Ology Brewing's first Tampa taproom opens in Seminole Heights this weekend

The Tallahassee-based brewery opens out of the former Angry Chair space.

click to enlarge Ology Brewing's first Tampa taproom opens in Seminole Heights this weekend
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Angry Chair Brewing just celebrated its grand opening at a new location a few weeks ago, and now the business at its former space is ready to do the same. But you still can't park on Fern Street.

Tallahassee-based Ology Brewing, located at 6401 N Florida Ave. in Seminole Heights, opens its doors for the first time this weekend, Friday-Sunday, Sept. 23-25. Seminole Heights' newest brewery will be open from noon-midnight on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Sunday.

There aren't many details about grand opening festivities, but guests can expect Ology's craft brews on tap, liquor and beer to-go, cocktails and food trucks alongside "a few more other surprises," as a recent Instagram announcement states.

Ology Brewing has already made a name for itself in Tampa Bay's craft beer scene by hosting tap takeovers at neighboring breweries, like Magnanimous Brewing, and participating in Tampa Bay Beer Week events earlier this year.

In addition to brewing its own craft beer—like the popular "Sensory Overload" hazy IPA and "Rainbow Colored Glasses" Berliner weisse sour—Ology also dabbles in liquor distilling, coffee roasting and hard seltzer manufacturing.  While the menu for its upcoming Tampa location has yet to be released, its other taprooms serve a variety of craft cocktails, from Manhattans to old fashioneds, whiskey sours and martinis.

When Creative Loafing Tampa Bay spoke to Ology Brewing founder and head brewer Nick Walker earlier this year, he expressed excitement about entering Tampa's beer scene.

“We’ve been looking at Central Florida for a while, and there’s such a vibrant and developed craft market in Tampa,” he said. “We end up there all the time, visiting friends and working with folks in the scene, so it’s definitely a good fit.”

Ology’s longtime production manager Taylor Gant is a Tampa-native and recently moved back to his hometown to run the upcoming  Seminole Heights location. 
Alongside its upcoming Tampa taproom, five year-old Ology Brewing has three other locations in the greater Tallahassee area.

For the latest updates on Seminole Heights' newest brewery, follow its Instagram at 
@ology_tampa. After its grand opening weekend, Ology Brewing will be open from 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, noon-midnight Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Sundays. 

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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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