who we are…
An eclectic crew of dedicated brewers, production personnel, beer-tenders and all around culinary aficionados!
A Veteran-owned, family-friendly craft brewery based in Sarasota, Florida and committed to creating quality brews in a welcoming environment for our patrons to enjoy.
Passionate about making a wide variety of styles including traditional offerings,
unfiltered, hop-forward beers and mixed-fermentation.
We have an amazing, dedicated team withhout whom which none of this would be possible.
Where we’ve been…
We have been a lot of places and are thankful our experiences have lead us back to Sarasota!
The idea for Calusa began with Geordie and Vic in San Diego, CA. There, two determined brothers-in-law witnessed a craft beer eruption and immediately started talking about bringing the concept home. Through mutual friends we hooked up with our Head Brewer/Partner Jason. Jason’s detail oriented approach and similarly hard charging work ethic exhibited the qualities we wanted in our team. It didn’t hurt that his IPAs and Saisons were killer.
Since then we’ve had the fortune to assemble an amazing group of passionate individuals who make Calusa what it is today. The company continues to grow in size, but we are committed to maintaining our passion in each and every pint.
…and why calusa?
The Calusa were Native Americans who inhabited Florida’s Gulf Coast prior to Spanish arrival in the 1500’s. Simply, the Calusa embodied what we love about ourselves and our home. They were a fierce, intelligent people who had a tremendous respect for the ocean and Florida’s natural resources. As an aquatically focused collection of individuals we admired those traits and strive to walk in similar footsteps.
Passion meets Purpose…
At Calusa Brewing we take immense pride in our creations. At our state-of-the-art production facility in Sarasota, FL we produce a diverse portfolio of specialty craft beers ranging from iconic traditional styles, to hop-forward India Pale Ales and eccentric Wild Ales fermented with mixed cultures.
Hazy, modern IPAs bursting with fresh hop flavor and aroma with a balanced bitterness.
Small-batch, unfiltered brewing encourages fresh & frequent consumption!
Wild yeasts and cultures create complex, tart & rustic flavor profiles. Fermented onsite in our 20 barrel oak Foeder and often aged in wine barrels these distinctive ales represent our enthusiasm and patience for creating something truly worth the wait.
Barrel Aged Beers
The richness and power of Imperial Ales marries with barrel aging to bring a true depth of flavor.
Hop-Forward IPAs & Wild Ales
Unfiltered India Pale Ales and more available in 16 oz. 4-pk cans
Mixed Culture Fermentation
yeasts & cultures
Fresh hops bursting with flavor and drinkability!
Imperial Beers & Barrel Aged Special Releases!
Tradition meets science in our uniquely crafted foeder series
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Tuesday: 2pm – 10pm
Wednesday: 2pm – 10pm
Thursday: 2pm – 10pm
Friday: 2pm -12am
Saturday: 12pm – 12am
Sunday 12am – 8pm
Our 2200 sq ft Tap Room offers a floor-to-ceiling view into the production side of operations and features up to 16 rotating draft lines of traditional favorites, hazy hop bombs and mixed-fermented/fruited sour beers.
Rotating can and bottle releases available on site. Please check for current availability.
Daily Food Trucks and mobile food vendors provide an eclectic and rotational way to sample Sarasota’s most creative fare.
Food Truck Schedule
We are proud to partner with local favorites and the Gulf Coast’s
top food trucks. Our schedule is updated weekly as our mobile vendors rotate frequently.
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