Justin Stange, previously of Sweetwater Brewing and of Cigar City Brewing has officially opened the doors on a brewery of his own. Justin and his girlfriend Devon Kreps cut the ribbon on Seventh Sun at the beginning of December in Dunedin, Florida. There are 10 hand blown glass taps for Seventh Sun brews, and guest taps.
Seventh Sun Brewing Co.
More on the brewery on their Facebook Page
Justin Stange, previously of SweetWater Brewing & Cigar City Brewing is brewing off to work on his own ventures with friend Devon Kreps. Seventh Sun Brewery will be located in Dunedin, Florida opening Fall 2011.
(Dunedin, FL) — Seventh Sun Brewing Company is preparing to open this fall in Dunedin, Florida.
After three years planning, Seventh Sun owners Devon Kreps and Justin Stange have purchased equipment and begun the build-out process for their fledgling brewery.
Kreps and Stange both come with industry background: After finishing a Food & Fermentation Science degree at Oregon State, Kreps began work at Anheuser-Busch, until she left to become Production Manager for Sweetwater Brewing Company in Atlanta. Stange began volunteering at McGuire’s brewpub in Destin, was later hired on as a brewer at Sweetwater, and now brews for Cigar City in Tampa.
The pair started out with plans to open a much larger, 15-barrel, production facility but decided to scrap their plans when faced with the reality of finding funding in a struggling economy. “At the end of the day, we re-evaluated the plan and came to the realization that not only was a small project affordable, but it would allow us to have more flexibility with the style of beer we want to brew,” says Kreps.
The brewery will offer Belgian style ales and a variety of experimental IPA’s from their 3-barrel system as well as occasionally offering limited barrel-aged releases.
You can find Seventh Sun Brewing at 1012 Broadway near the intersection of Skinner Blvd (State Rd 580) and Broadway (US Alternate 19) in downtown Dunedin; projected to open this fall pending licensing approval.