With Dorian on the way, Flying Boat Brewing Co. is halting beer production to store drinkable water for St. Petersburg

Managing partner, Joshua Perian, is getting ready.

click to enlarge With Dorian on the way, Flying Boat Brewing Co. is halting beer production to store drinkable water for St. Petersburg

Flying Boat Brewing Co. is supposed to be celebrating its second anniversary this weekend, but its team is thinking about the community at large instead.

Yesterday, Flying Boat announced that it is halting all beer production and storing drinkable water in its tanks just in case things get hairy in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

“In the event we run into water problems in our area following the storm, we will have drinking water to share with our community,” Flying Boat wrote on social media. “Let's hope the storm doesn't hit and we all stay safe!”

On Friday morning Flying Boat Brewing’s managing partner, Joshua Perian told CL that if shit hits the fan, community members can bring containers to his brewery, located at 1776 11th Ave N. in St. Petersburg, and get safe water for their friends, family and pets. Flying Boat is normally open from noon to midnight, but Perian may adjust those hours depending on the severity of the storm and conditions afterwards.

At last check, Dorian was expected to make landfall on the east coast of Florida early next week as a Category 4 storm with winds that top out at 130 mph. Hillsborough and Pinellas counties won’t get whipped the way others on the Atlantic Coast will, but folks have been urged to take precautions as Gov. Ron DeSantis put all of Florida under a state of emergency.

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