The Brewers’ Association has posted a list of all the confirmed participants of 2013′s Great American Beer Festival.
Florida’s brewing community will be represented by (alphabetically):
*7venth Sun Brewery of Dunedin
*Cigar City Brewing of Tampa
*Darwin’s Brewing Company of Sarasota
*Due South Brewing of Boynton Beach
*Florida Beer Company of Melbourne +
*Funky Buddha Brewery of Oakland Park
*Swamp Head Brewery of Gainesville
+ (FBC is a sponsor, and is not listed on the GABF site, according to FBC rep. Tom Barris)
Last year’s participants not going back this year include:
*Engine 15 Brewing Company of Jacksonville
*Pensacola Bay Brewing of Pensacola
Tickets for the Great American Beer Festival will go on sale today, 31 July 2013 at 10am MST, or 12pm EST. Tickets last year sold out in record time, and if the brewers’ interest is any indication (brewery slots sold out in almost two hours), they will go quickly. Tickets are $75 per session, and the festival hosts four sessions on the festival weekend of October 10th-12th, 2013.
About the Festival:
The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition. Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in the format of a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation. This event showcases the diverse beers that make craft brewing one of the fastest-growing segments of the beer, wine and spirits industry. GABF was founded in 1982, and has been growing and evolving along with the American craft brewing industry ever since.