This easy-drinkin' American classic is known for its simplicity and smooth finish. We named it after Belle Booth, who was an important member of this community back when Panama City first became Panama City! She was our very first female postmaster. After the passing of her first husband Dr. Booth, Belle married Robert McKenzie (Panama City's first Mayor) and she is credited with building the McKenzie House with her bare hands in 1909. The house still stands as a historic landmark right behind the brewery!
This sour ale features pineapple juice for sweet & sour tropical fruity flavors. Added vanilla & lactose give Segler's its smooth mouthfeel and sweet, creamy notes to balance the tartness and acidity.
We named it after the Segler (SEE-gler) family. Their old farmhouse from the late 1800’s at the corner of Cone Avenue and 10th Street is all that remains of the family farm. W.F Segler and his wife Leola raised 13 kids in this house and all of those little farmhands stayed busy growing a wide variety of produce and selling it at Segler's Market inside a Jitney Jungle Store on Harrison Avenue in 1926, and just two years later opened their own brick & mortar shop next to the Panama Theater.
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.
We used both light and dark crystal malts to brew this Irish Ale, giving it a medium to full body with toasted, nutty notes. This one has a super crisp finish that will satisfy even the lager-lovers out there!
The Governor Stone was a fishing vessel built in 1877, and until Hurricane Michael in 2018 was the only surviving two-masted coasting cargo schooner built on the Gulf Coast of the United States, and is only one of five such surviving US-built ships. A group of locals is currently hard at work restoring this National Landmark.
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!
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!
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."
We teamed up with The Press and infused this stout with 3 pounds of coffee beans and then aged it on plenty of cacao nibs for big, strong, decadent coffee & chocolate flavors. This is our biggest stout so we named it after Sir Loin, a local legend. For decades, this statue stood guard outside of a Panama City Beach family steakhouse and was the largest known statue in Florida weighing in at 10 tons! In 1987 he took on the new persona of King Neptune and stood tall until 2004 when he was finally torn down. Long live SIR LOIN!
15 pounds of local wildflower honey goes into each batch of this German-style ale. It's light, slightly floral, and super easy-drinking.
This American 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."
English style Porter with mild chocolate notes and a crisp, clean finish. We named our porter The Hero in honor of Lt. Edwin Gorbet, the pilot who saved Jinks Junior High. His story is one that every Panama City citizen should know. Click here to see Edwin's story!
A crisp apple cider with a pop of Pear, and yes, she's GLUTEN FREE!
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.
British Pub Ale
This is our take on a traditional English Pub Ale. It has a malty flavor profile with a slightly sweet nuttiness and a smooth finish made even creamier by the Nitro tap!
We named it after Irish-American mapmaker Joseph Purcell. The year was 1778, the American Revolutionary War was raging and Mr. Purcell, a British Captain, led a small group of Creek warriors to the British base in Pensacola on the old Ekanachattee Trading Path. Their journey took them through a portion of what eventually would become Bay County so, in a roundabout not so historically significant way, the American Revolutionary War passed through Panama City's backyard!
This brew has plenty of fruit but isn't too sweet, it's lightly tart and refreshing! Blackberries, black currant, plum, and cherries all go into this delicious sour ale.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Broken Heart Hazy IPA is on tap at History Class. We named it after the French Fort Crevecoeur which means “Broken Heart.” The fort was built in the year 1717 over in Port St. Joe, Florida, on land that had been claimed by the Spanish. Armed with artillery and 50 French troops, Fort Crevecoeur was the most formidable military outpost between Pensacola and St. Augustine but was abandoned a short time later. Today, the site is indicated with a historic marker at the intersection of Columbus Street and Highway 98 in Port St. Joe, Florida.
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.
Freshly pureed watermelons, strained until the pulp is gone and it's just straight watermelon juice!
Classic, refreshing, and always fresh squeezed!
We don't brew big batches of tea that sit out all day--we know there's no better recipe for good ole Southern sweet tea than Milo's, so we now carry single-serving sweet tea.
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 fresh beers on tap, a variety of southern snacks, a comfortable space, and friendly staff to share stories with!