Founders Tony Casoria and Kevin Lilly’s vision for Attic Records and Rock Brothers Brewing have finally come to fruition after years in the making with the opening of their new flagship location for both brands in Ybor City, Florida. The 8,000 square foot historic building will house the brewery where all of the Rock Brothers beers will be brewed. The building will also include The Attic concert venue, which originated in a warehouse in St. Petersburg that eventually evolved into Paper Crane and Bloom. Thirdly, and directly connecting the brewery and venue, the building will introduce “The Tasting Room”, which will serve Rock Brothers beers and craft cocktails. This is a reimagined concept for the Tampa Bay beer scene as Rock Brothers will be the only brewery in the bay area focusing heavily on being a professional craft cocktail bar as well.
Press Release: Cigar City Brewing is excited to introduce its 2017 Distribution Portfolio filled with CCB fan favorites and exciting new additions. The calendar includes: Cores, a Nitro Series, and Special Releases poised to hit CCB’s entire distribution footprint. This new line-up launches in January with the Nitro Series release of El Coco Coconut Flan Ale and the Special Series release of White Oak Jai Alai.
Victory Brewing Company (Victory) announces the arrival of Sour Monkey in a new format in January – just in time to celebrate the season. As part of the celebration, the beloved national brewery is also introducing an extremely limited run of their new Sour Monkey Remix.
Cigar City Brewing’s Northdale brewpub, The Cigar City Brewpub, opened its doors in April of 2013 and has been a staple of great beer and a menu driven by people who care about well-crafted food. It has been in the hands of great brewers since opening, and the current draft list has been brewed by Nick Streeter, Cigar City Brewing brewer who joined the company in 2013. Current Chef Gerry Malynowsky has added and revamped the menu to its current state of old classics and new dishes.
Press Release: J. Wakefield Brewing has announced expanded distribution plans for Orlando and Tampa.
Beginning immediately, Cavalier Distribution will distribute draught versions of J. Wakefield’s flagship beers including El Jefe Hefeweizen, Hops 4 Teacher IPA, Amber Waves, 24th Street Brown Ale, and UJP Porter, as well as seasonal and limited releases as they are available.
The siren song of Pinellas County’s craft breweries is going to get a little louder this weekend with the opening of Grindhaus Brew Lab, an offshoot of HiFi Homebrew Supplies.
From the Grindhaus Brewery Blog:
Press Release: Big Storm Brewing Company is pleased to announce that Joel Moore has been promoted to Head Brewer of all brewing operations. Joel joined Big Storm in December of 2015 and spent much of the year focused on research and development at Big Storm’s Odessa location. Joel is responsible for some of Big Storm’s more popular offerings in the taprooms like the Merchant Porter, the Belgian Quad and Quintuple and the Palm Bender Gulf Coast IPA.