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Greg Rapp, our brewmaster, started making wine decades ago. He later added sake and mead making. He has been brewing award winning beers for over 12 years!
We are a nano sized brewery in the heart of Pinellas County Florida. We specialize in small batch, hand crafted, artisanal Ales and Lagers. We focus on creativity – exploring beer styles and variations on them. We also brew styles that have long been thought lost and artfully create brews reminiscent of ages long ago. We have limited distribution and focus on direct interaction with craft beer enthusiasts.
We have a 650 sq. ft. tasting room in our brewery providing the perfect atmosphere for craft beer lovers to meet, sample our creations, and discuss their thoughts about our beers with us and their peers. This is a great place to meet friends and explore all the interesting beers we have on tap. We host periodic events which include special release beers, food, and entertainment.
The Tampa Bay area has added another brewery to its quickly growing list of breweries – adding to its reputation as a destination for craft beer lovers. Our tasting room is an added draw for tourists and local beer lovers!
We are located in a 3,200 sq. ft. warehouse. We produce multiple 1.5 barrel batches daily on our direct fired custom built 2 barrel brewing system. That supplies our tasting room as well as limited local distribution of several of our brands. Using direct fire allows us to create those great flavors through kettle caramelization which are a key signature of many styles.
We also have over 40 barrels of fermentation capacity spread over 22 fermentation vessels. This allows us to create a great variety of beers – we have 20 on tap. We also maintain an extensive yeast bank which contributes to the uniqueness of our beers since easily 1/3 of a beer’s flavor is created by the yeast!
Greg is following his European brewing heritage – his great grandfather Rudolph Rapp owned and operated the brewery in Mohrungen Germany around the turn of the century (1900). Some of his beers are artfully recreated at our brewery.