Our Beers

Our beers span the spectrum from hazy IPAs, ciders, stouts, and porters. We're not focused on any certain style of beer, we brew drinkable beers everyone can enjoy. We're a small neighborhood brewery and we don't boast any "flagship" beers.

Wait, no flagship beers?

Variety is fun, having an ever changing assortment of beers is more interesting than coming to drink the same beers over and over. Our brewers like to experiment and we haven't gotten a complaint yet!

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Schreyer's Helles
Lager

This refreshing German brew features Pilsner & Vienna malts which give it bready flavors, and Lagering yeast that gives it a crisp, spicy finish. 

We named it for Friedrich Julius Schreyer from Bremen, Germany. He was responsible for building one of the first steam-powered sawmills in our neighboring community, Millville, in the 1900's. Schreyer bought the existing St. Andrew’s Bay Lumber Company, renamed it the German American Lumber Company, upgraded it with steam power, and increased its lumber output from 20,000 to over 90,000 feet of finished lumber per day.

5.3% ABV
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The Jack Mashburn

Scottish Ale

“The Jack Mashburn” is our take on a Scottish Ale. Its slightly caramelized flavor profile with a grainy dry finish is inspired by the pub-style session ales measured by schillings in Scotland.

Jack Mashburn was a beloved citizen of our community. At the age of 22, Mr. Mashburn was elected to the Florida House and he helped create the first park for black beachgoers in the South. This progression led by Mr. Mashburn was so controversial he lost his seat in the Florida House for it. He championed preservation around Econfina Creek. Later in life, he was known to drop off magnolia flowers at friends' houses and businesses around the community. His love for this community clearly never stopped. Jack Mashburn passed away in 2017.

Read more about this incredible person.

5.1% ABV /33 IBU
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Singing Sisters Saison

Farmhouse Ale

Since the Confederate Jasmine is in bloom this season, we thought it would be fun to fuse the fruity and peppery flavors of a traditional Saison with a light delicate touch of Jasmine Pearls Tea, adding a bit of floral character to this crushable brew.

We named it after the Kimbrel Sisters. Back in the 1920s this popular duo played music and sang songs for local gatherings, weddings, and most notably, a banquet at the Dixie Sherman Hotel honoring Dr. Fons A. Hathaway. You probably recognize that name because the bridge that connects Panama City to Panama City Beach is named after him. 



5.4% ABV
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Belle Booth

Blonde Ale

This easy-drinkin' American classic is known for its simplicity and smooth finish. 

5% ABV
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Hawk's Sipper

Pale Ale

We combine Pilsner malt & flaked oats in the mashbill for this pale ale, then finish it off with Citra hops for citrus notes and a clean mouthfeel. We named this beer after Hawk Massalina. Click here to see Hawk's story.

5% ABV
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McKenzie's Finest

Milk Stout

English-style stout brewed with milk sugar for a creamy mouthfeel and just a touch of sweetness on the finish to round out notes of roasted coffee. We put this one on a nitro tap for an even smoother finish.

This ale is named after Panama City's very first mayor, Robert McKenzie. His house

5.4% ABV
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Ella Mae

Light Ale

Traditional German Malts and Hops alongside Norwegian yeast give this beer citrus flavors with a crisp finish.

We named it after Ella Mae Sapp. In 1916 she and her husband Judge Joshua Sapp built their grand home, just down the road from the courthouse. The Sapp House is a local Treasure and has recently been restored and transformed into an event venue where people can gather to celebrate life, love, and family.

5% ABV
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Val Valentine

East Coast IPA

We named this East Coast IPA after the artist who designed & built all of those cool rides at Miracle Strip Amusement Park & Shipwreck Island. This batch features El Dorado hops, which gives it notes of tropical fruit and hard candy. It's dry hopped, but is well balanced, slightly more juicy than bitter!

7.1% ABV /55 IBU
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Sheriff Sherm

Hazy IPA

We named our newest hazy IPA in honor of Sherm Walker. He was a talented actor & beloved local who became the “Sheriff of Ghost Town” in Panama City Beach back in 1966. The Bay County History Museum let us borrow a cool cutout of Sherm to display at the brewery. This brew features citra, strata, and sitiva hops for a perfectly balanced New England style IPA.

6.4% ABV
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Strong Boy

IPA

This Double IPA is packed full of classic American hops: Chinook, Columbus, Centennial, and Simcoe. Since it's our biggest and strongest IPA, we named it after the Strongman from Millville, Paul Conrad, who's feats of strength earned him the title of "The South's Strongest Boy."

8.3% ABV /88 IBU
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Saints Bay Margarita Gose

Sour

We whipped up this light & refreshing gose with sea salt, orange peel, and plenty of lime puree to give it the perfect balance of sweet and tart, just like a margarita ¡muy delicioso!

4.7% ABV /10 IBU
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Mound Avenue

Brown Ale

This is our take on an American Brown Ale featuring honey malt and chocolate malt for a slightly sweet finish and roasted rich flavors.

We named this beer after Mound Ave. over in West End St. Andrews. Over 1000 years ago this area was a Native American settlement. They ate a lot of shellfish and over time this area piled up with shells forming the mound we see today. To this day local residents find shells, pottery, and arrowheads when they dig around in their yards.

5.8% ABV /30 IBU
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Island Hopper

IPA

New England Style Hazy IPA featuring a unique Norwegian yeast with sultana dry hop. Island Hopper has a potent citrus, lemon-forward aroma and a juicy mouthfeel with a lingering finish. This batch features lots of citra hops for flavor, but it isn't overly bitter. If you're not sure about hoppy beers, try this one, it's our "starter IPA." 

6.6% ABV
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Pollywog Dark Fruit Cider

Cider

Our newest batch of gluten-free hard apple cider features added plum, cherry, and black currant for a fruity pop of flavor and a pretty magenta hue. There's no added sugar in this one, it's a dry cider with a tart finish, with only the natural sweetness from the fruit.

5% ABV
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Loco Fresco Prickly Pear

Fruited Ale

Our newest El Weirdo "exbeeriment" is a refreshing light ale infused with prickly pear juice. This brew boasts juicy fruit aromas and a crisp, zippy finish. It's the perfect Springtime sipper to pair with delicious foods from our El Weirdo Taco Truck & soon-to-be-brewpub.

4.2% ABV
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Florida Roots

Wheat Ale

This light and refreshing wheat ale is dry hopped to add a slightly bitter finish to the juicy, citrusy mouthfeel. As a proud sponsor of Panama City's very own semi-pro futbol team, we dedicated this beer to The Florida Roots! You can watch them play at historic Tommy Oliver Stadium this season. Click here to see their schedule.

5.9% ABV
Non-Alcoholic Drinks
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McKenzie Bros. Fizzy Water

Each glass of McKenzie Bros. Blueberry Fizzy Water is made by hand the old fashioned way which is how we like to do things here at History Class.

0% ABV
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Capt. Raffield's Watermelon Juice

Freshly pureed watermelons, strained until the pulp is gone and it's just straight watermelon juice!

0% ABV
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Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

Classic, refreshing, and always fresh squeezed!

0% ABV
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Glass Bottle Sodas

We stock old-fashioned soda made with real cane sugar, none of that corn syrup stuff! The menu varies based on what our vendors can supply us with each week. 

0% ABV

The Taproom

History Class is a gathering place for friends to share stories over great food and beer. We spent years curating local artifacts and photographs to fill our taproom with the rich history of Panama City. When you visit, everything from the chairs you sit in to the art on the walls has a story to tell, and we hope that you enjoy hearing them as well as sharing your own with us. Enjoy 15 beers on tap, a variety of southern snacks, a comfortable space, and friendly staff to share stories with!