Press Release: Craft brewers are still growing, according to new mid-year data released by the Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers. American craft beer production volume increased eight percent during the first half of the year.
Update: 2:15pm 22 July: Florida Beer Company President and CEO James Webb has reached out to Florida Beer News promising “a proper release soon.” No other information was offered. It is worth noting however, that Webb’s email signature read “Florida Beer Comapny ANSA MCAL Group.” ANSA MCAL Group is the parent company of Carib Brewery.
Angry Chair Brewing has made dessert beers their calling card. The Seminole Heights craft brewery has so far released beers based on sweet treats like cupcakes and french toast (not to mention some great sour beers), and their next release falls right in line.
DeBary’s Central 28 Beer Company is growing, and they are releasing cans of their Deluxe DIPA soon.
From Central 28 Beer Company:
Press Release: A year and a half after opening Titusville’s first craft brewery, the owners of Playalinda Brewing Company are expanding with the launch of the Brix Project. Slated to open in late summer at the site of a former lumberyard on U.S. 1 south of downtown Titusville, the Brix Project will feature a brewpub with 20 taps, a restaurant, and a beer garden.
Boca Raton’s Barrel of Monks Brewery is releasing a new beer this month, a collaboration with future Florida brewery Odd Breed Wild Ales.
From the Barrel of Monks newsletter:
Press Release: Magic Hat Brewing Company has unveiled this year’s release of Art Hop Ale – an Imperial Blonde Ale brewed with blood orange, orange peel and sage. With 8.0% ABV and 40 IBUs, Art Hop Ale delivers bright citrus flavors complimented by spice notes from the sage. Add in some of Magic Hat’s favorite hops, and it’s the perfect combination of citrus and spice layered onto a bready malt body.