Best Of 2017

BEST BETTER LATE THAN NEVER FOR LOCAL BEER: Brasserie Saint Somewhere

BEST BETTER LATE THAN NEVER FOR LOCAL BEER

Bob Sylvester’s been brewing world-class Belgian-style farmhouse ales in Tarpon Springs for more than a decade. Back when he opened up shop in an out-of-the way industrial storage facility, it wasn’t even strictly legal for a craft brewer to sell his own beer in his own tasting room. These days, it’s pretty much required, and in January Saint Somewhere joined the ranks of breweries with top-flight tasting spaces by opening the rustic, homey Brasserie in downtown Tarpon Springs to spotlight its own beers and those of a few other like-minded (and carefully curated) makers. It’s since become not only a mandatory stop for locals, but a destination for dedicated beer tourists from around the world. —Scott Harrell