Thursday, April 10th, marked the beginning of not one, but two Pinellas County craft breweries. Shipyard’s sister brand, Sea Dog Brewing, opened the 20-barrel brewery at their Clearwater brewpub yesterday.
Shipyard owner Fred Forsley was on hand to mark this big new step into Florida for the Maine-based company. Thursday marked the second grand opening that this particular 20-barrel brewing system has seen: the system is the same one that was used at the Orlando Airport years ago, when Shipyard had a presence there.
Florida native Bobby Baker is taking the helm of the 20-bbl system with hopes of producing over 10,000 barrels of beer each year (with plans for possible expansion).
The Sea Dog Brewpub in Clearwater is located at 26200 US Highway 19 North.