Press Release: Forbidden Root Brewery of Chicago announces partnership with Cavalier Distributing. Forbidden Root will be available through Cavalier Distributing in Florida in early 2017.
Less than two weeks away from their second anniversary party, Playalinda Brewing has announced that they have signed a statewide distribution agreement. Previously, Playalinda beers were not widely available, but much of that was slated to change with the addition of The Brix Project.
Due South Brewing of Boynton Beach will mark November with the release of several beers into distribution.
Cask & Larder, Winter Park’s oldest brewpub, has joined forces with the fine folks at Orlando International Airport (Airport Code: MCO) and has opened the doors on a facility to feed the hungry travelers passing through.
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.
Press Release: Saltwater Brewery, a Florida-based microbrewery known for the Edible Six Pack Rings, announced an extension to their brewing team with the hiring of Justin Rick, previous Senior Brewer at Brooklyn Brewery.
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.