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Exhibit: History by the Pint: Beer and Brewing in Tampa Bay
March 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Raise a glass with the History Center for “History by the Pint: Beer and Brewing in Tampa Bay,” opening March 2. The exhibit traces the heady history of beer in the bay area, from its Ybor origins to Florida’s craft beer capital. “History by the Pint” is on view at the History Center March 2 through August 11.
Almost as soon as the cigar smoke started rising from the factories of Tampa’s Ybor City, the beer started flowing. In 1897, the aroma of Cuban tobacco emanating from the city’s cigar factories mingled with the scent of imported hops fermenting at the Florida Brewery – the state’s first.
Learn about early breweries and brewing methods, Prohibition’s effects on Florida, the rise of national breweries in Tampa, and how the home brewing movement of the 1970s triggered a cultural shift in the way Americans consume beer.