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Carrollwood’s first microbrewery, Wulfaven, announces grand opening

Exterior of a brewery. Open air sitting is shown. A blue neon sign spells out the name of the brewery

Cheers, Carrollwood, a brand new microbrewery is set to open in your neck of the woods this October. The owners just announced the brewery will open October 15 and 16. Wulfaven, a family-owned brewery, announced plans to debut a brewery in the area back in February 2022.

The idea for Wulfaven Brewing Co. started back in 2017. Joseph Lazzara and his father, Santo Lazzara, concocted the dream of one day owning their own brewery after being in the industry for a combined 30+ years. Just two short years later, the pair were setting roots, securing a location, and readying to make this brewing dream a reality.


Here’s the official opening announcement: “The moment you’ve all been waiting for is HERE! Join us at our 𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐎𝐏𝐄𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆 Saturday, October 15th – Sunday, October 16th. ⁣Doors will open on Saturday from 12pm-10pm and Sunday from 12pm-6pm. 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸 𝘎𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘖𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘦𝘯𝘥. See you soon! 🍻”

Wulfaven brings signature tasting experience to Tampa Bay

Pandemic-related delays aside, the Lazzara’s never stopped working toward bringing Wulfaven to life. Construction is well underway on the property, and they are on track to open this summer.

Wulfaven’s tap list will be a combination of “all things crisp and clean,” according to the Lazzara’s. Additionally, the brewery will have a selection of “juicy and bitter” IPAs and pale ales.


“All in all, we plan on bringing you crushable beers that pair well with date nights and friendly hangouts,” write the Lazzara’s. “Everything that we’ve ever wanted and loved in a brewery, we will hopefully bring to you at Wulfaven Brewing.”

Curious about the name of the brewery? Me too. ‘Wulfaven” is a combination of two words: Wolf and Haven. The wolf holds a special symbolic meaning for the owners. “Wolves also depend on their pack and so do we,” write the Lazzaras. “Our family, friends, and the community are our inner circle. Without them, we wouldn’t have made it this far.”

The second word, haven, represents a safe place. Their mission at Wulfaven Brewing Co. is to create quality craft beer with fresh ingredients and create an inclusive space the community to gather. An opening date is still TBA but you can follow their progress on Instagram.

Wulfaven Brewing Co., 10828 Perez Dr

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