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  1. We Tried That: Brewing beer at Caledonia Brewing in Dunedin

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    The craft beer trend has been steadily gaining ground in Dunedin. Home to breweries like Dunedin Brewery and Soggy Bottom, the area has earned a reputation as a craft beer destination, and the scene is still growing. 7venth Sun Brewery, on Broadway Avenue, is opening a second location in Tampa in August. Caledonia …

    Carlynn Crosby stirs malted barley in a kettle with hot water at Caledonia Brewing in Dunedin as she helps brew Classic Jeff Pale Ale under the watchful eye of co-owner and brewer Dave Dally.
  2. Bar review: O'Keefe's Tavern in Clearwater

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    It wasn't until we were almost pulling into O'Keefe's that my girlfriend realized it was the wrong bar. Originally, the plan was to visit a similarly named spot — O'Keefe's Softails Pub in Seminole — which she had heard offered a great Thursday ladies night special. I got it mixed up with O'Keefe's Tavern, a …

    O'Keefe's favors green, being Irish and all. This is the Midori Martini. The pub hosts a very large St. Patrick's Day gathering. [Photo by Justin Grant/Special to tbt*]
  3. Local Craft Beer of the Week: JMC Coffee Porter, Mastry's Brewing Co.

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    One of the best aspects of the local craft beer scene is its emphasis on collaboration and cooperation, whether between competing breweries or other local businesses.

    Photo by Justin Grant/Special to tbt*
  4. Wine of the week: Milou Chardonnay 2015

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    My crush on unoaked chardonnays continues with a French take on this summery, fruit-forward wine.

  5. Local craft beer of the week: Parthenocarpic from Inoculum Ale Works

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    Inoculum: it's New Latin, and it simply refers to a substance use for inoculation. In the case of Inoculum Ale Works, it refers to the yeast and other micro-organisms used to ferment the beers belonging to Florida's first sour-only production brewery.

    Inoculum Aie Works

Can you spy the famous Skipper's Smokehouse collectibles?

See if you can find the collectibles listed below behind the bar at the famous Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa. Use your scroll wheel or double-click to zoom into the picture. Click and drag to move the picture around. Once you find a collectible, click to see a larger version.

Here's what you need to find:

Buddy Guy portrait  |  Signature Drink  |  An Ode to Hippies  |  Pachinko  |  Man v. Food Photo  |  Pyramid-shaped "Blues Trophy"  |  A gift from their gator meat supplier

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