Sweetwater Brewing Coming to Florida!

Just got the official word that the South’s second largest brewery will be coming to the Tampa Bay and Orlando markets this year.  Here is the press release:

SWEETWATER BREWING COMPANY ANNOUNCES 2012 FLORIDA EXPANSION
The South’s second largest craft brewery rolling into Tampa and Orlando this fall

ATLANTA (August 21, 2012) – SweetWater Brewing Company is excited to announce their expansion into Tampa and Orlando this fall. Known for their West Coast style of hoppy, aggressive, incredibly fresh and unpasteurized ales, SweetWater will be kicking off their arrival with their flagship beer – 420 Extra Pale Ale – on draft at select bars, pubs and restaurants throughout the area.

The brewery’s iconic rainbow trout tap handles will begin appearing in Tampa late this October and then make their way into Orlando in late November, but no decisions have been made yet on distribution partners in either market. Following its launch of 420 on draft, SweetWater will roll out more tasty brews from its award-winning lineup including its IPA and Blue to join 420 in six-packs.

“With the installation of our new 250-barrel brew house and the addition of a slew of fermentation tanks, we will finally be able to make enough beer so we can sell it a little further south into Florida,” said Freddy Bensch, founder and Big Kahuna of SweetWater Brewing Company. “I’m personally looking forward to getting down there to see if the fishing is as good as I’ve heard!”

To learn more about SweetWater Brewing Company and its annual lineup, visit www.sweetwaterbrew.com.

I am always happy to see a new beer come to the area. I look forward to trying them all. I had the 420 when travelling through Georgia, and the rest sound very exciting.

Cheers!

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~ by Sean Nordquist on August 21, 2012.

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