Dunedin Brewery

Dunedin BreweryDunedin Brewery
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Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

937 Douglas Avenue
Dunedin, Florida, 34698
United States

(727) 736-0606 | map

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Reviews: 57 | Ratings: 135
Reviews by DoctorZombies:
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4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Small brewery with fairly diverse portfolio of on site brewed beers. Good vibe with plenty of seating including a patio with umbrellas. Small parking lot in front, and street parking along Douglas. The beers are ok to good, the food is good. A fine place to enjoy a burger and a local brew. Attentive and friendly bar/wait staff.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Mike_Garber
4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of BrewsAtSea
5/5  rDev +23.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Consistently solid IPAs and other american-style brews. Food and live music great too.

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Photo of Beerbuddha
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Alequine
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of slander
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

This being J & D’s go-to, we’re in for lunch and drink. Conveniently located in a town of the same name, off the main route the next block up (turn when you see the Sun). Parked across the street in that weird lower lot ‘cause someone did a ‘Wisconsin special’ (that’s parking your big ass WI plated mobile home across multiple spots) in the parking lot. Fookers! Well, it’s not like I don’t need the exercise and we’ll be moving about town. With now more than a half dozen breweries about, there is a Dunedin scene to be seen…

Entrance is to the left of the 2 forward garage doors that open up into a rectangular room with an arched ceiling and concrete floors. Looooooong question mark shaped wood plank topped bar with a wide lip, diamond plate base, & a phat piping foot rail on the inside wall, but seating only on the hook for 8 on oval wooden slot stools of ass fit. The short part of the bar fronts the kitchen and taps and the long part fronts the brewery proper. Barback wall is done in yellow, green, & purple sectioned. Horizontal tap board listing beer & ABV over the peek-a-boo kitchen/grab your food zone, with shirts & swag around it, and dead soldier bottles lining the top. Just past there, 5 taps to each side of center extending from a vertical slat wood wall piece below a mirror for the looking at, plus a pair of cylinder 2’s on the off the bar, and a handpump on the end. Pieces above the bar; faux barrel ends with medals won, other brewery signage, more dead soldiers, a ‘No Sniveling’ sign, musical instruments, etc.

The brewery sits to the rear of the room. A sticker pasted tank and others draped with Scottish flaggings there. The red lion on a yellow background one sadly reminds me of the Grant’s Scottish Ale (you’re too young to know what I’m talking about). 3 table juts off the length of the barcounter with stools, plus 4 raised roundies and 2 booths. And a small stage area over there (me, pointing) in the corner. Music venue and brewery posters riddled about. We entered in and through as we do and out the back to the side porch, does that make any sense? 4 ovalish tables umbrella’d up there, penned, to keep the riff raff out. We will lunch and drink here.

So, beer. Over 3 years of annual late February visits, the terminology seems to have changed between ‘standard beers’, to ‘heritage beers’ to ‘core beers’, but I feel like I always see these 6 (Apricot Peach Ale, 6.2%, sweet sweet; Red Head Red Ale, 5.7%, an Irish Red, nicely fruity, sweet, I like; Pipers Pale Ale, a solid pale ale; Beach Tale Brown Ale, 5.5%, chocolatey, sure; Flashlight Lager, 5.2%, a pleasant Pils; American Classic IPA, 7%, 86’d of course, oh FFS, why is the IPA always kicked? Not just here, but in life.

And then upwards of a dozen seasonal & specialty beers up, too. Some repeat year over year and others one time or the other or another. The best of those have been the Leonard Croon’s Old Mean Stout, 7%, silky, licorice, oaty love; Fruits of Leisure, Wit with dragon and passion fruit, pink peppercorn, & orange peel, 5.2%, guava-like easy pink drinking; Raspberries in the Desert, stout aged on raspberries and red chili peppers, 7%, sweet raspberry up front and some nice pleasant heat on the back end; Saint Jambrinus, Abbey Dubbel, 6.8%, nice dubbel dryness; and Smoked Peanut Braemar Milk Stout, 5.5%, it’s strange but I like it.

Lest I forget to mention the handpump. I’ve seen the Leonard Croon’s Old Mean Stout on cask. Probably need to sample of the cask. Depending on the size of the beer, the drafts come in either 12oz or 16oz, and you can do shortys in 5oz or 8oz, and samplers, too.

And food. I had the smoked & pulled blackened chicken tacos (3) and traded up chips & salsa for tots. Theys was good tacos. Wanted wings too but it woulda been too much. Jed had the fish wrap and kept referring to it as ‘fish tacos’, we don’t know why, and said it was better than any burger you could’ve had. D had a fork & knife salad which was literally half a head of Romaine and then other stuff. She deemed it ‘very good’.

Next time out, I had the citrus marinated chicken Mahi Mahi sandwich, with roasted red pepper aioli, spinach, grilled scallions (king of all onions), on a toasted brioche bun. Again, trading up the chips & salsa for tots. It was a good goddamn sandwich. Jed had the west coast fish wrap, deemed excellent, and D had the Caesar salad with blackened chicken. Said she, “the lettuce was fresh, unlike what Chuck left us at the condo”.

Service is super attentive, like ‘super super’ and the food is always very good. I like going through the mix of beers, some are better than others. And they definitely do some crazy range beyond the core beers, although a bunch of the beers are grainy. Not necessarily in a bad way, just strangely ‘homebrewlike’. Still, I’ve had some fine offerings here. Florida’s first microbrewery is something to look in on.

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Photo of jwtroxell
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

My oh my can this place draw a crowd! This place got too big for it's building real quick. Most given nights, especially when a prestigious musical guest is having a free show, you will be very lucky to find standing room, much less breathing space. Terrific selection and great people, if only a bit densely packed!

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Photo of Kerghan
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Live music is usually pretty terrible, but then again, I hate live music. Beer is always excellent. Food is always excellent. I usually hang out in the back room because it's quieter, and the servers are super nice

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Photo of mortnoir
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of TheWhaler
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of illpass78
5/5  rDev +23.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Classic Florida roadhouse. Tons of their own beers on tap and good traditional bar food. The beers I had were kind of average, but they clearly know their stuff and have stood the test of time.

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Photo of SpoiledInVT
3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Pretty solid spot if you want to sit outside in the sunshine, have a beer, and have some pretty good pub fare. Beer was nothing too wild, but it certainly was good. The selection is limited, but across the board there are enough styles to find something you will enjoy. Food was definitely good, as was the service.

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Photo of shadyside
3.88/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Jason_cs
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of scream
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Today was stop #4 in the last 2 wks. Usually just for a pint but today lunch as well. I like the fact that they open at 11AM whereas most other places not until 3 PM. If there were more variety to available brews I would rate it higher in the Quality and Selection categories.

No Tv which to me is a plus

3/22 2017 Back again today. I just like this place-especially the Mundofolbick on cask as delish as ever !

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Photo of Gobzilla
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Ironred88
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of jrb378
3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of rfd
4.88/5  rDev +20.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of JaredSammy
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of davidanastas
3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Beer4B
3.54/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Pretty cool local spot with indoor and outdoor seating. They often bring in live music on the weekends. Not a huge tap selection but the few times I've been there were between 7-10 beers on tap.
The quality of beer isn't great, but you can find something you will enjoy. Unique interior that helps tell the story instead of some of the more typical industrial boxes.

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Photo of Spock_Savage
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of RebornStussy
3.96/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Garrettgski
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

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Dunedin Brewery in Dunedin, FL
Brewery rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 742 ratings