Sun King Brewery Expands Distribution to Florida

SunKingPour_editedSun King Brewery (Indianapolis, Indiana) has officially announced that it has formed a partnership with Cavalier Distributing of Florida so that they can expand the brewery’s reach to the state of Florida.

What began as a pipe dream shared between two men – Dave Colt and Clay Robinson – while spending “long hours brewing, scrubbing, and polishing . . . brewery equipment” at a previous brewing job, Sun King Brewery finally became a reality in 2009 when Colt and Robinson went all in and sold their first keg.  Since that first sale, the Sun King crew has gone on to compile a respected portfolio of handcrafted “core, seasonal and specialty beers that have been awarded multiple medals including four golds at the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup competitions.”  Firmly established as “a leader in the independent craft brewing movement”, Sun King Brewery has carefully and steadily grown distribution over time to include Indiana; Illinois; Louisville, Kentucky . . . and now Florida.

“Since our inception, Sun King has been working hard to keep up with the growing demand for our beer,” says Clay Robinson, co-owner of Sun King Brewery. “Over the past year, we’ve been increasing our distribution footprint throughout the Midwest, and this spring, we sent some beer down to Florida for a festival that we participate in every year. The response to our beer was overwhelming, so we decided that the Sunshine State would be a good fit for Sun King. Our VP of Sales Joe Burns spent nearly 20 years working for a beer distributor and a brewery in Florida before joining our team, so we have the perfect person to champion our efforts in the market and work with our new partner, Cavalier Distributing.”

With the help of Cavalier Distributing of Florida, Sun King Brewery will launch distribution in Florida in July with package and draft versions of seasonal and specialty beers along with the following core offerings (descriptions sourced from the brewery’s website):

  • Osiris Pale Ale – Osiris Pale Ale is an assertive West Coast-Style Pale with a distinct citrus hop punch.  ABV – 5.6%  IBUs – 50
    Pachanga Mexican-style Lager – Pachanga is a Mexican-Style Lager with a crisp malt flavor, perfect for hot days in the summer sun.  ABV – 4.2%  IBUs – 24
  • SKB IPA – SKB IPA is an India Pale Ale (IPA) brewed with American hops for long-lasting aroma and flavor.  ABV – 6.5%  IBUs – 70

Sun King and Cavalier Distributing plan to host a series of Florida launch events that will “include specialty beers like Gin Dreams, The Afterparty, Razzleblaster Busey, and The Velvet Fog, as well as seasonals GFJ IPA and Freedom Rock.”  Exact details for these events have not yet been released, but we will be sure to update this post with that info just as soon as we get it.  Stay tuned, and we hope to raise a glass with you in July as we all welcome Sun King Brewery to the Sunshine State. Prost!

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Atlantic Beach Brewing Company to Launch Distribution in Central Florida

ABBCCans_editedAtlantic Beach Brewing Company (Atlantic Beach, Florida) has officially announced that it has partnered with Sunshine State Distributing so that the brewery can begin distribution of its core line of craft beers in six counties of Central Florida: Orange, Osceola, Polk, Brevard, Lake, and Seminole.

Founded in 2016 by twin brothers Chuck and Spencer Horn and Spencer’s wife, Linda, Atlantic Beach Brewing Company is a family-owned brewery committed to “pursue [a] passion for quality craft beer at the beach to please casual drinkers and beer enthusiasts alike.”  Atlantic Beach Brewing began canning at its North Florida facility in March 2018 and is now fully prepared to share its offerings with beer lovers in Central Florida.

Atlantic Beach Brewing Company will launch distribution in Central Florida with the following core beers (descriptions sourced from the brewery’s website):

  • Duality India Pale Ale – Duality is our flagship IPA and boasts full flavor and aroma. With a modest ABV, this IPA will be calling you back again and again to enjoy this impressive, full-rounded brew. The hops used to make this gem of AB include: Citra, Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe and Cascade. Showcasing a high – hop flavor, Duality boasts a fruity, spicy, tropical fruit, berry and melon combination forming a true winner! Duality was literally born around the kitchen table and matured into the IPA it is today. The name brings all of us back to the beginning of this journey as we worked two jobs, relied on our twin sibling for support and knew two (okay, three, thanks Rory) heads were better than one in this creation of awesomeness! ABV – 6.3%  IBUS – 70.4
  • Mayport Red Ale – Mayport Red is a shout-out for our friends to the north at Naval Station Mayport! Okay, they’re not that far north, but they sure love the RED, white and blue. This all-American Red is an approachable, smooth ale that malt-heads and hop heads will equally love. The Centennial hops boast a grapefruit flavor while the Chinook hops gives it a piney note. The combination is priceless! With its smooth, rounded-out finish, this Red salutes our neighbors in Mayport with appreciation and gratitude.  ABV – 5%  IBUs – 41.4
  • Two Minutes Session IPA – You may be back in Two Minutes for another pint as you enjoy this all-day, crushable IPA. Its low ABV has a burst of Citra Hops which gives this low – bitter IPA a fruity and spicy flavor. With a complex aroma of citrus, tropical, floral, berry, melon and pine, you will be happily satisfied. Its namesake are twins and co-owners of Atlantic Beach Brewing Company. Spencer is a whole Two Minutes older than his brother, Chuck. Spencer may be the older brother, but hey buddy…it’s only Two Minutes! ABV – 4.4%  IBUs – 20.7

With the help of Sunshine State Distributing, Atlantic Beach Brewing Company is scheduled to roll out in Central Florida by the end of June 2018.  You can expect to find Atlantic Beach Brewing’s beers available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Orange, Osceola, Polk, Brevard, Lake, and Seminole counties.  Prost!

Goodwood Brewing Co. Expands Distribution to Florida

Goodwood_BrewingCo_Logo_BLK.pngGoodwood Brewing Co. (Louisville, Kentucky) has officially announced that it has partnered with Republic National Distributing Company so that it can begin statewide distribution in Florida.

Established by “some of Louisville’s longest-serving brewing veterans”, Goodwood Brewing Co. is an independent regional craft brewery “dedicated to making beers that have been touched by wood; whether in reclaimed oak casks once used to house bourbon, red wine, tequila, rum and brandy or seasoned on oak, hemp, poplar or ash.”  With styles ranging from “freshly nuanced stouts” and other ales to refreshing lagers, the brewery’s unique “shade-grown beers” are all brewed with limestone water – just like the bourbon Kentucky is famous for.  Because of the brewery’s “ties to bourbon culture and southern tradition” and its portfolio’s dynamic range in flavors, Goodwood Brewing Co. has been warmly embraced by beer lovers as its distribution area has steadily grown across the South.  Hoping that this trend continues, the folks at the brewery feel that now is the time to introduce themselves to the Sunshine State.

“We are extremely excited to launch the Florida with Republic National. Florida is a wonderful mix of local residents, transplants and vacationers and has a thriving craft beer scene. Our portfolio spectrum will appeal to all segments, ranging from session beach and boat beers to high gravity brews for the serious craft beer lover. Republic’s merger with Breakthru makes them an ideal partner as we are with Breakthru in a number of other states.”

 

– Ted Mitzlaff, CEO of Goodwood Brewing Co.

Goodwood Brewing Co. will launch distribution in Florida with the following eight offerings:

  • Bourbon Barrel Stout – Goodwood Bourbon Barrel Stout is an homage to Kentucky’s proud distilling legacy – brewed with the same limestone water as its namesake whiskey and patiently seasoned in bourbon barrels. This silky American stout has notes of oak, dark roasted malts and, of course, bourbon. Roasted barley produces chocolate and coffee flavors with a lasting vanilla finish.  Available in 12 oz. bottles. (8% ABV, 33 IBUs)
  • Brandy Barrel Honey Ale – Goodwood uses casks from some brandy distilling friends to patiently age our Honey Ale – super freaking patiently, actually. Goodwood Brandy Barrel Honey Ale is brewed with locally sourced honey and aged several times longer than our other barreled beers. But you don’t have to wait another second. Go ahead. Skip the part about “notes of malt, mead and dried fruit,” and get to sippin’!  Available in 12 oz. bottles and on draught.  (8.7% ABV, 33 IBUs)
  • Bourbon Barrel Ale – Goodwood Bourbon Barrel Ale is refined by its time in the cask, not defined by it. The process produces balanced, adjunct-free ale with delicious bourbon notes. This copper-toned beaut is medium-bodied and malt-forward with a hint of sweet caramel. It finishes strong and dry with notes of vanilla and bourbon-soaked oak.  Available in 12 oz. bottles.  (6% ABV, 33 IBUs)
  • Louisville Lager – Goodwood Louisville Lager is the first and only beer brewed with 100% Kentucky-grown grains. And, in a tip of the cap to our Slugger-making neighbors downtown, white ash – common in baseball bats – is used to enhance brewing. This results in a light-bodied, perfectly balanced lager with a sweet finish delivered by those Kentucky grains. Available in 12 oz. cans. (4.2% ABV, 23 IBUs)
  • Walnut Brown AleYou’ll go totally walnuts over this oak-aged, walnut-seasoned brown ale. Made with a brewing style that dates back to 16th-century England and using a blend of six choice malts and two English hops, Goodwood Walnut Brown Ale features notes of caramel and chocolate with a finish that is – you guessed it – pleasingly nutty.  Available in 12 oz. cans and on draught.  (6% ABV, 31 IBUs)
  • Hemp Gose – Slightly salty, nice and tart, with a dash of dank— this shrub-touched Gose is unlike any other you’ve had before! Our interpretation of this German-style sour beer is crisp, light and refreshing. The malt body compliments the tartness of the brew and the hemp adds a light herbal aroma and a slight funk on the finish! Available in 12 oz. cans.  (5.12% ABV, 7 IBUs)
  • Spruce Tip IPA – This spruce-tip infused IPA is packed with crisp hops and piney flavor throughout. The recipe includes one of the best base malts grown and malted in North America, Cargill’s Special Pale. Then it’s topped off with spruce tips from the Great Pacific Northwest, along with Zeus, Centennial, El Dorado, Comet, and Simcoe hops.  Available in 12 oz. cans and on draught. (5.5% ABV, 61 IBUs)
  • American Pale Ale – Goodwood’s American Pale Ale is aged on poplar and brewed with several American hop varieties. The 5.7 ABV brew features a hoppy, floral bouquet, that finishes perfectly with a pleasingly sweet, malty backbone. The packaging will honor fallen American Heroes. In addition to bearing the name of a fallen hero on their American Pale Ale cans, Goodwood Brewing will also host fundraisers and donate to their partnering foundations throughout the year.  Available in 12 oz. cans. (5.7% ABV, 51 IBUs)

With Republic National Distributing Company handling all distribution responsibilities, Goodwood Brewing Co. will soon be available across the state of the Florida.  Both companies are in the process of planning a series of launch events at local Florida establishments, and we will update you with that information just as soon as it becomes available.  Stay tuned.  Prost!

Biscayne Bay Brewing Company Expands Distribution in Florida

13654317_941731095936138_5509539416749548508_nBiscayne Bay Brewing Company (Miami, Florida) has announced that it has officially expanded its distribution area in Florida to reach down into Key West and extend all the way up the state’s east coast to Indian River County.

When it launched distribution of its beer in kegs in 2014, Biscayne Bay Brewing Company intended to stay hyper-focused on the bars, restaurants and hotels located throughout the Greater Miami community of South Florida.  Once beer lovers were able to experience these delicious beverages around town, the brewery ran into an issue as it was bombarded with requests from all over “regarding where these tasty brews could be purchased.” In response to these requests that continued to pile up over time, the good people behind Biscayne Bay decided to adjust their approach by investing in equipment so that they could begin bottling some of their fan-favorite offerings. This move will now give “the brewery the chance to expand its product’s reach to other restaurants and hotels that do not have draft systems and to fans of Biscayne Bay Brewing all across South Florida.”

“From the day we began brewing in September 2014 we have been looking forward to this moment, when we can share our delicious hand-crafted beers with the entire South Florida Community via bottles. This is a big milestone for us, but we continue to push forward and innovate the process as well as seek opportunities to expand our operation so we can offer our beers to the entire state of Florida and beyond.”

– Jose Mallea, President of Biscayne Bay Brewing Company

Biscayne Bay will launch its expanded distribution with the following core offerings packaged in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles (descriptions sourced from the brewery’s website):

  • Kapitan’s Kolsch – Crisp and light bodied German style lager continues an easy drinking tradition.
  • Miami Pale Ale – Brewed in the tradition of a European-style Pale Ale, the Scotch malt foundation lays the groundwork for its unique flavor and character. A heavy dry hopping lends aroma and flavor to this beer, but keeps the bitterness factor low.
  • Siren’s Saison – Our combination of Pilsner, Pale and Wheat malts along with French hops and an authentic Belgian yeast creates a beer with a distinguished taste, a generous bitterness and a nice balance between body and bite. Unfiltered to keep its character intact.

These Biscayne Bay 6-packs are rolling out now and you will be able to find them at the brewery, different Publix locations from Indian River County to Key West, and at select Total Wine & Spirits, Safeway, Whole Foods and Milam’s Market locations in the Doral/Miami area.  Prost!

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Voodoo Brewery Expands Distribution to Florida

unnamed (87)Voodoo Brewery (Meadville, Pennsylvania) has officially partnered with Cavalier Distributing and will launch distribution in Florida beginning the week of March 5.

Since starting their operation in 2005, the employee owners of Voodoo Brewery “have taken their brewing experiences and quirky personalities and wrapped them up into a line of beers oriented around what they feel are fun, flavorful, and thought-provoking.” This approach has allowed the brewery to steadily expand their reach, establish five locations in Pennsylvania, and now bring their tasty brews to the beer loving masses in Florida.

With Cavalier Distributing handling all distribution responsibilities, Voodoo Brewery will enter the Florida market beginning on March 5.  The brewery plans to lead with the following offerings:

  • Hoodoo IPA – Forged in the bowels of the Meadville bayou, this IPA ushers your soul down a twisted journey on the 7C’s. This Voodoo brew will insight your dark side and open a portal to your hoppier senses. The 7C’s alchemic concoction of 7 different hop varieties starting with the letter “C” conjures your taste buds into a piney-citrus paradise fit for a Hoodoo doctor.  ABV – 7.3%
  • Voodoo Love Child Belgian-Style Ale – Our Gran Met aged on passion fruit, cherries, and raspberries. This is traditionally unique to Lambics. So we feel, why should they get all the fun? This ale is inspired by fun, flavor, and a passion for brewing. We say, have a couple and your own Voodoo Love Child later. ABV – 9.5%
  • White Magick of the Sun White Ale – Our Voodoo-ized version of a white ale. This spiced wheat ale is perfect for that true craft beer individual that seeks out flavorful beers with integrity to the craft of beer. Spiced with coriander, bitter and sweet orange peel, juniper berries and 12 varieties of peppercorns. This ale is fantastic with foods of flavor, blackened catfish and the like. So step into the Magick of the Sun. ABV – 7.3%
  • Wynona’s Big Brown Ale – A robust dark brown ale brewed with generous amounts of brown malt and marris otter and hopped with Simcoe, Amarillo, and Northern Brewer to enhance the flavor and aroma for your enjoyment.  ABV – 7.3%

In addition to the offerings above, the brewery also plans to offer Florida beer drinkers “Variety 12-packs, as well as seasonal and limited releases as they are available to Tampa and south Florida.”

“Voodoo Brewing Company is happy to announce our partnership for Florida distribution with our partners at Cavalier. Together, we will bring our quality products to a wider customer base for the first time ever in the Florida market. Cavalier’s attention to detail and care for our products, will ensure every customer receives the freshest product we have available.” 

 

– Matteo (Matthew) Rachocki, Voodoo CEO

As a bit of a tease, the beers of Voodoo Brewery will be featured prior to launch at J. Wakefield Brewery’s Wakefest Invitational on February 17 in Miami and Jacksonville’s Riverside Craft Beer Fest on February 24.  Official launch events will begin the week of March 5 (a.k.a. Tampa Bay Beer Week) and they are as follows:

  • Lake Park – Tuesday, March 6: The Brewhouse Gallery (720 Park Ave, Lake Park, Florida)
  • Tampa – Wednesday, March 7: Angry Chair Brewing (6401 N Florida Ave, Tampa, Florida) **This event will feature a special collaboration beer from Voodoo Brewery and Angry Chair Brewing**
  • Largo – Thursday, March 8: Willard’s Tap House (12500 Starkey Rd, Largo, Florida)
  • Tampa – Friday, March 9: The Mermaid Tavern (6719 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, Florida)

**Launch events are subject to change.  We will update this post with any changes or added details as they become available.  Stay tuned.**

The addition of Voodoo Brewery is a huge score for the Florida craft beer community, so be sure to give them a proper welcome to the state by attending one of the events above or by simply picking up a sixer or two when they hit your local bottle shop.  Prost!

26° Brewing Co. Expands Distribution to Central Florida

Bar-Taps-2Drinks26° Brewing Co. (Pompano Beach, Florida) recently announced that it has officially partnered with Sunshine State Distributing to extend the brewery’s reach to six Central Florida counties: Orange, Osceola, Polk, Brevard, Lake, and Seminole.

Focused on making “world-class, craftsmen-inspired beers that are rich in artisan traditions while celebrating life and love in South Florida”, high school friends Greg Lieberman and Yonathan Ghersi first opened the doors at 26° Brewing Co. in September of 2015. As local craft beer lovers embraced their passion and offerings, the brewery’s distribution area has steadily grown over time “to cover all of South Florida, extending as far north as Pasco and Indian River counties.”  Confident that their success in those areas is a sign to continue distribution expansion, the folks at 26° Brewing Co. have now joined forces with Sunshine State Distributing so that they can share their beers with those in Orlando and the counties of Central Florida.

“All the feedback we got about Sunshine State Distributing was really good.” said Greg Lieberman, Co-founder of 26° Brewing Co. “And when we met them, we realized that we share the same philosophies about craft beer. We knew that we would be well-represented by the team there. They’re craft people, like us.”

With the help of Sunshine State Distributing, 26° Brewing Co. will enter Central Florida this December with Core offerings that include Jared’s Batch Amber Ale (6.3% ABV), Captain Ron Hefeweizen (5.6% ABV), IPA1A American IPA (6.4% ABV), Tri-County Common Lager (5.5% ABV) and Ziko’s Rage Imperial Stout (8.2% ABV).  You can expect to find these offerings available in cans and/or on draft at fine craft beer establishments located in Orange, Osceola, Polk, Brevard, Lake, and Seminole counties.  Prost!

 

New Holland Brewing Co. Expands Distribution to Florida

newhollandlogoNew Holland Brewing Co. (Holland, Michigan) has announced that it has signed with J.J. Taylor Distributing and will officially launch distribution in Florida in October.

Founded in Holland, Michigan back in 1997, New Holland Brewing Co. was established with the belief that “the art of craft lives in fostering rich experiences for their customers, through creating authentic beer, spirits and food while providing great service.”  By staying true to this approach for the last 20 years, New Holland has since grown to now “[brew] and [distill] at three locations in Holland and Grand Rapids, Michigan”, employ over 400 people, and “[sell] its beer and spirits across 38 states and 4 countries.”  This steady trend of growth has now made it possible for New Holland to bring their stellar lineup of brews to the beer lovin’ masses of Florida.

“Florida has been on our mind for a long time.” says Joel Petersen, New Holland VP of Marketing. “We’ve had many, many contacts with fans of our beers who have asked us to bring our product to Florida. We are thrilled to finally launch in the state and contribute to the exciting craft scene. There are also many Midwesterners who will be able to enjoy our product when they flee the winter weather and travel to Florida. Dragon’s Milk is such a unique brand and we can’t wait to fill the glasses of current and new fans alike.”

With the help of J.J. Taylor Distributing Florida, New Holland Brewing Co. will officially begin distribution in Florida in October.  The brewery will launch in the Sunshine State with “their flagship Dragon’s Milk, a year-round Bourbon Barrel Stout, and build in products around Dragon’s Milk in the coming months.”  Dragon’s Milk will be available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft.

During the month of October, J.J. Taylor plans to introduce New Holland to Florida’s craft beer community with a series of “promotional events, tap invasions and tastings” that will take place at a wide array of craft beer-focused retailers, bars, and restaurants.  For details on how you can give New Holland Brewing Co. a proper welcome to the great state of Florida, you can either follow J.J. Taylor’s Events page or just check back to this post as we will update it with event information just as soon as we get it.  Prost!

Vital Information for Dragon’s Milk from New Holland Brewing Co.

Release – Year-Round, launching in Florida in October 2017
Style – Imperial Stout (barrel-aged)
ABV – 11%
IBUs – 31
Grains – 2 Row, Munich, Caramel, Crystal, Black, Chocolate Malt & Flaked Barley
Hops – Glacier & Nugget
Yeast – American Ale
Treatment – Bourbon barrel-aged
Suggested Food Pairings – “Red meat, smoked foods, balsamic, rich cheese, dark chocolate”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – http://newhollandbrew.com/beer-finder/

Pair O’Dice Brewing Co. Extends Reach to Central Florida

PODLuckyLucyPair O’Dice Brewing Company (Clearwater, Florida) has officially entered into a partnership with Sunshine State Distributing to expand distribution into several counties of Central Florida.

After establishing a “background in mass brewing”, husband and wife duo Julia and Ken Rosenthal decided to take “the time to perfect their recipes before” founding Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company in 2013.  They have since taken the same careful, methodical approach when it comes to growth and expansion of distribution.  With the belief that now is the time to introduce themselves to the beer-loving masses of Central Florida, Julia and Ken recently conducted an “extensive search . . . to find the best possible distributor for their beers.”  With their research now complete, they have decided that Sunshine State Distributing is the perfect partner to assist them in six Central Florida counties: Orange, Osceola, Polk, Brevard, Lake and Seminole.

“We learned about Sunshine State from a fellow brewery,” Julia Rosenthal, Pair O’Dice co-founder, said. “After meeting the team there, we were thrilled to get the opportunity to work with them on our brand. It’s a mutually beneficial partnership, and we can’t say enough good things about the level knowledge and collaboration that Sunshine State brings to the table.”

Beginning in September, Pair O’ Dice Brewing will launch in Central Florida with core offerings such as “Lucky Lucy Strawberry Blonde and Clearwater Honey Cream . . . , the brewery’s Hop Streak series of limited edition IPAs as well as a nitro line.”  If you live in the area, you can expect to find these beers available “in cans and on draft at taverns and in retail stores.”  Prost!

House Beer Adds Florida to its Distribution Area

beer-can_480x480House Beer (Venice, California) recently announced that it has partnered with Cavalier Distributing to bring its Premium Lager to Florida.

The whole brewing philosophy at House Beer is centered on one idea: “One beer, done right”.  Indeed, you read that correctly . . . their entire portfolio consists of only one beer: House Beer Premium Crafted Lager (4.8% ABV, 18 IBUs).  The founders of House Beer, avid fans of “all kinds of beer”, developed this concept after they were consistently left with the feeling of having to choose “between beers that were great for drinking and beers that tasted great.”  They realized that the beer community lacked a consistent, no-fuss, craft-inspired Premium Lager “brewed with the taste and ingredients you expect to find in most craft beers, but one you can drink time and time again without worrying about how filling it is or what it says about you.”  With a firm belief that this was a situation that could be remedied, they ran with this idea and House Beer was born.

Now that their Premium Crafted Lager has established itself in areas such as Southern California, Northern California, New York City, Pittsburgh, Colorado and Idaho, House Beer feels that now is the time to introduce themselves to the beer-loving masses in Florida.

“With the millennial population booming in places like Miami, we knew it was time to get House down to Florida,” said Brendan Sindell, Founder and President of House Beer. “We’ve found a great fit with Cavalier and their craft-focused portfolio, and I can’t wait to utilize their deep knowledge of the market to build a strong presence in Florida.”

House Beer Premium Crafted Lager will roll out in Florida with availability on draft and in 12 oz. and 16 oz. cans in bars and restaurants while retail stores will carry this offering in 6-packs and 12-packs of 12 oz. cans.

To formally launch their beer in state, the House Beer team will be in Florida to join the folks at Cavalier Distributing as they host the following Launch Events:

  • Wednesday, July 26 at 6 p.m. – House Beer Launch Event at The Mack House (9118 W State Road 84, Davie, FL)
  • Thursday, July 27 at 6 p.m. – BB’s Birthday and House Beer Launch Party at Revelry (17 S J Street, Lake Worth, FL)
  • Friday, July 28 at 6 p.m. – House Beer Launch Party at SoHo House (4385 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL)

If you are eager to try this new arrival but cannot make it out to the events above, there is no need to fret.  Just keep a watchful eye on those Florida beer shelves and taps, and give House Beer Premium Crafted Lager a try at your leisure.  Prost!

Lord Hobo Brewing Company Expands Distribution to Florida

LordHoboLogoLord Hobo Brewing Company (Woburn, Massachusetts) announced today that it has officially signed with Cavalier Distributing so that it may increase its distribution footprint with expansion into Florida.

By brewing “beer for the discerning drinker that appreciates quality and recognizes value”, Lord Hobo Brewing Company (LHBCo) has made quite a name for itself in a very short period of time.  Fresh off its 2nd Anniversary, Lord Hobo “grew nearly 415% in 2016 and the company is on track to produce 30,000 bbls in 2017.”  Distribution expansion is inevitable with numbers like those, and LHBCo is convinced that Florida is a market that will play a large role in its continued growth.

“Lord Hobo is thrilled to be uniting with a forward-thinking distributor, such as Cavalier,” says Lord Hobo Brewing’s Director of Sales, Andrew Bousquet. “Their customer service and dedication to an all-craft portfolio positions Lord Hobo for success in the Florida market. A second home for many Bostonians, including our beloved Red Sox, Florida felt like the right next market for our beers.”

With the help of Cavalier Distributing, LHBCo will launch in Florida with the statewide distribution of three offerings: Boomsauce IPA, Hobo Life Session IPA, and Consolation Prize Imperial IPA.  Available in both cans and on draft, these three offerings will be showcased at the following rollout events that will begin in late-July:

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  • Wednesday, August 2 at 6 p.m. – Lord Hobo @ Stein and Vine ( 827 W Bloomingdale Ave., Brandon, FL)
  • Thursday, August 3 at 6 p.m. – LHBCo Train Pub Crawl in St. Petersburg with stops at  Stillwaters Tavern (224 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg, FL); Thirsty First (119 1st. Ave N., St. Petersburg, FL); and The Ale and the Witch (111 2nd Ave. NE, St., St. Petersburg, FL)
  • Friday, August 4 at 6 p.m. – Lord Hobo @ The Independent Bar and Café (5016 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL)
  • Saturday, August 5 at 7 p.m. –  Lord Hobo @ Bolts Brewfest (Amalie Arena – 401 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL)
  • Saturday, August 12 at 6 p.m. – Lord Hobo Beer Dinner @ New World Brewery (1313 E 8th Ave., Tampa, FL)

Orlando

  • Wednesday, August 2 at 6 p.m. – Lord Hobo @ Tap & Grind (59 West Central Blvd., Orlando, FL)
  • Thursday, August 3 at 6 p.m. –  LHBCo @ Brass Tap – Mills Park Orlando (1632 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, FL)
  • Friday, August 4 at 6 p.m. – Lord Hobo @ Word of Beer UCF (3402 Technological Ave., Orlando, FL)

The event schedule above gives you plenty of chances to get familiar with Lord Hobo Brewing Company and their beers, so be sure to mark those calendars, get your friends together, and venture out to one (or many) of these events to give LHBCo a proper welcome to Florida.  Prost!