The Doble family has a long history of brewing success. John and his wife Vicki Doble founded Tampa Bay Brewing Company in 1995. Known as Florida’s oldest brewpub, the business started from a historic two-story brick building satisfying the region’s thirst for good beer and great food at an affordable price.
Twenty years later, the company’s growing fan base necessitated the need for a larger location. Mike Doble, John and Vicki’s son, was a civil engineer by trade and instrumental in designing the company’s new facility from the ground up. Today the business offers indoor and open-air patio seating, along with a production brewery and restaurant. Mike’s brother David is the company’s Brewmaster. It is David and his assistant brewers who handcraft the brews and where patrons can enjoy everything from IPA to dark stouts.
Fast forward to 2016 and the family story brews northward. With Mike’s long family history in brewing and brewpubs and Joan’s love for the Milwaukee region, it made sense for them to permanently return to Wisconsin where they could offer small batch, handcrafted beers and foods from their home state.
The Explorium BrewPub
Newly open, the Explorium Brewpub offers a broad offering of flagship beers and flavors. They target long-time craft brewer enthusiasts and also those who are new to exploring and learning more about craft brews. Conveniently located in the Southridge Mall in Greendale, the family friendly environment is open 7 days week and serves a wide menu of Wisconsin favorites – like Squeaky Cheese appetizers, Wisconsin Rarebit soup and Pretzel-Crusted Walleye. The Explorium Brewpub also offers tours – and an exclusive Explorium Mug Club.
Why did they pick the name The Explorium? They wanted a place for people to gather comfortably, share, learn and explore stories of others personal life adventures.
This new Doble-family adventure has been a brewing success and our Sunset Hill Stoneware team is happy to be a part of their story.
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