Brew Bus Brewing
4101 N Florida Ave
Tampa, Florida 33603
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To get a better understanding of what Brew Bus Brewing is all about, it’s probably best to understand that it’s 4 different operations in one.
- The taproom at Brew Bus Brewing
- The Eatery food kitchen
- Brew Bus brewery tours and terminal
- Florida Avenue Brewing
The tap room at Brew Bus Brewing offers 20 different beers on draft. Brew Bus has 3 core beers on tap: “Rollin Dirty” which is an Irish Red Ale; “Last Stop” which is an American IPA; and “You’re My Boy Blue” which is a Blueberry Wheat Ale. There are also a few other rotating taps carrying the Brew Bus label while the remaining 15 draft beers or so carry the Florida Avenue Brewing label. Most of the craft beers on draft at Brew Bus Brewing are $6 per pint.
The Happy Hour at the taproom at Brew Bus Brewing runs from 4 to 6PM Monday thru Thursday and Noon till 7PM on Friday. While the website says $5 for a pint, it was only $4 when I was there in the fall of 2018. Brew Bus’ happy hour also includes $2 off cocktails and a $5 special food menu from the Eatery.
The Eatery food kitchen is located inside the tap room at Brew Bus Brewing. While the menu isn’t extensive, the food presented well as far as bar food is concerned. The menu at The Eatery included food items such as cheese curds, chicken wings, hummus, bbq pork nachos, a couple salads, and a handful of creatively crafted sandwiches.
Brew Bus brewery tours and terminal offers a variety of options for those looking to go to a special event or a few different Tampa area breweries with someone else doing the driving. The public brewery tours range from $10 to $60 and definitely offer value depending on your needs.
As Mark the Ticket Guy, I especially like the Hockey Game Shuttle: For $45, you get round trip transportation to Amalie Arena from the Brew Bus Terminal, 2 beers before the game, and a ticket to the Tampa Bay Lightning game. I also like the Sunday Local Loop which includes all day off and on privileges to 7 different breweries and 5 bars for only $10.
I have been drinking beers from Florida Avenue Brewing for years now and I never realized that this is actually the distribution arm of Brew Bus Brewing. Florida Avenue Brewing distributes their beer throughout the state of Florida in cans, 1/6 bbl, 1/2 bbl. Florida Avenue’s Beer List includes 4 core beers consisting of an Ale, IPA, Brown Ale, and Lager. Florida Avenue Brewing also distributes about 10 different seasonal beers which are also available on draft or to go at the tap room at Brew Bus Brewing.