Starting Sunday, I’ll be in town for ~1.5 weeks and wanted some advice on making my beer run to begin my stay. This thread has been great getting me up to speed on the landscape of Tampa’s beer scene, but even when I know what breweries to look out for, I feel like it’ll still be a bit overwhelming trying to make decisions once inside the store (ie Total Wine, etc). Would love to get some specific beer rec’s from local ba’s. I am into the hazy ipa’s & adjunct stouts (shocker!), but I’m also into all other styles, so I’d be interested in any must-try Florida beers (from Tampa or elsewhere). Was thinking I’d like an assortment of: 1) hazy ipa 2) a regular citra ipa 3) lager/pils 4) regular RIS 5) adjunct/pastry/BA stout 6) Oktoberfest (local) Any specific rec’s for those styles? From what I’ve read on here, sounds like Calusa is best haze producer in the greater area, with Green Bench most reputable within St Pete/Tampa. Local porters seem to be more abundant than local Russian imperial stouts (I'm assuming because they're more easy-drinking in a hotter climate), but I prefer the fuller body of a stout [especially when paired with a cigar, which is my main purpose here]. I feel like I typically go with Old Raspy when out of town, but would be nice to find a solid local offering. Also, curious how local ba’s typically make their beer purchases. Do you usually get your cans/bottles directly from the source? Or do you have a local bottle shop you frequent? I’m sure you do both, but what do you do more often? I’m open to going directly to breweries, but if there are recommended options at places like Total Wine, that’s cool too. Other questions: a) Is Cigar City Good Gourd & Oktoberfest no longer being produced? Both are absent from the CCB calendar, but I do see Oktoberfest cans currently avail to-go at taproom. b) Does Funky Buddha still have quality offerings post-Constellation acquisition? Special releases worthwhile at least? c) Rays fans- will playoff tix be fairly cheap (ie below face) on Stubhub day of game, or would it be better to buy in advance via Rays website? Thanks in advance for any insight. You all do a great job with this thread; it’s been a pleasure reading all of your friendly suggestions and learning about your craft beer scene. Werd!