Our Story

The Future

By |2018-11-29T14:52:21+00:00August 24th, 2018|Our Story|

Christian and Jill realize that Florida craft beers hold the key to immortality and cheers to 50 years of business. Jill truly enjoys her first hoppy beer. [...]

Getting Recognition

By |2018-10-02T15:56:46+00:00August 1st, 2018|Our Story|

BRU is nominated in three categories for Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay Awards: Best draft selection, Best Neighborhood Bar- Hillsborough, Best Bartender- Sarah Anderson. [...]

BRU Hosts Beer Week

By |2018-10-02T16:00:46+00:00June 1st, 2018|Our Story|

BRU Florida Growler Bar is one of the few bars in the State of Florida chosen as a host location for Yelp’s 2018 Beer Week. Tons of Yelp [...]

Helping Those In Need

By |2018-10-02T16:04:40+00:00May 1st, 2018|Our Story|

BRU participates in many fundraising events throughout the year, including donating a tremendous amount of pint gift certificates to local area teachers. Apparently teachers really need a drink. [...]

BRU Gets Social

By |2018-08-25T15:32:23+00:00March 1st, 2018|Our Story|

Jill is invited by Facebook to speak at a Women’s Business Conference about social media. Jill doesn’t know why the Facebook picked her, but decides to keep on [...]

Florida Craft Beer Day

By |2018-10-02T15:54:18+00:00February 15th, 2018|Our Story|

Christian and Jill are honored to have BRU Florida Growler Bar chosen as the official 2018 headquarters of Florida Craft Beer Day and host a podcast with the [...]

BRU Opens in Odessa, FL

By |2018-11-29T14:45:09+00:00September 27th, 2017|Our Story|

With construction nearly complete, Hurricane Irma sweeps through cancelling all scheduled final inspections and threatening to destroy BRU before the doors even open. Jill watches the potted [...]

Birthing BRU

By |2018-10-02T15:49:03+00:00January 1st, 2017|Our Story|

The longest nine months in the history of mankind takes place as Jill & Christian go through the process of zoning, permits, build out, and beer sampling. [...]

BRU Appears

By |2018-10-02T15:47:32+00:00January 1st, 2016|Our Story|

Jill enjoys a solo flight home and reads an article with a mouth-watering pictures of a craft beer and appetizer plate. That night she draws a circle on [...]