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Troubled Waters Brewing

Troubled Waters Brewing We are risk takers and adventurers. Explorers who take chances and see the world. But every explorer requires a home base – a place to come back to. Since my Great Aunt moved here over 70 years ago, the Shanks family has been coming back to Safety Harbor time and time again. Five generations of Shanks family members have walked down Main Street and enjoyed everything this town has to offer. When my father and I decided to take on the adventure of opening our brewery, we planted our base here on Main Street because we love the small town culture of Safety Harbor. But our beer isn’t about being safe. It’s about taking chances and being creative, and we will always try to explore the depths of what beer can be. A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for. When you take your ship out of harbor, you may just run into Troubled Waters, and that’s how you know you’re exploring.


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670 Main Street, Safety Harbor, FL, US, 34695 Email:
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David Thomas says...
This place is hidden but worth finding. They have a unique wine selection and a wonderful staff to help with selections.

David Thomas says...
This place is hidden but worth finding. They have a unique wine selection and a wonderful staff to help with selections.

ddenny says...
Wine selection is wonderful, unusual, and very tasty. Proprietor at the store in St. Augustine is generous with samples, and helpful with selections; HOWEVER, we clearly stated that we were not able to purchase wine because we were travelling with carry-on baggage only. When we expressed interest in one of the selections, she brought a bottle of it, rang it up, and asked my wife for her card. Without thinking it through, we purchased the wine. Five minutes later, outside the store, we realized that we had made a mistake by buying the bottle of wine, so we returned to the store. A note on the wall did indicate that all sales are final, but we only wanted to obtain a store credit, or to exchange the wine for an item that we could carry on our flight. The proprietor was totally unaccommodating, stating that her computer/credit card system/inventory control system would not allow her to effect any kind of assistance to us. So we were force to either consume or give away the wine on our last night in Florida. This company should bring their computer system, and their policies, into the 21st century, and be flexible enough to handle situations such as ours so that people like us will love them rather than hate them. We really did plan to order from them on-line, but would not after this...