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Florida Avenue Brewing opens brand new taproom in Tampa

a band performs in a big beer garden at night.
Outside Florida Avenue's Wesley Chapel location

The wait is almost over, beer lovers. Florida Avenue Brewing has long teased the debut of its new Seminole Heights location, and it looks like the owners will officially open the doors at 4315 N Florida Avenue on Friday, May 5. They also operate a Wesley Chapel location at 2029 Arrowgrass Drive.

This space will include 16 taps, a full liquor bar, and an onsite food trailer dishing out bar favorites such as egg rolls, chicken sammies and more. In total, it spans more than 4,000 square feet in the beautiful Seminole Heights neighborhood. You’ll of course enjoy all the award winning Florida Avenue brews. You can keep up with any events at the new Seminole Heights location by following the brewery on Facebook.

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Florida Avenue Brewing is coming home

“The new location will share many of the most popular features of our Wesley Chapel location, but also presents us with a lot of exciting new opportunities,” said Anthony Derby, CEO of Florida Avenue Brewing Co. “With this homecoming to Florida Avenue, we plan to utilize this new brewery as an Innovation Center, where we can experiment and get creative with small batch brews by utilizing cutting-edge technology and new hop products.”

The Seminole Heights taproom will feature an L-shaped bar with custom-made resin bar top made with beer can lids. With a guest capacity of 90, the taproom will serve up Florida Avenue fan favorites made with fresh, local ingredients, including Luminescence Hazy IPA, Dead Parrot Light Lager, Passion of the Heights Tropical Wheat Ale, and nationally acclaimed, You’re My Boy Blue Blueberry Wheat Ale. The on-site brewery will create special batches and products specifically for the Seminole Heights location. A grand opening release, a Double IPA aptly named Coming Home, is being brewed for the occasion and will be available on draft.

In addition to its popular line of craft brews, the Seminole Heights location will feature a full liquor bar serving a variety of craft cocktails ranging – from the Brewhouse Old Fashioned and the Dickle Creamsicle to the Elderflower Gimme and the Espresso Martini – and a selection of wine. The location will also have a 1,000-square-foot covered outdoor patio, and an area for merchandise and to-go packaged products.

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Full cocktail bar, smash burgers, and more on the menu

Feeding all the fun will be a full-service kitchen that will emulate the Wesley Chapel location with favorites such as Cheese Curds, House-made Cheesesteak Egg Rolls, and the Florida Avenue Smash Burger. A selection of salads, sides and kid’s selections round out the menu. At the helm will be Executive Chef Alex Huffman, who will now serve as Executive Chef for both the Wesley Chapel and Tampa locations. Guests can count on a variety of fun events and entertainment, including trivia, charity events and more.

Florida Avenue started as a brewery named after its location on one of Tampa’s renowned roads. As the brewery grew and expanded, the name became increasingly significant to the owners and customers. The brewery’s mission, which began in 2010, was to provide an unforgettable craft beer experience to all who crossed their path and to showcase the state’s Sunshine State identity to all who visited. The owners’ aspiration was for customers to taste everything the state has to offer with each sip and to crave more. Florida Avenue’s presence can be felt throughout the state and beyond.

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