And just like that, a ghost from the past is brought back to vibrant life.
On Sunday, March 22nd, Concrete Beach Brewing premiered their oldest new beer, Cerveza La Tropical. This beer was the first brewed in Cuba, and comprised up to 60% of Cuban beer sales before it became a victim of Castro’s regime.
I always like when I get to report on a new brewery. Especially one with an interesting background.
First, I’m going to mention that I haven’t actually been to Motorworks Brewing in Bradenton. I’d like to. But I didn’t get there yet.
Second, I will readily admit that I assumed that the brewery was named after some sort of nearby racetrack or auto racing background of the brewers. Once again, not so. The facility was actually built in the 1920’s as an auto dealership, reputably for Hudson Motors in the 40’s and 50’s.
A Hudson Hornet. Knowing the style of the car goes a long way in looking at the visual style of the brewery. Image found on Wikipedia.