Saint Petersburg-based Flying Boat Brewing announced today via Instagram that its production brewing site has been sold to King State, Tampa’s popular restaurant, coffee roaster and microbrewery (which turned into a bigger batch).
Although King State now owns the building located at 1776 11th Ave. N, the Flying Boat will continue to make as many beers there as the brewery, and many of the tap beers will remain on Brutalist Brewing’s list. The last day at its current location will be January 30, but Flying Boat Brewing Co. reports that it is currently looking for another home base in the Greater Tampa Bay area.
As for food truck fans residing at Shiso Crispy Brewery (which has just moved out of the EDGE mass market), the dumpling sling will now be permanently established at the new mini golf bar in St. Pete’s Par Bar.
From roasting and distributing coffee beans to creating rotating menus in bricks and mortar, King State’s latest foray into the world of local brewing has been a notable expansion since it debuted in 2014. For years, King State has been collaborating with numerous breweries and distributors across Florida and beyond to create Her coveted little drinks. Popular King State beers include Hazy IPA, Green Dart, classic German pilsner, and sour Berliner Weisse with notes of mango, guava and berries.
In fact, King State brewery, Aric Parker, actually produces King State beer on the Flying Boat.
Not much is known about Brutalist Brewing yet – besides its name. A social media account for the new multi-brewery production facility and taproom (@thebrutalist.beer) shows The Brutalist/Temple Of Beer, a brewery described as “the pinnacle of community brewing.” The website, Templeofbeer.com, is AF encrypted.
Besides its drinks, Flying Boat has also leased its production space as an event venue, but it is not yet clear if Brutalist Brewing will offer the same service.
According to ILovetheBurg, Brutalist’s new dining room may contain a food component in addition to the in-house drinks.