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Chili Cook-Off

Drinking beer while sampling over 20 different chilis – yes please! It’s no surprise that the Chili Cook-Off is one of our most popular events of the year. This weekend chili cooks competed with a variety of creative and delicious chili with ingredients such as chocolate, pumpkin and bacon and heat levels ranging from mild to over the top hotness. The brewery beer garden was packed with tasters trying an assortment of chili and enjoying fresh brews. Three lucky winners went home with cash prizes but hopefully all of our cooks had a good time surrounded by appreciative patrons. The best part of the day was seeing how the brewery is so much more than just a place to get a beer, it’s truly a gathering of the local Safety Harbor and Pinellas County community and Tampa Bay beer lovers. If you missed it this year, be sure to save the date next January!

Crooked Thumb Chili Cook-Off

Chili Cook Off Winners

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Crooked Thumb Brewery Beer Garden

Crooked Thumb Brewery is located in Safety Harbor, Florida at the top of Tampa Bay. Part of the Pinellas County Ale Trail, Crooked Thumb is one of Tampa’s largest and most popular breweries with a spacious tasting room and large tree covered beer garden. Core beers are available in cans and seasonal brews are released in limited quantity bottles. Crooked Thumb hosts a variety of events throughout the year and has live music and food trucks on weekends.

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Project Green Thumb

Crooked Thumb Brewery / Green Bench Brewing Collaboration

Green Bench Brewing’s head brewer, Khris Johnson joined up with Crooked Thumb brewers Kenjiro Tomita and Jason Toft for a collaborative brew last week. The beer’s working name “Green Thumb” is not only a mashup of the brewery names but is appropriately named as the brew will be ready for Earth Day, April 22nd. The brew is a wild IPA featuring Azacca, Amarillo and Huell Melon hops. Omega Yeast Labs “Bring Da Funk” blend of wild yeasts will make for a funky brew. Look for this one late April on tap at both Crooked Thumb Brewery in Safety Harbor and Green Bench Brewing in St. Petersburg.

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Green Thumb Beer

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Live Music Saturday

Weekends at the brewery frequently feature live music. This past Saturday Sunset Bridge Band played to a packed crowd in the tasting room. In comfortable weather (like we usually have here in Florida) bands perform outdoors in the beer garden on the patio under a canopy of trees. Food trucks are available on weekends for snacks and light meals. Featured music styles include Americana Rock, Bluegrass, Classic Country, Cajun inspired, reggae and more. There is so much great local talent in the Tampa Bay area. We are fortunate to get a variety of amazing musicians from large bands to duos to one-man(woman) acoustic songwriters. Check the event page here on the Crooked Thumb website or our Facebook page for upcoming music and events.

Crooked Thumb Brewery is conveniently located at the top of Tampa Bay, near Tampa, Clearwater, Palm Harbor & St. Petersburg. Check out the brewery for an entertaining evening of live music an try our huge selection of brews.

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Best of 2017

Crooked Thumb had another great year in 2017. Today we look back at the year’s events and milestones and feel so fortunate. We are grateful to everyone who supports the brewery and allows us to continue to do what we love – make and serve amazing beer! Some of 2017’s highlight: Canning of three core beers, first bottles released, first barrel-aged beers released, approximately 85 unique beers brewed, 1200 barrels of beer produced, beers on tap at Tropicana and Spectrum Fields, Chili Cook-Off event, Girl Scout Cookie beer release, Spring Fest, Oktoberfest, Drink Pink breast cancer awareness fundraiser and beer release,  Rule #7, Halloween Party, Holiday Party, Trivia Nights, tons of Live Music and much more. We have made new brewery friends and deepened friendships with old ones. Here’s to more good times and good beer in 2018!

Crooked Thumb Brewery 2017

Crooked Thumb Brewery is located at the top of Tampa Bay in Safety Harbor, Florida. Part of the Pinellas Ale Trail, Crooked Thumb has a spacious tasting room overlooking their production facility as well as a large beer garden covered by a canopy of trees. Weekends at Crooked Thumb feature live music, food trucks and a variety of events.

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Mayor’s Award – Crooked Thumb Brewery

The creation of Crooked Thumb Brewery and rehabilitation of it’s home at 555 10th Avenue South in Safety Harbor was a process that spanned over a year and a half. As with any project of this scope, there were frequent set-backs, challenges and head-aches. Luckily, the brewery founders were focused and charged forward pouring countless hours, dollars and effort to finally get the doors open to the public. That is why it was so rewarding to receive the 2015 Mayor’s Award of Excellence for beautifying Safety Harbor. Each year one business receives this award for their efforts in creating an attractive space that helps improve the overall aesthetic of the city. The goal at Crooked Thumb was to create an inviting space for locals and visitors to gather and enjoy good beer and conversation. This award represents success at achieving this goal. We are so grateful to the city of Safety Harbor for their recognition and plan to continue to improve our space for years to come.

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Crooked Thumb Brewery | Preview Weekend

Now Open in Safety Harbor!

Last weekend we threw our doors open to the public for the first time. Friday and Saturday evenings we offered a preview into what we’ve been up to at the brewery. It was great to finally see our vision of a place where the community could gather together over great beer and conversation come to life. We watched as young and old walked, biked and drove over for a visit. They came from just around the corner to across the state. We truly appreciate everyone who came out to show their support for a locally owned independent business and the craft beer community. The brewery is still a work in progress as we iron out some kinks and finish up the tasting room space. All the positive feedback received so far helps propel us along. We will have limited hours again next weekend as we move along toward completion. If you missed last weekend’s preview come see us this Friday and Saturday October 24th & 25th from 4-8pm.

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