bob told me he was looking for volunteers. i met up with him before dawn and put in a 10 hour+ day and i never had such a good beer experience before, and it will be tough to top. what you see is what you get at this place, neither bob nor his beers are attempting to be hip or trendy, they are classic global styles which have been rendered down to their pure essence, and if you dont enjoy them or your time here, you likely do not enjoy beer. thank you bob!
Visited on January 23, 2014. Sort of difficult to find, out on some dark roads and into a storage area or such. Once there is a little office and the brewing equipment. A propane heater was running since it was a cold evening. Bob was away for the Jupiter Beer Week, but Ryan was there to greet us. A "tour" cost $10 and included a SS tasting glass plus three tickets for beer. Three beers available on tap. A couple of different people in there, easy bunch to talk to. No problem getting answers on the brewing equipment and such. A nice place to visit, though not a bar in any sense, more a place to come and check out the place and get a few tasters.
A brewery that sticks to their guns and brews the beers they want to brew. Bob has been brewing these Belgian inspired saisons. Basically a industrial complex but still very worth the visit, they open up on a Thursday and Friday evening for a tour and a taste or two!
The original hardworking family that kept sacrificing and working their aces off to reach the goal of providing in depth Belgian style beers with a touch of Florida in every bottle or keg. Laid back and genuine. The brewery has come a long way in the last few years of driving 2.5 hours one way to visit. Can’t wait til my next visit.
Fun. $10 gets three fills and a glass you can bring home. The place is frequented by true beer lovers, and Bob is always there ready to talk about beer. The beer is beautifully crafted, normally he has 4-5 on tap. Pay a visit, have a beer and enjoy the best kept secret in Tarpon Springs!
Gotta love going to an industrial complex and drinking great beer. St. Somewhere makes classical Belgian beers and does it well. Always using traditional brewing techniques and local ingredients. The owner is friendly and always willing to discuss beers(or music or politics for that matter) :) The 3 main beers plus a one-off are usually available. Great place.
How did I live in FL for so long and never paid tribute to the Bob? In Belgium being the Bob means the responsible driver, in Tarpon Springs, it definitely has a more beery connotation.
In any event, Bob Sylverster IS the FL craft beer pioneer. No headache to have ever changing list of beers, special collaborations, etc, etc. Nicely well crafted beers, Belgian inspired from the ingredients to the labels.
Visiting the brewery, well, a small hangar with brewing equipment, my guess, is one would be more interested in chatting with Bob himself or the numerous beer lovers that are present on sites, a small trip to Tarpon Springs down the road is also nice.
Not sure, what else to say, great beers, great people who love what they do. Go there and try it for yourself. Prices more than fair for the quality of the product, limited selection, but again, why bother with more when what you have is outstanding.
Like so many things having to do with Saint Somewhere, the ratings for this seem a bit off. This is a top-notch experience; one-on-one with the brewmaster since he started doing tours. The place is certainly off of the UNbeaten path, but viewing the facility and drinking and chatting up Bob is well worth the $10 price tag, and the 3 drafts and free glass don’t hurt either. It is a small warehouse, and all three Saint Somewhere core beers as well as some newbies are available to drink but not buy. This is an awesome place, great beer, and a great experience.