Firkin Around...Sarasota, Florida.
One of the newest beer establishments in Sarasota is now a statewide chain. The last year has seen a marked growth from the four original Tampa Bay area locations. There are now at 9 stores statewide with 4 more planned by 2011. I wouldn't be surprised to see growth in other states as this Florida franchise gains further popularity.
Wafting through the air was the smell of some great BBQ from Hickory Hollow Barbecue. They served up pulled pork sliders and Maryland crab cakes along with other side dishes. "The food is amazing gooood", according to eleven year old Lauren "Loopy" Lambert. Good times, were all around.
Selection and knowledgeable staff
Bartender/Corporate Trainer Carolyn Wallace said that WOB provided one month of beer training in defining the different styles of beer before she started on the wait staff. Additional training of 2 weeks on cooler storage techniques and 2 weeks of computer training, rounded out the solid knowledge in handling and serving beer to customers.
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World of Beer keeps the interest with all kinds of different promotions, but mostly, the vast selection of beer keeps them coming back for more.
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World of Beer
8201 Tourist Center Drive
Bradenton, FL 34201