hopping on the Hard Seltzer Trend

A number of local breweries are offering their take on the popular summer sippers.

03/31/2021 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Bowling

Five Destinations for Outdoor Super Bowl Fun

These party destinations will feature outdoor seating and game-watching fun.

02/02/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Jan. 21-27

A burger and beer bash, an open-air art show, outdoor concerts, provocative panel discussions and much more.

01/21/2021 By Kay Kipling

Beer and Bagels

Sarasota Pub Turns Into a Bagel Shop During Pandemic

Cock & Bull has been a happening craft beer spot for decades. To get through the Covid-19 pandemic, it's now baking bagels, too.

01/20/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Burning question

Asking for a Friend: Am I Supposed to Be Drinking in Public?

A hang session in Bayfront Park made me curious about the City of Sarasota's rules for drinking in public. Here's what I found out.

11/05/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Brews and Bites

Five Tips on How to Pair Beer and Food

We asked 99 Bottles owners Mark and Christine Tuchman for some general tips on how to pick the right beer for the right meal.

10/14/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Best beers

The Best Breweries in Sarasota-Manatee

With a dozen breweries to choose from, our region’s craft beer scene has never been better. Here's what's on tap.

10/07/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best beers

Celebrate Oktoberfest With These Fun Events

Oktoberfest is a German celebration filled with food, beer and good company. Here's what locals are doing to celebrate.

10/01/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Breaking

Florida Bars Can Reopen on Monday

The new rule applies to bars, breweries and other alcohol vendors.

09/10/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best brews

Summer Beer of the Week: Darwin Brewing Co.'s Cyan Pineapple Sour Ale

Looking for something refreshing to sip while lounging in the pool? Try this aquamarine-colored beer made with hundreds of Florida pineapples in each batch.

08/03/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Best brews

Summer Beer of the Week: Calusa Brewing's Citronious

Looking for something refreshing to sip while lounging in the pool? Try this juicy IPA bursting with citrus and tropical flavors.

07/27/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Best brews

Summer Beer of the Week: Big Top Brewing Company's Hotter Blonde

Looking for something refreshing to sip while lounging in the pool? Try this golden ale spiced up with jalapeños.

07/20/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Best brews

Summer Beer of the Week: Motorworks Brewing's Low Light

Looking for something refreshing to sip while lounging in the pool? Try this "very light lager" flavored with lemon and lime.

07/14/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson