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“Very refreshing!”

Big Top Brewing Company
Ranked #4 of 32 Nightlife in Sarasota
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Texas
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very refreshing!”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

New brewery in Sarasota, but you feel like they have been there a while. They know there stuff! Awesome tasting room very fun to hang out. Beers aren't too shabby either! We will be back.

Visited July 2014
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Bradenton, Florida
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Place to Stop In.”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great place to stop in and have a cold one. I have never tasted so many beers with different flavors in my life. And they are always changing. Service is awesome. Hope you get Tonya to chat with. Enjoy.

Visited June 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A Trip to the Big Top”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

My wife and I recently visited the brewery prior to going out for dinner. We only have roughly 30 minutes, so our visit was short. As has been mentioned in another review, there is plenty of space to sample their beers. The selection wasn't as broad as we would have liked, but I know that this brewery is fairly new and did have a few interesting ones (such as chocolate peanut butter pretzel stout). There was also a musician when we were there (Saturday night), TVs, and apparel and beer ($5 pints, $7 flights, $10 32-oz growlers) for purchase. All in all, Big Top is a welcome addition to Sarasota and worth a trip.

Visited May 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Over the top at the Big Top!”
Reviewed May 19, 2014

Went with friends to try the Brewery we could see from the Highway.
It is a little tricky to find but worth the effort.
We skipped the beer flight and ordered based upon alcohol content and description.
Some felt the flavor profiles were over the top.
I tried the Trapeze Monk ( get it Trappist Monk) and had a wonderful experience.

We ordered Mexican food from the Food Truck parked in the lot.
They carried it into us but we had to go back out for utensils, etc.

Suggest you order pizza from the sheets provided on the table or bring extra napkins for the food truck. The nachos were wonderful!
Good fun time with friends in a friendly atmosphere.
Oh, if you can win at the ring drop game I will buy you a Big Top.
Have fun! But get a designated driver.

Visited May 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
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96 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great NEW place for a few beers”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

This new brewery just opened and it was really good. Lots of their home brews on tap that ranged from Fruity to a Dark Pepper Porter. They had about 12 selections the night we were in. Plenty of space to hang out with friends and they said that in the future they plan to have a patio in the back with outdoor seating and bar games. Well worth the trip - we liked the "Beer Flight" that allowed us to sample a few different types of beers.

Visited April 2014
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