I’ve had a ton of Hidden Springs Ale Works from beer shares and local craft beer shops in South Florida so it was only right we visited their brewery while in Tampa. Hidden Springs is located just down the block from Magnanimous Brewing so we could hit two breweries with quickness as our time in Tampa was limited.
I will say that it was quite busy when we arrived but that did not stop them from offering flights in actual glasses. They are definitely used to people ordering flights because the table behind us had about 5-6 different flights at once and they had more than enough small glasses for a ton more.
The vibe inside was very cool, a ton of artwork on the walls and there is a lot of space to sit and enjoy their beer. Now let’s get into the beer and what we sampled while visiting Hidden Springs Ale Works.
Hidden Springs Ale Works Beer
Hidden Springs has become infamous for their out-of-this-world Berliner Weisse sours and their can art is definitely some of the best in the industry – the person coming up with the names and labels definitely needs a raise!
Mena and I decided to make this a quick stop so we got a flight with their two Tampa Bay Beer Week releases as well as two of their sours.
Below you will find the info on the flight that we purchased and which of the beer was our favorite out of the 4 we tried at the brewery.
I Fix The Cake
Type: Lemon Bundt Cake Inspired Pastry Lager
This was a Tampa Bay Beer Week release and while it was not bad, we definitely did not enjoy it as much as the others. I don’t know, maybe we are just not lager people since we tend to sway more towards sours and IPAs.
Type: Prickly Pear Sour Ale with Elderflower, Lemon, Vanilla, Lactose
Solid! That is all I can say for this sour – it was not too sweet and not too tart which made it the perfect beer on a hot day in South Florida.
Blush & Bashful
Type: Rose Inspired Sour Ale
Rose all day! I have a troubled past with Rose-inspired beers after having too many Froses at Civil Society Brewing but this sour from Hidden Springs was delicious and gets ranked as our second favorite we tasted in our flight of 4.
Type: Hazy Double IPA
Yeah, we love IPAs and typically I’d refer to Hidden Springs Ale Works as “sour people” but this Tampa Bay Beer Week IPA was our favorite of the four beers we tried.
Hidden Springs Ale Works has a ton of beer to go in their cooler and will also fill crowlers if you want to go that route. In addition to beer to-go, the brewery is available in cans throughout the state of Florida so we have tried quite a few over the years.
Bear with us as we have quite the list of cans that we’ve been able to try from Hidden Springs – a few unforgettable ones will have a little review with them but for the others, enjoy the photos we’ve taken.
The Upside Down
Type: Pineapple Upside Down Cake Berliner Weisse with Pineapple, Cherry, Vanilla, Hazelnut, Milk Sugar
My introduction to Hidden Springs Ale Works and I will never forget how they absolutely nailed the flavor of this beer. It really did taste like I was drinking a pineapple upside down cake which blew my mind.
Banana in the Tailpipe
Type: Coconut & Banana Cream Pie Berliner Weisse with Milk Sugar
Type: Berliner Weisse with Beets, Lime, Passionfruit
Bears on a Rampage!
Type: Berliner Weisse with Strawberries, Blueberries, Honey, Vanilla, Milk Sugar
Type: Key Lime Pie Berliner Weisse with Lime, Graham Cracker, Vanilla, Lactose
Type: Strawberry & Kiwi Berliner Weisse with Milk Sugar
Dirty Tai Chi Dojo
Type: Dirty Chai Tea Latte Berliner Weisse with Milk Sugar
Type: Sour Ale with Passionfruit, Hibiscus
Type: Carrot Cake Inspired Sour Ale with Milk Sugar
Type: Rainbow Sherbet Berliner Weisse with Strawberry, Orange, Lime
Tied for my number one beer from Hidden Springs is this sour that tastes exactly like melted rainbow sherbet – it is truly extraordinary how well they matched the flavors.
Thank you for checking out our review of Hidden Springs Ale Works in Tampa, Florida! Do you have a favorite beer from Hidden Springs or do you have a brewery you think we should visit? Comment below!
Hidden Springs Ale Works
Hidden Springs Ale Works has become infamous for their out-of-this-world Berliner Weisse sours and their can art is definitely some of the best in the industry - the person coming up with the names and labels definitely needs a raise!