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The Beer Industry of Florida will hold its 2014 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida on November 5th & 6th at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin. The 2014 BIF Annual Conference will also offer a wide variety of networking and relationship development opportunities. Activities will include a Welcome Reception featuring new and innovative product showcases, Business Session Dinner with important industry updates, and Annual Golf Tournament.

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Latest News

September 5, 2014

Cigar City to can Oktoberfest

History Museum houses St. Petersburg's best hidden craft beer bar

NBWA Announces Partnership with Fintech

Proof's Florida Tap Takeover

August 29, 2014

Four Florida breweries open in one weekend

Southern Brewing and Winemaking: Great bar, store for craft beer newbies

New breweries add more local flavor to Jacksonville beer scene

Beer Garden: Straight to Ale's Laika Stout is stellar

August 22, 2014

AJ's Sports Bar shuts its taps, The Tin Cow moving in

Beauty and the yeast: UNF biology professor lends his beer expertise to Green Room Brewing

Ultimate Bar Guide: 17 Tampa Bay breweries and beer bars worth a toast

First Magnitude Brewing opening soon

August 15, 2014

Proof to pour first Railroad Square beer at glass giveaway

Orlando Brewing marks 1000 batches

5 Craft Beers that won't destroy your waistline

Sweetwater to ship new bottles to Florida

August 8, 2014

Florida Beer Company introduces new pumpkin ale

Crown Valley's Gunslinger worth a try

Proof Brewing joins the crowler craze

Cigar City Selects VicinityBrew Management Software

JDub's Brewing to collaborate with Terrapin Beer Company

August 1, 2014

Champion Brands Distributing Breaks Ground on New CNG Station in Jacksonville

2014 Great American Beer Festival list is out

Epcot Food & Wine Festival to feature Jacksonville craft beer

Beer Garden: Berber Stout is a real Mexican treat

LauderAle opens its doors in Fort Lauderdale


July 25, 2014

Younger Redner fast becoming one of Tampa's favorite sons

Beer Garden: Terrapin Guano Loco is a spicy, tasty beer

SweetWater's 'Save Our Water' campaign returns

Largo brewpub marks two years with party, expansion

Marshal Zhukov returns and Cigar City expands tasting room

July 18, 2014

BIF Member Earl Benton named Top CEO

Swamp Head breaks ground on new brewery

Whole Foods Jacksonville beer dinner July 31 features New Belgium brews

Beer Garden: Catherine's Passion is a truly dark beer

World of Beer Southside turns over all 50 of its taps to Jacksonville breweries Saturday

July 10, 2014

Florida breweries take home honors at U.S. Open Beer Championships

3 New Central Florida Breweries set to Open Soon

Beer Garden: Pensacola Bay Brewery DeSoto

Summer Beer Festival Promises Cool Treats

Cigar City beer to sail with Carnival

Cigar City Brewing collaborating on Hootie and the Blowfish beer

S.R. Perrott celebrates new digs

FAU Considers Relaxing Beer Sales Restrictions At Stadium

Delta Airlines and SweetWater Brewing expand partnership

Beer Garden: 5 Rabbit 5 Lizard Witbier has Aztec touch

Long time coming: S.R. Perrott's new distribution center opens after nearly decade long wait

Florida breweries listed among best session IPAs

Amber Waves: Trying out some of the best single-hop beers around

Zephyrhills home brewer takes top honors at major competition

Back Forty Beer to offer Freckle Belly IPA, Fence Post Session Ale in 12-ounce cans

Beer festival Sunday at Riverside Arts Market site will benefit St. Johns Riverkeeper

Craft Beer Fest Draws Crowd

Due South Brewing to host Fourth of July Festival

Fermentation Lounge to release Canopy Roads Collaboration

Beer Garden: Drink to your leg with a Del's Shandy

Pliny the Elder voted best beer in America 6th year in a row

Coppertail Brewing announces opening timeline

Beer Distribution Fleet Switching to Natural Gas

Tampa Bay Brewing Company to host Bad A** Beerfest

Brew Hub Collaboration With Green Man Brewing

Frank & Steins comes to Winter Park; Funky Buddha comes to Central Florida

Green Bench Brewing doubles capacity

Beer Garden: Roebling Porter bridges the gap

Green Room Brewing has third anniversary and bottle release this week

Cigar City Brewing begins Junetoberfest today

Visit Jacksonville Plans on Promoting Beer Scene in Florida

Sarasota, Bradenton breweries explode with popularity, creativity

Beer Garden: Sweet Leif has French, Chinese influences

Oakland Park's Funky Buddha Brewery Begins Central Florida Distribution

Florida Beer: Pedal Brakes Dry Hopped Ale From Cycle Brewing

By: Broward/Palm Beach NewTimes

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America event series recruits nearly 700 craft breweries

By: Beerpulse


List of events for Jax Beer Week

Beer Garden: Take flight with Aviator Mad Beach Wheat

It's British American at Mercato's The Pub

Burger & Beer Joint boasts bodacious bites

Lee County deputy, entrepreneur's beer cheese spead taking off nationally

Three great new beer books worth a read

Cans of Uinta Trader Session IPA coming to Florida

Abita Seersucker Summer Pils seasonal draft, six-packs coming in June


Champion Brands to build a compressed natural gas station in Jacksonville

Southern Living names Cigar City's Jai Alai top Florida beer

Tampa Bay Brewing Company's new facility

Beer Garden: Never run out of Abita

Orlando Fringe review: 'A Brief History of Beer'

Is Homefront IPA the Most American Beer Out There?

Beer 360, a new craft beer bar and international steakhouse

Ulele founder Richard Gonzmart speaks about inspiration for project

B. Nektar Meadery to Collaborate with Cigar City Cider and Cigar City Brewing

Beer Garden: 'Game of Thrones' brew fit for a Khaleesi

Funky Buddha celebrates one year with an expansion

DrinkDrivers' Ann Arbor alcohol delivery service 'under review' by state liquor commission

Mango Ale? Florida soaks up craft-beer boom

Tampa Bay Brewing Co. plans a second brewery restaurant


Beer Industry of Florida Economic Activity Update

(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) – Beer distributor economic activity is on the uptick across the state of Florida. Today, Goldring Gulf Distributing broke ground on a new facility in Milton, Florida.


Weatherford: Growler beer bill will be a heavy lift

Three Palms Brewing is set to expand

By: Press Release

FDA backs off proposed rules that would divert breweries' leftover grain to landfill instead of farms

By: Associated Press

Green Flash Road Warrior Imperial Rye IPA coming to Florida

By: Press Release

Two Henrys Brewing signs for distribution

As interest in beer grows, so will Micro Matic USA

By: Barbra Behrendt

New Belgium revives old brewing traditions

By: Tim Dohms

Proof Brewing opening Railroad Square facility in May

By: Florida Beer News

Saint Petersburg Brewing is now open

Tampa Bay Beer Week & Brewers' Tasting Room team up for AHA Big Brew Day

By: Florida Beer News

Flower's Bluff: Southern Sunshine State spirit, with a side of beer

By: Aaron Lepley

Florida beer: No Dave's American Pale Ale from Tampa Bay Brewing Company

By: Doug Fairall

Heineken: $100Mm investment in Haiti brewery

New session IPA's big on flavor, low on alcohol

By: Justin Grant

Beer of the week: Miami Brewing Big Rod Coconut Ale

By: Evan S. Benn

Hops and Dreams

By: The Economist

Craft Beer - It's Good for Florida

Peruse our view on some new brews

By: Ed Stansel & Roger Bull

Bold City Brewing Company expands distribution to Orlando

By: Press Release

Florida's Big Storm Brewery Coming to South Florida Bars This Week

By: Doug Fairall

Cigar City's new brewery facility

Small-batch 'one-off' beers give Jacksonville breweries opportunity to experiment

By: Ed Stansel & Roger Bull

Sea Dog sets opening date for new brewing system in Clearwater

By: Press Release

Sea Dog Brewing Company has announced its grand opening date of April 10 for its new 20-barrel brewing system. This 20-barrel system hails from the Shipyard Brewport which used to per ate at the Orlando International Airport as the world's first airport microbrewery.

Ales for Anglers Festival debuts March 29th

By: Press Release


Jacksonville breweries rake in some bling at Best Florida Beer Championships in Tampa

Hogtown Craft Beer Festival returns April 5th

By: Florida Beer News

Fruit ale is star of Tampa microbrew scene

By: Pensacola News Journal

Time for a road trip, guys. Let's head on down to Tampa, a city favorite for beer in Florida. Tampa's brewing history actually is vast and storied.

Orlando Brewing honors lost landmark, releases The Senator Imperial Stout

By: Press Release


MillerCoors makes manly pitch with new hard cider brand

Dos Equis Dos-A-Rita to make debut in April

By: Press Release

Dos Equis, one of the fastest growing Mexican import beers in the U.S., announces the launch of Dos Equis Dos-A-Rita, the premium, ready-to-serve Lager Margarita that will hit retail accounts beginning this spring.

This St. Patrick's Day, give your Guinness an Extra kick

By: Jim Cridlin

Some people don't care for Guinness. Sure, if all you're used to drinking are pale ales and lagers, a pint of Ireland's think, dark stout may sit a little heavy on the tummy.

Yuengling Summer Wheat Traditional Weizen Beer, new seasonal, coming in April

By: Press Release


Cigar City Brewpub taps new and favorite flavors for Tampa Bay Beer Week

Exclusive: Dean Metropoulos' Pabst Brewing seeks buyer - sources

By: Soyoung Kim and Olivia Oran

Veteran food industry investor C. Dean Metropoulos is seeking a new owner for Pabst Brewing Co, best known for blue callar-turned-hipster favorite Pabst Blue Ribbon label, people familiar with the matter said.


MillerCoors first to add more detailed nutritional labeling

By: Anne Marie Mohan

With its Miller64 beer brand, MillerCoors says it will become the first U.S. beer to feature new, more detailed voluntary nutritional labeling as instituted last year by the federal government.


Dogfish Head ApriHop the first seasonal to get new look from artist for Radiohead, others

By: Adam Nason

Dogfish Head announced this week that AprilHop and its other seasonals are getting a refreshed look thanks to artist, Jermaine Rogers.


By: Rob Kiley

The week of February 10th marked the beginning of a new era for beer enthusiasts in New York City. The days of out of state trips and trading required to enjoy Bell's renowned portfolio of beer is over.


Lagunitas CouchTrippin’ tour featuring four variations on Fusion 19 begins this week

By: Adam Nasonr

Reps from Lagunitas Brewing Company are set to take a cross-country tour starting this week featuring some variations on a beer, CouchTrippin' Ale. More on the project via the brewery…


Boston Beer Co. misses analyst estimates in Q4 but reports 20% depletions growth

By: Press Release

The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE: SAM) reported fourth quarter 2013 net revenue of $205.4 million, an increase of $52.4 million or 34% over the same period last year, mainly due to core shipment growth of 29%.


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