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.
Sponsored Post- Our friends over at Sip the Sunshine Festival have been very busy these last few weeks. In addition to putting together a truly outstanding lineup of beers, the festival organizers have created a musical showcase for the ages.
From Sip the Sunshine:
To top off the day, we will have a musical lineup unlike any other. Jah Movement reggae band will kick off the day, followed by Have Gun, Will Travel and the Heavy Pets. The evening will end with our event headliner, the one and only Grammy award-winning band Blues Traveler. If there is one thing we know for sure, this will be a day to remember!
And about the beers:
Press Release: Deadly Sins Brewing’s journey to beer began twelve months ago when owners Tom Adams and Ana Barrientos were discussing their future. After a beautiful vacation in Asheville, NC the couple decided to take the next step. They decided to open a brewery together. Tom had been homebrewing on and off for 15 years, a hobby that saw a renaissance when he met Ana. Within a month he’d drafted a business plan, in three had secured a loan, and on November 1st, 2015 the lease was signed at 750 Jackson Ave. The 4,000 square foot property is in an industrial area of Winter Park, off Fairbanks and behind 4Rivers Smokehouse. The company brews on a seven-barrel system with plenty of space in the facility to grow.
Hourglass Brewery of Longwood has been announcing changes and new beers for some time now. Recently, the Orlando-area brewery posted some news and updates regarding their future in Longwood and upcoming beers.
Orchid Island Brewery of Vero Beach has a lot to celebrate as their second birthday approaches. Their Star Ruby was listed as classic Florida IPA to try for IPA Day. Their brilliant Grove-to-Glass concept has evolved into an expanded brewery and a numerous citrus-infused beers that illustrate the unique citrus industry of Florida’s east coast. While they could rest on their laurels, Orchid Island Brewery will celebrate their upcoming milestone by releasing Spectrum Triple IPA.