Motorworks Brewing Teams up with Sierra Nevada on Beer Benefiting the Victims of the California Camp Fire

Creative Loafing Coverage Tuesday, November 27th: Sierra Nevada asked breweries across the country to brew a benefit beer to help raise funds for those impacted by the Camp Fire, the deadly wildfire that broke out near its home base of Chico earlier this month. Answering thee call, we brewed a batch of Sierra Nevada’s Resilience IPA on Tuesday as… Read more »

Black Friday Quadruple Beer Release

We’re kicking off Black Friday this year with a quadruple bottle/can release at our 1014 9th St. W Taproom! Just in time for cooler temperatures, our Datil Pepper Chocolate Imperial Porter—which won a Silver Medal at the 2018 World Beer Cup®—will return to the Taproom in 22oz. bottles (9.2% alc. by vol.) alongside a brand new… Read more »

Collaborative Can Release: “Frostfang” Russian Imperial Stout brewed with Rollin’ Oats Tampa

Frostfang is a Russian Imperial Stout brewed with lactose, coffee, and bourbon-soaked oak chips especially for Rollin’ Oats Tampa‘s Fall Harvest Tasting Event. With heady aromas of coffee, chocolate & roasted nuts, Frostfang is full-bodied & laden with bitter dark chocolate flavors complimented by a slight whiskey character and oaky vanilla notes that soften its warming alcohol… Read more »

Can Release: Blood of the Yautja Luminous Sour IPA

“She says the jungle…it just came alive and took him.” Inspired by one of our favorite 80’s action-horror flicks, this Luminous Sour IPA is the perfect Halloween treat. “Blood Of The Yautja” glows bright green under a blacklight just like the fluorescent ichor of the ferocious, mandible-sporting interstellar hunters that lend this beer its name,… Read more »

Can Release: Passionfruit Bizarre Gardening Accident

4pks / 16oz cans of Passionfruit Bizarre Gardening Accident Florida Weisse are available now in Motorworks Brewing’s taproom (1014 9th St. W, Bradenton, FL). The latest fruited iteration of Motorworks’ Bizarre Gardening Accident Berliner Weisse-Style Ale series, Passionfruit BGA is bursting with citrus-laden refreshment that’s bolstered by a tart toothful of smooth, tropical passionfruit flavor… Read more »

Motorworks Brewing To Release First Mixed Culture Beer

Motorworks Brewing is releasing its first mixed culture beer on Friday, August 10th. Inspired by Head Brewer Bob Haa’s love of Belgian Lambic-style beers, La Couronne Sauvage (the wild crown) is an American Wild Ale fermented with a mixed culture of yeast and souring bacteria and then aged in oak barrels for six months. Motorworks… Read more »

Collaborating With Tampa Bay Brewing

We had a blast hosting our friends from Tampa Bay Brewing Co. in the brewhouse this morning. We brewed 30bbl of a Brut Rosé IPA that will go on draft at each of our respective taprooms. It’s going to be light, dry, effervescent and tailor-made for battling this brutal summer heat. We’re excited to share… Read more »

Collaborating With Inoculum Ale Works

We hosted our friends from Inoculum Ale Works today for a fittingly funky collab. We brewed 15bbl of simple Saison wort (unfermented beer) with 100% Pilsen malt and transferred half of it into Inoculum’s stainless tote, which they took back to their brewery in Spring Hill. We’re both fermenting our respective half-batches in stainless and oak; we’ll… Read more »

Motorworks Brewing Bottles First Mixed Culture Beer

Motorworks Brewing bottled its first mixed culture ale today in preparation for a limited taproom release. La Couronne Sauvage, inspired by Belgian brewing traditions, is an American Wild Ale brewed with our mixed culture of yeast and souring bacteria and aged in oak for six months. It’s deliciously tart with a dry, clean finish and… Read more »

Motorworks Brewing Awarded Top 10 Brewery at 2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship

Motorworks Brewing was awarded the distinction of #9 brewery nationwide, winning two gold medals and a silver, at the 2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship in Oxford, OH. Breweries from South Carolina to South Korea sent in more than 6,300 beers representing more than 110 different styles for the 2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship. The competition… Read more »

Can Release: Lavender Ale

You’ve been asking about this one for a long time, and tomorrow (6/29) you’ll finally be able to bring home 4-packs/16oz. cans of our award-winning Lavender Ale! 4-packs (16oz. cans) of our award-winning Lavender Ale are now available in our taproom & throughout Tampa Bay. Please note that different accounts have different release dates depending on their… Read more »

Motorworks Brewing Medals at 3rd Annual Can Can Awards

The Can Can Awards is the premier beer competition focused solely on canned craft beers. In its 3rd year, 350 beers were entered from across the globe. Our V Twin Vienna Lager won a Gold Medal in the Marzen/Oktoberfest category, while our Kumquat Bizarre Gardening Accident Florida Weisse took a Bronze in the American-Style Sour Ale category…. Read more »

Bottle Release: Motorworks Brewing & Haven Tampa Craft New Beer

Haven and Motorworks Brewing have collaborated on another special release. Rye’d Along—an Imperial Rye Ale aged six months in bourbon barrels—is full-bodied, boasting a hefty oak aroma with caramelized brown sugar sweetness, hints of vanilla and dried, dark fruit. Its spirituous, slightly spicy rye character warms the palate and dries on the finish (10.6% alcohol… Read more »

Motorworks Brewing Medals at 2018 World Beer Cup®

We’re very excited to announce that we won a Silver Medal in the 2018 World Beer Cup®, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding brewers and their beers. Awards were given in 101 beer-style categories during the World Beer Cup award ceremony on May 3, 2018 at… Read more »

Motorworks Brewing Medals at Winter U.S. Beer Tasting Championship

The United States Beer Tasting ChampionshipTM (USBTC) recently completed its 24th annual Winter Competition. A total of 421 beers from 120 breweries were examined across 17 different beer categories. Within each category, the USBTC determined both a Grand Champion and the best entry from each of seven U.S. regions: 1) Northeast, 2) Mid-Atlantic 3) Southeast,… Read more »

Oyster Saison + Stout Brew Day

We just whipped up a special pair of small-batch brews for our Motorworks Oyster Social—produced by Empire Oyster—on Saturday, April 28th! #1: Saison brewed with Lemon Verbena (Aloysia Citrodora) & Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Dry, crisp & delicately fruity — ideal for pairing with briny oyster varietals. #2: Oyster Stout brewed with three dozen wild-caught oysters (meat, shell… Read more »

Motorworks Oyster Social

We’re partnering with St. Petersburg’s Empire Oyster™ to transform the Beer Garden into a veritable bivalve-lover’s paradise on Saturday, April 28th from 5-8:30PM, benefiting Oysters Unlimited™ — plus all of the oyster shells from this event will be recycled for use in local Oyster Reef Restoration Projects under the direction of Tampa Bay Watch! Awarded the distinction of Best… Read more »

Can Release: Kumquat Bizarre Gardening Accident + Night Market on Friday 3/30!

We’re kicking off a new monthly Night Market with a special “Beer Garden Bazaar” on Friday, March 30th from 6-10PM. We’re releasing our Bizarre Gardening Accident Kumquat Florida Weisse in 16oz. cans (available exclusively in our taproom)! This tart & tangy brew will be available in 4-packs beginning that morning when we open at 11AM. In… Read more »

Motorworks Brewing Medals at 2018 Best Florida Beer Championship

The Motorworks Brewing crew was over in Tampa this past Sunday enjoying the annual Brewer’s Ball festivities hosted by Best Florida Beer and near-perfect festival weather (though certain crew members left the day a deeper shade of scarlet than others…). if only there had been a “craft” sunscreen bar with various SPF’s and scents to… Read more »

Quadruple Bottle Release: Fiending

All four bottles of Fiending are available now in the taproom — snag each separately for $18 (no limit per person) or bundle all four for $60 (mixing & matching permitted)! Its thirst cannot be sated. Its eyes glow with ravenous light…it wants what’s in your bottle; it’s craving what’s inside. It’s… Fiending 1:  Caramel… Read more »

Tampa Bay Beer Week With Motorworks Brewing

Tampa Bay Beer Week is here — from tap takeovers to beer dinners & bottle releases, there are plenty of delicious opportunities all around Tampa Bay to hang with the Motorworks crew & sample rare brews + exclusive one-off’s typically only available in our Bradenton taproom! We’ll be at these festivals, bars & funky beer… Read more »

Bottle Release: Hearth & Harvest

On March 1st we’re releasing 22oz. bottles of our collaborative Imperial Rye Ale, Hearth & Harvest. Brewed on the Winter Solstice with Rollin’ Oats & Buddy Brew Coffee in Tampa, this joint effort unites the bridge-bound regions of Tampa Bay, championing our collective community through a common love of craft. Bottle Release Tasting Notes: Hearth &… Read more »

Elon Musk Doesn’t Always Drink Beer…

…but when he does, he prefers V Twin Vienna Lager. What do you do after a successful rocket launch? Naturally, you commemorate the occasion with a cold one. Turns out Elon Musk toasted the historic SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch with a glass of our V Twin Vienna Lager at our favorite Space Coast watering hole,… Read more »

Motorworks Launches Wild Beer Program With El Camino Coolship

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 descriptor… 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 Wet 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!