Brewers Association releases exciting mid-year statistics on craft breweries

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.

Florida Beer Company to be acquired by Caribe Brewery UPDATE

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.

Magic Hat is sending Florida new Art Hop Ale

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.

Coppertail Brewing celebrates the release of Independent Pilsner with a special program

Press Release: On Saturday July 16 and Sunday, July 17, Coppertail Brewing Co, the Florida inspired, Tampa brewed, brewery and tap room at 2601 East 2nd Avenue, will celebrate the release of its new Independent Pilsner by offering an Industrial Beer Amnesty Program. Starting at noon, lovers of independent, craft beer are invited to bring in an unopened beer from one of the giant industrial breweries to the Coppertail tap room, and have it swapped out for a fresh, locally brewed 12 oz bottle of Independent Pilsner.

Victory Brewing introduces Vital IPA to Florida

Press Release: Victory Brewing Company (Victory) introduces Vital IPA in 12 oz. bottles in six and twelve packs with a new social media campaign to celebrate the spirit of ‘Vital.’ Fans of Victory will share photos of themselves enjoying the fresh, crisp and complex brew while pursuing their favorite summertime activities – whether lounging on a hammock, cooling off from a bike ride, or enjoying a backyard barbeque, Vital IPA is #VitalToWhereYouAre. Throughout the next two months, select hashtag users will be awarded Victory swag such as t-shirts and Koozies

How Florida’s beer industry is working to become more eco-friendly

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.