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  1. Small batch, big quality at Southern Lights Brewing in Clearwater

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    I recently heard of the opening of "Clearwater's first brewery," which seemed odd to me, considering that there already are three in the city. Maybe it's Clearwater's first asterisk-free brewery — Sea Dog and Big Storm are local satellites of breweries from out of town (Sea Dog in Bangor, Maine, and Big Storm in …

    Co-founder Ramy Malaty pours one of Southern Lights Brewing’s seven beer options.
  2. Local craft beer of the week: IRMA IPA from Green Bench Brewing

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    Breweries set a good example in the days leading up to Hurricane Irma's landfall in Florida. When grocery stores and gas stations couldn't keep bottled water in stock, breweries offered clean drinking water for free — just bring your own container.

    Green Bench, 7venth Sun and Coppertail have collaborated on an Irma IPA, 100 percent of the proceeds of which will go to Feeding Florida.
  3. Things to drink at Oktoberfest that are not beer

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    International Bitterness Units. Dry hopping. Fermentable sugars.

  4. From Coppertail to Crooked Thumb, 5 Tampa Bay Oktoberfest craft beers to try

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    Local breweries are going strong with traditional Oktoberfest brews, perfect for the transition from summer to fall. Food pairing: a giant pretzel, of course.

    A pint of beer is poured at 3 Daughters Brewing in St. Petersburg.
  5. Local craft beer of the week: Cool Cucumber IPA, Dunedin House of Beer

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    Dunedin House of Beer has been quietly amping up experimentation with its house brews, posting several bold treatments to the menu alongside its always-popular mango hefeweizen.

    Photo by Justin Grant

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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