July 2017, Tampa, FL – Coppertail Brewing Co. announces the opening of a kitchen to provide lunch and dinner to hungry patrons in their Ybor City taproom. In the past Coppertail invited food trucks to offer food for their customers, but they had always planned to offer food inside the taproom eventually.
“We had the idea to create the space for a kitchen when we built out the brewing facility and taproom,” said Kent Bailey, Coppertail’s President and Co-owner. “We wanted to focus on brewing and distributing great beer first. We felt it was time to complete the kitchen so we could offer food to our customers.”
Kent and Co-owner and Brew Master, Casey Hughes, had known Ty and Lacey Mathis, co-owners of The Stein and Vine craft beer, wine bar and pub in Brandon, FL, for several years. “We really enjoyed what they were doing at their restaurant. The food and craft beer pairings were great. We got along with them really well and became good friends. It made sense for them to be the ones to partner with us to offer food at Coppertail.”
Ty Mathis, owner of The Stein and Vine said, "We are excited to partner with a great group of people who feel as passionate about craft beer and food as we do. We look forward to creating an amazing experience for everyone at Coppertail Brewing Co. with the integration of our creative and fun menu.”
It was Ty who suggested the space for the kitchen in the architectural planning stage, and Ty who also accidentally drank the first beer Coppertail served at their new facility in 2014. “Ty was here the day we were going to draw the first beer from our taps,” said Kent. “While we were working in the production facility, Ty decided to pour himself a beer, not knowing it was beer #1. But I have gotten even. I had the first burger off the new grill.”
The S & V Kitchen @ Coppertail will be open seven days a week one hour after Coppertail opens, and it will close one hour before Coppertail closes. The menu features many items that have Coppertail beer and brewing by-products in the recipes, including the popular spent grain pretzels. To see a menu, visit Coppertail Brewing Co.com/the-food.
About Coppertail Brewing Co.
Coppertail Brewing Co. is a an independently owned production brewery in Tampa, FL, founded in 2014 by home brewer and reformed attorney, Kent Bailey, and professional brewer, Casey Hughes. The two wanted to bring more hop-forward and Belgian influenced beer to the thirsty masses. Coppertail brews and bottles all of their beer in Tampa for distribution throughout Florida. Four core beers are available year round, with seasonal releases and special treatments offered throughout the year. Coppertail beer is available at Total Wine, Target, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Publix, and at the brewery seven days a week. For more information, visit coppertailbrewing.com.
About The Stein & Vine and The S & V Kitchen @ Coppertail
The Stein and Vine is a neighborhood craft beer taproom, wine bar and restaurant in Brandon, Florida. It was established in 2012 by owners Ty and Lacey Mathis who wanted to bring a pub and restaurant with a great selection of craft beer and wine to their community. They live within walking distance of the pub which features a new menu each day of creative, Florida-inspired cuisine. Located at the corner of West Bloomingdale and S. Kings Avenues, it has become a popular gathering place for locals, families and foodies.
The couple’s second venture, The S & V Kitchen @ Coppertail, opened in July 2017, in partnership with Coppertail’s President, Kent Bailey, and Brew Master, Casey Hughes. It features fresh, Florida-inspired menu items which pair well with Coppertail’s four core and many seasonal beer choices. The combination of Chef Ty Mathis’s delicious food and Brew Master Casey Hughes’ superb craft beer results in a delight for the senses. You may not ever want to leave.
For more information, visit thesteinandvine.com or their Facebook page, facebook.com/thesteinandvine.
Gary Kost, Director of Marketing
Coppertail Brewing Co.
2601 E. 2nd Ave., Tampa, FL, 33605
The Stein & Vine and The S & V Kitchen @ Coppertail Contact
Lacey Mathis, Owner
The Stein & Vine
827 West Bloomingdale Avenue
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