Anheuser-Busch Buying Spree a Wake-up Call for Florida Craft Brewers

John F. Kennedy, in an address to Canada’s Parliament, once remarked of America’s relationship with the nation to our north, “Geography has made us neighbors…. Economics has made us partners. And necessity has made us allies. Those whom nature hath …

Eric Criss: Beer regulations protect our communities

Today, America is brewing the best beer in the world, and lots of it. In 1978, there were less than 100 American breweries. Now, there are more than 2500! Craft beer sales consistently grow around 15 percent annually while better …

Commentary: Craft Beer — It’s Good For Florida

Tampa is home to one of the finest craft brewers in the state of Florida, indeed the nation–Joey Redner’s Cigar City Brewing. Mr. Redner has elevated the unique history of the Tampa Bay area through, of all things, great beer!  …

#FloridaBeerFriday: Anniversary Duo From Funky Buddha Brewery

As many of you beer aficionados may know, this Saturday, June 11 is Funky Buddha Brewery’s third year anniversary festival taking place at Jaco Pastorius Park in downtown Oakland Park from 2 to 10 p.m. During this time, they will …

MEET THE BREWER: GARRETT OLIVER OF THE BROOKLYN BREWERY

One of the original craft brewers in the United States, the Brooklyn Brewery has been under the leadership of Brewmaster, Garrett Oliver since 1994. Oliver took the reins of Brooklyn’s premiere brewery ten years after he brewed his first batch …

Brewery Visit – Cage Brewing @cagebrewing

In the shadow of Tropicana Field, a few blocks away from 3 Daughters Brewing (literally), is the corner of 1st Avenue South and 20th Street South. On the southeast corner is the brand new Pinellas Ale Works. Directly across, on …

Beer Garden: A Beer Guy’s learning is never done

Abita went one step farther and aged their special-release Alt in Bourbon casks for eight weeks. The result is a nice mahogany color with a fluffy head that settles to a milky cap with sticky, spotty lacing. Big-yet-mellow scents of …

Drink of the Week: beer cocktails for summer

Between the drinkability of cheap beer and the insurgence of flavorful craft brews, the beverage is as varied as it is delicious. So varied, in fact, that it can add a surprising boost of flavor to some of summer’s most …