Cold Storage Brewery Opens Its Doors to Public Today

Cold Storage brewery is set to become Seminole Heights' newest destination for a bit of night life and tasty brews.

Cold Storage Brewery has completed its long awaited tasting room project and is set to open their doors to the public on a permanent basis this afternoon.

The tasting room at Cold Storage features the complete lineup of craft brews made in house, most notably their increasingly popular Florida Avenue Ale. Sharmi Philip, manager of the tasting room project, is anxiously awaiting the opening.

"We have to figure out how busy we're going to be at first, but our Facebook activity has been crazy," Philip said. "A lot of casual beer drinkers who drink Bud Light are finding that they enjoy the product but the craft brew drinkers enjoy it too. I think we're going to do well because we cross into both worlds."

Until now, the only time beer lovers could get a taste of Cold Storage beers straight from the brewery was to attend their once a month tour and tasting. Now, afficionados can stop into Cold Storage six days a week to do a multitude of things, from joining the cycling team to listening to live music.

"I think it's going to be fun to be part of the Seminole Heights community and a big advantage for us," Philip said. "I'm really looking forward to getting to know more people around here. We're going to have a cycling team, live music and just try to create a fun atmosphere here. My life is about to change drastically."

Cold Storage will hold a grand opening soiree on Friday night complete with a DJ and local retailers who have been invited to enjoy the festivities. Saturday will include the usual once a month tour at 2 and 3 p.m. and on Aug. 25, brewers plan to tap a special treat for beer lovers in the form of a casked IPA.

Tasting room hours are: Tuesday-Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Friday from 2-11 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m.-11p.m.

For more information about Cold Storage Brewery, click here.

Chuck Stephens August 15, 2012 at 03:09 AM
It's great to see new business open and the Florida Avenue corridor of opportunity expand a little farther south. It's also good to see that the surrounding neighbors approve of the new addition, even though it doesn't necessarily fit in with the existing mix. We can assume that the neighbors welcome and approve of the new addition because there is a church and a daycare near by and (unless the wet zoning regulations have changed since I was involved in the process some years ago) both would have to sign a waiver if they were within a certain distance. If there was any discomfort with a bar opening next to their location they could have easily blocked it. It's really refreshing to see this kind of inclusion and cooperation in our area. I'd love to see it spread along all of Florida Ave.


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