Best Of 2005

BEST MIX & MATCH SIXER: Shep’s Deli

BEST MIX & MATCH SIXER

Ever had Monterey Peaks’ Spanish Pale Ale? No? How about Colorado microbrewery Left Hand’s Sawtooth Ale, or Duvel, a smashing 8.9-percent-alcohol brew from Belgium? That’s the beauty of St. Pete market/convenience store/beer warehouse Shep’s — you just grab an empty six-pack container and choose single bottles from the more than 700 options. Most of Shep’s offerings cost around two to three bucks. Some are a bit cheaper, and a few can get quite pricey, but this is about expanding your beer horizons, not getting hammered on the cheap. 2001 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg, 727-823-6565.