Food & Drink

Khris Johnson talks James Beard nod, Green Bench's future and more ahead of Tampa Bay Beer Week

Webb’s City Cellars is the first Bay area brewery to be named a James Beard Awards semifinalist.

By Kyla Fields

In the heart of downtown St. Petersburg in between Central Avenue and 1st Avenue North—across from Green Bench Brewing Co.’s popular turf and patio—there’s something special to celebrate amidst the many barrels and frigid temperatures of Webb’s City Cellar. Green Bench Brewing Co. at 1133 Baum Ave. N has established a reputation in St. Pete for its kid and dog-friendly courtyard and crisp IPAs and pilsners, while sister concept Webb’s City Cellar is its five-year-old tasting room counterpart that offers a more specialized experience and a funkier taplist...

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