New brewery news and openings around Florida – March 2024

Sometimes news comes quickly and at a furious pace around the Sunshine State. Florida Beer News tries to cover each story, but rarely can the small team get to each opening and event. In this case, the local new outlets provide coverage (occasionally with some back story), so until the team can get to each brewery, a short pour of news is released. In some cases, the news has been released and is just reaching the site, in other cases the news is fresh and newly released.

In either case, here is a round up, or a Short Pour of Florida Beer News with links to the original articles:

Welton Brewing and Oyster Bar in Pinellas Park Welton Brewing Company and Oyster Bar is reopening in Pinellas Park this weekend (March 23rd). According to a recent article in Creative Loafing, “After two-ish years of patient waiting, former regulars of Land O’ Lakes’ Welton Brewing Co. can finally indulge in fresh oysters and crisp IPAs once again.

Welton Brewing Company & Oyster Bar took to social media to announce its long-awaited grand opening, set to take place on Saturday, March 23 at 11a.m. at its new facility across the bridge.

The new brewery, taproom and seafood restaurant at 8098 66th St. N, Bldg. 2 in Pinellas Park will offer all of its classic brews—like the Crush on a Hot Blonde golden ale and Yellow Rose of Tampa Hazy IPA —plus an expanded food program.”


New brewery coming to former Brutalist in St. Petersburg

According to an article in St. Pete Rising, the space that has previously been occupied by Flying Boat Brewing Company and King State’s The Brutalist will be home to a new brewery beginning in the summer of 2024.

“A brewhouse with a Prosecco bar, a beer garden, and a live music stage is coming to the former home of The Brutalist Temple of Beer in St. Petersburg.

Residents Richie and Jill Hamm recently purchased the 10,747-square-foot industrial property at 1776 11th Avenue North in a $2.3 million deal.

The two-story building, located between the Historic Uptown and the North Kenwood neighborhoods, was formerly home to Flying Boat Brewing Company and The Brutalist Temple of Beer, which was owned and operated by Tampa’s King State Coffee Roasters.

The new brewery will be named Outcast Brewing Company.”


Broad Street Brewing logoBrooksville has seen the opening of their newest brewery – Broad Street Brewing Company

According to an article in Suncoast News, the brewery will be helmed by John and Tanya Myers. John was the former head brewer at Weeki Wachee’s Marker 48 Brewing Company and has been working on opening the brewery, increasing the brewery count of Hernando County from three to four.

The article continues, “After two years of pouring blood, sweat, and tears into the total renovation of a vacant little building on Jefferson Street, John and Tanya Myers can finally say they did it. The couple are excited to announce that downtown Brooksville’s newest brewery will host a soft opening Friday, March 15, at 5 p.m. with food trucks, raffles, live music, and of course, some of their newest brews.”


Rule G Brewing Company interior

Coconut Creek’s Rule G Brewing Company interior.

Rule G Brewing now open in South Florida’s Coconut Creek

Rule G Brewing Company opened its doors in January 2024 to the South Florida Community. According to an article in the Miami New Times, owner Ralph Rapa named the brewery for rules from his time in the railroad industry.

“It’s not every day a South Florida brewery owner is also in the railroad industry — yes, the railroad industry. Meet Rule G Brewing Company, Coconut Creek’s latest brewery that opens to the public with a soft opening on Thursday, January 25.

Located at 4800 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Rule G Brewing pays homage to the railroad industry, of which owner Ralph Rapa has been a member for nearly two decades. Rapa told New Times the brewery takes its name after the rule prohibiting railroad employees from consuming alcohol while on the job. The rule also forbids drug use, Rapa adds.”