Tampa Bay Brewing Company has teamed up with an uber-popular Key West watering hole on two exclusive craft beers. Made for the Hog's Breath Saloon locations in Key West and Destin, the brews — Hair of the Hog and Hog's Breath Ale — carry on the Tampa brewery's Florida-inspired style.
According to a statement from managing partner David Doble, TBBC doesn't usually do this sort of thing. But for Hog's Breath, they'll make an exception.
"When you think about Florida, the Florida lifestyle and iconic destinations, Hog's Breath is certainly at the top of everyone's list," Doble said. "It's out of character for us to produce beer for anyone other than ourselves, but when a bad a** organization and true Florida original like Hog's Breath is excited to collaborate, there's no answer other than hell yes!"
Hog's Breath Ale (a sessionable golden ale with a citrus aroma and low hop bitterness) and Hair of the Hog (a Belgian-style white ale unfiltered with coriander and orange zest) join longtime TBBC stapes like Reef Donkey APA and Old Elephant Foot IPA. The duo, whose profiles keeps the state's hot, humid environment in mind, roll out to both saloons next Thursday — perfect timing for the upcoming Key West BrewFest.
"Our mantra is brewing beers that we love to drink. These two ales are perfect examples, easy drinking and refreshing," Doble said.
Those who're unfamiliar with Hog's Breath (shame on you) can get a feel for the place via the Florida Keys hangout's three livestreams.