Cigar City Brewing founder Joey Redner on BeerWise Podcast

Cigar City Brewing founder Joey Redner is the latest guest on the BeerWise Podcast

Cigar City Brewing founder Joey Redner joins us in this episode of the BeerWise Podcast.

Growing up in the city of Tampa, Joey Redner built one of the most iconic breweries in Tampa’s history, but that is not what he intended when writing Cigar City Brewing’s initial business plan. Joey insists that he never intended for the brewery to grow as big as it did, and Joey shares what he has learned and some business thoughts on craft beer.

Cigar City Brewing Hunahpu's Day 2023

Cigar City Brewing announces date for Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout Release

Tampa’s Cigar City Brewing won international renown from their Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout, and the beer’s annual release has been a Tampa Bay tradition dating back to before Tampa Bay Beer Week was established. With COVID subsiding and several other events announced for Tampa Bay Beer Week 2023, Cigar City Brewing took to their newsletter and social media to announce the official date for Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout Release 2023.

Fat Point Brewing to Open New Location in Sarasota

Fat Point Brewing to Open New Location in Sarasota’s University Town Center. 

Press Release – Fat Point Brewing is expanding north along the Suncoast and will be opening a new location in Sarasota at University Town Center (UTC). The craft brewery, originally founded in Punta Gorda, will produce and serve its flavorful and original beers from a 2,500-square-foot venue.

Ron Raike and Madison Roane are the latest guests on the BeerWise Podcast

It was a fortunate coincidence that I had my recorder handy during August’s Florida Brewers Guild Conference, as both men were in attendance and had some time to sit down and talk about their journeys as brewers and record some of the names of brewers who have come and gone from Florida breweries. Ron and Madison talk about what it was like sharing information between breweries before email and the internet and other differences between their start in brewing and their current state of affairs.

Ology Brewing

Ology Brewing releases collaboration lager and new stout variant

Since the announcement that Tallahassee’s Ology Brewing was moving into Angry Chair Brewing’s old home on Fern Street, the Tallahassee-based craft brewery has been very busy. Ology has made the facility their own with a colorful mural on the side and an opening celebration in September 2022. Ology Brewing has now teamed up with REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) to make a beer and they also announce the Halloween week release of a new variant of their fan-favorite Irrefutable Logic Imperial Stout