Bars around the Tampa Bay area will be tapping kegs of Bear Republic Brewing Company’s award-winning beers for the first time. The brewery recently signed a contract to begin sending their beers to the sunshine state. So far, according to Facebook posts, Bear Republic’s Racer 5 India Pale Ale, Red Rocket Ale, and Hop Rod Rye have all been spotted in fine beer establishments across Tampa. Mr. Beery’s in Sarasota was the first bar to put on two taps of Bear Republic, followed by Gulfport’s Peg’s Cantina, and Tampa’s The Independent shortly after. As more kegs become available, expect to see more great Bear Republic beers pouring throughout Tampa.
This is the first time Bear Republic’s beers have been poured in Florida, and the development is so recent that the brewery’s website does not yet reflect the change. Bear Republic has signed with Micro Man Distributors, and the distributor does not maintain a presence on the Internet. For more information, as it becomes available, please see Bear Republic Brewing Company's Facebook page.