Sea Dog Announces Opening Date for New Brewery

CLEARWATER, FL — Sea Dog Brewing Company has announced its grand opening date of Thursday, April 10th for its new 20-barrel brewing system. This 20-barrel system hails from the Shipyard Brewport which used to operate at the Orlando International Airport as the world’s first airport microbrewery.

“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. “We are very excited to be part of that growth and to be brewing in Florida again.”

The Sea Dog in Clearwater is located at 26200 US Highway 19 North. The April 10th grand opening will run from 3:00pm until closing. Tours of the facility, tastings and live music will be held throughout the day. Food and beverage specials will include: 50 cent oysters, two-for-one award-winning Portuguese Chowder, $3 pints, $4 house wines, $6 signature drinks, and two-for-one select beers and spirits.

The Clearwater brewery will produce award-winning beer from Sea Dog and Shipyard Brewing Companies as well as special limited edition brews only available at the pub. Florida native Bobby Baker is head brewer and the goal is to produce 10,000 barrels annually with room for expansion.

In addition, the Sea Dog Brew Pub in Orlando will celebrate its one year anniversary the weekend of April 26. Details about that will be posted as the date gets closer.

About Sea Dog Brewing Company: Sea Dog beers are brewed in a traditional English style using only the highest quality ingredients like English two-row malted barley and British top-fermenting Ringwood yeast. Our English brewing style results in brews with a distinctive, refreshing taste and crisp finish. Founded in 1993 on the coast of Maine, our crew brews a full line of award-winning handcrafted ales that capture the spirit of Maine’s sea-faring history. Pubs located in Maine (South Portland, Topsham, and Bangor) and Florida (Clearwater and Orlando). The Sea Dog Brew Pub in Clearwater opened in February 2013.

About Shipyard Brewing Company: Founded in 1994, Shipyard Brewing Company is located on the historic waterfront in Portland, Maine and produces 20 varieties of award-winning English style and seasonal beers. Its products are distributed in over 35 states. The Brewers Association ranks Shipyard as the 15th largest craft brewery in the U.S. and 23rd overall. In 2013, the brewery produced 160.060 barrels (2,288,300 cases) of its award-winning brews.