CLEARWATER – Punta Gorda-based Fat Point Brewing recently finalized a deal to associate with Big Storm Brewing Co. based in Clearwater.
The two breweries will be associated together under Big Storm’s parent company Seaboard Craft Beer Holdings.
“We are all very excited about our new affiliation with Big Storm, and throughout this process have discovered several similarities in our culture and goals. Our values and vision have not faltered, which is to continue to deliver a great beer and customer experience,” said Fat Point Brewing founder Bill Frazer.
Earlier this year, Fat Point Brewing announced it would be closing its production facility and taproom in Punta Gorda. But under the new partnership, the brewery and taproom will remain open and Fat Point will continue production of its fresh, local handcrafted beers.
“We believe in protecting and nurturing the local craft beer industry and it was vitally important we preserve the quality beers Fat Point is producing,” said Seaboard co-founder L.J. Govoni. “We are truly excited to partner with Frazer and his staff and our main priority will be to support their efforts of producing innovative beers while making sure more Florida consumers are exposed to the Fat Point name and product,” Govoni added.
Frazer, who will remain with Fat Point, says they will continue producing the company’s four signature craft beers, which include Big Boca Ale, Reyght Angle IPA, the Belgian-style tripel Bru Man Chu and Going Mintal, a Belgian-style wheat beer featuring subtle hints of lemon and mint.
In February Fat Point celebrated its two-year anniversary. The company’s beers are available throughout southwest Florida including Tampa, Fort Myers, Naples and Cape Coral.