Olde Florida Brewing Company opens its first taproom in Largo

The new craft brewery is now open 6 days a week at 1158 7th St. NW.

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Largo’s newest brewery welcomed a crowd of thirsty patrons last weekend when Olde Florida Brewing Company soft opened just in time for Tampa Bay Beer Week.

And while the newly-opened brewery—located at 1158 7th. St. N—is still working out some details, it currently offers its house brews in pints, half pints, and flights; growler refills will be available soon. Olde Florida Brewing Co. currently has blonde and brown ales, IPAs, amber ales, brown IPAs, coffee stouts, milk stouts and goses—with ABVs ranging from 4.5%-8.7%.  
Half pints go for $3.50, pints run for $6, and its sample size for beer flights will cost you $2 each. There is also a small selection of wines for sale alongside non-alcoholic beverages like soda and juice.

It’s small taproom features a shiny Florida beach-themed bar top, with barrels and other brewing equipment displayed along the adjacent wall—arguably one of the most unique things about this new brewery.

There is also an extensive outdoor seating area fully equipped with beach chairs and kitschy Florida decor—including a vintage jet ski-turned-plant holder. In addition to its housemade brews, Olde Florida Brewing Co. also sells merchandise like shirts, hats and tank tops.

Jay Dingman of the Palm Harbor-based Ozona Brewing Company and Rodney Woods teamed up to open Largo's newest craft brewery.  Up until last year, the building that now houses Olde Florida Brewing Co. was Hammerstein Brewing Company, although it’s unsure when that establishment officially closed.

The former brewery’s Facebook has been deleted and the last post on its Instagram was almost two years ago. The Olde Florida Brewing Co. LLC was formed in September of 2021, presumably after Hammerstein shuttered its doors.

Olde Florida Brewing Co. will have some friendly competition in the northern Pinellas area, as its neighbors include Commerce Brewing, Arkane Aleworks, and the ever-expanding Big Storm Brewing Co.

This pet and kid-friendly brewery is now open from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and noon-8 p.m. on Sunday. Olde Florida Brewing Co. is closed on Mondays.

Follow its Facebook page at @oldefloridabrew and Instagram at @olde.florida.brew for the latest updates .

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Kyla Fields

Kyla Fields is the Managing Editor of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay who started their journey at CL as summer 2019 intern. They are the proud owner of a charming, sausage-shaped, four-year-old rescue mutt named Piña.
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