Flying Boat Brewing Co. was inspired by the local history of St. Petersburg – namely, of the historic flight that took place here. The world’s first ticketed flight took place right here, on the Benoist XIV airplane, nicknamed the “Flying Boat” since it took off and landed in the water.
On January 1, 1914, Tony Jannus took off from St. Petersburg across Tampa Bay on the first scheduled commercial flight, forever changing world history and the way mankind would travel.
The Flying Boat Brewing Company pays homage to those first steps into commercial flight by boldly brewing new and exciting beer in the cradle of modern aviation.
We love Craft Beer. Seriously.
Our passion is to bring the best ingredients, unique styles, and flavors to create fresh, pioneering, beers crafted with real purpose.
Craft with Purpose!
At Flying Boat Brewing Co., we’re here for more than just beer (although, we’re pretty fond of that, too…). We believe in the power of great community and great beer. That’s why we set out to create world-class beer with a direct tie to the community where we live and work. And that’s why every beer sold here benefits the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. What does this mean? A portion of the proceeds of all beer sold in our tasting room goes directly to St. Petersburg’s JH All Children’s Hospital.
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