Riptide is made up of three good friends, Bob Menzies, Scott Alexander and Norm Scherner.
First and foremost, we love beer, but more importantly, we like brewing beer even more. In the old days, we'd get together in our garages and brew small 10 to 20 gallon batches of beer. While that was a lot of fun, our wives didn't always appreciate the hot water interruptions and other turmoil. Ultimately, we got the boot and had to find a new home for a hobby that was growing fast.
We found an old office warehouse in North Naples a few years ago and started brewing beer there. It turned into a sort of a man cave. That secret location (known to all our friends), has been the scene of some great gatherings for beer, food and music. As we enjoyed brewing and drinking our beer, we decided it would be even more fun to go big to share with all our friends. That's how Riptide Brewing Company came to be born. We're excited to be on the verge of bringing all our great beers to our friends and neighbors in Southwest Florida.
Our new brewery will be opening sometime in October or November of this year's at 987 3rd Ave. N. here in Naples. We have had a 10 barrel 310 gallon custom brewhouse manufactured by our good friends at BrewFab in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Brewhouse is being installed now and we are also in the middle of completing buildout of the Taproom. When we get opened, we will have anywhere from 10 to 12 of our beers on tap. We'll also have of guest taps from other local brewers like Momentum Brewing in Bonita, Point Ybel in Ft. Myers and Naples Beach Brewery in Naples. We'll also have a selection of good wines. Since we're really good at brewing beer and terrible cooks, we'll leave the cooking to others. We'll have some prepackaged foods for purchase and we'll also be having guest menus for orders from local restaurants in the neighborhood. They'll deliver right to your table or bar top or wherever you might be standing and enjoying a beer.
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