TAMPA, FL-The Brew Bus made a metaphorical bus stop Saturday. Since 2011, the Brew Bus has allowed its patrons to ride around the Tampa Bay area drinking beer and touring breweries.
But with the grand opening of Brew Bus Terminal and Brewery, there is now a brick and mortar location for customers to go.
“It’s nice to have a brew bus spot for when I don’t want to be on the bus,” one patron said.
Company President Anthony Derby is proud of the history and quick rise of Brew Bus Brewing. It originally started out as an actual bus, but now also includes the new aspect of a concrete location.
“We heard of all the other local breweries in the area starting up, so my mom actually had the idea of buying a bus and traveling from brewery to brewery,” Derby said. “It’s not the bus rolling down the street or it’s mobile, it’s an actual tangible thing.”
The grand opening included live music, raffles and access to over 20 craft brews. Brew bus also has other beers that rotate in and out, as well as cider and wine.
“They have some great beers, they’re rotating their taps regularly,” another customer said. “I popped in a couple times during their soft openings as well and enjoyed it.”
The Brew Bus will maintain its mobile presence, with four buses in the Tampa Bay area.