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The former deputy NCIS director is opening a brewpub at National Harbor

A new craft beer bar is coming to National Harbor, courtesy of a former agent of the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service. The Brass Tap, a brewpub franchised by Tampa, Florida-based Beef 'O' Brady's, is slated to open at 164 Fleet St. as early as June 10, a date that could change depending on construction, said franchisee Mark Ridley.

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A Native Son Opens Palm Coast’s Largest Craft Beer Bar

If craft beer had its entrepreneurial equivalent, it’d be Ed Schatz. He’s as home-brewed as they come, and not just because he and his wife Lisa are opening the region’s first Brass Tap on Monday at Island Walk, bringing some 200 beers—some 70 of them on tap—to the heart of Palm Coast.

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Craft beer chain from Florida ready to debut in Rocklin

Ed Fralick has worked as a homebuilder and as a solar energy installer. Now, he's marking his newest career venture with a glass of beer. He and his son, Chad Fralick, own The Brass Tap - Rocklin at 5150 Commons Drive. The business in the Rocklin Commons shopping center — the first local site for a Tampa, Florida-based franchiser — opens Monday.

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Craft beer bar opening second location in Atlanta

The second Atlanta location of The Brass Tap is opening today. The new location of the craft beer bar will be in the Glenwood Place development, at 790 Glenwood Avenue in Suite 260.

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The Brass Tap Glenwood Place To Open April 10

The Brass Tap is scheduled to debut its second Atlanta-area location Monday, April 10, a company spokesperson Friday told What Now Atlanta in an email. It's the second Atlanta-area location for The Brass Tap, a franchised craft beer bar concept.

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Where To Get Girl Scout Cookies: Bars Pair Craft Beers With Thin Mints, Tagalongs And Samoas

2017 has become the year of creative marketing for Girl Scout Cookies. There were the Girl Scout Cookie doughnuts that released once again in a New Jersey Bakery, Girl Scout Cookie cereals and, recently, the treats were made available to purchase online.

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Chris Elliott - IF I KNEW THEN...

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

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Strangest brand extension yet: Girl Scout cookies and beer

Thin Mints and Birdsong porter? Brass Tap took a stab at matching your local beers with Girl Scout cookies.

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Pairing craft beer with Girl Scout cookies

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Cookies and craft beer go together at Brass Tap

Last year, local beer bar The Brass Tap held an event that paired two delicious items that could be perceived as being worlds apart — Girl Scout cookies and craft beer — to the delight of its patrons. On Thursday, the event is making its return.

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How to pair beer with Girl Scout cookies

Why pair Girl Scout cookies with milk if you can pair it with beer? Brass Tap beer expert Matthew Stock said the many ingredient variations in beer makes it easier to pair with food.

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How to pair Colorado craft beers with Girl Scout cookies

Tiffany Haversack from the Brass Tap has some ideas for how to pair your favorite Girl Scout cookies with Colorado craft beers.

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Bar of the Month

Never wonder again where to get a drink! Here are Milwaukee's best options for imbibing, as selected by you, the readers of OnMilwaukee.

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Pairing beer with snacks at your Super Bowl

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With first location open, Brass Tap looks for further Greater Baltimore expansion

The craft beer bar opened Jan. 9 in Midtown with a robust beer list and chef-driven menu.

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Craft beer bar the Brass Tap set to open Monday in Baltimore

Maryland's first Brass Tap, a chain bar and restaurant focusing on craft beer, will open 11 a.m. Monday inside the Fitzgerald apartment building in Mid-Town Belvedere, said franchisee Barry Lowenthal.

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Pair your favorite Austin beers with the Halloween candy stash

Kids don’t have to be the only ones getting a sugar rush from their candy loot on Halloween. Beers, with their array of flavors, have proven to be apt pairings to all the kinds of foods we love, from cheese to holiday cookies, and they’re similarly complimentary to many of the sweet treats that our little ghouls and witches get during trick-or-treating.

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Pikes Pub: Halloween beer, candy pairings from Colorado Springs craft bar owners

Good news for parents and all those facing the loathsome task of dispensing with leftover Halloween candy. (If that's not you, wait for the kids to load up then grab a handful and tell them it's a tax.)

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Pair Halloween candy with craft beer

After the sugar-high subsides and the kids go to bed on Halloween night, it's time for the parent to raid that candy bag. Jason go over a few craft beer pairings that will perfectly complement some classic Halloween candy for the upcoming holiday.

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Candy & Craft Beer Pairing

We've got chocolate Halloween candy and craft beer pairings.

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Five beers to pair with your kid's Halloween candy

Raise a glass with your kid's Halloween stash with the help of these suggestions from Brass Tap breweries.

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Candy and beer pairings ... That is all

Who says kids should get all the Halloween fun? And who says they should get all the candy? And who says you can't have your candy and drink a beer, too.

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Five candy and craft beer pairings

Want to wash down that leftover Halloween candy with something spirited? Matthew Stock, a beer expert from the Brass Tap, says craft beer can complement our candy cravings. "I always tell people pairing beer is easier than even pairing wine," he said, "because there is such a variety of natural flavors in beer, and lots of interesting specialty ingredients." We threw out a few candy suggestions to see if Stock could identify the right beer for the job. Here are his picks.

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Halloween Beer Pairing

Samy and Mary Kate show viewers how to pair some delicious local craft beer from The Brass tap with classic Halloween candy.

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Beer & Halloween Candy Pairings

It's late into the night of October 31st. The constant doorbell introductions to costume-clad kiddies has finally ended. Your own kids have scoured their candy bags for their favorites; their sugar high has, at long last, worn off and the subsequent crash has led them to bed and you finally have some quiet respite. This evening's beer has been well-earned; and perhaps your gallant efforts made today demand an accompaniment to that fermented goodness. Fear not, The Brass Tap is here to help.

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How to Pair Beer with Halloween Candy

Parents, there's just no way your kids are going to finish all of their Halloween candy. Luckily, Danny Jackson from the Brass Tap in Vacaville is here to help when sneaking candy from the bucket.

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Getting a foot in the door with developers

As competition for top real estate locations continues to heat up, franchise groups are finding that forging relationships with developers can pay big dividends when it comes to securing space in new retail projects.

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Brass Tap opening set for Monday in Colorado Springs

The first Brass Tap Craft Beer Bar in Colorado will open Monday at 13271 Bass Pro Drive in Colorado Springs. Mike and Darlene Warmouth, longtime residents of Colorado Springs are co-owners of the franchise and announced that the bar has partnered with Colorado brewery Oskar Blues for a saison, called Mancrush Brass & Blues, for the new bar.

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Beer and Bacon

The Brass Tap gets behind the grill to whip up some great meals you can get at their restaurant.

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Craft beer bar chain to open first location in the state in Colorado Springs

Craft beer's immense popularity among Colorado beer drinkers is attracting more places that specialize in serving it. The Brass Tap, a chain of upscale craft beer bars founded eight years ago in Florida, will open its first Colorado location in mid-September at the Polaris Pointe retail center on Colorado Springs' north side.

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Seasonal Beers for Summer

Some seasonal beers to take advantage of as the weather heats up.

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Brass Tap talks summer beer & food pairings

What beers go best with your cookout? Experts from the Brass Tap have some advice.

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The Lonely Bar Crawl: Brass Tap, Mash'd, Lion and Rose and General Public

In north San Antonio, the Rim near 1604 and I-10 is growing rapidly. Originally anchored by the vaguely Greek Palladium, the area's growth has bolstered retail and service industry ventures. As such, dozens of bars and restaurants have cropped up in the area, four of which happen to be within 100 feet of each other. With the intention to survey the nascent mini bar-district myself, I visited Brass Tap, General Public, the Lion and Rose and Mash'd on a Thursday night. Below, from favorite to least favorite, are my impressions.

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Stan Dorsey to spearhead menu development at Beef 'O' Brady's and The Brass Tap

FSC Franchise Co. LLC, parent to Beef 'O' Brady's and The Brass Tap, has named Stan Dorsey director of research and product development.

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National Beer Day - Cheers!

Craft Beer Expert Matthew Stock of The Brass Tap brings out 3 seasonal beers viewers should be trying to celebrate!

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Springtime Brings New Beer Brews!

Beer blogger Sean Nordquist shares the lighter side of beer with an assortment of fruit infused flavors!

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Franchisee details the Brass Tap, an 'upscale' beer bar coming to Baltimore

This fall, if all goes according to plan, Baltimore resident Barry Lowenthal will open the Brass Tap, a growing bar chain with roots in Florida known for its craft-beer selection.

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Brass Tap adds craft beer varieties to Dunwoody menus

While craft beer makes up just ten percent of total beers sales in the U.S., sales have been growing at double digits for the past ten years. Even people who don't normally drink beer are trying craft beer, partly because like wine, the experience is not just about the taste but also about the stories, people and culture behind them.

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Girl Scout Cookies Paired with Beer

Bye, bye milk. Girl Scout Cookie season has arrived and to celebrate local craft beer expert Danny Jackson, The Brass Tap Franchise, will go over the perfect beer pairings to complement the delicious cookie flavors.

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Brass Tap craft beer bar to open in Midtown

Another craft beer bar is coming to Baltimore. An October opening is planned for the region's first Brass Tap, a growing chain based out of Tampa, Fla. The 3,150-square-foot bar and restaurant will be located in the Fitzgerald, an apartment building on Mount Royal Avenue near the University of Baltimore in Midtown.

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Girl Scout Cookies Get the Craft Beer Treatment

Those tasty Girl Scout cookies are now for sale, but you need something to drink when you're chowing down - enter the Brass Tap!

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Girl Scout Cookie Beer Pairings

Great craft beer pairings that complement the Girl Scout Cookie flavors.

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New restaurant franchise in Dunwoody first to test new menu

A new restaurant franchise in Georgia will open its doors Feb. 22 and offer menu items unique to other branches.The Brass Tap, 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, will have a wide selection of rotating craft beers like other franchise locations in Florida, but will also be the pilot location to test and launch a gastropub lunch menu.

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Whitehall Ferry Terminal beer bar now brewing with patrons

The Brass Tap, a 3,300 square foot beer bar with an outdoor patio that opened last month at the Whitehall Ferry Terminal - is already becoming a popular hot spot for Staten Island commuters.

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Brass Tap recognized for top-notch craft beers

If you like sampling beer brands you might not find elsewhere, the Arizona Society of Homebrewers has a suggestion for you. That group of people who brew their own beer chose the Brass Tap in Mesa's Riverview the best craft beer bar in Eastern Arizona.

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GDC: Beers & Burgers With Brass Tap

Learn a few tricks to kick your burgers up a knotch.

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Florida company wants a piece of Sacramento's craft beer scene

Craft beer. Cocktails with intriguing names. A millennial-friendly menu with options ranging from nachos to quinoa. Sound familiar? The themes that characterize many restaurants slated to open in the region also dominate a Florida-based company that wants a piece of the market.

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New beer bar opening soon at Whitehall Ferry Terminal

Soon docking at the Whitehall Ferry Terminal is The Brass Tap, a Florida-based tavern franchise brought to Manhattan by the Himanis, a family of restaurateurs.

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The Brass Tap coming to Vacaville

In coming weeks, locals and visitors alike can look forward to The Brass Tap, an upscale pub featuring craft beer, spirits, good food and live music. Essentially, a cool new hangout for friends, families and even pups.

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Brass Tap celebrates craft beer

The Brass Tap offers something for every palate — on tap, from the kitchen or both. "Half of the craft beer lineup of 60 is local," said Brass Tap franchisee Vik Patel. "We have a great wine selection, full liquor bar, great cocktails ... live music, trivia. We have great things to do, something going on every night. Come find something different to drink, eat, a destination — a premiere upscale craft beer experience."

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Brass Tap craft beer bar now pouring in Allen

Hopheads up in Allen have a new place to pick up a pint. The Brass Tap opened Monday, August 17 in the shopping strip near Highway 121 and North Watters Road. The business is still in soft open mode, says co-owner Sid Patel, but the bar's 80 draft taps are pouring. Patrons also have a selection of 200 bottles and cans to choose from.

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Chefs give white fish dishes modern spin

Cod is a rapidly growing menu item, according to the latest research from Technomic Inc.'s MenuMonitor, and is available on 31 percent more menus than just five years ago. Cod is still the most frequently prepared fried at restaurants, but baked, grilled and broiled are also among the top preparations. Many restaurants are also turning to similar fish, such as pollock, haddock and whitefish instead of the traditional cod filet. The Brass Tap uses haddock for a traditional fried fish tacos. The dish is topped with shredded cabbage, tomatoes, onion and a poblano pepper sauce on a flour tortilla, a perfect complement for the flakey fish.

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Latest mega-tap tavern opening in Polaris area

The Brass Tap is getting a handle on the local craft-beer scene. The latest mega-draft beer dispensary, set to open July 20, joins such notable brands as the Pub at Polaris, Cantina Laredo and the Cheesecake Factory in the lifestyle section of Polaris Fashion Place. Brass Tap has 80 beers on tap, with 35 local brews and two dedicated lines for sours. Another 100 are available by the bottle.

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The Brass Tap to open a microbrewery in Carrollwood bar

The Brass Tap knows its customers can go just about anywhere to find a good beer these days. In an effort to offer a more authentic experience beyond sampling the hundreds of beers it sells on tap and in bottles, the chain is opening its own microbrewery inside its bar on N Dale Mabry Highway in Carrollwood.

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The Brass Tap opens Monday at Treasure Coast Square

Something new is on tap at the Treasure Coast Square mall.

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Brass Tap ready for Craft Beer Week

Just because it's Chicago Craft Beer Week doesn't mean Southlanders must travel to the city. The Brass Tap in Orland Park is part of the May 14 to 24 celebration. "We're planning a bunch of events with local brewers and to do something different each day," said Kerri McMullen, who co-owns the Brass Tap with her parents, Tom and Rita, of Orland Park.

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New craft beer bar making its way to Jacksonville

A new upscale craft beer franchise will soon be making an entrance into Jacksonville. The Brass Tap Craft Beer Bar, founded in Tampa in 2008 by Jeff Martin, retails more than 300 varieties of imports, local craft beers and offers a large selection of wine and cigars.

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Craft beer bar The Brass Tap coming to Frisco

Three local residents are looking to bring a new concept to Frisco—an upscale craft beer and wine bar, called The Brass Tap.

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The Brass Tap brews up Central Florida expansion plans

A Florida-based craft beer chain in January opened its first Orlando location in Mills Park and already wants to tap into other Central Florida submarkets.

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The biergarten has arrived. Where's the oom pah band?

Did you know there's a new beer garden in town? Yes, the Brass Tap Downtown on Ganes Street has doubled its space by adding a German-inspired biergarten just west of the bar. It consists of a half-dozen long picnic tables in the paved section closest to Gaines, with an open area to the rear featuring Adirondack chairs and tailgate-type games such as Cornhole.

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The Brass Tap expects a June opening at the Whitehall Ferry Terminal

The Flagship Brewing Co. and Staten Island Brewing Co. soon could see their tap handles dispensing beer in the Whitehall Ferry Terminal. The Brass Tap plans to open in the Manhattan terminal in June. The franchise will be operated by the Himani family, the entrepreneurs who run the recently opened River Dock Cafe in the St. George Ferry Terminal.

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Mature mix: Brass Tap, Segafredo

Orlando's hip Mills 50 neighborhood is growing up. Or getting gentrified, depending on your age and point of view.

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The Brass Tap sets sights on Charlotte's South End

The Brass Tap will make its Charlotte — and North Carolina — debut with a location in South End. The Tampa, Fla.-based franchise has signed a lease for roughly 3,000 square feet at 1440 S. Tryon St.

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Brass Tap Scouting Buffalo Market

The Brass Tap, a Florida-based craft beer and wine bar, may soon be ready to uncork a local outlet. The local franchisers, businessman Keith DiPirro and surgeon Ken Eckhert, are close to finalizing a deal that could see the first Brass Tap in New York state open by this fall. Among the locations being considered is Uniland Development's 250 Delaware Building, which is due to open this summer and will be anchored by Delaware North's corporate headquarters.

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The Brass Tap to open brand's first brew pub in Naples

The Brass Tap location in Naples plans to offer brewing classes that will go over the mechanics of making beer, how the brewing process works and taste beer straight from the fermenters. Craft beer will have a little more representation in Southwest Florida when The Brass Tap opens its newest location in Naples in late February.

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Brass Tap scouting Bradenton real estate for new bar

Tampa-based craft beer bar plans to double number of units in next year. Craft beer bar Brass Tap is scouting real estate in Manatee County for its first Bradenton-area bar.

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Tampa-based Brass Tap brings craft-beer focus to Sarasota

As beer bars and craft-beer culture continue to see a boom in Sarasota, beer aficionados can look forward to another microbrew-centric establishment slated to open early this summer. The Brass Tap, a Tampa-based bar and restaurant chain, has been rapidly expanding its brand (there are currently 17 locations, with 50 more planned to open) and Deb Hargreaves, co-owner of the Sarasota location, says she and her business partners, Dwayne Waltrip and his sons Desmond and David, recently settled on Stickney Plaza as the new home for Sarasota location.

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Brass Tap in Ybor experiences minor delay, set to open Jan. 19

The new Brass Tap at Centro Ybor had to back up its targeted opening date a week to Jan. 19, largely because of complications resulting from the purchase of the license from a private party. "A headache," said partner Deb Hargreaves with a laugh. "But we're good to go now."

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Pairing Donut and Craft Beer Franchise Concepts

Born and raised in London, England, Vik Patel moved to the U.S. in 2000 to work as a portfolio manager and, later, a mortgage broker. Six years later, Patel decided to leverage his experience with real estate and finance to open a business of his own as a franchisee. Dunkin' Donuts was his first foray into franchising, but Patel decided he wanted more. The Brass Tap, a craft beer and wine concept, brought a whole new set of challenges and payoffs to the table.

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Brass Tap to open Ybor City restaurant

Ybor City will soon have another national brand name operating on Seventh Avenue. Officials with The Brass Tap company confirm they plan to open a bar/restaurant space at the entrance of the Centro Ybor complex, directly underneath the Hamburger Mary’s restaurant.

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Crossing Over

Dunkin' Donuts franchisee Vik Patel shares how he transitioned to the full-service segment with a craft-beer brand. Vik Patel is a man driven by two different business passions: the fast breakfast fare of Dunkin' Donuts and the upscale bar atmosphere of craft-beer emporium The Brass Tap Bar & Grill.

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Foaming over: New additions to Milwaukee's beer, brewing scene

Hey, Milwaukee, your beer selection is bigger than it was six months ago. New beer-related enterprises — breweries to brewpubs to beer boutiques — are popping up from Cudahy to Shorewood.

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'Bullish on the brand,' new Brass Tap franchisee plans major growth

Pinellas County's largest Dunkin' Donuts franchisee likes beer better than coffee. So when Vik Patel, who owns 22 of the ubiquitous pastry-and-java shops, decided to expand the restaurant portfolio of his Clearwater-based Purple Square Management Co., he started having frothy thoughts.

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Down to Brass Taps

New Craft Beer Bar opens in Boynton Beach with plans for more.

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It’s the Great Pumpkin

Pumpkin beers are rolling out at Brass Tap locations. The Brass Tap partners with local and national breweries to offer craft brews, such as Southern Tier Pumking (NOT A TYPO), Harpoon UFO Pumpkin, Cigar City Good Gourd, Shipyard Pumpkinhead and Smashed Pumpkin. Buchta adds there’s a "growing trend of pumpkin ciders coming out."

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Deals for Brass Tap, Juice it Up!

Now meet London-born Vik Patel, a former mortgage broker who became a Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee in 2006 and has since developed or acquired 22 stores, the bulk of them in the Tampa, Florida, market. A typical entrepreneur, he keeps an eye out for opportunity.

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World of Beer competitor Brass Tap coming to Polaris, with 4-6 possible

At least one Brass Tap pub is set for Columbus, but it may not be the last. "Columbus is a beautiful market," Peter Petrosian chief development officer of the Tampa-based craft beer bar chain told me. "We think the whole (market) could support four to six bars. The key is finding the right real estate.

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80-tap craft-beer restaurant opening at Polaris in November

The Brass Tap expects to open its 80 taps late that month next to Barnes & Noble in the mall’s outdoor section. The bar and restaurant, a franchise concept out of Tampa, Fla., plans to reserve about 30 of its taps for products from local breweries.

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Craft beer nirvana in Midtown

Tallahassee's craft beer explosion continues almost non-stop. The Brass Tap, a Florida-based chain that focuses on craft beer, is set to open at 1321 Thomasville Road in Midtown in two weeks – on July 14. It will feature 60 tap handles, franchise owner Bharat Chhabria tells me. He is also getting ready to open a second Brass Tap in the Stadium Center complex on Gaines Street. On target to open in August, it will feature between 65 and 70 taps.

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The Brass Tap serving brews in Boynton Beach

The Brass Tap has opened a location in Boynton Beach and plans a grand opening party Saturday, July 19. Expect two bands, plus specialty brews from the Funky Buddha Brewery.

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Expansion on tap for The Brass Tap

A year after FSC Franchise Co. LLC acquired The Brass Tap, the craft beer and wine bar chain has signed 32 franchise agreements. Locations are on the way in Texas, Ohio, New York, Illinois, Arizona and Michigan, the Tampa-based chain said in a written statement.

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Brass Tap adds food to its plate of craft beer

For the folks at the Brass Tap, it's a no-duh reality they hope will translate to heady business. Its flagship location that opened last week at 10019 N Dale Mabry Highway in Carrollwood is the first to have a full food menu to complement the more than 300 kinds of craft beer.

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The Brass Tap to Launch Airport Venue Prototype

When Beef 'O' Brady's acquired the rights to franchise The Brass Tap in June 2012, Chief Development Officer James Walker had an incredible idea; open The Brass Tap in airports. Now, less than one year later, The Brass Tap, the emerging franchise known for its more than 300 craft beers, premium wines, live music and extravagant cigars, has launched a new venue prototype exclusively for airports.

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New bar, craft beer franchise to open tap on Archer Road

The Independent Florida Alligator: In a college town like Gainesville, there's a bar on every corner. But Allen Hessell is convinced he can bring something new to the table. Hessell is the owner and operator of The Brass Tap and is planning to open his new bar, located at 3833 SW Archer Road, Building B, Monday.

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The Brass Tap offers a New Type of Tavern

Tampa Bay Times: Cashing in on the imported microbrew and craft beer craze, World of Beer and The Brass Tap are trying to revive the drinks-only neighborhood tap room that was declared an endangered species two decades ago.

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The Brass Tap Opens In Trinity

Neighborhood News Announces The Brass Tap Grand Opening in Trinity, FL!

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The Wesley Chapel Neighborhood News

Neighborhood News reader’s vote The Brass Tap the #1 Bar in New Tampa and Wesley Chapel!

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South Tampa Patch: New Craft Beer Bar to Open in South Tampa

The Brass Tap will launch next summer and will offer a variety of over 350 craft brews and imports.

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St Petersburg Times: Toasting Tampa Bay’s top craft beer bars

The Brass Tap was named as one of the top craft beer bar’s in Tampa Bay!

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