Epic Brewing Extends its Reach to Central Florida

EpicGlassEpic Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah) has teamed up with Sunshine State Distributing and will officially kick-off distribution in Central Florida with a series of launch events in the Orlando area during the week of October 8.

Founded in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2010, Epic Brewing Company is the longtime dream of David Cole and Peter Erickson – the brewery’s founders and self-described “beer geeks, foodies and ‘Epic’ adventure junkies” – that has allowed them to “share a passion for making and drinking fine ales and lagers.”  Shortly after opening the doors, their beers caught the attention of locals and quickly “began earning medals . . . domestically and internationally.”  This caused an increase in demand and led Epic Brewing to open a second brewery and taproom in Denver, Colorado in 2013.  This larger facility has made it possible for Epic Brewing to steadily expand distribution, build upon its popular barrel aged beer program, and establish a line of sour beers.  Epic Brewing Company currently brews “over 40 distinctly different beers”, and they are now ready to share some of that goodness with beer lovers in Central Florida.

“We have had fans in Florida for years and it is exciting to finally start distributing our beer there. To do it with such a great partner like Sunshine State makes it a slam dunk,” said Darin McGregor, Epic’s National Sales Manager. “Chris Larue and Joe Martin have built a team that is well organized, passionate and downright scrappy. They are a perfect fit for Epic. With their help we think beers like Big Bad Baptist, Tart n’ Juicy Sour IPA, our new series of New England-Style IPAs, as well as our diverse portfolio of barrel-aged sours will add a lot to an already thriving and still up and coming market.”

Epic Brewing Company plans to enter the Central Florida market with the following offerings:

To properly introduce you to the beers listed above (and possibly a few rare surprises), representatives from Epic Brewing and Sunshine State Distributing will be in Orlando this week hosting the following launch events:

If you cannot make it out to one of these events but still wish to get your hands on some beers from Epic Brewing, you can expect to find their offerings available in bottles/cans and on draft at beer-focused establishments located throughout Orlando and the surrounding areas normally serviced by Sunshine State Distributing.  Prost!

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Wild Heaven Beer Launches Distribution in Florida

WildHeavenLogoWild Heaven Beer (Decatur, Georgia) has announced that it has signed with Cavalier Distributing – Florida so that it can officially begin distribution in The Sunshine State.

Founded in 2010 by lifelong Georgians, Wild Heaven Beer is a craft brewery focused on creating “world-class beers . . . designed in the great tradition of European brewing but with a distinctly American creative flair.”  This philosophy has allowed the brewery to steadily grow and expand its reach over the years, and now Wild Heaven is finally ready to venture further south to share its offerings with beer-loving Floridians.

Wild Heaven Beer will enter the Florida market with the following three brews:

  • Altair | India Pale Ale – Altair features a bright hop flavor without bitterness from Mosaic Lupulin powder plus generous amounts of Citra and Idaho 7 hops to create an IPA that flies like an eagle.  ABV – 6.2%
  • Emergency Drinking Beer | Pils-style Session Ale – A one-of-a-kind session beer reminiscent of a crisp pilsner married with a traditional gose. Brightness and complexity come from additions of citrus zest, Portuguese sea salt and lemongrass.  ABV – 4%
  • Watermelon Emergency Drinking Beer – Based on Emergency Drinking Beer, Watermelon Emergency Drinking Beer . . . requires the Wild Heaven team to hand-cut and juice hundreds of watermelons. The fresh, bright red juice is added to the beer to deliver true watermelon taste without any overt sweetness or artificial flavor notes.  ABV – 4%

The beers above started hitting Florida shelves and taps last week and the statewide rollout will continue over the next week or so.  You can expect to find these Wild Heaven offerings available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer establishments located throughout the state of Florida.  Prost!

Big Storm Brewing Co. Expands Distribution to Texas

MDClogoBig Storm Brewing Co. (Clearwater, Florida) has announced that it has teamed up with Mikeska Distributing so that it can begin distributing its Core lineup of beers in Texas.

Big news continues to pour out of Big Storm Brewing Co. this month, and this week the topic is distribution.  After Big Storm and the family-owned Mikeska Distributing were introduced to each other at last year’s National Beer Wholesalers Association trade show in Las Vegas, the two businesses kept a dialogue going and have now officially finalized a partnership that will allow the brewery to extend its distribution reach to the Lone Star State.

Big Storm will enter Texas with Core offerings such as Tropic Pressure Florida Ale and Wavemaker Amber Ale.  If you are not familiar with these offerings, here are both beer’s official descriptions straight from the brewery’s website:

  • Tropic Pressure Florida Ale – A highly drinkable Florida ale steeped with hibiscus flowers for just the right amount of natural sweetness and a hint of cinnamon. Brewed with pale wheat and honey malt, Tropic Pressure pours the color of skin that has been kissed by the warm Florida sunshine. Keep and serve cold as hail!  ABV – 4.4%  IBUs – 17
  • Wavemaker Amber Ale – Big Storm’s very first brew was this amber ale. It presents a wave of flavor with two row Canadian barley coupled with Munich and chocolate malts. Wavemaker® Amber Ale is malt centric and highly drinkable year round with minimal hop bitterness.  ABV – 4.9%  IBUs – 28

“We’re proud to bring the bold and exciting flavors of Big Storm to Texas and join the state’s dynamic craft beer scene. I’m confident this partnership will result in a new wave of Big Storm fans and Texans will fall in love with our award-winning beers like Floridians have,” said Big Storm co-owner L.J. Govoni.

 

“Big Storm produces high quality craft beers and its knowledgeable staff make it a great asset for Mikeska. I know Big Storm will be a hit in Texas and elevate the range of strong brands we already offer,” Charles Mikeska said.

Big Storm’s Core beers will begin arriving in Texas this month with availability in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft. Craft beer-loving Texans can expect to find Big Storm offerings at beer establishments located within the distribution territory of Mikeska Distributing – an area that includes Austin, Fort Hood, Killeen, Temple, and Waco, Texas. Prost!

New Realm Brewing Expands Distribution to Virginia

hoptropolis-ipaNew Realm Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has announced that it has partnered with Hoffman Beverage so that it can soon begin distributing its lineup of craft beers in the state of Virginia.

When news broke that New Realm Brewing Company had secured a second location in the former Green Flash facility in Virginia Beach, everyone knew it was just a matter of time before the brewery’s tasty beers would start flowing in establishments local to that area.  Well, that facility may not be open to the public yet, but beer is being brewed and it is now ready for distribution in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

“The Hampton Roads area of Virginia has many quality beer distribution options,” says Bob Powers, co-founder and Chief Customer Officer at New Realm. “We have chosen to work with Hoffman Beverage due to their incredible passion for craft beer, our aligned strategy of brand building, and their experience with many other small, independent craft breweries.”

New Realm will officially launch distribution in Virginia with the following core beers (descriptions sourced from the brewery’s website):

  • Hoplandia IPA – A New Realm-style IPA. Dense with sought-after hops and lush with a heavenly hit of citrus.  ABV – 7.3%
  • Hoptropolis IPA – Set your clocks to island time. This beauty is drenched in tropical flavors of peach, pear and pineapple.  ABV – 6.5%
  • Euphonia Pilsner – A true brewer’s beer. Hop bursted with prolific hop aromatics and heightened levels of refreshment.  ABV – 5%
  • Kikimora Imperial IPA – A dank IPA. Pronounced with peachy, floral, light citrus complexities and a strong, dry finish to the palate.  ABV – 8.5%

In addition to core offerings, New Realm Brewing will also treat consumers in Virginia to “select brews from [its] limited release, small-batch specialty beers, starting with Lemon Pucker Berliner Weisse and Belga Rose Belgian Hibiscus Ale (available soon), followed by additional releases in late 2018.”

With the help of Hoffman Beverage, the New Realm beers listed above “will be available on draft at craft-focused bars, restaurants and retailers” located in the Southside area of Virginia’s Hampton Roads.  The brewery plans to introduce packaged offerings in Virginia at the start of 2019.  New Realm Brewing Company offerings can also be found distributed in the state of Georgia.  Prost!

Shebeen Brewing Company Expands Distribution to Florida

ShebeenCasesShebeen Brewing Company (Wolcott, Connecticut) has officially announced that it has partnered with Vintage Distributors LLC so that it can begin distribution in Northwest Florida.

Established in 2012 by Founder and Master Brewer Rich Visco, Shebeen Brewing Company – “Shebeen or Sibin is Irish Gaelic for illegal brewhouse or better known in the States as a Speakeasy” – has since made a name for itself by being “on the cutting edge of experimenting and creating all sorts of fun concoctions from a Cucumber Wasabi to New England IPA’s.”  After five years of steady growth, Shebeen Brewing is currently undergoing a brewery expansion that includes the addition of new equipment and a recent territory expansion that will now extend their reach to Northwest Florida.

“Shebeen Brewing Company is very excited to partner with Vintage Distributors LLC” said CEO Richard Visco. “We are proud to have our brand among the remarkable products available in their portfolio.”

With Vintage Distributors LLC handling all distribution responsibilities, Shebeen Brewing Company offerings will soon be available in the Destin area and throughout Northwest Florida.  Shebeen beers will have availability in 16 oz. cans and on draft, but the press release did not mention the names of the offerings that will be available at launch.  If any more details concerning Shebeen Brewing Company’s Florida launch surface in the near future, we will be sure to update you with that information here.  Prost!

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!

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!