Clarification: Sea Dog is currently in soft open to the public; the event on Thursday is the grand opening.
Sea Dog Brewing Company will open its second Florida location on Thursday in the Lake Buena Vista tourist sector. The Maine-based brewpub, which also has a location in Clearwater, takes over the former Crab House space in the Vista Centre Shoppes at 8496 Palm Parkway.
Sea Dog is the sister operation of Shipyard Brewing Company, which formerly operated a brewpub at Orlando International Airport. That locations, which the company claims to be the first brewpub ever located at an airport, closed about 10 years ago when the airport was undergoing renovations. (I know, try to remember a time when the airport hasn’t been undergoing renovations.) It also operates Shipyard Brew Pub (nee Shipyard Emporium) in Winter Park. The company is owned by Fred Forsley.
Sea Dog Brewing Company Orlando will open Thursday, April 25, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. Thereafter, it will be open for lunch and dinner daily. Here’s a link to seadogbrewing.com.