Cueni Brewing Co. was a dream started on the kitchen stove. Like many other professional brewers Jon Cueni, Founder and Head Brewer started his obsession with brewing with a homebrew kit bought online. He spent many hours honing his craft, while friends and family insisted his beer was good enough to warrant opening a brewery.
Jon & Bren, his wife, thought Costa Rica was going to be the place to fulfill their dream. Alas, after a 3-week vacation, those plans were dashed. Back to the drawing board, after returning to cold, snowy Ohio from sunny Costa Rica we sat down to decide where to look next. The St. Pete / Tampa area of Florida was similar in the cost of living as Columbus, Ohio – our hometown. So, in August of 2015, we took a trip down to this area. We visited every brewery that was open. We found ourselves drawn to Safety Harbor & Dunedin but ultimately we found an amazing space in the downtown Dunedin core.
Now a little bit more about the brewery. We are a small craft brewery, 4 bbl electric system, on the Pinellas Trail near downtown Dunedin. We opened for business on November 17, 2016. We feel like Dunedin picked us. We were looking for a city where we could open a brewery and be a part of the community. We love this city because of its friendly community, walkability, proximity to the water, and its burgeoning beer scene. We serve only our own beers. We have wine, cider, soda, and snacks available as well. We are dog-friendly. They are welcome out on our patio. We have bike racks to accommodate our cycling customers. Lastly, something so many people were wondering Cueni is our surname and it is pronounced Q-knee.