In March of 2017, I (Chris) walked into Jeremy’s shop, Orlando Homebrew Supplies as his cousin. I would leave that day as a future brewery owner.
I was there to hang out and help Jeremy with his marketing for the shop. Jeremy asked me “You think I could add a brewery here?”
I looked around the 1,000 SQ FT space and said “Here? No way. You’ll need a lot more space.”
Jeremy then asked “If I opened a brewery, would you want to help?”
“Sure. I’ll help”
“No, I mean be part of it. Like an owner?”
I pondered for a few seconds, shrugged my shoulders and said, “Sure. I’m dumb enough to do something like that. Let’s do it!”
“ROCK-PITT” Gets it’s name
Jeremy and I started coming up with a list of names. Lake Eola Brewing. Orange Grove. Lemon Bluff. Sandcastle (the old name for Lake Eola).
I suggested “How about something with our names like Pittmanock or RockPitman… or Rock-Pitt”
Jeremy stopped what he was doing. Raised his eyebrows and said “Yeah, I like that. Rock-Pitt.”
“No man. I was just kidding. Not sure that would work.”
“Sure it will. That’s it. That’s the name. Let’s spell it like this though.”
Jeremy held up a paper that had “RockPit” written on it.
“RockPit Brewing” was the name. It was set in “stone”. Get it? Set in stone? Ok. Moving on…