Coppertail Brewing Co.

Coppertail Brewing Co.Coppertail Brewing Co.
Coppertail Brewing Co.Coppertail Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

2601 E 2nd Ave
Tampa, Florida, 33605-5503
United States

(813) 247-1500 | map

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Reviews by PapaGoose03:
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PapaGoose03 from Michigan

4.07/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

This is stop #4 of 14 brewpubs for my wife and I on this one week vacation and pub crawl. We stopped here just to try their beers, but we were on a tight schedule so that our visit here had to be short, and that was a problem. We liked the beer and the place so that we didn't want to leave, but we did with the hopes that we'd find time to come back the next day. Unfortunately that didn't work either. Maybe next year.

We chose 4 beers on a sampler flight of the 19 beers that were available. It was a very nice selection that included 2 Berliners, 1 Gose, 4 Saisons, 3 IPAs, 1 DIPA, 1 Pils, 1 Porter, 1 Stout and 1 Brett Saison, in addition to the brewery's 4 core beers. There is something here for everyone. The Mi Bicicleta Gose was the most notable. It is brewed to mimic a Margarita, and they nailed it! There were 6-pack bottles of the core beers for sale to-go in a cooler.

The vibe was nice here while sitting at the bar and looking through the windows into the brewery. A return trip is a must-do next year.

May 27, 2016
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Billolick from New York

4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Tampa heavy hitting brewery that is well worth a visit...10-15 mins from the airport

Large, robust and busy spot, indoor bar and eating area with a merchandise store to the left and brewery equipment behind the bar...knowledgable and professional staff.....multiple quality tap options, cans and bottles available for on site consumption or to go...pretty typical food options sandwedges/burgers/fish tacos/salads. Add a nice but smaller out door eating/drinking area and what you have is a fun place to visit for a few quality pints and a bite to eat. Large enough to comfortably handle a larger group.

May 09, 2020
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Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Dec 28, 2019
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jbehlar from Mississippi

3.95/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Oct 29, 2019
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Mike_Garber from Florida

4.62/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Jul 04, 2019
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coz from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Jun 14, 2019
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tmcarter23 from Michigan

3.81/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

May 05, 2019
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CobraDC23 from Florida

4.29/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Jul 11, 2018
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SunTzu from Tennessee

4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Incredible place. In an old industrial area in Ybor City, this is a repurposed warehouse. Great artwork, upstairs, downstairs, patio and deck. Very cool. Tours are a lot of fun and the food is delicious.

Apr 24, 2018
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mickyge from Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Apr 14, 2018
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orangesol from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Mar 28, 2018
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YborEast from Florida

4.73/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Probably the best brew space/facility in the Tampa Bay area, spacious, with high ceilings and a mezzanine in what was originally the Hellman's mayonnaise factory in the industrial district adjacent to Ybor City. Coppertail recently added a restaurant partner on site with interesting, creative bar eats that are very good. Can't say enough about this place, the vibe is off the charts.

Feb 20, 2018
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Tilley4 from Tennessee

4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Funky little place with a wide selection of house made beers and a couple of nice guest taps... I had a flight of their beers and enjoyed all of them. Great sours and a really nice imperial stout... I ordered the Schnitzel BLT and it was very good. Maybe the best tater tots I've ever had.... Great place that I would frequent if I lived close...

Feb 17, 2018
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oldmankoch from Tennessee

4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Jan 25, 2018
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Nov 16, 2017
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malf922 from Florida

4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Nov 02, 2017
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wjbent from Florida

4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Sep 25, 2017
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Alequine from Delaware

4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Sep 22, 2017
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SDRedDevil from California

4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Aug 31, 2017
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PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Jul 23, 2017
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JPadilla from Florida

4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Feb 10, 2017
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Jim_Rich from Florida

4.73/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Good Beer, too many choices

Dec 27, 2016
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slander from New York

4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Down in Flowida doing dare I say ‘vacationlike things’ with J & D, and they are most hospitable to my beer whimsy-ings. Saw the sun, that was fun, but now we’re down from Tarpon and out in Tampa for drink and food. It took a bit of doing, and by that I mean, arguing about how to get out here, but we calibrated and recalibrated. Hey, what ever happened to that guy from Flying Fish, I wonder…

Giant standalone space, entered into the tasting room. ‘L’ shaped, pieced plank sturdy wood bar, horizontal and vertical wood pieced base, & and a railroad tie foot rail (haven’t seen that one before); seating for 24 on hightop metal stools. Drop single bulb lighting tracing the bar. Barback holds a 20 tap barbell on stainless steel, with growlers countered to the left, and glassware to the right and shelved below. A 3 panel board horizontal sits above the barback listing merch and beer (name, style, ABV, pricing for 4oz, 12oz, 16oz, and growls 32oz, 64oz, & I’d swear they had pricing for 128oz growls when I was down a year or three ago), each and all where applicable.

The Core 4 are listed above (Unholy, American Tripel, 9.2%, great Belgian esters; Free Dive, IPA, 5.9%, nice bite, hoppy hoppy; Night Swim, Porter, 6%; roasty & chocolatey; Wheat Stroke, American Wheat Ale, 5%), and at least a dozen rotating beers below (Weequasher, Sour Session IPA, 4.8%, good easy drinking sour; Pinky Swear, pink lemonade Floridaweisse, 3.5%, like the tartest pink lemonade ever; Big Rons Pils, Pilsner, 5.5%, clean, hoppy pils; Hopoccino, IPA w/Buddy Brew coffee, 5.9%; Baby Genius, Gose, 3.5%, good gose, yo; Seasonal Relief, Baltic Porter, 8.5%; Dangerous Frank, Berliner Weisse, 3.5%, beauty berliner; Cherry Chocolate Porter, just that, 6.2%, ‘Amazing’, say Dena; Capt’n Jack’s, Stone Crab Stout, 8.3%, briny, + a very nice double IPA and a Guava something berliner of awesome). The Weequasher, Pinky Swear, Big Rons Pils, Baby Genius, Dangerous Frank, Capt’n Jack’s, Stone Crab Stout were the best of ‘em, but there’s not a bad beer here.

J&D opted for the sun, as in, to sit outside in it, while I went on walkabout. Large windows behind the bar with brew room views. Brick & cinderblock space with lots of reclaimed wood, and concrete floors. A dozen and a half tables, high & low mismatched. Corner confessional and the pipe organ drawing. Copper colored pressed tin ceiling piece mounted on the far wall with an octopus drawing exudes a certain badassedness about it. Other pieces of art, retro, nautical, and more, and lots of red iron.

Upstairs event space and lookout over the brewhouse and survey all that is yours, or Casey’s anyway. Small ‘L’ marble bar with seating for a handful, and a bunch of tables riddled about. Light art, very nicely done. Took a quick tour and saw the space, and what they’re looking to grow into. Old coaster displays and defunct brewery crates in the walkway.

Returned about a year later on a Sunday post Yankees victory and the place is jamming. Set up at the bar with some local beer traveler people. They have seen a lot of Florida; we may be trading stories. I may have more to tell, true. What’s new on tap? Well, a lot, actually and I sampled a good bunch of ‘em. Standouts (Silver Bar, hoppy Pils, 5.5%, solid Pils; Slam Piece, a cucumber Floridaweisse, 3.5%, the absolute jam and best of goddamn show; Sometimes You Don’t, porter with cocoa nibs, vanilla, & coconut, 6.2%, a mounds bar in a glass, lovely; Passionfruit HRIS, a Belgo style rice beer with passionfruit, 5.2%). Hey, food trucks, nice addition.

And again last year. Casey gave us the runaround, expanded into that side space strong and now a kitchen (tacos and tots, hello!) Beers were solid as usual and they’ve got a good mix of guest taps. Looking forward for another spin when I head down in May.

Dec 26, 2016
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Sirness from Florida

4.46/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Sep 15, 2016
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Lew904 from Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Just an awesome vibe and great beer.

Sep 12, 2016
Coppertail Brewing Co. in Tampa, FL
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