Keel & Curley Winery in Plant City has built a solid reputation since it started in the kitchen of founder and owner, Joe Keel back in 2003.
Known for its unique assortment of fruit-based wines ranging from dry blueberry to peach chardonnay, Keel & Curley has a predominately female customer base, but want to corner the male market when it comes to the Tampa Bay area drink market.
Enter, Two Henrys Brewing Company, Keel & Curley's first venture into the ever-growing craft beer market.
Set to premier on October 19 at Keel & Curley's first-ever Biertober Festival, Two Henrys Brewing Company began back in January when Joe Keel and his son Clay Keel began brewing small 5-gallon batches with the hopes of a brewery in the future, the Tampa Tribune reports.
Inspired by a trip to Oktoberfest in Germany last October, Joe Keel has put the gears in motion for a brewery, pushing full steam ahead with five different varieties set to premier at the Biertober Festival in October.
The name Two Henrys is an homage to Florida history, named after Henry Flagler and Henry Plant, two businessmen who joined forces to build the railroad system that would eventually connect the east and west coast of Florida.
Two Henrys' beers will be available on the Keel & Curley premises in Plant City once it premiers with hopes of getting into a handful of local bars and restaurants, the Tribune reports.
The Biertober Festival will take place on Saturday, October 19 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Keel & Curley Winery located at 5210 W. Thonotosassa Road in Plant City. There will be a variety of home brewers and home brewing clubs on hand as well as a cornhole tournament, vendors, live music, food, wine and more.