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.
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