Magnanimous Brewing to open new location in Bradenton

Magnanimous Brewing has now closed on the property that will host the brewery’s second location – the former home of Darwin Brewing in Bradenton.

When news broke of the former owners selling the brand, recipes, and marks from Darwin Brewing, the facility and equipment did not change hands in the deal. Instead, the facility at 803 17th Avenue West in Bradenton was purchased by Magnanimous Brewing with the deal closing today, Wednesday, December 15th.

“This year, we’ll max out our facility in Tampa,” says Magnanimous co-founder Charlie Meers. “Our business plan was always to open multiple tasting rooms, and when this facility became available, it was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up.”

Archive photo of 15-barrel brewing system from Darwin Brewing of Bradenton

Archive photo of 15-barrel brewing system from Darwin Brewing of Bradenton

As for what type of beers will be available in Bradenton, Magnanimous head brewer and co-founder Mike Lukacina is confident that “Bradenton will still have the same types of beers. The goal was never to make a core lineup of beers, but since drinkers seem to really like Juice Lord and our lagers, the plan is to get those beers pouring as soon as possible.” But Mike assures those who have grown accustomed to Magnanimous Brewing’s special releases and one-off beers that there will plenty of those beers coming out, “there will just be more of them.”


What will happen to Magnanimous Brewing’s Tampa Heights location? Mike and Charlie both agree that the brewery’s original location will still brew the beers that fans, locals, and visitors have grown to love. “We’ll continue brewing what we’ve been brewing in Tampa Heights,” Charlie reiterates. “There will just be more of it.”

As for when Magnanimous Bradenton will schedule opening day, Charlie says that the team is “aiming for opening during first quarter 2022.” Charlie and Mike both agree that the goal is ambitious. “That goal comes with a lot of ‘hopefully’ and ‘potentially’ and ‘doubtedly’ and a ‘maybe’ or two.” The Magnanimous team says step one in opening the facility is to pour their beer in the tasting room and the second step will be to brew their beer in the facility shortly after.

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About Magnanimous Brewing 
Magnanimous Brewing was founded from the collected experience of a few veterans of the Tampa Bay and U.S. craft beer scene who had a vision to open their own brewery and spread the idea of being great both in beer and to people. From their brewery in the Tampa Heights neighborhood, the crew at Magnanimous Brewing strive to fulfill their mantra in beer and in life: “Be Magnanimous.”
“Magnanimous people have no vanity, they have no jealousy, and they feed on the true and the solid wherever they find it. And, what is more, they find it everywhere.”- Van Wyck Brooks.