Won't be much longer until pop-up brewery, Bayboro debuts its brick-and-mortar in the 'Burg.
Bayboro Brewing's founder and brewer, James Coleman, told CL that he is shooting for a late December/early January opening for the coming tasting room stationed at 2390 5th Ave. S. in St. Pete's Warehouse District, just blocks away from fellow 'Burg breweries including 3 Daughters, Pinellas Ale Works and Cage Brewing
The 2,500-square-foot space is set to host 20 taps with various bottled brews at the ready.
"We're not focusing on any one geographic areas for our selections," Coleman tells CL before running down a list of soon-to-be poured beers, including a range of Belgiums, IPAs, ciders, and mead.
Bayboro Brewing is, as Coleman says, a mom and pop operation, veteran-owned and operated and not looking for any investors. The focus for the coming tasting room is to be part of the community in the Warehouse District, "We're not looking to be a top dog, we want things to be low-key; a family-style atmosphere."
In the future, Bayboro will offer outdoor amenities, but until then, Coleman is focusing on the debut of the indoor space, which should hopefully open its doors before the end of 2019 (but early 2020 at the latest). Another detail to get excited about — ample parking, thanks to a parking lot located directly behind the joint.
James, alongside wife Kelcy, have been serving up their selection of brews in local festivals like their "Teufel Hunden," a peanut butter chocolate stou (the phrase is a German nickname for U.S. Marines). Also on tap: A New England IPA called "Wicked G'Day," and passion fruit American wheat where Bayboro donates $1 of each purchase to the St. Pete Arts Alliance. Looks like Bayboro is already making friends with its neighbors.
More details to come as an official opening date is announced.
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