Burg Bits: New Distillery in St. Pete, Cage Brewing in Grand Central

Kozuba and Sons Distillery

Our beer scene has grown astronomically over the past few years, now it seems our spirit scene will move in the same direction. Kozuba and Sons Distillery, a family run business from Poland, will soon begin distilling in the heart of St. Pete.

The distillery is located at 1960 5th Avenue South. They plan to officially open at the end of February.

Their products include Mr. Rye – Straight Rye American Whiskey, White Dog American Whiskey, Cranberry Fruit Liquer, Natural Rye Malt Vodka, Pure Grain Vodka and Quince Fruit Liquer.

Their products are currently available for purchase at select spots in Tampa Bay including World Liquors at 1601 Central Avenue. They've hosted tastings at El Gallo Grande, Apollo Beach Liquor Store, New Port Richey's Trinity Wine and Spirits and Gaspar's in Temple Terrace. You can also purchase their products online.

Follow them on Facebook to see where you can find their product next and for more details on an official opening in St. Pete.  


Cage Brewing Opens

St. Pete is for beer lovers. Cage Brewing has just joined the city's unreal lineup of local breweries. Located at 2001 1st Avenue South, Cage Brewing features exceptional beer and, much like Green Bench and 3 Daughters Brewing, will host concerts featuring the best local and traveling bands in the country. 

The facility is the kind of place where you go to enjoy the big game, meet the brightest minds in St. Pete, pen your irreverent opus, and immerse yourself in the latest Edgar Award-winning book.

Their brews include the popular Galaxy Cat IPA and, our personal favorite, Grand Central Red. They also have three guest ciders on tap.

Cage will host a grand opening party on February 27 with a live multimedia art exhibition. They're currently accepting submissions from local artists working in all media: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, performance, video, film audio, graphic art. You can submit your art via email to cagebrewingbooking@gmail.com. They request you include your name, number, address, medium and size/dimensions of your work. Deadline is February 1. 


Spring Beer Fling moves from Tampa to St. Pete

The highly popular Spring Beer Fling event is moving from Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa to Vinoy Park in St. Pete, 701 Bayshore Drive Northeast. The event takes place on March 19 and runs from noon-10pm.

The Fling will be headlined by spiritual rockers, Rusted Root. The event will also feature the best craft beer cocktails, exceptional local bites, games and more. Specifics about the event will be announced soon. Follow the event on Facebook for updates

Presale tickets are now available for just $12. VIP Presale tickets are just $75. 

Written by Brian Bailey

Brian Bailey is the founder and editor of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. In addition to regular contributions to each blog, he's been featured as a commentator to Bay New 9, The Tampa Tribune, The Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Bay Business Journal and The Business Observer as well as national outlets including The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Bailey also serves as the CEO of RKC.me, a Tampa Bay-based digital agency.