SANTA ROSA Beach front, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Growler Garage mixes arts and crafts fantastically hand-painted tanks and tunes [guitars] on the walls and craft beers above the bar.
“It [the bar] would be a thing distinctive for 30A,” said Mitch Omar, who owns Growler Garage together with his wife Denise.
The Omars moved to Santa Rosa Seashore from Bartlett, Tennessee in the vicinity of Memphis.
“We were being already in appreciate with the area way prior to we at any time bought nearly anything down listed here,” reported Mitch.
They owned a apartment previously mentioned the bar. When the retail space came open up in 2014, they realized they had to have it. They opened the bar in March of 2015.
”After wondering about it for about a few seconds, my spouse claimed certainly, we’re likely to take that retail location. We’ll figure out a business later,” mentioned Mitch.
Mitch credits his son-in-legislation for planting a seed in his head, one built of barley or hops probably.
”He will come to me, he states, ‘Hey, let’s go make a beer operate.’ Effectively, I’m wondering we’re going to the grocery retail store, or Publix or whatsoever to get beer. But in every hand, he’s carrying a brown jug. So my initially imagined was the place are we likely to go get moonshine or a little something, you know, what is up with the brown jugs? ‘Oh no, these are growlers.’”
And as a result the genesis of Growler Garage. Finally, they would serve pints.
”As my spouse will tell you, I normally, I only know a person pace and it’s 100 miles an hour,” mentioned Mitch. “So I came back to her and I said, ‘Look, I imagine we can do maybe 40 or 50 taps.’ You know she’s going, ‘Wait a moment. Properly, why just cannot we just do 10?’ and I’m, ‘No no no, we’re gonna do this let’s just go, you know, comprehensive in.’”
And total in they went. Forty craft beers on faucet, together with 4 wines. Oh, and just one a lot more.
”The 45th tap is superior previous root beer,” said Mitch.
Although many arrive for what comes out of these taps, other individuals arrive to see Growler Garage’s adornments like the many hand-painted guitars and Harley gasoline tanks on the partitions. Just one guitar is signed by Gregg Allman and another by B.B. King.
”But but I could nevertheless walk into our possess bar and know, wow, this is like our showroom in Memphis, but we market fantastic beer!” claimed Mitch.
The showroom Mitch is referring to is his custom paint store back again in Tennessee where by he largely custom made paints motorcycles. But in addition to the guitars and Harley gasoline tanks prospects see on the partitions, he’s also painted the surfboards that hang in the bar as effectively as a few of the bikes on the ground. A person bike he did not paint is a vintage Earth War II Harley with all its initial areas.
”It operates like a desire,” claimed Mitch.
And it’s in this article at the Growler Garage where by his love of Harleys and hops converge.
”Bikes and beer go collectively! So it was a good marriage of the two,” stated Mitch.
A marriage he tapped into hoping his keg of enthusiasm by no means runs dry.
”This is now our dwelling and this is the place we know we’re meant to be.” claimed Mitch. “It’s been an amazing journey for both of those of us.”
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