Congratulations to 2023 Best Florida Beer Medal Winners

This past weekend launched Tampa Bay Beer Week 2023 with Sunday’s anchor event: Best Florida Beer’s Brewers Ball 2o23.

Brewers Ball is festival put on by the Best Florida Beer organization who presents awards for the results of their professional beer competition, judged previously.

The awards presented included 839 beers entered into 59 Medal Groups.

Magnanimous Brewing's marketing manager Geiger Powell

Magnanimous Brewing’s marketing manager Geiger Powell sports the brewery’s gold medal for their hazy IPA, Juice Lord

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor opened the medal ceremony, and Best Florida Beer Vice President Chris Johnson presented the awards.

The awards included (From Best Florida Beer):

Best Florida Beer: Hell ‘n Blazes Brewing Co. Huggings Hefe -South German Hefeweizen

Runner Up Best Florida Beer: Fort Myers Brewing Company High5 – Strong Pale Ale
2nd Runner Up Best Florida Beer: Toll Road Brewing Company Sun Ryes – Rye Beer
Best Small Batch Beer In Florida: First Magnitude Brewing Company – Nightfall
Runner Up Best Small Batch Beer In Florida: Florida Avenue Brewing Co – Well Connected
2nd Runner Up Best Small Batch Beer In Florida: Two Frogs Brewing Company – Relax On My R.I.S.
Honorable Mention Best Small Batch Beer In Florida: Redlight Redlight New Wave Biere De Garde
Best Large Brewery: Mathews Brewing Company
2nd Runner Up: Fort Myers Brewing Co.
Best Small Brewery: Hopsized Brewing
Runner Up: Hell N’ Blazes Brewing Co.
Best Brewpub: King State
Runner up Best Brewpub: Park Pizza and Brewing Co
For a complete list of medal winners in the 2023 Best Florida Beer Competition, click here.
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About Best Florida Beer
The purpose of Best Florida Beer is to aid in the development and promotion of both home and commercial Florida brewers, their craft beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. BFB accomplishes this by organizing fair and credible competitions that distinguish excellence in beer with qualified judges. In addition we increase awareness of commercial breweries through consumer education, marketing, events and competitions.BFB strives to serve as a model of cooperation in its effort to unify the Florida brewing community by establishing partnerships and cultivating resources with like organizations statewide.