Cycle Brewing (St. Petersburg, Florida) has entered into a partnership agreement with Brew Hub (Lakeland, Florida) that will soon allow the brewery to offer its first line of beers packaged in 12 oz. cans.
In order to give its St. Petersburg facility the ability to keep up with demand for the brewery’s highly sought-after, limited-edition barrel-aged beers, Cycle Brewing has decided to begin “partner brewing” its Core offerings at Brew Hub so that it can “immediately increase production and expand distribution throughout Florida.” This move will also allow Cycle Brewing to begin packaging Crank IPA (6.6% ABV) and Cream & Sugar, Please American Porter (5.4% ABV) in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans. Brew Hub is also expected to brew Cycle’s Fixie IPA (5.3% ABV), Sharrow Double IPA (8.3% ABV) and Peloton Pilsner (5.5% ABV).
“Cycle Brewing is one of the most sought-after and innovative craft brewers in Florida,” said Tim Schoen, founder and CEO of Brew Hub. “This unique collaborative partnership allows Brew Hub to manage marketing and distribution of Cycle’s brands throughout Florida and potentially other markets outside the state. Brew Hub’s model was designed to help brands like Cycle get to the next level, and we can’t wait to grow together.”
“What Brew Hub has accomplished for other craft brewers is impressive, and their quality is second to none,” said Doug Dozark, founder and brewmaster of Cycle Brewing. “I’m excited for our beers to be packaged in cans for the first time and to get more beer to our fans across Florida. Most importantly, the partnership allows us to continue to focus on our passion of brewing and serving unique barrel-aged and small-batch beers in our St. Petersburg tasting room.”
All five of the Cycle beers mentioned above will be available on draft from Brew Hub beginning in mid-November 2018, and cans of Crank IPA and Cream & Sugar, Please are expected to launch in the near future. All Cycle Brewing offerings “will continue to be distributed in the Tampa Bay area by J.J. Taylor Distributing and this new partnership will broaden the availability at local bars, restaurants, and retail locations.” Cycle Brewing has also tentatively scheduled “distribution in the Orlando and Miami markets . . . for early 2019 and throughout Florida by mid-2019.” Prost!