Florida Avenue Brewing Co. is going back to its roots on May 5, when it opens a new location in Seminole Heights on — wait for it — Florida Avenue.
The new location is just a few blocks from where the brewery originally opened in 2010, then called Cold Storage Craft Brewery. It underwent a renovation and revival in 2015 and closed in 2021. There is another location in Wesley Chapel.
The new 4,000-square-foot space at 4315 N Florida Ave. will feature a taproom with 16 draft beers, a full liquor bar, covered outdoor patio and on-site kitchen.
“The new location will share many of the most popular features of our Wesley Chapel location, but also presents us with a lot of exciting new opportunities,” Anthony Derby, CEO of Florida Avenue Brewing Co., said in a news release. “With this homecoming to Florida Avenue, we plan to utilize this new brewery as an Innovation Center, where we can experiment and get creative with small batch brews by utilizing cutting-edge technology and new hop products.”
Featuring an L-shaped bar with a custom-made resin bar top made with beer can lids, the taproom has a capacity of 90 people and will serve its popular brews including Luminescence Hazy IPA, Dead Parrot Light Lager, Passion of the Heights Tropical Wheat Ale and You’re My Boy Blue Blueberry Wheat Ale.
The on-site brewery will create batches specifically for the Seminole Heights location, including the grand opening release of a double IPA aptly named Coming Home.
Craft cocktails include the Brewhouse Old Fashioned, the Elderflower Gimme and an espresso martini, and there will be a selection of wine.
A full-service kitchen will dish up favorites from the Wesley Chapel location including cheese curds, cheesesteak egg rolls and the Florida Avenue Smash Burger. Executive chef Alex Huffmon will helm both locations.
The brewery will also offer entertainment and trivia nights. For more information, visit floridaavebrewing.com.