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Creative Loafing‘s Beer Issue 2017: My contributions

Back on February 23, CL published our annual Beer Issue, which always comes out a week or two before Tampa Bay Beer Week (even though it seems like these days, every week is Tampa Bay Beer Week). I usually take point on the special issue content, with a whole lot of help from staffers and contributors, and this year was no exception. Somehow, as a result of a visit to Ybor City’s excellent Coppertail Brewing to accompany our Artistic Director Julio Ramos on a photo shoot, I ended up on the cover this year, as well.

Here’s what I wrote in addition to the special section’s intro, which is linked above:

Heat and brewmidity (about upcoming seasonal trends for summer)

Road soda (about out-of-the-way area breweries/tasting rooms)

Stuff I wrote for Creative Loafing‘s Summer Guide 2015

Photo by Todd Bates. Cover design by Julio Ramos for @cl_tampabay.

Photo by Todd Bates. Cover design by Julio Ramos for @cl_tampabay.

It’s our second-biggest issue of the year (Best of the Bay is always the biggest), and it’s always a blast (an exhausting blast, but a blast nonetheless) to put together. This year, the theme is ReFRESH; I wrote about doing kiddie summer activities as an adult (ReGRESS), fishing with live bait for amateurs (ReBAIT), and cool/indie/documentary alternatives to the summer’s big-budget blockbuster movies (ReVIEW).

Enjoy, check out all the other content from a bevy of talented CL staffers and contributors, and have fun during these dog days.