Late Start Brewing will open its first brick-and-mortar in downtown Tampa

It hopes to open sometime this year.

click to enlarge Late Start's future brick-and-mortar at 1018 E Cass St. in downtown Tampa. - PHOTO VIA LATE START BREWING / FACEBOOK
Photo via Late Start Brewing / Facebook
Late Start's future brick-and-mortar at 1018 E Cass St. in downtown Tampa.
Downtown Tampa is getting a new spot for craft brews.

According to a post from the Late Start Brewing Instagram, the “Tampa born-and-bred” company just started buildout on its upcoming brewery at 1018 E Cass St. ​​

The roughly 2,500 square-foot building formerly housed a convenience store and market. Building plans and city records from November show that the proposed use includes an in-house food service. Plans also show a dining room and bar area that can accommodate about 50 people, with outdoor seating with picnic tables and tables for approximately 50 more people.

The Late Start Brewing website states that its brick-and-mortar will debut sometime in 2022.
click to enlarge Building plans from November 2021 show that the future Late Start Brewing can accommodate about 100 people between its inside and outside seating. - PHOTO VIA CITY OF TAMPA/ACCELA
Photo via City of Tampa/Accela
Building plans from November 2021 show that the future Late Start Brewing can accommodate about 100 people between its inside and outside seating.
With its current home-base located inside of Pour House Tampa in the Channelside District, Late Start Brewing is no stranger to downtown Tampa. You can still grab its collaborative ales, lagers and stouts at Pour House before its permanent location—only half a mile away from its current one— opens later this year.

A full list of its former, current, and future brewing collaborations can be found on the Late Start Brewing website.

Late Start Brewing co-founders Jordan Copher and Tyler Sankey started home-brewing in 2012 out of a two-door car garage in Tampa. It quickly became an obsession as the duo spent early mornings and late nights perfecting their brews—hence the name of the business.

Both Copher and Sankey are now brewing veterans who have worked at countless breweries throughout Tampa Bay, including Cigar City, 7th Sun, Rock Brothers, Angry Chair and Carrollwood Brewing.

Follow its Instagram and Facebook at @latestartbrewing and for the latest updates on the new brewery’s buildout. You can find Late Start’s many craft beers at various bottle shops and bars throughout Tampa Bay, or at its current home-base at Pour House Tampa.

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