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Big Top Brewing Company

6111 Porter Way
Sarasota, FL 34232

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Big Top Brewing Company
6111 Porter Way
Sarasota, FL 34232



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The Big Top Story

For years Brewmaster Josh Wilson has been crafting great beers in Sarasota, Florida and for years his friends have been enjoying his art.  It made complete sense to form Big Top Brewing Company to bring those artfully crafted beers to everyone. When we started Big Top Brewing Company, there were no craft breweries in the Sarasota area and we set out to fix that. We have a great town, with a great history, and the only thing missing was that great local beer.

We wanted to compliment Sarasota’s historical associations with The Ringling Circus, performing arts, great architecture, the best art and design schools  and world renown tourism. The best way we could do that was to craft beer that our home town can be proud of. With brewing, tasting, and entertaining happening at our location on Porter Way in Sarasota, we plan to continue the tradition of the arts and help Sarasota add beer town to its identity. Come step under our big top and see for yourself. Big Top Brewing Company artistically crafts world class beers, inspired by our passion, integrity, and the history of our home town.

Our People

Mike Bisaha | Chief Executive Officer

Mike is a Sarasota native who brings his passion for business and  beer together.  Mike’s hard work ethic and relentless drive combined with his sales and marketing background will help drive Big Top Brewing Company forward. Known around Big Top as “The Paper Pusher”, Mike is excited to work with such a strong team and bring Sarasota a phenomenal brewery.

Josh Wilson | Chief Operating Officer & Brewmaster

Josh has been a home brewer for 25 years. He’s been sharing his home brew with family, friends and local beer enthusiasts. Josh has been perfecting his craft with hopes of sharing his beer with others. Recently, a distributor encouraged him to take his hobby and passion a step further and accomplish his goal of sharing his craft. Now he is living his dream crafting beer at Big Top Brewing Company’s 6,000-square-foot, 30-barrel, locally owned and operated, facility in Sarasota, Florida.

Seth Murauskas | Chief Marketing Officer

With a bottle collection of over 900 unique beer bottles lining his garage to prove it, Seth has been a true craft been enthusiast for more than 10 years and looks forward to adding Big Top Brewing to his collection. Seth’s out of the box thinking, passion for beer, and drive for success make him the perfect person to lead our marketing team

Johnny Albert | Chief Operations Director

Johnny is a Midwest native that has lived in Sarasota for over a decade. Customer satisfaction and quality control is his primary focus. Known around the shop as the OCD COD, Johnny has an eye for the details and he keeps Big Top running like a well oiled machine.

Jessee Hatch | Creative Artist

Jessee  is a native Floridian, born and raised in Sarasota. He is a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota. While there he studied Illustration and currently focuses on graphic design, drawing, painting, and sketching on various mediums.


Be sure to check out and try all of our different beers.

Year Round Beers
Rotating Favorites
  • Deckins Indulgence
  • Indian Jewel Brown Ale
  • Okefenokee Imperial Stout
  • Sixty One Eleven Porter
  • Ashley Gang Outlaw Imperial IPA
  • Key Lime Wheat
  • Big Top Blueberry
  • A Hotter Blonde (with local honey and grilled jalapeños)
  • Go-go Amy Tassels of Fire (A chocolate and ancho chili Porter)
  • Cracked Pepper and Orange Saison
  • Raspberry IPA
  • Gorilla Soul Black IPA
  • High Wired Hemp Ale
  • Pumpkin Boy Saison
  • State Fair Stout (A Chocolate and Peanut Butter, Pretzel Stout)
  • Wee Heavy
  • Saison Cirque
  • Distorted Diva White IPA (with plum made with sake yeast)


Tasting Room Hours: Monday - Saturday 2pm to 10pm Sunday 12pm to 8pm ADDRESS: 6111 Porter Way Sarasota, Fl 34232 PHONE: 1.800.590.Bigtop



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