Guest post: In 2014, the beer industry as a whole contributed $252.6 billion dollars to the United States economy—that’s twice the contribution of the wine industry. With such a huge impact on the economy, what kind of impression are beer companies making on the environment? Here’s how Florida breweries incorporate eco-friendly practices while they develop our favorite hoppy drinks.
Press Release: Motorworks Brewing became the second commercial brewery to brew a beer with Florida-Grown wet hops. The hops were hand-harvested in the Tampa Bay area on independent grower Matt Harper’s farm in Riverview, locally-grown, pesticide-free Cascade hops star in their new American Pale Ale.
Barrel of Monks Brewing in Boca Raton is on the eve of releasing two bottles of big beers in the next few weeks. Brewery staff teases these releases in the most recent newsletter.
Engine 15 Brewing of Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach is celebrating six years of craft beers at the end of June. The brewery intends to have a party of special magnificence to celebrate.
From Engine 15 Brewing:
Grayton Beer Company recently announced that the beer currently packaged as 30A Beach Blonde Ale is now available in 12 oz. cans as Beach Permit Blonde Ale. Appropriately named, the new aluminum packaging allows the popular local brew to be iced down and taken to the beach.
Press Release: For three years now, Funky Buddha Brewery has been feeding South Florida’s thirst with innovative brews, great food, and can’t miss events. The much-lauded brewery — South Florida’s biggest, and now one of the state’s as well — has helped to define a craft beer scene that has seen meteoric rise in recent years. Now, it’s time to celebrate: And the brewery plans to do just that on June 11th from 2-10pm at the Three Years & Brewing Anniversary Festival, held in Jaco Pastorius Park adjacent to the tap room. This epic, day-long brouhaha will feature groovy live music, a dozen of the best food trucks in South Florida, nearly 100 beers on tap, and an exclusive release of two new bottled beers.
Press Release: Results came in a little more than a week ago for the eleventh World Beer Cup, hosted every two years and known as the most prestigious beer competition in the world. Over 200 judges gathered to taste nearly 6600 entries from 1907 breweries. Among Florida’s five winning breweries, 7venth Sun Brewery of Dunedin (and soon to be Tampa), took a silver medal for their Saison, La Fete, in the Session category. This award was the capstone after accumulating several awards in recent months, including a bronze for Vultures From the Past, a barrel-aged barley wine, at the annual Chicago hosted Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers. 7venth Sun also received best small brewery two years running in Florida’s Best of Florida Beer Championships as well as winning a gold medal for La Fete, a silver for Headbanger IPA and a gold and best small batch beer for Vultures From the Past.