Troubled Waters Brewing was founded by a father and son duo, Steve and Kevin Shanks. While both grew up in Chicago, they have strong family roots in Safety Harbor. Kevin’s Great Aunt moved to Safety Harbor in the 60s when she built a house. She was involved in the local community and even sold the Chamber of Commerce building to the Chamber. Kevin’s Grandparents often visited her, and when they retired, they purchased a house down the street from her. Steve and Kevin have personally been visiting Safety Harbor for more than 30 years. Around 2009 Steve moved to Safety Harbor after retiring and Kevin made the jump in 2016.