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Indiana’s Sun King Brewery is opening a taproom in Sarasota

Press Release: Sun King Brewery, one of the leaders of the independent craft beer movement in Indiana, is excited to open a brewery and taproom in Florida its first outside of Indiana. Sun King Sarasota will take over the location of an existing 5,000-square-foot brewery and taproom located at 1215 Mango Ave. with plans to open in the summer.

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Today is Florida Craft Beer Day! How many of these have you tried?

February 15th, 2019 is the 122nd anniversary of Florida’s first craft brewery –  The Florida Brewing Company of Ybor City.  The brewery grand opened in 1897 to much fanfare as described in author Mark DeNote’s book The Great Florida Craft Beer Guide.  122 since the opening of the first brewery, Florida’s craft beer community has certainly had its ups and downs, its peaks and its valleys, but today the community is stronger than ever.  Before 1990, you would not need to remove shoes to count the number of Florida breweries whereas today the number is over 300 with over 50 in the greater Tampa Bay area.  Despite this immense growth, Florida’s brewing past is increasingly important as those who have come before have paved the way for so many after them.

Thirsty Dog Brewing Company is coming to Florida

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The Akron-based craft brewery Thirsty Dog Brewing Company has announced plans to partner with Cavalier Distributing to distribute their brews throughout Florida as soon as the brand registration is complete. Thirsty Dog is currently distributed in 10 other states. Cavalier will distribute a selection of Thirsty Dog’s award-winning ales and lagers including their notable IPA Citra Dog in Florida.