Beers of Northern Pinellas Trail – Dunedin
- Marcea Cazel
The Pinellas Trail is a great way to experience the local breweries of the north part of Pinellas County, Florida. If you missed Part 1 of this series which covers craft breweries on the trail in Tarpon Springs and Palm Harbor, be sure to check it out.
This is Part 2 where we explore the Dunedin craft breweries that are near the Pinellas Trail. Named after the Scotch Gaelic pronunciation of the capital of Scotland, Dunedin is the spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays as well as one of the top rated beaches in the United States. It’s also home to many craft breweries, 6 of which you can easily access while riding the Pinellas Trail.
Stations of the Craft – 1367 MLK Jr Ave – Tired of the same old, same old with breweries? Stations of the Craft is too. A minimalistic space with ripped seating, Stations of the Craft wants to show how much they don’t care. But thankfully they care about beer. With only 4 or 5 beers on tap at a time due to small batch brewing, everything they have is great. All their music is played on vinyl on an old fashioned record player giving it even more of a trendy feel. Note: Stations is only open on Sundays from 2pm-8pm as the workers also work at another local brewery. May We Suggest: Anything they have since they rotate out quickly (but if you can catch One, get it)
7venth Sun – 1012 E. Broadway Ave – 7venth Sun is in a cozy space across the street from the Pinellas Trail. Very relaxed with an open aired atmosphere, 7venth Sun is one of the older breweries on the Pinellas Trail. Great bartenders and friendly customers make drinking their award-winning beer even tastier (they’ve received accolades from the World Cup of Beer several times). It’s also one of the few in the area that is a female owned and operated brewery. May We Suggest: Graffiti Orange
Woodwright Brewing Company – 985 Douglas Ave – Head directly east from 7venth Sun about a block and a half and you’ll find Woodwright Brewing. Specializing in German beers they offer a tasting room and a beer garden. With a more formal atmosphere (you won’t see many kids since they aren’t allowed in the beer garden area) Woodwright is a great selection for an adults night out. May We Suggest: Hefeweizen
Dunedin Brewery – 937 Douglas Ave – Let’s call Dunedin Brewery the granddaddy of the Pinellas Trail breweries. In business for over 20 years, and another World Cup of Beer award recipient, Dunedin Brewery is also the only brewery on this list that serves food. If you order some food (and we suggest you do) give the pretzel bites with ale mustard a try. With multiple seating areas to host large groups of friends, local musicians and a great food and beer selection, prepare to spend a little extra time at this stop. May We Suggest: Red Head Red
Cueni Brewing Co. – 945 Huntley Ave – Hop back on the trail a quarter of a mile south is Cueni Brewing Co. A family owned business, Cueni (pronounced cue-knee) is a welcoming spot to relax. Their outdoor seating is steps from the trail while the indoor area is relaxing and welcoming. May We Suggest: Summer Session Ale
Dunedin House of Beer – 927 A Broadway Ave – With over 40 taps of house and guest brewery beers, this is a large space that is more bar than local brewery. With their beers on tap in over 100 locations in the Tampa Bay area, Dunedin House of Beer brews in the warehouse directly behind the bar. It’s a great place to cool off and end your tour – their back patio is large and has a cool fence with paintings of dogs. May We Suggest: There are too many beers available to name just one!
Visiting Dunedin’s craft breweries is a great way to get to know the locals, experience some wonderful beers and learn more about the city. We hope you love traveling the Pinellas Trail as much as we do!