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North Pinellas business digest for April 6

Florida native Bobby Baker holds the position of head brewer at Clearwater’s Sea Dog Brewing Co.

Sea Dog Brewing Co.

Florida native Bobby Baker holds the position of head brewer at Clearwater’s Sea Dog Brewing Co.

To announce the grand opening of its new 20-barrel brewing system, Sea Dog Brewing Co. will offer food and beverage specials, tours of the facility, tastings and live music from 3 p.m. until closing Thursday at 26200 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater.

"Demand for Shipyard and Sea Dog beer here in Florida has been very strong and the craft beer movement continues to grow," said owner Fred Forsley, who opened the Clearwater location in February 2013. "We are very excited to be part of that growth and to be brewing in Florida again."

Using the 20-barrel brewing system from the Shipyard Brewport, which used to operate at the Orlando International Airport as the world's first airport microbrewery, head brewer Bobby Baker is in charge of producing award-winning beer from Sea Dog and Shipyard Brewing companies as well as special limited edition brews only available at the pub. The goal is to produce 10,000 barrels annually with room for expansion.

Founded in 1993 on the coast of Maine, Sea Dog beers are brewed in a traditional English style using ingredients like English two-row malted barley and British top-fermenting Ringwood yeast, resulting in brews with a distinctive taste and crisp finish.

The company operates pubs in Maine and has a second Florida location in Orlando.


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Disabled American Veterans Chapter 11 invites all military veterans, military spouses and family members who are seeking employment to the second annual DAV Veterans Job & Resources Fair presented by the city of Clearwater from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Long Center, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater.

The event is free for job seekers.

Top area employers will be on site seeking to fill open positions with the skills, abilities, knowledge, insight, and unique experience that veterans possess. Job coaches will assist with free professional resume reviews and the DAV Mobile Service Office will also be on site to provide free services to veterans.

For more information, call (727) 204-8202.

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CareerSource Pinellas will host a career fair sponsored by Ultimate Medical Academy, Hydro-Dyne Engineering Inc., LaSalle Computer Learning Center, New Horizons Tampa and Sonny Glasbrenner Inc. from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Bright House Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater.

The career fair is free.

Candidates for employment are urged to dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes. Job seekers will have an opportunity to visit with a CareerSource Pinellas recruiter to receive personal resume assistance and job search techniques.

To avoid day-of registration lines, preregistration is recommended at careersource At the website, job seekers can also view a current list of the participating employers and download a list of helpful hints to get the most out of their experience during a job fair.

Courtesy of Bright House Field, career fair attendees will receive complimentary parking, plus free admission to the Clearwater Threshers vs. Tampa Yankees game.

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North Pinellas business digest for April 6 04/04/14 [Last modified: Friday, April 4, 2014 5:14pm]
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