Big Storm Brewing Company buys Bradenton’s Darwin Brewing Company

Press Release: Big Storm Brewing Co. announced today it has purchased Bradenton-based Darwin Brewing Co.

“Darwin Brewing Co. has a solid reputation for brewing the highest quality beers with an eye towards innovation and food pairs,” said Big Storm co-owner L.J. Govoni. “We are excited to grow this hyper-local brand throughout Florida.”
Darwin Brewing Co. has been part of the Bradenton community for nearly a decade. The brewery was started out of Darwin’s on 4th, a well-known restaurant, and expanded due to the success and popularity of its locally-made craft brews.“It is our plan to take the next year to methodically find a new home for Darwin that will allow the brand to find some of its original roots regarding a culinary experience,” added Govoni.

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Today’s announcement comes as Big Storm Brewing Co. continues to grow. In November, Big Storm expanded to Central Florida, with the opening of a brewpub at Amway Center in downtown Orlando. Early next year, the brewery is set to open an 11,000-square-foot taproom and restaurant in Ybor City. The Ybor taproom will be the independent craft brewer’s fifth location in the Sunshine State.

Big Storm, which is based in Clearwater, is currently distributed in five states: Florida, Ohio, New Jersey, North Carolina and Texas.

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About Big Storm Brewing
Founded in 2012 in Pasco County, Big Storm currently has four taprooms in the Sunshine State — Clearwater, Orlando, Odessa and Cape Coral.

Big Storm has embraced its tagline of “Florida’s Craft Beer Forecast,” by developing a dynamic lineup of Florida favorites like Tropic Pressure Florida Ale, steeped with hibiscus flowers, and Key Lime Shandy, brewed with key lime puree.

With a commitment to exceptional customer service, dedication to quality products and the ambition to explore opportunities left unexplored, Big Storm has become a leader in the craft beer industry and beyond.