Coolship Brew Launches Wild Beer Program

  We launched our wild beer program over the weekend in ultimate gearhead fashion with “Fermentis Camino,” a spontaneously fermented beer brewed in the truck bed-turned-coolship oF Lead Brewer Jose Martinez’s ‘84 El Camino Conquista. What is “wild beer,” exactly—and what on earth is a coolship? When you think of beer, wild probably isn’t the first… Read more »

Motorworks Brewing Doubles its Production Capacity

More Tanks, More Beer! Coverage: Tampa Bay Business Journal  /  Bradenton Herald  /  Sarasota Herald Tribune Last week we took the first steps towards drastically expanding our production capacity with the addition of a 150-barrel fermenter (one of three), 150bbl brite tank and 30bbl brite tank. A pair of additional 150bbl fermenters and two more 30bbl… Read more »

Staff Spotlight: Bob Haa

Bob Haa, Head Brewer Bob is the mastermind behind the beer. When he’s not concocting new recipes or brewing, Bob enjoys traveling and the great outdoors. He grew up in Cullman, Alabama, studied Biology at St. Mary’s College in Southern Maryland and then Mycology (the scientific study of fungi) at the University of Minnesota. Bob… Read more »

Staff Spotlight: Bruce Bobitt

  Bruce Bobitt, Brewer Bruce has been with us from nearly the beginning, starting out as a Cellarman. Now, as one of our Brewers, Bruce accomplishes a myriad of tasks in the brew house each and every day with surgical, military-esque precision and unparalleled work ethic. Where does that work ethic come from? Well, partly… Read more »

Staff Spotlight: Andrew Pollard

Andrew Pollard, Cellarman Andrew is the youngest member of our team, and he doesn’t exactly try to hide it. But don’t let that boyish grin fool you; Andrew is an incredibly hard worker and one of the most enthusiastic and passionate members of our team. Sometimes a little too enthusiastic; 8AM is too early for… Read more »

Motorworks Brewing Medals at U.S. Open Beer Championships

2017 U.S. Open Beer Championship Motorworks Brewing medals amongst stiff competition Oxford, OH (July 10, 2017) – Breweries from Vermont to Vietnam sent in more than 6,000 beers representing over 100 different styles for the 2017 U.S. Open Beer Championship, which announced winners today. The competition includes professional breweries and award-winning home-brewers, with judges from England,… Read more »

B.O.M.B. Awards: Best Locally Brewed Beer (V Twin Vienna Lager)

Best of Manatee/Bradenton Awards We’re honored to have won Best Locally Brewed Beer at this year’s B.O.M.B. awards for our V Twin Vienna Lager, and we’re proud to be a part of this awesome community! Here’s what The Bradenton Times said: Bradenton is now Beer City with, count ‘em, four local breweries in Manatee County!… Read more »

Staff Spotlight: Jose Martinez

Jose Martinez, Lead Brewer Jose started home-brewing in 2011 when he was stationed in California, while serving in the United States Navy. During his time in California Jose picked up several accolades for his brews, including a Silver Medal in the San Diego State Fair. After serving his country Jose decided to turn his passion… Read more »

Staff Spotlight: Zak Siddle

Zak Siddle, Packaging Coordinator Starting with Zak – our ginger-bearded packaging guru – we’re going to be sitting down with each member of our brew team over the next few weeks so you can get to know the cast of characters that produce & package all that beer you know and love a little bit… Read more »

On Tap: 3rd Coast Oyster Stout

Join us at the brewery this afternoon as we tap a truly unique beer concoction; we’ve combined two distinct styles, an oyster stout and a seaweed ale, for an oceanic, old-world combo sure to satisfy discerning palates. Oyster Stouts trace their roots to Victorian-England, where bar-goers frequently enjoyed pairing the shelled delicacies and other seafood with stouts & porters –… Read more »

Pulp Friction: Freshly Squeezed 6-Packs

Pulp Friction Grapefruit IPA – Gold Medalist at this year’s Best Florida Beer Championships – is now available in 6-packs in our taproom, and we can’t think of a better way to beat this summer blaze than by diving into this juicy IPA positively bursting with citrus-crammed refreshment. We’ve lassoed the simmering sun and squeezed every ounce of… Read more »

Motorworks Brewing Wins Best Large Brewery & More at 2017 Best Florida Beer

We’re thrilled and honored to announce that Motorworks Brewing was named the Best Large Brewery in Florida in addition to winning Runner-Up for the Best Beer in Florida for their Cruiser Kölsch, which won Gold in the Hybrid/Light Beer category. In addition, we won a Gold Medal for Pulp Friction, our Grapefruit IPA, a Silver Medal for… Read more »

Motorworks Brewing Wins Gold & Silver at 2016 U.S. Open Beer Championship

We’re thrilled to announce that two of our beers medaled at the 2016 U.S. Open Beer Championship in Oxford, OH. Our Chocolate Datil Pepper Imperial Porter won Gold in the Chili Beer category, while our “Crotch Rauchet” Rauchbier took silver in the Smoked/Rauch Beer category! With nearly 5,000 entries from around the globe, we’re thrilled to have medaled,… Read more »

Motorworks Brewing Brews Pale Ale With Florida-Grown Hops

Motorworks Brewing is excited to announce that yesterday we brewed an American Pale Ale using Florida-grown wet hops. The hops-were hand harvested right here in Tampa Bay on independent grower Matt Harper’s farm in Riverview, whose locally-grown, pesticide-free Cascade hops star in our new Pale Ale. Matt’s small, completely organic farm specializes in a “holistic approach… Read more »

V Twin Vienna Lager gets Beer Connoisseur Nod

Craft beer publication The Beer Connoisseur has named our V Twin Vienna Lager – a Great American Beer Festival winner – among it’s Top 25 “Lawnmower Beers” perfect for beating the summer heat after a long day sweating out in the yard. V Twin is the perfect antidote for that sweltering Florida sun, so come grab… Read more »

Motorworks Brewing Cracks Open A Cold One In Ohio

Motorworks Brewing is pleased to announce that our beers are now available, out-of-state for the first time, in Ohio in Butler, Warren, and Preble counties. We’re excited to see this partnership with Ohio Eagle come to fruition and have our beers distributed up north – keep a stern eye on the horizon; your state might be… Read more »

Motorworks Brewing Wins Gold & Silver, Second Runner-Up at Best Florida Beer Championships

Bradenton, Fla. (March 9, 2015) – Two of Motorworks Brewing’s beers medaled at the 2016 Best Florida Beer Championships’ Brewers Ball Awards Ceremony this past Sunday in Tampa. Their Cruiser Kölsch won Gold in the hybrid light beer category, while their French-Style Saison took silver in the Saison category. Cruiser Kölsch advanced to the Best-in-Show… Read more »

Motorworks Brewing Wins Gold & Silver Medals at DRAFT Magazine’s Best of Craft Beer Awards

Bradenton, Fla. (February 3rd, 2015) – Draft Magazine announced the winners of its Best of Craft Beer Awards today. With over 3,600 total entries, Motorworks Brewing is thrilled and honored to have won a gold medal in the Vienna Lager category for its V Twin Vienna Lager, and a silver medal in the Spiced Beer… Read more »

Motorworks Brewing Named Brighthouse Networks Regional Business Awards Finalist

Motorworks Brewing Named Finalist in  Bright House Networks Third Annual  Tampa Bay Regional Business Awards Winning Businesses to Be Honored at February 11 Recognition Event   (January,25th 2016) – Motorworks Brewing announced today that it has been named a finalist in Bright House Networks third annual Regional Business Awards of the Tampa Bay area. Motorworks… Read more »

Rollcage Red wins National Grand Champion @ USBTC

The United States Beer Tasting Championship has announced its Summer 2015 Grand Champions. In the Amber-Red Ale category, Motorworks Brewing in Bradenton won for its Rollcage Red Ale. In addition Motorworks Brewing won the American Pale Ale category for the Mid-Atlantic/Southeast region. Full results can be found at

Motorworks Brewing Receives Grain Silo

Bradenton, FL – With the arrival of a 2,000 bushel grain silo, Motorworks gets another step closer to being a full production brewery. The 45 foot tall silo, a key component for our large brew house, will hold 2 row base malt. Production Manager, Dave Byrn commented, “The majority of our beers will be made… Read more »

VTwin Lager awarded bronze at GABF!

The Motorworks Brewing brand VTwin Lager was awarded a bronze at the Great American Beer Festival for the Vienna Lager category on 10/4/14! What an awesome accomplishment for Bob Haa, our brewers, and entire team!