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About Hi-Fi Homebrew and BBQ

 

Hi-Fi Homebrew and BBQ Supply was hatched by longtime sweethearts Robb Larson and Lisa Colburn in the summer of 2014. The goal is to promote homebrewing and BBQ locally and nationwide. Hi-Fi is designed with fun in mind, because fermentation and BBQ should be a blast. Visit our retail store and Brew On Premise facility in Clearwater, FL and be sure to check out our online store as well as our classes. We want to revolutionize homebrewing and BBQ and bring them to the next level.

 

 

 

 

Our Story

 

Robb began homebrewing in college during the mid-1990’s and has been into craft beer since 1992. Lisa and Robb moved from the Twin Cities area of MN/WI to the Tampa Bay, FL area in 2005 and began homebrewing in earnest after purchasing a home in Clearwater, FL in 2006.

 

Robb began blogging about beer in 2010 and developed and runs the website www.tampabaybeersyndicate.com, the guide to craft beer in the Tampa Bay area. He also co-founded Coppertail Brewing Company in 2013 and served as Vice President and Director of Beer Development, designing recipes and brewing most of the pilot batches for the startup brewery.

 

Lisa has been into craft beer since the early 2000’s and is a fixture in the Tampa Bay beer community. In 2013 she founded the Bay Area Barley’s Angels, www.bayareabarleysangels.com, a chapter of the nation-wide Barley’s Angels organization dedicated to promoting interest in craft beer amongst women. She also enjoys homebrewing and cheese making.

 

After years of backyard barbecuing, Robb and Lisa decided it would be fun to enter BBQ Competitions. They compete in the pro division and enjoy improving at each competition.

 

They look forward to the next chapter in life with Hi-Fi.