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  1. Local craft beer of the week: Mischievous Black Lager

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    Florida's big year at the Great American Beer Festival, with seven Sunshine State brews medaling in the largest competition in the U.S., nearly double the second-best year of 2014, which saw four medals, one from the pro-am competition.

    Photo by Justin Grant
  2. Bar review: Fashion and adult beverages at Bartique in St. Petersburg

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    Like many people, I treat holiday shopping as a terrifying last-minute ordeal — a scramble to fill out gift lists with a number of items that, despite a complete lack of planning, will somehow seem thoughtful.

    Nicole Greco, left, of St. Petersburg and Maria Lohle of Tampa browse accessories and clothing at Bartique.
  3. Holiday brews: 6 merry pours, and a Scrooge

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    Winter beers are always worth looking forward to, since there's nothing nicer during the holidays than drinking a festive spiced beer with friends and family. The ever-changing selection of beers brewed for the season means that you'll always have something new to try. Here are six to try this winter, as well as a bonus …

  4. American wines red, white and sparkling for your Thanksgiving table

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    You've dusted off Grandma's good crystal for the Thanksgiving table. Or you've pulled out all your mismatched stems to have enough for every place.

    Now what to pour?

  5. Local mixologists tackle Drambuie, a whiskey with ties to Bonnie Prince Charlie and Prohibition

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    ST. PETERSBURG

    In July 1746, John MacKinnon helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape from the Isle of Skye in Scotland. In thanks, the prince gave MacKinnon the secret recipe to his personal liqueur, later known as Drambuie. An aged Scottish malt whiskey blended with heather honey and herbs — anise? …

    Ryan O’Neill’s winning cocktail, the Out of the Skye, used Drambuie, scotch, cranberry ginger syrup, meyer lemon juice, Angostura bitters, egg white and an oloroso sherry rinse.


Can you spy the famous Skipper's Smokehouse collectibles?

See if you can find the collectibles listed below behind the bar at the famous Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa. Use your scroll wheel or double-click to zoom into the picture. Click and drag to move the picture around. Once you find a collectible, click to see a larger version.

Here's what you need to find:

Buddy Guy portrait  |  Signature Drink  |  An Ode to Hippies  |  Pachinko  |  Man v. Food Photo  |  Pyramid-shaped "Blues Trophy"  |  A gift from their gator meat supplier


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