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Back Alley Brawl: Homebrew Competition

Registration for the BACK ALLEY BRAWL HOMEBREW COMPETITION opens July 15th and closes August 10th!

Drop off points: Mail to the brewery, Avid Hombrew and hydroponics, and in north Pinellas County Hifi Homebrew and BBQ Supplies who will give all contestants 15%Off their purchase and will have prizes also for the overall winner and the runner-ups!!

No entry fee, you simply have to attach your generic label to the bottle, and no guidelines on style of beer, basically be creative and have fun!

Happy brewing and cheers!!

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One Year Anniversary Celebration

frontpage1-1024x576Cheers to a Year of Beer!

Join us Saturday April 11, 2015 for St. Pete Brewing Company’s largest celebration!

From the day we opened and poured that first beer, all we ever wanted was to brew amazing beer that would live up to the reputation of this great city.  Twelve months, thousands of pours later and almost 300 locations distributing SPBC’s finest, we have more than we could have imagined to celebrate. From noon to midnight we’ve got a full day of music, food, fun and of course beer for everyone to enjoy.

Featuring:

  • Raffle with prizes donated by local area breweries
  • Free 1 yr Anniversary Glass (limited supplies, come early!)
  • Limited edition Anniversary Shirts for sale
  • Food from Urban Brew & BBQ and Angelo’s Grill & Bar
  • Live Music from Katie Talbert & The Apple Butter Express
  • A special release of our Double IPA (and maybe a surprise release or two)
  • Cupcakes by Baked By Erin

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“The St. Pete Brewing family is so excited to be turning a year old!  We can not believe that our one year anniversary celebration is already upon us.  Our entire crew is so thankful for the local support from this wonderful beer loving community, because of you our first year has exceeded our wildest dreams.  We are so happy to be a part of the growing craft beer scene, and hope to continue to be pouring beer,  for many more anniversaries to come.” 

-The St. Pete Brew Crew

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SINful Mondays

Mondays have become SINful!! We are now open to all on Mondays 4-10pm and Service Industry Night is serving up $4 pints to our friends in the biz. Bring something that shows where you work (check stub, staff shirt, time slip, etc…) and come drink with us, because you deserve a night out too!!

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Story Of St Pete Brewing Company

Story of St Pete Brewing Company

Tom has always had a love of beer.  He grew up collecting beer cans as a kid! While attending Boston University, Tom was inspired by Sam Adams and began home brewing, naming his first brew “Fairfield 7” after his street address.  After college, he moved to San Francisco and in 2003 he moved to St. Pete when he started home brewing again. During this time, Tom financed over 100 microbreweries with his finance company eLease, located next door, which enabled him to learn more about the business side of the industry and become passionate about opening a brewery.

In 2010 laws in St. Pete banned the manufacturing of malt beverages.  Tom did not want to wait until the laws were passed, so he had the first recipe contracted with another brewery for sales and distribution in St. Pete.

In 2012, a change by the city council allowed businesses zoned as microbrewery to create and sell their craft beer.  This was good news for local St. Pete beer lovers.  This opened the door for St. Pete to become a microbrew destination.

Professional brewer Jon McCracken moved to St. Petersburg, Florida with the hopes of opening a brewery. Jon began as home brewer in 1999.  He loved every aspect about brewing, the brewing process, the chance for creativity, the art of creation, oh and that brewing smell!  Jon found such a love for brewing that he decided to take brewing from his small home stove and make it into a career.

Jon graduated from the American Brewer’s Guild in 2007.  He started his brewing career in Burlington, Vermont as head brewer at 3Needs Brewery.  A move to the west coast of California, allowed Jon to work at El Toro Brewing Company and Hermitage Brewing Company.   A move from California to St. Pete opened another opportunity to work at Tampa Bay Brewing Company.

While enjoying a beer at the Ale and the Witch, bartender Vickie Moran wrote down Tom Williams’ contact information, as Jon was in search of a local brewery job.  Jon kept that card for over a year, and made contact with Tom in 2013, when Tom and Michele had just found a building for the brewery.

Tom, Michele, Jon and Aida, met and St. Pete Brewing Company was born.  The St. Pete Brewing Company family is excited to bring locally brewed beer to the residents and guests of St. Petersburg, Florida. We are glad you are a part of our journey!

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American Craft Beer Week!

This week is American Craft Beer Week and we’ve got some celebrating to do!

Events at the brewery:

Tuesday: Growler Night: Bring your St. Pete Growler, and get a refill for $5.50. Or pay for a growler refill and get the growler for free!

Wednesday: Happy Hour Hump Day 2-7pm $4 Pints; Keep the Mason Jar/Pint 7-9pm

Thursday: Beer, Cupcake and Raffle Night; Local St. Pete baker from Baked by Erin’s has used our Orange Wheat Ale to make a delicious cupcake to pair with our beer. Order a pint of Orange Wheat Ale and get a cupcake for $1.50 Cupcakes available starting at 5:30, while supplies last. We will also be holding 3 Raffles throughout the night. You will receive a raffle ticket with your beer purchase. Winners will be announce at 7pm, 8pm, & 9pm.

Friday: Meet the Brewer. Stop by the brewery between 5-7pm to meet our brewer Jon.

Sat & Sun: Recap the awesome week over beers #stpetebrewingco