During a recent appearance on the BeerWise podcast, Tampa Bay Brewing Company’s Dave Doble talked about his experiences during his family’s 25 years pouring Tampa Bay beer.
“This has been a long and arduous journey filled with pain, hardship, uncertainty and more importantly – joy, happiness, pride, conviction, and a sense of accomplishment,” Doble wrote in a recent Facebook post. “I remember building the shelves in the homebrew shop when I was 15.
I remember leaving the brewery in 1998 to pursue my flying career only to feel the calling to come back upon Johnny’s passing in 2003. I remember slugging away for 5 more years before deciding to write the business plan for the Production Brewery – which was the single best decision I’ve ever made for the slow and steady growth of TBBC has ensured that it will be the industry leader for the Craft Beer culture in the SouthEast which was a goal of the original business plan written in 1995. Thank you for your support of TBBC and for my family. Looking forward to grabbing a beer with you all next week.”
Starting Friday, July 1st, Tampa Bay Brewing Company will be hosting 25th Anniversary festivities at their Ybor City location and then Westchase on July 2nd.
TBBC Ybor City will host:
-Live Music by Sean Patrick Walsh
-Toast to Tampa’s Beer History at 8PM
-Special tapping of a treated Old Elephant Foot Cask
– Plus More to Come!
-Live Music by Jeriko Turnpike
-Axe-Throwing by Stumpy’s Hatchet House
-A Special Toast to Tampa Beer
– Plus More to Come!
About Tampa Bay Brewing Company
Tampa Bay Brewing Company is one of Florida’s first & premier Craft Breweries. TBBC opened at the tail end of the last “Micro-Brew” Boom. Our philosophy then and now is simple: Brew beer we love to drink! Thank goodness there were plenty of like-minded people around to support our endeavor. Today, TBBC thrives within the incredible brewing community of Tampa, Florida which was once just a two brewery town…we were lonely back then! We currently operate an Ybor Brewpub and a Production Brewery in the northern part of Tampa. We are organically growing distribution with the end goal of being a Florida only brand with a driving vision of Beer Crafted for the Florida Lifestyle. Cheers!