Motorworks Brewing Opening Orlando Taproom

Bradenton, Fla. (September 3, 2019) –  Bradenton’s Motorworks Brewing is expanding its Florida footprint with a new Brewery, Taproom and Eatery in the heart of downtown Orlando. Pictured (left to right): Frank Tschida (Owner), Barry Elwonger (Sales & Marketing Director), Nick Jones (Landlord, Red Bell Partners, Denise Tschida (Owner) Located at 131 N. Orange Ave—less… Read more »

Can Release: Prickly Pear & Lychee BGA

8/28 Can Release: Prickly Pear Lychee Bizarre Gardening Accident This refreshing Florida Weisse treated with juicy prickly pear and hand-peeled lychee snaps at the tastebuds with a tart toothful of lactic acidity and tropical fruit flavor. Light, crisp and refreshing, the latest installment in our Bizarre Gardening Accident series is über crushable. What happened to… Read more »

Can Release: Oktoberfest 2019

8/21 CAN RELEASE: OKTOBERFEST MÄRZEN-STYLE LAGER This year’s Oktoberfest is an homage to the more robust Märzen lagerbiers served in Munich during Oktoberfests past. With pleasant bready aromas and a medium body, this bright amber lager boasts a lightly toasted, malty sweetness complemented by a spicy hop character that balances its malt base and dries it… Read more »

Bottle Release: Therianthropy American Wild Ale

Therianthropy—the mythological ability of humans to metamorphose into animals by means of shapeshifting (and vice versa)—is the next installment in our American Wild Ale series and will be available when we open on August 7th. • • • Therianthropy is a Scottish-style ale brewed with Golden Promise malt and soured in oak barrels. When we… Read more »

Collaboration With DEEP Brewing Co.

We hosted Ryan (Head Brewer) from DEEP Brewing Co. (Tallahassee) in the brewhouse today for an English-Style Old Ale collaboration that will be aged in several different whiskey barrels. A few iterations of the beer will be barrel-aged, while some will be dosed differently, or not dosed at all. Although it will be a few… Read more »

Collaboration With Mastry’s Brewing Co.

We hosted our friend Micheil (Head Brewer) from Mastry’s Brewing Co. in the brewhouse for a special collab today. We whipped up a funky saison that we’ll be re-fermenting in Chardonnay & Reposado Tequila barrels and inoculating with a blend of brettanomyces. We’re thrilled we finally had the chance to collaborate with Mastry’s, and we’re… Read more »

Motorworks Brewing Medals at 2019 U.S. Open Beer Championship

Oxford, Ohio (July 9, 2019) – Breweries from Russia to Rhode Island sent in more than 7,000 beers representing over 130 different styles for the 2019 U.S. Open Beer Championship. The competition is the only one to include beers from professional breweries and award-winning home-brewers, with judges from England, Canada and the United States. In this… Read more »

Whiskey Collaboration With Dark Door Spirits

We joined forces with our friends from Dark Door Spirits (Tampa, FL) to craft “Eye of Midnight,” a unique American Whiskey distilled from our award-winning Midnight Espresso Coffee Porter®. Eye of Midnight is a dark, flavorful whiskey distilled from grain and hops that boasts smoky notes of cacao and black cherry. Two variations of this unique… Read more »

Pulp Friction Grapefruit IPA Featured by Iron Chef Morimoto

Pulp Friction®, our award-winning Grapefruit IPA, is currently featured at Morimoto Asia as part of Disney Springs’ Flavors of Florida summer experience, featuring “delicious selections of perfectly paired Floridian-inspired plates, cocktails, and brews across 20 dining locations located throughout the popular shopping and entertainment district.” Iron Chef Morimoto: “With all of my restaurants in different locations… Read more »

Can Release: Enduro Zero + Enduro Haze

CAN RELEASE: ENDURO [ZERO] + ENDURO [HAZE] We kicked off a new can series this week with 4pks (tallboys) of Enduro Zero (0 IBU Pale Ale, $13) + Enduro Haze (NEIPA, $16). Enduro Zero (5.4% ABV) was dry-hopped with Loral & Bru-1 for a refreshingly easy drinker in a 0 IBU package, while Enduro Haze… Read more »

Lavender Ale Available Now Throughout Tampa Bay

Our award-winning Lavender Ale is now available throughout Tampa Bay at our select retail partners’ stores listed below! Please note that quantity / availability varies by store and may be very limited; we recommend calling ahead to ensure it’s in stock near you.     HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY & EAST PASCO: Total Wine & More 1720… Read more »

Annual Oyster Stout Brew + Company Cookout

Last Friday, after our annual Oyster Stout brew—and with plenty of the succulent mollusks leftover—we threw a little staff appreciation cookout in the Beer Garden. Following an intensive brew day that began at 4:30am, Bob & Mike manned the grills, dishing up delicious Gulf oysters doused in Mezcal and hot sauce, wild boar & veal… Read more »

Collaboration With Crooked Thumb Brewery

We had a blast brewing a unique, delicious Gruit with Crooked Thumb Brewery, featuring Huitlacoche (Mexican truffle), purple corn, bay leaf & Yerba Mate. Historically, “Gruit” was beer brewed before the advent and extensive use of hops to bitter and flavor ale, and refers to ancient brewers’ use of endemic herb & spice mixtures for… Read more »

Can Release: Peach & Apricot Bizarre Gardening Accident

Now Available: Peach & Apricot Bizarre Gardening Accident. This refreshing Florida Weisse treated with peach & apricot snaps at the tastebuds with a tart toothful of lactic acidity and a dry, mildly sweet stone-fruit character. Light, crisp & refreshing, our Bizarre Gardening Accident is an über crushable brew and tailor-made for summer. What happened to… Read more »

Motorworks Brewing Hosting “Whiskey & War Stories” with American Freedom Distillery

Leading into Memorial Day weekend, Motorworks Brewing is hosting “Whiskey & War Stories” on Wednesday, May 22nd in partnership with American Freedom Distillery from St. Petersburg, FL. The event will feature a two-hour discussion and Q&A session with “Horse Solider” & American Freedom’s Master Distiller Tyler Gardener from 7-9PM. A number of American Freedom Distillery’s… Read more »

Motorworks Brewing Medals at 2019 USBTC

Acton, MA – The United States Beer Tasting ChampionshipTM (USBTC) recently completed its 25th annual Winter Competition. A total of 376 beers from 123 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 7 U.S. regions: 1) Northeast, 2)… Read more »

Motorworks Brewing Medals at 2019 Best Florida Beer Competition

Motorworks Brewing is honored to have won a Bronze Medal for Thresher, our English-Style Barrel Aged Barleywine, at the Best Florida Beer Competition held annually in Tampa. This is Thresher’s second consecutive medal at the competition. With prominent whiskey and orange aromas, Thresher showcases a malty sweetness with a marmalade character reminiscent of candied oranges,… Read more »

Motorworks Brewing: “50 Florida Companies to Watch” 2018 Honoree

50 FLORIDA COMPANIES YOU WILL WANT TO PAY ATTENTION TO GrowFL is pleased to announce 2018’s 50 Florida Companies to Watch honorees, a statewide competition that identifies companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. These 50 companies were selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to WatchSM, a program… Read more »

Motorworks Brewing Medals at 2019 Best of Craft Beer Awards

The 2019 Best of Craft Beer Awards announced the winners of its annual competition in Bend, OR. 262 medals were awarded across 90 categories, with hundreds of breweries from around the country submitting beers for judging. Motorworks Brewing was awarded a Silver Medal in the Vienna-Style Lager category for its V Twin Vienna Lager. This… Read more »

16oz. Canvas Episode 93 – Eric Wolfe Sahlsten

Our Marketing Coordinator Eric Sahlsten, who illustrates and designs the labels for all of our packaged beers, was recently featured on The 16oz. Canvas, a podcast that takes a deep-dive into the lives of artists and designers that bring our favorite beers and breweries to life through their work on this unique sized canvas. Eric… Read more »

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 »

Collaboration 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 »

Collaboration 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 & 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 and all),… 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 »