Press Release: Alpine Beer Company is celebrating Great American Beer Festival with a bronze medal win for “HFS” – in the American Strong Pale Ale category. A hometown fan-favorite, this beer is one of the the San Diego county-based craft brewer’s tasting room-only releases, produced on draft and in extremely limited bottled batches from their brewhouse in Alpine, CA. In spite of the beer’s huge success and medal win, the brewery does not currently have plans to distribute the beer beyond the tasting room in 2017 due to its high production cost and hard-to-find ingredient list. Instead, Alpine Beer Company is focused on finalizing their expanded national release calendar for 2017, which features two equally in-demand offerings, Windows Up IPA and Bus Ride Pale Ale, and plans to expand selections of their packaged offerings into 12oz cans for the first time in the brand’s 17-year history.
As a testament to the monumental growth of craft beer across the globe, the Great American Beer Festival continues to grow and invite more breweries from across the United States. That means more amazing beers submitted for the judging at the festival competition, one of the most prestigious and competitive in the world. That also means that Florida’s craft breweries are facing stiffer competition from breweries both new and old. This is not a knock against Florida’s breweries, as some of the best beer in the world is crafted in the Sunshine State, just an acknowledgement of the level of competition that everyone is working with.
While it has been going on since Saturday, in case you need a link to the official guide website of Jax Beer Week 2016, here it is – presented courtesy of the Jax Beer Society:
Green Room Brewing of Jacksonville Beach is marking this year’s Jax Beer Week, going on now, with a week’s worth of bottle releases. The brewery is normally closed on Mondays, so the first bottle release will drop today.
Aiming to pour “Naughty Ales for Noble Souls,” Wicked Barley Brewing Company is now open for business in Jacksonville. The brewery hopes to be pouring house beers in September of 2016.