J. Wakefield Brewing Expands Distribution to Orlando and Tampa

jwakfield-launch-01-700x1082J. Wakefield Brewing (Miami, Florida) announced this week that they have partnered with Cavalier Distributing (Lakeland, Florida) to officially extend their reach to the areas of Orlando and Tampa.

The New Year has certainly gotten off to a good start for craft beer fans in Orlando and Tampa now that J. Wakefield Brewing has decided to expand distribution of their draught beer portfolio into those areas effective immediately.  The brewery will enter these areas with “flagship beers including El Jefe Hefeweizen, Hops 4 Teacher IPA, Amber Waves, 24th Street Brown Ale, and UJP Porter, as well as seasonal and limited releases as they are available.”

“We are excited to partner with Cavalier to bring our beers to our fans and friends in Orlando and Tampa,” said Johnathan Wakefield, Owner/Brewmaster of J. Wakefield Brewing. “Cavalier has been entirely focused on distributing great beer for nearly 25 years, and has contributed greatly to the growth of craft beer in Florida, since starting their business here in 2012.”

Cavalier Distributing will handle all distribution responsibilities in these areas for J. Wakefield Brewing.  Although the brewery’s offerings are starting to hit taps in these areas now, J. Wakefield Brewing and Cavalier Distributing have planned official Launch Parties to begin on January 5 in Orlando and on January 12 in Tampa.  The confirmed list of launch events and locations are as follows:

Orlando Area

Tampa Area

  • Thursday, January 12 at 6 p.m. – The Stein & Vine (827 West Bloomingdale Ave., Brandon)
  • Friday, January 13 at 6 p.m. – The Ale and the Witch (111 2nd Ave NE, Saint Petersburg)
  • Saturday, January 14 at 6 p.m. – Mermaid Tavern (6719 N. Nebraska Ave. Tampa)

If you are a beer lover in the Orlando or Tampa areas, be sure to start the New Year with some new beer and give J. Wakefield Brewing a proper welcome to your favorite craft beer spots this month.  Prost!