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By Kara Pound
Photos by Mark Cubbedge
It’s hard to imagine that Ancient City Brewing has only been a part of our local landscape for two-and-a-half years.
“We couldn’t be happier to be here in St. Augustine, the Ancient City and our namesake,” says owner Greg Tuttle. “We’ve got a great crew, we’re expanding our offerings and we couldn’t be more thankful for the local support and growing accounts.”
Tuttle officially opened Ancient City Brewing in May of 2015. Since then, the brewery has grown from making a few different brews at their facility on Agricultural Center Drive off of State Road 16 to claiming about five flagship beers, offering a few favorites in cans, consistently churning out seasonal trials like Black Cherry Ale and Imperial Vanilla Porter, welcoming a new head brewer, Tate Warren from The Brewerie at Pennsylvania’s Union Station, and opening a brand new downtown taproom on Cathedral Place.
“We wanted to claim a footprint in downtown, so we can catch the tourist foot traffic,” explains general manager and sales director, Shane Haslauer, of their new locale. “We have 10 taps, so it’s a good place to come and try our seasonals and it’s quickly becoming a place for locals to hang out who don’t want to make the trek to our other location.”
And now you can take Ancient City Brewing beers home. Galleon’s Golden Ale, Matanzas River Red Ale and Anastasia Island IPA are now available in convenient cans which should be available in Publix Supermarkets by the time this issue goes to print.
“We’re not looking to take over the world,” says Tuttle of their concentrated sales efforts in St. Augustine, Daytona, Palm Coast and Gainesville. “We’re just looking to take care of our people.”
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