Florida beer has grown by leaps and bounds for several years now, with the state’s haymaker breweries making names for themselves in the last ten years. While ten years of monumental growth in craft beer has been a boon to the state and its beer scene, new breweries are working to make names for themselves all the time. Many breweries are winning awards, accolades, and respect ever day, but some manage to fly under the radar and not get the accolades they deserve. In the last two years, so many breweries have come up in the Sunshine State and some of them are making good beer, some are doing good business locally, and some manage to find their niche and pour liquid gold.
It was not too long ago that Florida’s craft beer community did not have enough members to fill the big table at a restaurant. Now, with over 220 craft breweries and brewpubs, there is significant competition in the craft beer scene but there is the same amount of camaraderie.
Press Release: This fall, JDub’s Brewing Company cans ”Poolside” Kölsch and Up Top! IPA will get a new look. The “refreshed” can designs are reflective of the companies meaning and current standing in the market place. Owner Jeremy Joerger, “It’s about time for a “face lift” for the cans. As we grow and evolve, it’s important to look not just to the future for ways to innovate and stay relevant, but also at what we are currently doing and make sure nothing about the brand is stagnant. Also, I wanted to evolve from putting our core values of Quality, Innovation and Culture on the cans to what this brand truly represents, living the life you love and following your dream. That is my story and what I want this brand to mean to people. I’m stoked about these cans and think they reflect what we are and continue to be, a growing, quality Southeast brand.”
Oakland Park’s Funky Buddha Brewery has been acquired by Constellation Brands, the makers of Corona, Corona Light, and Modelo Especial. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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Press Release: Placentia, California’s The Bruery and Oakland Park, Florida’s Funky Buddha Brewery collaborate on Guava Libre.
Press Release: One year after beginning the renovation of a vacant, c.1930 building at 400 S. Sanford Avenue in Sanford’s quaint downtown district, Sanford Brewing Company (SBC) is now serving up its own brand of craft beer, unique food fare, and live entertainment to a steadily growing number of local and out-of-town patrons. The new brewpub will officially celebrate its opening on February 25.