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

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

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

Life of the paddy

Irish 31 Offers Tips on What to Drink This St. Patrick's Day

Bartender Robyn Danski recommends her favorite brews and lucky libations, and offers a recipe for a classic cocktail with an Irish kick.

03/12/2021 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

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

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

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

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

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

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