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: Holland, Michigan-based craft brewery and distiller, New Holland Brewing, announces plans to distribute their beer to the entire state of Florida through a network of wholesalers beginning in October 2017. This new territory is part of the brewery’s growing 35-state distribution network. Beer will be available in Florida at restaurants, pubs and retail locations.
Press Release: Sea Dog Brewing Co. in Clearwater is hosting Dogtoberfest, in partnership with Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida (LRRoF). The local brewery is kicking off the party at 4PM on Saturday, September 23rd with food, beer releases, games, raffle prizes, photo ops, live entertainment, a dog costume contest, and more! The event is free to attend and all proceeds benefit Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding homes for Labrador Retrievers.
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.”