Coppertail Brewing is one of the most exciting new breweries in Florida. With Casey Hughes, the awarded and highly regarded brewer at the helm, they're producing some of the highest quality beers around. The brewery is a beautiful venue to enjoy your drink and pays homage to the rich industrial history of the Tampa Bay area. Formerly, part Helman's mayonnaise factory part seville olive factory, the building represents the past and the now future of Tampa Bay. The industry rich area has now become Florida's premiere location for craft beer.
Casey has accomplished many things in the industry like winning gold medals at GABF and having his trippel named "best Belgian beer in America" by Men's Journal, but his humility keeps him focused on one thing - the beer. No egos, just beer. He's one of the nicest guys you could meet and one of the best brewers in our State. He's been in the industry since he was 18 years old and became the head brewer at Flying Fish at the age of 21. It's in his blood and it shows in the beer hes been producing since Coppertail opened in 2014.
Watch our conversation to learn more about Casey, Coppertail, and the growing craft beer scene in the Tampa Bay area. It's even better with a Free Dive IPA in your hand!