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Calusa Brewing

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These guys are "even further" from the competition!

Does FL even remotely compare to CA in the beer department? NO. NEVER. But...these guys have... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Joe V
San Diego
Great beer!

We’ve been to Calusa many times. Great beer, the brewmasters are always inventive and trying new... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
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Craft brewery specializing in unfiltered IPA's, barrel aged clean and sour beers. Food trucks on site nightly and occasional live music and events. Packaged beer sales and growler fills.
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5701 Derek Ave, Sarasota, FL 34233-2413
+1 941-922-8150
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Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

I visited Calusa on my 35th birthday a few weeks back in the company of my parents and my spouse. The physical space is so large and accommodating that it could easily feel impersonal if not for the absolutely outstanding staff, however, we were immediately...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Does FL even remotely compare to CA in the beer department? NO. NEVER. But...these guys have probably the best beer I've sampled in the state (a nice break from the strip mall brewery). If you see "Even Further" DIPA on the list, don't hesitate for...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

We’ve been to Calusa many times. Great beer, the brewmasters are always inventive and trying new things. Atmosphere is fun, and if you’re lucky to catch Ed behind the bar... his enthusiasm and poetic descriptions of tastes and feelings to correspond with each beer are...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Great spot for some local craft beer in Sarasota. Food trucks on most nights, outdoor space, great friendly staff! Citronious was our fav!

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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Very chill place , you have to check out if your in the Sarasota area , me talking about it will not explain how awesome this place truly is, do yourself a favor and stop by grab an awesome beer or 2 and some amazing...More

Reviewed July 20, 2018

The beers are really great here and the warehouse atmosphere fits in perfectly. The variety of beers being brewed is really pretty nice and not too many crazy fruity beers! They use different food trucks to provide the eats and they change them out on...More

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Reviewed June 4, 2018

We visited the brewery on a rainy day and found great beer that we really enjoyed. It's a cool place inside and a great place to hang out.

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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Went to Calusa on a Friday evening to relax with friends & have a beer. Thought Calusa would be a great place. The beer was outstanding. The 15 or so kids in the brewery not so much. Seriously, infants were crawling on the floor, standing...More

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Vic F, Owner at Calusa Brewing, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

Hey Ron, We appreciate your criticism. Unfortunately short of barring children from the facility we can't control what patrons are on site at any given time. We can only assume that a combination of awesome pizza and beer brought in a larger than normal group...More

Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

We always try to stop at a local micro brewery when traveling. Stopped here due to proximity and reviews. Glad we did. Great tap room area. Bar tenders were very knowledgeable and personable. Place was super busy, but service stayed on point. Great beer. The...More

Thank Mitchell H
Reviewed April 27, 2018

I went here with friends and we had a great time. The beer selections are varied and they let you taste before you purchase. They have both indoor and outdoor seating. It's very relaxed, just go to the bar, order your drink and then find...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

We have been here twice and really like the atmosphere and the nice people that work here and go here. The food trucks are killer. We've had the bbq and the German food. It was some of the best food that we've had in Sarasota....More

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