Rapp Brewing Company

Rapp Brewing CompanyRapp Brewing Company

Type: Brewery, Bar, Homebrew Store

10930 Endeavour Way
Ste C
Seminole, Florida, 33777-1632
United States

(727) 692-7912 | map

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Added by gregrapp on 01-07-2012

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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 95
Photo of Sabtos
3.21/5  rDev -27.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Pretty small location in a small industrial parkway type area that seems like the other business may or may not be in working order. The interior is a little messy, with strewn about tables, and a poor or unplanned flow from the door to the bar that brings people to the corner of the bar where people sit instead of to the cash register to order, making for an awkward interaction to place your order while pretty much breathing over the unfortunate person sitting there who isn't aware of the situation at Rapp.

Rapp has an insanely enormous range of beers on tap and in the works at all times, which gives you the feeling that they've bitten off far more than they can chew. Some of their beers are pretty tasty, while others are quite weird and feel more like they're using paying customers to experiment on. Case in point, the Lichtenhainer and the Adambiers. These things were so weird they almost tasted non-consumable, but were just intriguing enough to nip at over and over again to figure out what the Sam Hill was going on.

Overall, Rapp could use some work, in all areas, but inspiration is evident, and it shows promise.

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Photo of PorterLambic
4.61/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

20 of their own beers on tap. Damn. From gose to barleywine.
Lodged in a light industrial park off Bryan Dairy Rd. with enough parking.
A cool industrial vibe but very laid back about it.
Service is great, friendly and knowledgeable.
Wish I had been here sooner.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.83/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Most diverse offerings of any brewery I've ever been to! 20 taps from Barleywine to Wee Heavy, Gose to Japanese Lager. All top quality. Same $5 price for all beers. Most can be growlered. 4, 6, and 9 samplers. Good knowledgeable staff. Beer garden. Nice laid back vibe. What more could you ask for! Florida' best. 4.8

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Photo of JonathannRobert
5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I'm not one to usually give a 5 star rating, but Greg Rapp's establish deserves it if anyone's does. I had the pleasure of meeting him at Hunahpu's Day this year, and the following day attended the Bourbon Barrel Aged English Barleywine release.

The release was seamless, also picked up a few bottles of Gose... but what's more impressive is the facilities. They are pumping out a ton of beer for the small facility it is. How many other tasting rooms have 20 beers on tap?

I wish I lived in FL so I could be in this place weekly and attend every release.

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Photo of chinchill
4.14/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

20 taps with an outstanding range of styles, including both classic (eg., gose; Baltic Porter; Witbier) and innovative (Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout). Some very rare styles as well (e.g., graetzer) Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Flights available. Should be a high priority if visiting the area.

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped in on a trip to Tampa/St Pete. Huge tap list of 20 beers, nice vibe, decent sized place. Had some food setting up out front when I left. Bartenders were friendly. Will have to come back here and try more beer when I have someone else to drive for me. Definitely worth stopping in.

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Photo of floridadrift
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Friendly bartender, friendly brewers, friendly regulars.
Dog friendly
Small, cozy.
No Crowlers yet, only Growlers.
Famous for Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout and OMG.

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Photo of JulioH
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Nestled in an industrial park, Rapp serves indiscriminately to all that come by. Small bar, nice indoor and outdoor area, but humongous beer list. So many styles available, it is just a prodigious outpour of beer.

Rapp beer is not the best, but it is very good quality. It is not heavy beer, it is mostly light, and they don't do weird flavors, more common flavors. Nice twists and turns in the beers here. Good stuff.

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Photo of howiebear
4.63/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Really friendly bar staff and very knowledgable about their product. Quick with a greeting and always happy to give quick tours and small tastes. Quite an eclectic range of brews. Have several standards on tap but there is nearly always something unusual or with a different twist.

While the tasting room is quite small, only one uni-sex bathroom, it is quite bright and modern, always looks clean and well taken care of.

While it may not be easy to find it is well worth a visit.

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Photo of johnyb
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

I've now been here twice. When you find it, first glance is deceiving as it's right in the middle of an industrial park and certainly nothing to look at ambiance wise from outside. Once inside, still simple in design but has a very nice vibe. Both times staff were very friendly, even when a brew bus tour came and swamped both employees for a bit. Really like the multiple flight options, they have twenty tap offerings, everything we had was great and we sampled many. They specialize in German beers, and really have a great flair for those styles in particular. The only beer that wasn't great was the DIPA we tried, all others were truly outstanding. Second visit I got a chance to meet Greg Rapp, the brewer and owner. When I reached out to him to ask about a certain limited beer I had heard of and when it would be available again, he went in back and got me a pour to try which was not at all expected, but very much appreciated. My only small complaint is the unisex bathroom whose door opens straight into the tasting room, if they could build another bathroom tucked away a bit from the tasting room that would be nice. Awesome place, have to seek it out to find it as it's off the beaten path but very much worth it.

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Photo of Tat2donkey
4.86/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

The option to take "flight" and try numerous beers is outstanding. I have my favorites from Rapp well established, but its still nice to try different when the taps change. The atmosphere is industrial but works well with any beer. The patrons and employees are always nice and food truck Fridays make for an even better experience. The 30 minute drive is well worth it for me to go and enjoy a nice beer.

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Photo of Mothergoose03
4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

My wife and I stopped here to try the beers while on vacation. I think the brewery is relatively new, and it is located in an industrial-type building that has no real character to it, but the way they set up the interior of the pub makes up for that. There is a small bar with maybe 8-10 tables, and since they were not busy and there were seats at the bar, we parked ourselves there.

We ordered a sampler of 9 of the 20 beers that were available, and it was a tough choice to exclude some of them from our selections. Each of the beers that we sampled was right to style, and all but one of them had a special flair to it that set it apart from normal beers in the style. We rated one beer at a C+ and the rest at B, B+ or an A minus (the Gose). (I've never given an A grade, so the A minus is a damn good score.) The variety of styles that were available was also a huge 'plus' for this brewery, and the fact that they can master each of the styles and go beyond normal says to me that this brewery will enjoy great success. I'll definitely go back here again when I'm in the area again.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
4.63/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I stopped by this afternoon after hearing rave reviews about Rapp. The stories I heard were true. As I sat down the owner was opening one of their BA brews with a regular and the bartender. Without asking he poured me a fair glass.

Their selection was really good, 20 of their own beers ready to be sampled and drank. The bartender was very courteous and shared info, not only about Rapp but other local breweries in the area.

$5 for anything they've got available. Very good pricing IMO. There were only 4-5 patrons when I was there but I got there at open. The only knock I'd say against it is it's apparent location amongst what I would call a more factory/industrial setting. I brought it up and was assured it hadn't harmed business which is great to hear.

I had asked about their OMG bottle which is being released as part of Tampa Beer week. They asked if I would be in town 3/8 (I believe) and I told them no I wouldn't be. Again the owner popped a bottle and poured me a much smaller pour but his generosity was not overlooked or unappreciated.

If you are in the area I definitely recommend checking them out.

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Photo of Beechner719
4.41/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This is a really cool place. It doesnt look like a brewery from the outside. It is in a warehouse type area with nothing around it. Once you go in it is a very cool atmosphere. 20+ beers to choose from. It is small but never too crowded. Maybe 10 tables and also places to sit outside. If you are ever in the Seminole area I highly recommend going and checking it out.

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Photo of 7clutch
4.68/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Nice super clean place. Good amount of space. Incredibly diverse selection of beers. Wow. Gose, berliner, barleywine, oak aged stouts, imperial sweet stouts, really any style of beer you want, chances are Greg Rapp brews it, and brews it incredibly well at that.

My favorites were the gose (wow, of the 4-5 goses I've had, this was the best), berliner, barleywine, and imperial cherry chocolate stout.

Food - They don't sell any food to my knowledge (could be wrong), but on occasion Greg Rapp will buy a ton of food and lay it out free to employees and patrons, which is very awesome and fitting of such a nice guy.

I love my CCB, Funky Buddha, Wakefield, etc. Rapp is right on par with those great young Floridian breweries. Very highly recommended.

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Photo of Lare453
5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Watch out guys. This is the new big time brewery in tampa.

A small, homey, fun, awesome people, light music, maybe too, for 50. They are going to out grow this place in a year...

Q some of the best beers I've had. Period. I'm super impressed with the entire line up of beers, nothing is average. Most are award winning and some are one of a kind.

S phenomenal. The owner is there every day they are open. Most of the time brewing beer and sitting in the tasting room. Bar tenders are super knowledgable and all the staff is beyond friendly.

S no less than 20 beers on tap at all times. All by rapp. Styles range from several Berliners, a gose, some sours, flavored stouts, porters, barrel aged stuff. Tis place rules.

No food other than light snacks.

P all beer is $5. Growlers range from $6 to $13 depending on the beer. if you buy two growlers you get a canvas tote bag, which is useful!

Overall this place is going to expand faster than a whores vagina. It has amazing beer, great people, cheap, amazing selection, everything that is going to make it a success.

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Photo of imdafarman
4.8/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

My wife and I drove to this lovely find after a web search for nano breweries in our area. The reviews that I read before the trip had me ready for a really good time. Needless to say, this brewery is truly an awesome place that vastly exceeded my lofty expectations!

Upon entering the establishment, we were promptly greeted by not only the barkeep but the owner and brewer himself! We were promptly advised of all of their offerings with samples. We chose to try a sampler of many of their beers, all with exceedingly amazing results. This place is for REAL!!! What an amazing selection of beers that were not only true to the style, but standouts against any competition! After sampling a few of their tasty offerings, we were treated to a behind the scenes tour of the alchemy that was being concocted behind bar. Once again, we were treated to an amazing experience.

Greg Rapp is a true artist in his field that has yet to be fully revealed to the world that we know as "Craft Beer". I can only hope that he can grow as quickly as the anticipated desire for his offerings will be...

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Photo of LifeTree
4.94/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

New nano brewery and tasting room in Tampa Bay Florida! Nice and comfortable tasting room with 20 different house brewed beers on tap. Wide variety of different lager and ales styles from Belgian, European, German, Polish, Czech , and of course American too. Many near extinct and regional beers brewed here including Lichtenheiner, Gose, Roggenbier and Gratzer. Sour beers here are excellent. Something for everyone to enjoy here. Brewery tours typically available on request. Great neighborhood feel and great beer. Very highly recommended!

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Photo of Bdubz
5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Rapp Brewery is a local brewery in Seminole FL, which offers 20 small batch craft beers, all done in house. Many of the styles are old world, nearly forgotten beers. They offer a 4 and 6 sample flight and 32oz growler fills. The beers rotate fairly quickly and offer a lot of variety and uniqueness. There is something for everyone. The tasting room is a comfortable place to enjoy you choice of intoxicant, or you can chill out in the warehouse at the picnic tables. If not too busy you can get a tour of the brew house. Greg Rapp has also created "OMG" a 20% abv monster of a brew in small batch limited release bottle. Rapp brewery is also a great place to meet many local home brewers.

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