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Cigar City Brewpub closes its doors

Cigar City Brewing’s Northdale brewpub, The Cigar City Brewpub, opened its doors in April of 2013 and has been a staple of great beer and a menu driven by people who care about well-crafted food.  It has been in the hands of great brewers since opening, and the current draft list has been brewed by Nick Streeter, Cigar City Brewing brewer who joined the company in 2013.  Current Chef Gerry Malynowsky has added and revamped the menu to its current state of old classics and new dishes.

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J. Wakefield Brewing announces expanded distribution to Tampa and Orlando

Press Release: J. Wakefield Brewing has announced expanded distribution plans for Orlando and Tampa.

Beginning immediately, Cavalier Distribution will distribute draught versions of J. Wakefield’s flagship beers including El Jefe Hefeweizen, Hops 4 Teacher IPA, Amber Waves, 24th Street Brown Ale, and UJP Porter, as well as seasonal and limited releases as they are available.

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Big Storm Brewing Company announces new head brewer

Press Release: Big Storm Brewing Company is pleased to announce that Joel Moore has been promoted to Head Brewer of all brewing operations. Joel joined Big Storm in December of 2015 and spent much of the year focused on research and development at Big Storm’s Odessa location. Joel is responsible for some of Big Storm’s more popular offerings in the taprooms like the Merchant Porter, the Belgian Quad and Quintuple and the Palm Bender Gulf Coast IPA.

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Fat Head’s Brewery to leave Florida in 2017

Press Release: Fat Head’s Brewery will withdraw its business from Florida in 2017 in an effort to focus on its core markets of Ohio and Pennsylvania, where it sees significant short and long-term growth opportunity. The brewery has worked with Cavalier Distributing in Florida and will team closely with them to ensure the withdrawal is as minimally disruptive as possible to their retail partners. Cavalier Distributing will continue its relationship as Fat Head’s wholesale representative in Ohio and Indiana.