Photo Release -- The Brass Tap Brings Craft Beer Trend to Lakeland

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LAKELAND, Fla., March 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Craft beer enthusiasts in Lakeland have a new reason to toast their glasses. On March 25, 2013 The Brass Tap, known for its more than 300 craft beers, premium wines, live music and fine cigars, will bring the growing craft beer trend to Lakeland. Founded in 2008, the fast-growing concept has been touted for its unique experience and undeniable culture.

The Brass Tap opened its doors in Lakeland on Monday, March 25.

The Brass Tap offers more than 300 craft beers.

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Located at 1515 Town Center Drive, the newest Brass Tap will be the sixth unit for the Florida-based franchise. Demographic research partnered with the rapid growth of independent craft brewers and the resulting consumer demand make Lakeland an ideal spot for the upscale bar.

"The Brass Tap is the only concept of its kind out there, particularly in this area," said company founder and local owner Jeff Martin. "With more than 300 craft beers on tap, hundreds of imports, local craft beers and a large selection of premium wines and cigars, we aim to create an unmatched experience and culture. We're constantly searching for the best beers from around the world to ensure our customers can always taste something new."

The Lakeland Brass Tap will also highlight local craft breweries through different promotions and tasting events and in addition to two spacious outdoor patio and big screen TVs, will rotate its taps regularly and make hundreds of different bottled beers available for carry-out.

The new Brass Tap is part of a much larger mission to more than quadruple the number of existing units over the next several years. To date, executives with The Brass Tap have sold an additional 14 territories for development, and units in West Palm, FL, Carrollwood, FL and Round Rock, TX are already under construction.

In addition to its distinctive beer and wine offerings, the new unit should be well-received in Lakeland because of the boost it'll bring to the local economy. This location is 2,200 square feet and will create 10 to 20 new jobs.

In June 2012, Beef 'O' Brady's, the 213-unit franchise of family sports pubs and restaurants, acquired the rights to franchise The Brass Tap. Prospective franchise owners will be able to leverage Beef 'O' Brady's strong franchise team and deep resources within the restaurant and franchise industry.

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About The Brass Tap

Founded by Jeff Martin in 2007, Tampa, Florida based The Brass Tap is an upscale craft beer and wine bar celebrated for its more than 300 varieties of imports, local craft beers and a large selection of premium wines and cigars. In June 2012, Beef 'O' Brady's acquired the rights to franchise The Brass Tap.

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