Make us your home page
Instagram

Flying Boat Brewing Co. joins burgeoning St. Petersburg craft beer scene

St. Petersburg beer aficionados now have another option with the opening of the Tampa Bay area's latest craft brewery on April 18, 2017. Flying Boat Brewing Co. announced the opening of its 11,000-square-foot facility at 1776 11th Ave. N. [Photo from Facebook]

St. Petersburg beer aficionados now have another option with the opening of the Tampa Bay area's latest craft brewery on April 18, 2017. Flying Boat Brewing Co. announced the opening of its 11,000-square-foot facility at 1776 11th Ave. N. [Photo from Facebook]

St. Petersburg beer aficionados now have another option with Tuesday's opening of the Tampa Bay area's latest craft brewery.

Around noon, Flying Boat Brewing Co. announced the opening of its 11,000-square-foot facility at 1776 11th Ave. N on its Facebook page.

"The paper is down. We're an hour away from take off. #ItsAPlaneNotABoat," the brewery posted Tuesday morning, ahead of its opening.

PREVIOUS STORY: Flying Boat Brewing Co. to add to St. Petersburg's craft beer industry

The brewery also announced that a portion of proceeds from beer sales will be donated to Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.

Flying Boat — owned by Glenn Zakany, son Tanner Zakany and son-in-law Josh Perian — joins an already burgeoning St. Petersburg beer scene. The city already home to a half-dozen breweries, including 3 Daughters Brewing, Green Bench Brewing and Cycle Brewing.

During its groundbreaking last April, Perian said Flying Boat planned to open with six to eight original beers on tap.

The beer will be brewed by Tyler Singletary, previously withi Southern Brewing & Wine Making in Tampa.

The brewery is named for the aircraft in the world's first commercial airline flight, from St. Petersburg to Tampa, thanks to aviation pioneer Tony Jannus.

Flying Boat Brewing Co. joins burgeoning St. Petersburg craft beer scene 04/18/17 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 2:38pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Plan your weekend: June 30-July 2: Vans Warped Tour, fireworks, corgi races, Guardian Con, Dan TDM

    Events

    Plan your weekend

    Vans Warped Tour: The shirtless and inked-up masses will once again descend upon St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park on Saturday to mosh and thrash to dozens of bands across seven stages. This year brings the likes of Gwar, thrash group Municipal Waste, Southern metal band Valient …

    Corgi in the grass; Dog playing the the grass; iStockphoto.com
  2. Author Randy Wayne White could open St. Pete's biggest restaurant on the pier

    Food & Dining

    ST. PETERSBURG — The story begins with Yucatan shrimp.

    St. Petersburg Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin, pilot Mark Futch, Boca Grande, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, and author and businessman Randy Wayne White,  Sanibel, exit a Maule Super Rocket seaplane after taking a fight around Tampa Bay off the St. Petersburg waterfront, 6/28/17.  White and his business partners are in negotiations with the City of St. Petersburg to build a fourth Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille on the approach to the St. Petersburg Pier with a second event space on the pier according to White. The group met near Spa Beach after a ground breaking ceremony for the new pier. "We want to have our business open by the time the pier opens," said White. Other Dr. Ford restaurants are located on Sanibel, Captiva and Ft. Myers Beach. SCOTT KEELER   |   Times
  3. Fourth of July celebrations firing off all around Hillsborough

    Events

    Apollo Beach

    Food Truck Festival celebrates fourth

  4. Channelside, downtown sight of holiday festivities

    News

    CHANNEL DISTRICT — The City of Tampa's largest Independence Day celebration, Light Up Tampa Bay, returns to Channelside Plaza on Tuesday with fireworks, live music, entertainment, face painting and food trucks.

    Fireworks explode over Channelside during last year’s July 4th celebration.
  5. YouTube's Minecraft sensation Dan TDM brings live show to Clearwater

    Events

    Dan Middleton's YouTube channel has had more than 10 billion views since 2012.

    Dan Middleton's Dan TDM live tour is set to stop in Clearwater on Sunday. [Photo by Emily Herogian]