7venth Sun Brewery’s expansion, collaboration

Dunedin’s 7venth Sun Brewery never seems to sit still. Brewers Justin Stange, Megan O’Boyle, and Mike Lukacina always seem to have something new, something out there, and something for beer enthusiasts to try.

In a recent Creative Loafing article, 7venth Sun owners Justin Stange and Devon Kreps discuss their expansion plans in general terms:

The new production brewery and tasting room will be somewhere in North Pinellas — Dunedin and Ozona sites are under consideration — and will focus on barrel-aged beers.

“I want to do something new,’’ said Stange. “I want to keep changing it, experiment, see how people react to it. We’re really pushing it this time.’’

The brewery, located a short walk from the Dunedin Brewery, Florida’s oldest craft production brewery, has experienced slow but steady growth since it poured its first pint Jan. 7, 2012, producing 250 barrels its first year, 850 barrels last year and shooting for 1,000 this year, with limited local distribution, mostly draft with an expanding bottle selection.

7venth Sun also has a new collaboration beer with Edge Brewery of Barcelona in the works:

The owner [of Edge Brewery] is from Tampa and wants to introduce American craft brewing to Spain. He’s invited Stange and a dozen or so other brewers to collaborate in Barcelona.