3 Daughters Brewing is a family owned brewery rich with family history. When you visit the tasting room, check out a brick that was built into one of the corners of the bar that pays homage to Mike’s great-grandfather, who also owned a craft brewery in Lexington, Kentucky, over 100 years ago. And directly opposite that brick, you can see the handprints of the 3 daughters who inspired the name of the brewery. 3 Daughters is one of the fastest growing breweries in the city, with over 60 craft beer recipes on tap and cans and kegs from Georgia to the Bahamas.
Mike Harting, Owner/Operator
Mike is a native of St Petersburg and gained much of his 25 years’ hospitality experience in reputable chains such as Hooters, Steak & Ale and Outback Steakhouse. At Outback, Mike operated 15 restaurants with a staff of over 1,400 employees and 65 managers. Under his leadership, his territory on the West Coast of Florida increased store sales from 41.3 million to 49.8 million in three years. At the end of Mike’s 16-year tenure at Outback, his total unit sales represented 63 million and was the highest performing region in Florida.
Mike’s next challenge was to revitalize the brand and grow sales for an underperforming restaurant in downtown St Petersburg. After relocating the restaurant’s location to Beach Drive, Bella Brava is now a thriving restaurant and has increased sales from 1.3 MM to 4.4 MM annually in just 4 years. Mike brings his years of experience and vision to making 3 Daughters Brewing a place anyone can come to enjoy a great craft beer.