This easy-drinkin' American classic is known for its simplicity and smooth finish. It's the perfect summer sipper! Belle Booth was the lovely wife of Robert L. McKenzie, the first mayor of Panama City. She inspired him in many ways, and took the reins in building their 1909 home, which still stands today just behind the brewery.
New England Style Hazy IPA featuring a unique Norwegian yeast with sultana dry hop. Island Hopper is juicy with plenty of citrus & tropical fruit notes.
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.
Many landmarks throughout Panama City are named McKenzie in honor of the town's very first mayor, who lived in the heart of downtown in a house that still stands right behind the brewery!
New England Style IPA finished with Idaho 7, simcoe, and mosaic dry hop. Hints of pine and citrus mingle together for a well-balanced Hazy IPA.
Our twist on a classic American Pale Ale featuring cascade hops and dash of crystal malt. Slade Lake is a well-rounded pale ale with light caramel malt notes and a clean, hoppy finish.
Before Massalina Bayou was named for Hawk Massalina, it was called Slade Lake. If you're curious why they changed the name, check out Hawk's incredible story.
New England Style Hazy IPA dry hopped with citra and calypso hops to give it a bright, citrus-y front and a slightly musky, dry finish. Why the name Union Soldier? It's a great local story: watch the video
We infused our American wheat ale with Hibiscus tea to create this floral, tart, bright pink, totally unique brew that locals cannot got enough of!
West coast style IPA for the hop-heads! Brewed with a variety of malts and a combination of Columbus, Chinook, Citra, and Simcoe hops, Steele's starts off with caramel malt a hints of cedar and then careens into a mesh of piney, citrusy, ever so slightly minty bitterness through a lasting finish.
Don't let the "cream" in the name throw you off. Pretty Bayou is a very mild, pale, light-bodied, refreshing ale.
We used Lemondrop Hops to give this crisp beer a lemony vibe. It really tastes like lemonade!
You see, back in 1907 Mrs Jenks grew a Ponderosa lemon that weighed in at nearly 2 pounds so we wanted to honor her achievement and name this beer after her. Also, Jenks Ave. is named after her husband Captain George W. Jenks, a local community leader, and entrepreneur.
This is our take on an American Brown Ale. We added 3 pounds of local wildflower honey to this batch just for fun.
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.
This silky smooth hazy IPA comes in 3 flavors. Peach, Strawberry, & Vanilla.
We named it after the old Gardner Drug Store which used to serve up delicious sodas & milkshakes back in the day.
A crisp apple cider with a pop of Pear.
We named this cider after a motorboat that called St. Andrews Bay home way back in 1908. The Panama City Pilot Newspaper used to print a weekly list of all of the new-fangled motorboats putting their way around St. Andrews Bay.
The boat named Pollywog was 18 feet long, owned by a local businessman named W.W. Green, and powered by a heavy-duty Regal gasoline engine.
Our Mango & Guava infused wheat beer. Light and refreshing.
A traditional German wheat beer with German yeast that gives you that banana clovey easy-drinking goodness with a blast of peach puree to fruit it up a bit.
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!