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
coppertailbrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.93
Beers:
97
Reviews:
277
Ratings:
1,557
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.3
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
86
pDev:
8.37%
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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 86
Reviews by wingnutter:
Photo of wingnutter
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Awesome new brewery. The new taproom is awesome and huge. The staff is very friendly, knowledgeable, and personable. Tried most of what they had on tap, and they were all good. Got a couple of growlers to go. I'm officially adding it to my Tampa Bay brewery rotation. These guys are gonna fit right in in the Tampa craft beer scene. Good things ahead for Coppertail.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Mike_Garber
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of coz
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of tmcarter23
3.81/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of CobraDC23
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SunTzu
4.3/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of mickyge
3.92/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of orangesol
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of YborEast
4.73/5  rDev +10%
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.

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Photo of Tilley4
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
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...

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Photo of oldmankoch
4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of malf922
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of wjbent
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Alequine
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JPadilla
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Jim_Rich
4.73/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Good Beer, too many choices

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Photo of slander
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Photo of Sirness
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Lew904
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Just an awesome vibe and great beer.

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Photo of meanmutt
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Went on a Saturday afternoon and place was packed but quick and easy to get a beer. Have a good selection of their own beers and a few guest taps as well. Enjoyed my time there and plenty of seating in a big space so worth the visit if you're a local or a tourist like me.

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Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Coppertail Brewing Co. in Tampa, FL
Brewery rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 1557 ratings