This pandemic has been rough on many Florida craft brewers. We’re sad to say that whenever a brewery begins a post with an address aimed directly at their audience, beer enthusiasts hold their collective breath until the end of the post and hope that it is not another post about a brewery in the craft beer community closing.
At around 7:30 am on Thursday, August 27th, Big Blue Brewing of Cape Coral posted an address to their local beer community:
Big Blue Brewing friends, 2020 was a Strange and Difficult year for our family, we had a lot of loss, Covid-19 and then more sorrow and loss. We started to realize we needed to spend more time with our family. We decided this Sat August 29th. We will be closing Big Blue Brewing for good. We had a lot of fun, we love The South Cape and the events we helped create.Thank you all for the Friendship, Support, and Love. We will never forget any of our Wonderful times with you and Big BlueBrewing.Please know any Big Blue Brewing gift cards will be honored. We will follow up with information or please call the Brewery.Thank you.
It was important to us to keep our location growing so we looked for a good fit – Big Storm Brewing will be opening up in our location in Oct. Please support them.
The Big Blue Brewery is a full functioning grain to glass facility. We pride ourselves on creating easy drinking and balanced beers that appeal to all levels of beer drinkers using local ingredients when possible like Honey from Walker Farms in our Honey Brown Ale. At Big Blue Brewing we care about our planet and we make every effort to source products that are either biodegradable or can be recycled thus leaving a smaller footprint on the environment.
Founded in 2012, Big Storm currently has three taprooms in the Sunshine State — Clearwater, Odessa, and Cape Coral. Led by Head Brewer Joel Moore, Big Storm has embraced its tagline of “Florida’s Craft Beer Forecast,” by developing a dynamic lineup of Florida favorites like Tropic Pressure Florida Ale, steeped with hibiscus flowers, and Key Lime Shandy, brewed with Key lime puree. With a commitment to exceptional customer service, dedication to quality products, and the ambition to explore opportunities left unexplored, Big Storm has become a leader in the craft beer industry and beyond.