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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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Press Release: This month, Co-Founder and CEO, Mike Hinkley of Green Flash Brewing Co. announces the national and year-round debut of three Green Flash beers in 12oz cans, as an extension of their existing packaged beer assortment. With orders shipping to all US distribution partners beginning in May, 6-packs of canned beers will hit store shelves in June. The new can offerings will include: Jibe Session IPA, Passion Fruit Kicker (a fruited American Wheat Ale), and Sea to Sea Zwickel Lager. Green Flash first introduced cans with Jibe Session IPA in September 2015, to an extremely limited distribution in only a few states. The reception from consumers was overwhelmingly positive, and they are now expanding their offerings and rolling out national distribution.