Robb Larson announced today that HiFi Homebrew and BBQ Supply will open their doors to the public for the first time tomorrow, Friday February 27th. HiFi Homebrew and BBQ Supply will be Tampa Bay’s first store meeting the needs of both Bay Area home brewers and BBQ’ers. Besides supplies, HiFi Homebrew and BBQ Supply will offer the only brew on premise facility on the West Coast of Florida allowing homebrewers the ability to not only purchase their supplies on site, but brew, ferment and bottle/keg them as well. Inexperienced and beginning home brewers and BBQ’ers will be able to enhance their knowledge by enrolling in a brewing or BBQ class or prepare their product with professional assistance on site.
HiFi Homebrew and BBQ is jointly owned by Robb Larson and Lisa Colburn. Originally from the Twin Cities in Minnesota, Robb and Lisa fell in love with craft beer and the process of making it after being inspired by Summit Brewing, a craft beer institution in St. Paul. In 2005 Robb and Lisa relocated to Florida. Robb would eventually go on to become a Cofounder and Director of Development for the newly opened Coppertail Brewing in Tampa and Lisa formed the prestigious all female craft beer group “Bay Area Barley’s Angels”.
Robb and Lisa have quietly and instrumentally contributed to the popularity of Tampa Bay’s craft beer scene for a number of years and hope that their newest venture, HiFi Homebrew and BBQ Supply will add to that success.
HiFi Homebrew and BBQ Supply is located at1650 N. Hercules Ave. Unit I in Clearwater, Florida. They can be reached at 727-240-0804. Store hours are Monday – Friday 11am to 8pm and Saturday & Sunday 10am to 6pm.