Florida’s third largest brewery has been acquired. Indian River Beverage Corporation, which operates under the name Florida Beer Company, was purchased by the ANSA McAL group of companies based in Trinidad and Tobago, Brewbound has learned.
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200 Imperial Boulevard
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920 United States
In Florida, Drink Florida
We are a dedicated world class brewer of high quality, award-winning brands that connect to the consumer in delivering a lifetime of memories. As one of the largest homegrown, Floridian Breweries, we are quintessentially Florida’s Beer®. We are passionate about delivering the Florida Experience to the consumer with our quality brands, social engagement and a Sunshine State of Mind.
Proactive quality management is the number one priority at Florida Beer Company. Stringent quality control standards and methodologies equate to quality assured and consistent consumer bound products.
With two decades of Brewing Tradition, Florida Beer Company is an established leader in the beer and brewing culture in Florida. In 2005 Indian River Beverage Corp. acquired the assets of then Tampa, Florida-based Florida Beer Company, bringing together a number of brands and the brewing traditions of Indian River Brewing Co., Ybor City Brewing, Miami Brewing and Key West Brewing, doing business as Florida Beer Company.
In 2013 Florida Beer Company completed a major expansion in beautiful Cape Canaveral, FL. The expansion included over 5 acres, a 60,000 sqft. state of the art brewing facility, 90 bbl. Steinecker fully automated brewhouse and a 5,000 sqft. tap room. The brewery’s tap room hosts many community events and is a premiere destination for locals, visitors of Florida and active Florida lifestyle enthusiasts. The brewery is active in the community, sponsoring many events and charitable organizations.
In 2016 the acquisition of Florida Beer Company by the ANSA McAL Group marks the groups first purchase of a private brewing production facility in the United States. This Caribbean pioneer is highly experienced in the production of malt beverage “beer” brands with local flavor and international appeal. ANSA McAL’s Beverage Sector currently owns and operates Carib Brewery in Trinidad, one of the largest and well established local brewing companies in the Caribbean along with its breweries in Grenada and St. Kitts and Nevis. With over 1000 employees, Carib Brewery produces the much loved Carib beer, commonly referred to as the “beer of the Caribbean” and Carib Light. Carib Brewery also brews Stag beers and a range of Shandy Carib products.
The Florida Beer Company and its portfolio of high quality beer and cider brands have received numerous awards from prestigious competitions such as the Great American Beer Festival, U.S. Open Beer Championships, The World Beer Cup, North American Beer Awards and the Australian International Beer Awards. This diverse portfolio includes brands such as Carib Lager, Mackeson XXX Stout (2017 Silver Medal Winner), Key West Sunset Ale, Southernmost Wheat, Sunshine State FL- Lager, Sunshine State FL- Pilsner, Hurricane Reef Pilsner, Hurricane Reef Pale Ale, Caribe Tropical Hard Ciders (2017 Silver Medal Winner) and Swamp Ape DIPA.
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2017 -- 28,150 bbls (Estimate)
2016 -- 14,673 bbls (Estimate)
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Florida Beer Company has announced the release of Swamp Ape Black Double IPA, the second in a series of “Friends of Swamp Ape”. In the fall of 2014 Florida Beer Company introduced the “Friends of Swamp Ape” extension to their popular Swamp Ape beer by releasing an insanely smoked Double IPA. A true smoked forward version of Swamp Ape.
Raleigh, NC — Mutual Distributing Company announced today that it has added Florida Beer Company to its beer portfolio. In operation since 1997, Florida Beer is Florida’s largest craft brewer.
Cape Canaveral, FL – The Florida Beer Company, Florida’s leading craft brewer recently competed in the prestigious 2013 U.S. Open Beer Championship. Florida Beer Company is pleased to announce that its Florida Lager was awarded the Gold Medal in the very competitive, Premium Lager category and its Hurricane Reef Caribbean Pilsner took home the Silver… Read more »
MELBOURNE, Fla. – Florida Beer Company announces the release of its boldly redesigned Robust Porter that keeps with our brewing heritage and also ties in with Florida history and lore, the return of Gaspar’s Porter.
MELBOURNE, FL. – Florida Beer Company once again releases its seasonal offering Conchtoberfest, a M├ñrzen beer in Florida. First released last year in 2011, Conchtoberfest quickly became a favorite amongst the Florida Beer Company friends and Florida locals. Due to the popularity and demand, Florida Beer Company ramped up production of Conchtoberfest this year to… Read more »
MELBOURNE, FL. – Florida’s “Master of the Weird”, author Charlie Carlson and acclaimed Monster Hunter, Scott Marlowe will be on hand at the Florida Beer Company, Saturday, September 8th at 12pm for a meet and greet and to sign copies of their books for fans of the weird, strange and unexplained.
MELBOURNE FL – The recently held Florida Beer Company Pro Tennis Tournament at the Kiwi Tennis Club generated $35,000 for the Scott Center for Autism Treatment at Florida Institute of Technology. This money raised benefits the Scott Center for Autism Treatment by offsetting the cost of Social Skills classes at the Center for children on… Read more »
MELBOURNE, FL – The Florida Beer Company, Florida’s leading craft brewer recently competed in the prestigious 2012 U.S. Open Beer Championship. Florida Beer Company is pleased to announce that its Hurricane Reef Pale Ale was awarded the Gold Medal in the very competitive, English Pale Ale Category. The U.S. Open Beer Championship announced the winners… Read more »
MELBOURNE, FL – The Florida Beer Company Pro Tennis Tournament is set to kick off at Kiwi Tennis Club, Indian Harbor Beach on June 15th through the 24th with proceeds benefitting the Scott Center for Autism Treatment.
MELBOURNE, FL – The Florida Beer Company, Florida’s largest craft brewer has entered into definitve wholesale agreements with five distributors in the state of New York. Under these agreements, Florida Beer Company will enter the New York market with the assigned brands; Kelly’s Hard Cider, Florida Beer Swamp Ape IPA and the Key West brand… Read more »
Market Manager - Florida Beer Company -- Orlando, FL (02/08/2018)
JOB SUMMARY:Deliver measurable KPI achievement for Distributor Management, Local Chain’s and Key Acc
NE Business Manager - Florida Beer Company -- USA (02/08/2018)
The incumbent will develop the strategic vision of the Business Management functions within Florida
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|Raspberry Wheat Ale||Wheat Ale|
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|Brown Ale||Brown Ale|
|Sunset Ale||Amber Ale|
|Shoal Draft||Pale Ale|
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