Big Storm Brewery

Beers

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ARCUS IPA Hoppy – Aromatic – Vibrant
ABV: 6.2 IBU: 56
An Arcus is a low, horizontal cloud formation associated with a storm front. With the same gust provided by its name sake, our IPA rolls in with an intense citrusy hop aroma, and is brewed with two-row American pale ale malts. The addition of locally sourced, Queen Kathleen wildflower honey lends a subtle sweetness for a clean and easy finish to our Arcus IPA.
Food Pairings: Crab Legs, Fried Chicken, Steak
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HELICITY® PILSNER Crisp – Refreshing – Dry Finish
ABV: 4.3 IBU: 21
Very simply, Helicity is wind and water moving together in a circular, rotating motion. The popular flavor of Helicity® features lightly kilned malted barley in motion with subtle hops, creating a well-balanced, drinkable Pilsner. Winner of a bronze medal at the 2016 Best Florida Beer Championships, Helicity is perfect for a day at the beach or a tailgate.
Food Pairings: Blackened Grouper, Cuban Sandwiches, Spicy Wings
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OATS IN HOSE OATMEAL STOUT Creamy – Roasted - Complex
ABV: 6.5 IBU: 17
In early 2016 Big Storm’s Oatmeal Stout was so well received, we decided to produce it all years long. Made with 200 pounds of oats, this beer is a fun interpretation of a creamy oatmeal stout that is reminiscent of an oatmeal cookie. The comfortable but full mouthfeel comes directly from the oats to balance the smokiness of a traditional stout.
Food Pairings: Porterhouse Steak, Salted Carmel Ice Cream, Chocolate Lava Cake
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TROPIC PRESSURE FLORIDA ALE Floral – Tropical – Fun
ABV: 4.4 IBU: 17
A highly drinkable, Florida Ale steeped with hibiscus flowers for just the right amount of natural sweetness. Tropic Pressure pours the color of skin that has been kissed by the sun. Nose smells of perfume and a village lost in paradise: blossoming flowers, honey/honeysuckle, and freshly baked island bread cooling on the windowsill. Close your eyes, and you can almost feel the breeze hear the ocean.
Food Pairings: Hog Snapper, Scallops, Key Lime Pie
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WAVEMAKER® AMBER ALE Malty – Smooth - Balanced
ABV: 4.9 IBU: 28
Like the wind mixes the salt air with the sea, our Amber Ale creates a wave of flavor with malty sweetness at the front, with notes of caramel on the back end. With year round drinkability, our Wavemaker® Amber Ale is perfectly balanced with a subtle floral presence and pleasant hoppy bitterness.
Food Pairings: Baby Back Ribs, Wood Fired Flatbread, Ice Cream
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DUNDER & BLIXEM Spicy – Sweet - Complex
ABV: 8.8 IBU: 35
More than 180 years ago, the Christmas reindeer that you now know as “Donner and Blitzen,” were originally named, “Dunder and Blixem.” These famous reindeer are the inspiration for our original recipe to celebrate the holidays. A spicy, higher alcohol beer, it is meant to be enjoyed around that chilly time of year, but is also a great sipping beer for any occasion. Awarded a silver medal at the 2014 Florida Beer Championships, the name “Dunder and Blixem,” translates in Dutch to “Thunder and Lightning.”
Food Pairings: The cookies that your kids left out for Santa
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FIRESTORM BLACK IPA Dark – Hoppy - Herbal
ABV: 5.8 IBU: 71
A natural phenomenon, a firestorm attains such intensity that it creates and sustains its own wind system. Much like the intensity of the flavor of our Firestorm Black IPA with roasted malts and a resinous and citrus rind hop bitterness. Full bodied and black as smoke from a wildfire, you’ll enjoy the alpha bitterness that lies beneath the big malt bill. Keep and serve cold as hail.
Food Pairings: Biscuits and Gravy, Gorgonzola, Stilton and Bleu Cheese, Chocolate Truffles
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OKTOBERFEST Malty – Sweet - Refreshing
ABV: 6 IBU: 22
Named the overall winner for 2016 in the Best Florida Beer Competition. True to the spirit of the great German festival, this Oktoberfest märzen lager is brewed in traditional Bavarian style, so you can enjoy the clean finish and toasty malt flavors your tastebuds crave. This beer is a seasonal limited release, so grab it before it’s gone!
Food Pairings: Brats and Mustard / Salty Pretzels / Roasted Chicken
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PALM BENDER GULF COAST IPA
ABV: 7.3 IBU: 70
This gulf coast IPA was brewed for the hopheads among us! Pours a beautiful golden orange with floral and pine hop aromas. The flavor is dominated by Cascade hops with an assertive up front hop presence and floral, pine, and citrus flavors. A pleasant, lingering hoppiness in the finish entices another sip. Keep and serve cold as hail!
Food Pairings: BBQ Spare Ribs, Spicy Lime/Cilantro Shrimp, Carrot Cake
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SURFLINE LAGER Fruity - Sweet Malt - Totally Gnarly
ABV: 6.9 IBU: 23
The “California Common” originated in 18th century California, where brewers without access to refrigeration produced beers using lager yeasts and warm temperatures. The taste of our Surfline is anything but “common,” and retains some of the rounded character inherent in all lagers, but with a rad dose of ale fruitiness.
Food Pairings: Mojo Roast Pork, Tomato & Feta Salad, Bread Pudding
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LAY ME DOWN BARLEY WINE Bold - Luscious - Complex
ABV: 9.5
Pours a deep garnet. Aged in American Oak bourbon barrels with notes of vanilla, almond liqueur, brown sugar and toffee. Medium bodied and packs a punch with a noticeable bourbon influence. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Roast Duck, Roquefort Cheese, Red Velvet Cake
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LIE TO ME IMPERIAL CHOCOLATE CHERRY STOUT Rich - Complex - Jealous
ABV: 11 IBU: 55
She will make you stout promises, but will be gone in a heartbeat. She is full bodied (in all the right places), and meant to be savored slowly. Her perfume of bittersweet chocolate and subtle fruit will tickle your senses. Complex and creamy, she leaves a delicate lace on the glass after each sip. You will fall victim to her cherry tang that balances her velvet cocoa sweetness. Don’t delay - she is smooth, malty and only here for Valentine’s Day. Taproom Exclusive.
Food Pairings: None. She doesn’t like competition.
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BACHELOR DRY STOUT Tall-Dark-Handsome
ABV: 5.0 IBU: 40
Accept the rose ladies! Light bodied and highly drinkable with restrained roastiness, you will be able to introduce this one to your mother! Flavors of chocolate are subtle and the dry finish makes this bachelor a keeper. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Breakfast in bed.
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BERRY SUBTLE SAISON Juicy - Subtle Berry - Delicious
ABV: 6.0 IBU: 18
Slightly sour farmhouse ale with a subtle hint of strawberry. Perfect to drink on a warm afternoon or to introduce a novice to craft beer. The subtle berry flavor makes it refreshing and tart, while the carbonation tickles your tongue. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Herb Roasted Chicken - Pad Thai - Angel Food Cake
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BIG STORM BERLINER WEISS Tart - Effervescent - Bouncy
ABV: 3.5 IBU: 8
Traditional sour wheat from Berlin. The light malty sweetness contrasts with the tartness for a refreshing experience. Served plain or with flavored syrup (Mango, Raspberry, Blueberry, Pomegranate or Woodruff) for a sweeter experience. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: This is a taste sensation all its own!
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BISHOP'S BRIDE'S ALE 2014 Silver Medal Winner at Best Florida Beer Championships
Once upon a time in a land not so far away, Lived a fair maiden getting ready for her wedding day. Her husband-to-be was a man of fine craft beer, And she wanted to toast his talent, to their friends far and near. She went to the brewery and came up with a special ale. They said their vows, and he lifted her veil To celebrate their nuptials, sealed with a kiss. This is an anniversary you don’t want to miss. Taproom exclusive for Mike Bishop's (Big Storm Founder) wedding anniversary.
Food Pairings: Wedding Cake
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CITRUS TWISTER IPA Mandarin Orange · Pineapple · Sunset
ABV: 6.0 IBU: 70
This IPA is a combination of a citrus/ hop bomb and certainly a great way to get your Vitamin C. With the sweetness of Mandarin Orange, the bitterness of the hops and the tang of Pineapple, this IPA can match all the colors of a Gulf Coast sunset with its flavor profile. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Basil Pesto Grouper, Caprese Salad, Baklava
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EDGEWATER ALE SCOTTISH HEAVY Nutty - Woody - Roasted Aroma
ABV: 3.5 IBU: 23
Brewed especially for the Highland Games, our interpretation of a Scottish Heavy is deep brown with ruby highlights, and pours with a tan head. A flavor worth all of 70 shillings follows the aroma with nutty and woody notes that finish with a strong roasted malt character.
Food Pairings: Lamb Chops, Haggis, Strawberry Shortcake
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FOUR YEAR STORM ANNIVERSARY STOUT Espresso · Molasses · Spirituous
ABV: 9.1 IBU: 60
Thank you for the last 4 years! Roses are red. Imperial stout is brown. Big Storm is the best craft beer in our local town. The "4 Year Storm" is our anniversary ale; And like all Big Storm beer, we keep it cold as hail!
Food Pairings: Anniversary Cup Cakes!
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HAVANA AFTER MIDNIGHT COFFEE PORTER Charismatic - Rich - Intense
ABV: 6.0
Inspired by the rich history of Ybor City, Florida. this porter is a collaboration between Big Storm and King State Coffee of Tampa. It pours a deep black with a tan foam bringing with it the aroma of lightly roasted coffee and cigar tobacco. Coffee lovers will enjoy the intense start and the sweet and pleasant finish. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Vanilla Ice Cream, Baked Macaroni & Cheese, Cuban Cigar
June Bride
JUNE BRIDE ALE Summer-Ginger-Glowing
ABV: 5.6 IBU: 20
While most bride's exhibit some amount of anxiety on her wedding day, the June Bride hears the song of a spring that lasts all summer long. A perfectly balanced beer, with a hint of ginger, that even your mother-in-law will like. By the light of the silvery moon, home you ride side by side with the echo of Mendelssohn’s tune in your hearts as you ride. For they say when you marry in June you will always be a bride. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Chicken, Fish or Prime Rib
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KALTE FRONT DUNKEL Caramel - Fig - Dreamy
ABV: 7.1 IBU: 22
Kalte meaning Cold in German, is exactly how Big Storm likes to serve this dunkel – cold as hail. Ours is a medium-bodied beer with a slightly sweet, toasted bread crust malt flavor. Smooth finish accentuated with hop to balance the malt. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Lamb Sausage, Munster Grilled Cheese, Korean BBQ
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KUMQUAT RADLER Sunshine - Fruity - Kumquatery
ABV: 4.8 IBU: 13
Brewed by Big Storm in especially for the Annual Kumquat Festival in Dade City, Florida, this Radler style beer is truly a sip of Florida Sunshine. Our brewers added whole kumquat puree, sourced from Dade City directly to the finished beer. The result is a light straw appearance with sweet and citrus aroma. The flavor is refreshing, with soft sweet malt and bright citrus in the finish. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Corn Dogs, Nachos, Pizza
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KYRILL HEFEWEIZEN Creamy - Refreshing - Distinctive
ABV: 5.5 IBU: 8.8
In 2007, Kyrill was a cyclonic windstorm in Western Europe. The famous cyclonic winds that mixed low pressure with cold air is similar to the process we use to make our hefeweizen. The combination of wheat (weizen) and yeast (hefe), creates a hazy beer with a fast rising storm of foam. Kyrill coats the mouth with flavors of clove and banana and finishes short with low hop bitterness. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Grilled Snapper, Fig & Herb Goat Cheese, Kumquat Pie
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LONDON MIST ENGLISH PUB ALE Complex - Creamy - Roasted
ABV: 3.5 IBU: 24.4
Big Storm's version of this session, English Ale is low gravity, flavorful and well balanced. With a slight biscuit flavor and aroma, the overall result is an easy to drink beer. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Roasted Chicken, Cheddar Fondue, Sugar Cookies
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LOW PRESSURE SESSION IPA Quenching - Tropical - Easy Drinking
ABV: 4.7 IBU: 40
When the seas are calm and friends are near, this is the ideal beer for the beach. The Mango and citrus flavors provide refreshment and drink-ability not typically found in an IPA. The dollop of creaminess in the mouth and buzzing carbonation at the finish will keep you coming back for more. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Fried Chicken, Cobb Salad, Vanilla Cupckaes
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MAUVAIS SAISON Aromatic - Fruity - Expressive
ABV: 6.5 IBU: 30
Meaning Bad Weather in French, Big Storm’s Mauvais was inspired by the ale farm workers drank throughout the French speaking region of Belgium. The low malt aroma balances the fruity-ester aromas and the medium hop bitterness. The complexity of this dry, pale beer contributes to the signature character of a Belgian Saison. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Garlic Steamed Mussels - Baked Brie - Ginger Mango Lime Sorbet
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MERCHANT PORTER Velvety - Chocolate - Coffee
ABV: 5.8 IBU: 22
Deep brown in color with the aroma of cafe con leche, our porter can launch a thousand ships. The cascading texture and velvety mouth-feel comes from the addition of nitrogen. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Chicken Mole, Smoked Meets & Cheese, Peanut Butter Pie
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RED AS RAIN IRISH ALE Toasted Toffee - Dry Finish - King's Landing Favorite
ABV: 4.5 IBU: 23
Exceptionally drinkable, Big Storm's Red Irish Ale pours a deep mahogany with the aroma of toast and caramel. Roast malts with a dry finish. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Reuben Sandwich, Shepherd's Pie, Chocolate Cake with Candied Ginger
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TENFLARE RED LAGER Toasty - Caramel - Balanced
ABV: 5.2 IBU: 24
Solar flares actually make a high frequency noise when they erupt. The intense radiation over 10.7 cm wavelength band (2695 MHz ), is known as a tenflare. Big Storm’s Tenflare Red Lager is toasty just like the sun. Amber in color, this lager’s bitterness level is low making it a very well balanced beer. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Flame grilled burgers with Monterey Jack cheese
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THE AMERICAN PALE ALE Hints of Lemongrass - Citrus - Blanaced
ABV: 4.8 IBU: 40
Big Storm’s American Pale Ale is exceptionally drinkable and is compatible with all types of food. Its color is golden and is reflective of American-variety hops aroma characters. The low to medium maltiness balances nicely with the hop bitterness. The result is an All American ale that finishes clean with a noticeable citrus and melon hop character. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Chevrolet
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WATER SPOUT MILK STOUT Robust - Velvety - Rich
ABV: 6.2 IBU: 25
On Nitro or Co2 taps, Water Spout Milk Stout pours a dense, coffee-colored head of great retention with pleasantly chocolaty, and coffee flavors. Both rich and soft with a minor crispness, the present sweetness of the lactose compliments its mild roast making it dark, delicious and easy to drink. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Smokey BBQ Burgers, Char-Grilled Vegetables, Raspberry Chocolate Brownies
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WHEAT ME IN ST. LOUIS Lemony - Airy - Refreshing
ABV: 4.6 IBU: 20
Taproom exclusive.
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CATEGORY 1 - BELGIAN SINGLE Sweet – Dry – Medalist
ABV: 7.5 IBU: 34
A silver medalist at the 2016 Best Florida Beer awards, our Belgian Single is the first in the Big Storm “Hurricane Series.” It is pale yellow in color and pours a billowy white head. This award-winning ale is well carbonated with fruity and spicy Belgian yeast character and a floral hop aroma.
Food Pairings: Lobster, Taleggio Crustini, Orange Pound Cake
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CATEGORY 2 - BELGIAN DUBBEL Rich – Malty – Mildly Spicy
ABV: 6 IBU: 18
The second installment of the Big Storm “Hurricane Series,” our Dubbel features a deep reddish amber to copper in color with rich malty flavor. This best seller presents dark or dried fruit esters reminiscent of raisin, plum and dates. The dense creamy off-white head sits atop a clear and complex sweet malt flavor that generally finishes moderately dry.
Food Pairings: Washed Rind Strong Cheese, Pork and Sage Smoked Sausage, Milk Chocolate Fondue
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CATEGORY 3 - BELGIAN TRIPEL Clove – Sweet Malt - Warm
ABV: 9.2 IBU: 30
As hurricanes grow stronger with each category, so does the Big Storm Belgian series. Category 3 has a higher alcohol content and features a yellow to deep golden color, with a creamy white head. Citrusy esters are present with a slight note of banana, as the beer laces the glass. Our Tripel has become a fan favorite due to the somewhat spicy, dry, ale with a firm malt flavor and higher hop bitterness.
Food Pairings: Baked Brie, Roast Turkey, Banana Foster
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CATEGORY 4 - BELGIAN QUADRUPEL Brown Sugar – Caramel – Earthy Deep
ABV: 10.6 IBU: 25
The highlight of this Belgian Quadrupel is a rich malty presence with satisfying impressions of dark fruits, such as plums, dates and raisins. Characterized by its reddish amber color, this Belgian Quad has a 10.6% ABV with complex malt flavors and yeast esters leaving the Belgian fan with a warm satisfying experience.
Food Pairings: Cornish Game Hen, Aged Gouda Grilled Cheese, Rice Pudding
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CATEGORY 5 - BELGIAN QUINTUPEL Vanilla honey · Hints of Tropical Fruit · Intriguing
ABV: 11.1 IBU: 20
This extraordinary Belgian Quintuple pours a stunning golden copper with a thin head that quickly dissipates. This beer was aged in French and Hungarian white oak Chardonnay barrels and has an aroma and notes of honey, vanilla, oak and liqueur with subtle hints of banana and clove. Belgian fans will relish this stunning sweet and smooth strong ale with mouth coating presence and a touch of alcohol in its finish.
Food Pairings: A Designated Driver

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Complete Beer List

Big Storm Core Beers

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ARCUS IPA Hoppy – Aromatic – Vibrant
ABV: 6.2 IBU: 56
An Arcus is a low, horizontal cloud formation associated with a storm front. With the same gust provided by its name sake, our IPA rolls in with an intense citrusy hop aroma, and is brewed with two-row American pale ale malts. The addition of locally sourced, Queen Kathleen wildflower honey lends a subtle sweetness for a clean and easy finish to our Arcus IPA.
Food Pairings: Crab Legs, Fried Chicken, Steak
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HELICITY® PILSNER Crisp – Refreshing – Dry Finish
ABV: 4.3 IBU: 21
Very simply, Helicity is wind and water moving together in a circular, rotating motion. The popular flavor of Helicity® features lightly kilned malted barley in motion with subtle hops, creating a well-balanced, drinkable Pilsner. Winner of a bronze medal at the 2016 Best Florida Beer Championships, Helicity is perfect for a day at the beach or a tailgate.
Food Pairings: Blackened Grouper, Cuban Sandwiches, Spicy Wings
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OATS IN HOSE OATMEAL STOUT Creamy – Roasted - Complex
ABV: 6.5 IBU: 17
In early 2016 Big Storm’s Oatmeal Stout was so well received, we decided to produce it all years long. Made with 200 pounds of oats, this beer is a fun interpretation of a creamy oatmeal stout that is reminiscent of an oatmeal cookie. The comfortable but full mouthfeel comes directly from the oats to balance the smokiness of a traditional stout.
Food Pairings: Porterhouse Steak, Salted Carmel Ice Cream, Chocolate Lava Cake
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TROPIC PRESSURE FLORIDA ALE Floral – Tropical – Fun
ABV: 4.4 IBU: 17
A highly drinkable, Florida Ale steeped with hibiscus flowers for just the right amount of natural sweetness. Tropic Pressure pours the color of skin that has been kissed by the sun. Nose smells of perfume and a village lost in paradise: blossoming flowers, honey/honeysuckle, and freshly baked island bread cooling on the windowsill. Close your eyes, and you can almost feel the breeze hear the ocean.
Food Pairings: Hog Snapper, Scallops, Key Lime Pie
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WAVEMAKER® AMBER ALE Malty – Smooth - Balanced
ABV: 4.9 IBU: 28
Like the wind mixes the salt air with the sea, our Amber Ale creates a wave of flavor with malty sweetness at the front, with notes of caramel on the back end. With year round drinkability, our Wavemaker® Amber Ale is perfectly balanced with a subtle floral presence and pleasant hoppy bitterness.
Food Pairings: Baby Back Ribs, Wood Fired Flatbread, Ice Cream

Specialty Beers

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DUNDER & BLIXEM Spicy – Sweet - Complex
ABV: 8.8 IBU: 35
More than 180 years ago, the Christmas reindeer that you now know as “Donner and Blitzen,” were originally named, “Dunder and Blixem.” These famous reindeer are the inspiration for our original recipe to celebrate the holidays. A spicy, higher alcohol beer, it is meant to be enjoyed around that chilly time of year, but is also a great sipping beer for any occasion. Awarded a silver medal at the 2014 Florida Beer Championships, the name “Dunder and Blixem,” translates in Dutch to “Thunder and Lightning.”
Food Pairings: The cookies that your kids left out for Santa
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FIRESTORM BLACK IPA Dark – Hoppy - Herbal
ABV: 5.8 IBU: 71
A natural phenomenon, a firestorm attains such intensity that it creates and sustains its own wind system. Much like the intensity of the flavor of our Firestorm Black IPA with roasted malts and a resinous and citrus rind hop bitterness. Full bodied and black as smoke from a wildfire, you’ll enjoy the alpha bitterness that lies beneath the big malt bill. Keep and serve cold as hail.
Food Pairings: Biscuits and Gravy, Gorgonzola, Stilton and Bleu Cheese, Chocolate Truffles
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OKTOBERFEST Malty – Sweet - Refreshing
ABV: 6 IBU: 22
Named the overall winner for 2016 in the Best Florida Beer Competition. True to the spirit of the great German festival, this Oktoberfest märzen lager is brewed in traditional Bavarian style, so you can enjoy the clean finish and toasty malt flavors your tastebuds crave. This beer is a seasonal limited release, so grab it before it’s gone!
Food Pairings: Brats and Mustard / Salty Pretzels / Roasted Chicken
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PALM BENDER GULF COAST IPA
ABV: 7.3 IBU: 70
This gulf coast IPA was brewed for the hopheads among us! Pours a beautiful golden orange with floral and pine hop aromas. The flavor is dominated by Cascade hops with an assertive up front hop presence and floral, pine, and citrus flavors. A pleasant, lingering hoppiness in the finish entices another sip. Keep and serve cold as hail!
Food Pairings: BBQ Spare Ribs, Spicy Lime/Cilantro Shrimp, Carrot Cake
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SURFLINE LAGER Fruity - Sweet Malt - Totally Gnarly
ABV: 6.9 IBU: 23
The “California Common” originated in 18th century California, where brewers without access to refrigeration produced beers using lager yeasts and warm temperatures. The taste of our Surfline is anything but “common,” and retains some of the rounded character inherent in all lagers, but with a rad dose of ale fruitiness.
Food Pairings: Mojo Roast Pork, Tomato & Feta Salad, Bread Pudding

Bomber Beers

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LAY ME DOWN BARLEY WINE Bold - Luscious - Complex
ABV: 9.5
Pours a deep garnet. Aged in American Oak bourbon barrels with notes of vanilla, almond liqueur, brown sugar and toffee. Medium bodied and packs a punch with a noticeable bourbon influence. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Roast Duck, Roquefort Cheese, Red Velvet Cake
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LIE TO ME IMPERIAL CHOCOLATE CHERRY STOUT Rich - Complex - Jealous
ABV: 11 IBU: 55
She will make you stout promises, but will be gone in a heartbeat. She is full bodied (in all the right places), and meant to be savored slowly. Her perfume of bittersweet chocolate and subtle fruit will tickle your senses. Complex and creamy, she leaves a delicate lace on the glass after each sip. You will fall victim to her cherry tang that balances her velvet cocoa sweetness. Don’t delay - she is smooth, malty and only here for Valentine’s Day. Taproom Exclusive.
Food Pairings: None. She doesn’t like competition.

Forecast Series Beers

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BACHELOR DRY STOUT Tall-Dark-Handsome
ABV: 5.0 IBU: 40
Accept the rose ladies! Light bodied and highly drinkable with restrained roastiness, you will be able to introduce this one to your mother! Flavors of chocolate are subtle and the dry finish makes this bachelor a keeper. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Breakfast in bed.
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BERRY SUBTLE SAISON Juicy - Subtle Berry - Delicious
ABV: 6.0 IBU: 18
Slightly sour farmhouse ale with a subtle hint of strawberry. Perfect to drink on a warm afternoon or to introduce a novice to craft beer. The subtle berry flavor makes it refreshing and tart, while the carbonation tickles your tongue. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Herb Roasted Chicken - Pad Thai - Angel Food Cake
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BIG STORM BERLINER WEISS Tart - Effervescent - Bouncy
ABV: 3.5 IBU: 8
Traditional sour wheat from Berlin. The light malty sweetness contrasts with the tartness for a refreshing experience. Served plain or with flavored syrup (Mango, Raspberry, Blueberry, Pomegranate or Woodruff) for a sweeter experience. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: This is a taste sensation all its own!
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BISHOP'S BRIDE'S ALE 2014 Silver Medal Winner at Best Florida Beer Championships
Once upon a time in a land not so far away, Lived a fair maiden getting ready for her wedding day. Her husband-to-be was a man of fine craft beer, And she wanted to toast his talent, to their friends far and near. She went to the brewery and came up with a special ale. They said their vows, and he lifted her veil To celebrate their nuptials, sealed with a kiss. This is an anniversary you don’t want to miss. Taproom exclusive for Mike Bishop's (Big Storm Founder) wedding anniversary.
Food Pairings: Wedding Cake
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CITRUS TWISTER IPA Mandarin Orange · Pineapple · Sunset
ABV: 6.0 IBU: 70
This IPA is a combination of a citrus/ hop bomb and certainly a great way to get your Vitamin C. With the sweetness of Mandarin Orange, the bitterness of the hops and the tang of Pineapple, this IPA can match all the colors of a Gulf Coast sunset with its flavor profile. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Basil Pesto Grouper, Caprese Salad, Baklava
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EDGEWATER ALE SCOTTISH HEAVY Nutty - Woody - Roasted Aroma
ABV: 3.5 IBU: 23
Brewed especially for the Highland Games, our interpretation of a Scottish Heavy is deep brown with ruby highlights, and pours with a tan head. A flavor worth all of 70 shillings follows the aroma with nutty and woody notes that finish with a strong roasted malt character.
Food Pairings: Lamb Chops, Haggis, Strawberry Shortcake
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FOUR YEAR STORM ANNIVERSARY STOUT Espresso · Molasses · Spirituous
ABV: 9.1 IBU: 60
Thank you for the last 4 years! Roses are red. Imperial stout is brown. Big Storm is the best craft beer in our local town. The "4 Year Storm" is our anniversary ale; And like all Big Storm beer, we keep it cold as hail!
Food Pairings: Anniversary Cup Cakes!
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HAVANA AFTER MIDNIGHT COFFEE PORTER Charismatic - Rich - Intense
ABV: 6.0
Inspired by the rich history of Ybor City, Florida. this porter is a collaboration between Big Storm and King State Coffee of Tampa. It pours a deep black with a tan foam bringing with it the aroma of lightly roasted coffee and cigar tobacco. Coffee lovers will enjoy the intense start and the sweet and pleasant finish. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Vanilla Ice Cream, Baked Macaroni & Cheese, Cuban Cigar
June Bride
JUNE BRIDE ALE Summer-Ginger-Glowing
ABV: 5.6 IBU: 20
While most bride's exhibit some amount of anxiety on her wedding day, the June Bride hears the song of a spring that lasts all summer long. A perfectly balanced beer, with a hint of ginger, that even your mother-in-law will like. By the light of the silvery moon, home you ride side by side with the echo of Mendelssohn’s tune in your hearts as you ride. For they say when you marry in June you will always be a bride. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Chicken, Fish or Prime Rib
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KALTE FRONT DUNKEL Caramel - Fig - Dreamy
ABV: 7.1 IBU: 22
Kalte meaning Cold in German, is exactly how Big Storm likes to serve this dunkel – cold as hail. Ours is a medium-bodied beer with a slightly sweet, toasted bread crust malt flavor. Smooth finish accentuated with hop to balance the malt. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Lamb Sausage, Munster Grilled Cheese, Korean BBQ
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KUMQUAT RADLER Sunshine - Fruity - Kumquatery
ABV: 4.8 IBU: 13
Brewed by Big Storm in especially for the Annual Kumquat Festival in Dade City, Florida, this Radler style beer is truly a sip of Florida Sunshine. Our brewers added whole kumquat puree, sourced from Dade City directly to the finished beer. The result is a light straw appearance with sweet and citrus aroma. The flavor is refreshing, with soft sweet malt and bright citrus in the finish. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Corn Dogs, Nachos, Pizza
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KYRILL HEFEWEIZEN Creamy - Refreshing - Distinctive
ABV: 5.5 IBU: 8.8
In 2007, Kyrill was a cyclonic windstorm in Western Europe. The famous cyclonic winds that mixed low pressure with cold air is similar to the process we use to make our hefeweizen. The combination of wheat (weizen) and yeast (hefe), creates a hazy beer with a fast rising storm of foam. Kyrill coats the mouth with flavors of clove and banana and finishes short with low hop bitterness. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Grilled Snapper, Fig & Herb Goat Cheese, Kumquat Pie
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LONDON MIST ENGLISH PUB ALE Complex - Creamy - Roasted
ABV: 3.5 IBU: 24.4
Big Storm's version of this session, English Ale is low gravity, flavorful and well balanced. With a slight biscuit flavor and aroma, the overall result is an easy to drink beer. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Roasted Chicken, Cheddar Fondue, Sugar Cookies
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LOW PRESSURE SESSION IPA Quenching - Tropical - Easy Drinking
ABV: 4.7 IBU: 40
When the seas are calm and friends are near, this is the ideal beer for the beach. The Mango and citrus flavors provide refreshment and drink-ability not typically found in an IPA. The dollop of creaminess in the mouth and buzzing carbonation at the finish will keep you coming back for more. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Fried Chicken, Cobb Salad, Vanilla Cupckaes
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MAUVAIS SAISON Aromatic - Fruity - Expressive
ABV: 6.5 IBU: 30
Meaning Bad Weather in French, Big Storm’s Mauvais was inspired by the ale farm workers drank throughout the French speaking region of Belgium. The low malt aroma balances the fruity-ester aromas and the medium hop bitterness. The complexity of this dry, pale beer contributes to the signature character of a Belgian Saison. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Garlic Steamed Mussels - Baked Brie - Ginger Mango Lime Sorbet
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MERCHANT PORTER Velvety - Chocolate - Coffee
ABV: 5.8 IBU: 22
Deep brown in color with the aroma of cafe con leche, our porter can launch a thousand ships. The cascading texture and velvety mouth-feel comes from the addition of nitrogen. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Chicken Mole, Smoked Meets & Cheese, Peanut Butter Pie
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RED AS RAIN IRISH ALE Toasted Toffee - Dry Finish - King's Landing Favorite
ABV: 4.5 IBU: 23
Exceptionally drinkable, Big Storm's Red Irish Ale pours a deep mahogany with the aroma of toast and caramel. Roast malts with a dry finish. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Reuben Sandwich, Shepherd's Pie, Chocolate Cake with Candied Ginger
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TENFLARE RED LAGER Toasty - Caramel - Balanced
ABV: 5.2 IBU: 24
Solar flares actually make a high frequency noise when they erupt. The intense radiation over 10.7 cm wavelength band (2695 MHz ), is known as a tenflare. Big Storm’s Tenflare Red Lager is toasty just like the sun. Amber in color, this lager’s bitterness level is low making it a very well balanced beer. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Flame grilled burgers with Monterey Jack cheese
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THE AMERICAN PALE ALE Hints of Lemongrass - Citrus - Blanaced
ABV: 4.8 IBU: 40
Big Storm’s American Pale Ale is exceptionally drinkable and is compatible with all types of food. Its color is golden and is reflective of American-variety hops aroma characters. The low to medium maltiness balances nicely with the hop bitterness. The result is an All American ale that finishes clean with a noticeable citrus and melon hop character. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Chevrolet
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WATER SPOUT MILK STOUT Robust - Velvety - Rich
ABV: 6.2 IBU: 25
On Nitro or Co2 taps, Water Spout Milk Stout pours a dense, coffee-colored head of great retention with pleasantly chocolaty, and coffee flavors. Both rich and soft with a minor crispness, the present sweetness of the lactose compliments its mild roast making it dark, delicious and easy to drink. Taproom exclusive.
Food Pairings: Smokey BBQ Burgers, Char-Grilled Vegetables, Raspberry Chocolate Brownies
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WHEAT ME IN ST. LOUIS Lemony - Airy - Refreshing
ABV: 4.6 IBU: 20
Taproom exclusive.

Hurricane Series Beers

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CATEGORY 1 - BELGIAN SINGLE Sweet – Dry – Medalist
ABV: 7.5 IBU: 34
A silver medalist at the 2016 Best Florida Beer awards, our Belgian Single is the first in the Big Storm “Hurricane Series.” It is pale yellow in color and pours a billowy white head. This award-winning ale is well carbonated with fruity and spicy Belgian yeast character and a floral hop aroma.
Food Pairings: Lobster, Taleggio Crustini, Orange Pound Cake
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CATEGORY 2 - BELGIAN DUBBEL Rich – Malty – Mildly Spicy
ABV: 6 IBU: 18
The second installment of the Big Storm “Hurricane Series,” our Dubbel features a deep reddish amber to copper in color with rich malty flavor. This best seller presents dark or dried fruit esters reminiscent of raisin, plum and dates. The dense creamy off-white head sits atop a clear and complex sweet malt flavor that generally finishes moderately dry.
Food Pairings: Washed Rind Strong Cheese, Pork and Sage Smoked Sausage, Milk Chocolate Fondue
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CATEGORY 3 - BELGIAN TRIPEL Clove – Sweet Malt - Warm
ABV: 9.2 IBU: 30
As hurricanes grow stronger with each category, so does the Big Storm Belgian series. Category 3 has a higher alcohol content and features a yellow to deep golden color, with a creamy white head. Citrusy esters are present with a slight note of banana, as the beer laces the glass. Our Tripel has become a fan favorite due to the somewhat spicy, dry, ale with a firm malt flavor and higher hop bitterness.
Food Pairings: Baked Brie, Roast Turkey, Banana Foster
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CATEGORY 4 - BELGIAN QUADRUPEL Brown Sugar – Caramel – Earthy Deep
ABV: 10.6 IBU: 25
The highlight of this Belgian Quadrupel is a rich malty presence with satisfying impressions of dark fruits, such as plums, dates and raisins. Characterized by its reddish amber color, this Belgian Quad has a 10.6% ABV with complex malt flavors and yeast esters leaving the Belgian fan with a warm satisfying experience.
Food Pairings: Cornish Game Hen, Aged Gouda Grilled Cheese, Rice Pudding
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CATEGORY 5 - BELGIAN QUINTUPEL Vanilla honey · Hints of Tropical Fruit · Intriguing
ABV: 11.1 IBU: 20
This extraordinary Belgian Quintuple pours a stunning golden copper with a thin head that quickly dissipates. This beer was aged in French and Hungarian white oak Chardonnay barrels and has an aroma and notes of honey, vanilla, oak and liqueur with subtle hints of banana and clove. Belgian fans will relish this stunning sweet and smooth strong ale with mouth coating presence and a touch of alcohol in its finish.
Food Pairings: A Designated Driver
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