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81Bay Brewing launches statewide distribution with three brands

81Bay Brewing Company is proud to announce statewide distribution throughout Florida with three of their flagship brands, Lightning Lager, Reel Slo Irish Red and Ramble on Raspberry Ale. Beginning immediately, and sustaining the current distribution partnership, Micro Man Distributors will expand draught distribution with a heavy focus in the Jacksonville, Orlando and Miami/Fort Lauderdale DMAs.
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“Slow and steady growth in our home state is a key element of defining and expanding our brand,” said Michael Beard, president and co-owner of 81Bay Brewing. “The craft beer portfolio produced by our state is stunning and we’re thrilled to join the many recognizable and well-known brands serving Florida.”
81Bay’s most recognizable brand, Lightning Lager, made it’s debut last August in the Tampa Bay region and surrounding markets. This American style, light-bodied lager is smooth and balanced with subtle hints of wheat and a nice dry hop finish, making it a great choice for consumers who are looking to adventure from macrobrews. New to markets, Reel Slo Irish Red is a balanced, easy drinking, traditional Irish style red ale that’s slightly malty with a soft sweetness and roasted dryness in the finish while Ramble on Raspberry Ale is an all-natural fruited ale, similar to a framboise style, brewed with 400 pounds of real raspberries and zero synthetics.
The name 81Bay (pronounced Eight One Bay) pays homage to the origin of the brewery with a play off Tampa’s area code and the Bay region. Located in South Tampa, 81Bay’s oversized industrial taproom provides entertainment for all with communal seating, taproom games, live entertainment, a private event gallery showcasing local talent, and multi-media murals by renowned local artist, Sebastian Coolidge. Coolidge teamed up with local lighting designer Jason Lashley of Pixel Rain Digital to create a one of a kind 3D projection mapped mural that is still a work in progress.
About 81Bay Brewing Company
Established in 2016 in Tampa, Fla., 81Bay Brewing Company was founded by three native Floridians and longtime friends with the idea of crafting an environment to celebrate beer, relaxation and recreation. The indoor, immersive taproom is open seven days a week and hosts numerous weekly events and specials. Whether you’re looking for relief from responsibility and daily stress, your favorite liquid treat or just the satisfaction of trying and finding something new – we welcome you into our home. To learn more, please visit www.81BayBrewCo.com
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Sanford Brewing Company to Grand open on February 25th

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.

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The DeLand Craft Beer Fest is coming this weekend to cap Volusia Beer Week

Press Release: DeLand Craft Beer Festival was started in 2010 by two local beer enthusiasts, Todd Carpenter and Vinnie Morrissey. With an attendance of around 450 people, the first DeLand Craft Beer Festival included a large component of public education focusing on craft beer brands. Since then the event has expanded to encompass an entire week devoted to craft beer in Volusia County with nearly 4000 people attending beer week events.

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Three Florida breweries link beer and beaches

Few items in life pair better than the beach, the sun, and a great craft beer. Craft beer has exploded in popularity across the USA and is now part of the country’s drinking heritage. The Floridian sun has a magical effect on beer, making lagers lighter and ales brighter. Several Florida breweries have caught on to this delight, and their locations are prime for tourists to take advantage of the the sea breeze and a fresh beer. These three breweries are a few that offer delicious craft beer at great beach locations.