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

Breaking

Florida Is Shutting Down Bars Again Because of COVID-19

The state issued the order the same day it was reported that Florida had 8,942 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, a single-day record.

06/26/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Can do

How to Get Your Hands on Local Beer Despite Taproom Closures

There's no reason to subsist on substandard beer while you ride this thing out.

04/24/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Calusa Brewing Starts New Weekly Facebook Livestreams

Miss hanging out in the taproom and chatting about beer? One Sarasota brewery has begun offering virtual hang sessions.

04/01/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly planner

Ten Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Looking for ways to party like the Irish? Check out these St. Patrick's Day events happening in and around Sarasota.

03/11/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Weekly planner

A Seafood and Music Festival, a Beer and Burger Party and More of This Week's Top Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a wine tasting at The Reserve and Taste of St. Armands.

01/15/2020 By Rachel Suwak

Weekly Planner

Food Truck Lobster Rolls, a Jazz Brunch and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a pint with your pup and a discussion on healthy whole foods.

12/31/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Good Deeds

Darwin Brewing Company Partners With Grocery Stores, Distributors to Support Mote

The company's Revival Session IPA and Leatherback Lager are available at local Winn Dixie stores now.

12/15/2019 By Staff

Weekly Planner

A Hello Kitty Food Truck, a Beer Festival and More of This Week's Top Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: an ugly sweater bar crawl and a celebration of seafood and music.

12/11/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Sky's the limit

New Oak & Stone Restaurant Opens

When completed, the new downtown Bradenton location will offer nice views of the Manatee River.

12/02/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

A Black Friday Brunch, a Brewery Craft Market and More of This Week's Top Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: the always-fun downtown Sarasota Farmers Market and tasty barbecue at Calusa.

11/27/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Weekly Planner

A Taco Festival, a Friendsgiving Potluck and More of This Week's Top Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: lessons on how to prepare holiday treats and a class in the subtle art of food photography.

11/20/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson