TOFFEE CHOCOLATE STOUT
Big Storm Brewing Co.
As the holiday season approaches,
so does the fondness for comfort and
collaboration. Big Storm Brewing Co.
in St. Pete has collaborated with local
chocolatier, William Dean Chocolates, to
create a specialty artisan brew. William
Dean Chocolates is renowned for creating
chocolates that excite the eye and intrigue
the palate. How does that translate to
beer? Seamlessly. Perfectly. Flawlessly.
This partnership gave birth to a Toffee
Chocolate Stout that was crafted to
invoke a 360 degree sensory experience—
impeccable presentation, rich aroma, and
decadent flavors of chocolate covered
toffee. A true work of art made from the
finest ingredients, this stout pours black
with deep garnet highlights. Flavors of
sweet toffee and caramelized sugar pair
together with a hint of rich, indulgent
chocolate. This is holiday comfort at its
William Dean and Big Storm are
challenging Tampa Bay to come up with
a name for this artisan brew. Folks can
come into the Big Storm taprooms to
try the beer and get their creative juices
flowing. Names can be submitted directly
The winner and beer name will be revealed
at Big Storm Brewery in Clearwater on
Thursday, November 16th.
BOURBON BARREL AGED
Mastry’s Brewing Co.
Nothing says seasonal decadence like dark
chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, caramel and
macaroons. All undeniable flavors that
the brewmasters at Mastry’s Brewing Co.
have managed to fit into a bottle… or a
glass if you’d like. A limited, small-batch
release Bourbon Barrel Aged Starless Night
is the quintessential Russian Imperial
Stout. Rich, bold and slightly indulgent,
Bourbon Barrel Aged Starless Night offers
layers of complex yet deliciously satisfying
flavors. Created in celebration of the oneyear
anniversary of the second Mastry’s
NIGHT | MASTRY’S
location on St. Pete Beach, let’s hope the
brewmasters bring this classic back every
WHOOPS AND SEASONAL RELIEF
Coppertail Brewing Company
Nestled on the outskirts of Ybor City,
Coppertail Brewing Company has been
crafting flavorful brews since 2014.
Operating by the motto, “Floridainspired,
Tampa-brewed,” Coppertail has
created two seasonal beers that are perfect
for Florida Holiday cheer.
Whoops: Aligning with the characteristics
of a typical German Berliner Weisse,
The most wonderful time of the year is upon us and the best
way to celebrate is with some of Tampa’s finest craft brews.
When it comes to fall flavors, pumpkin spice isn’t the only
thing that’s nice. From comforting apple pie to the hearty
warmth of rich, chocolate flavors, Tampa Bay boasts amazing breweries
that have created some seasonal gems guaranteed to spread the holiday
cheer. So sure, start your morning at your favorite coffee house and order
that pumpkin flavored drink, but just remember—there are more bold fall
flavors out there for your enjoyment. Don’t deny your palate.
‘Tis the season for hops and barley and we’ve got quite the selection for
you. We’ve made the list, checked it twice, and it’s oblivious to whether
you’ve been naughty or nice.
STOUT | BIG STORM
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