Jason Toft

Head Brewer, Gulfport Brewery + Eatery



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Ready to bring exciting new beer to sunny Gulfport, Jason is a veteran of the Tampa Bay Area craft beer industry. Getting his start in 2011 learning to homebrew in his backyard, Jason quickly grew in experience and knowledge, becoming a BJCP Certified beer judge in 2013. He pursued a career in craft beer, interviewing with Green Bench Brewing Co., Pair O’ Dice Brewing, and Mad Beach Brewing before landing at Crooked Thumb Brewery in Safety Harbor as their Assistant Brewer. 


After four years of experience learning from Kenjiro Tomita, Jason was offered the Head Brewer position with Gulfport Brewery + Eatery and started in August of 2019. Eager to bring a craft brewery back to Gulfport, Jason brews beer for all palates. 


Since 2017, Jason has served as the Vice President Of Commercial Brewing for Best Florida Beer, where he has managed and grown the statewide professional competition and Brewer’s Ball, an awards ceremony for the competition and celebration festival.


His favorite beer is Miller High Life. Ask him why!“