MILTON — The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation association awarded the Brew Angels Pub with an honorable mention in the Florida Preservation Award for Adaptive Reuse.  

Nominations came from the public. A six-member jury selected the award recipients. Preservationists and projects from around the state received awards in nine categories: individual distinguished service, restoration and rehabilitation, adaptive use, infill design, green buildings, archaeology, historic landscape, preservation education and media, and organizational achievement. Officials presented the awards at the Florida preservation conference in Jacksonville on May 19.

The city of Milton’s Historic Preservation Board nominated Brew Angels Pub for the award.   

Main Street Milton executive director Edward Spears congratulated the pub for its recognition.

“Being recognized by the state for an adaptive reuse of a historic building is a very high honor,” Spears said. “The owners of Brew Angels Pub should be very proud. The Historic Preservation Board should be congratulated for showcasing a project that is a perfect example of the right business finding the right location.”   

Sean McCool, owner of the pub, felt honored and proud to receive this recognition.

"We are very excited," McCool said. "We are just trying to do our part to revive historic downtown Milton."

The pub opened in July of 2017. The recent conversion of the Old Milton Post Office building to the Brew Angels Pub preserves the building as a civic icon while still playing a role in the historic downtown.

Historically, local post office buildings played an essential role in the life of their communities, serving as a hub for communication and information, a gathering place and common destination. Brew Angels Pub allows the building to continue in these roles by creating a space for friends, families and local artists.

Brew Angels Pub features indoor and outdoor dining, a game/play area and space for art and musical performances.

Available for private and public events, Brew Angels has hosted tie-cutting ceremonies for the military, holiday parties and other organizational events. The pub has also partnered with local artists to host instructional classes for the public.

Brew Angels, located at 6821 US-90 in Milton, is open 10:30 a.m. six days a week, closed on Tuesdays. Call 564-0034 for details.