Sea Dog announces opening date for new brewery
CLEARWATER – Sea Dog Brewing Company will showcase a new 20-barrel brewing system on April 10. This 20-barrel system hails from the Shipyard Brewport which used to operate at the Orlando International Airport as the world's first airport microbrewery.
“Demand for Shipyard and Sea Dog beer here in Florida has been very strong and the craft beer movement continues to grow,” said owner Fred Forsley. “We are very excited to be part of that growth and to be brewing in Florida again.”
The Sea Dog in Clearwater is located at 26200 US Highway 19 North. The April 10th grand opening will run from 3 p.m. until closing. Tours of the facility, tastings and live music will be held throughout the day. Food and beverage specials will include: 50 cent oysters, two-for-one award-winning Portuguese Chowder, $3 pints, $4 house wines, $6 signature drinks, and two-for-one select beers and spirits.
Florida native Bobby Baker is head brewer and the goal is to produce 10,000 barrels annually with room for expansion.