MELBOURNE, FL – Florida Beer Company recently claimed a Bronze Medal at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival competition, the largest national beer competition that recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. The top three winners in the competition’s 84 beer-style categories were announced in mid-October at the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.
The Florida Beer Company’s Hurricane Reef Pale Ale received a Bronze Medal in the English-Style Pale Ale category. Winners in 84 different categories were selected by an international panel of 185 expert judges from a record number of 4,338 beer entries received from 666 U.S. Breweries. Earlier this year, Hurricane Reef Pale Ale took home a Gold Medal in the English-Style Pale Ale Category at the 2012 U.S. Open Beer Championship.
“We are thrilled to once again be recognized by our peers in the brewing industry at this prestigious event,” said Jim Massoni President/CEO of Florida Beer Company. ” Winning a medal this year at the Great American Beer Festival is certainly a highlight for us as a brewer. We are very pleased to bring home another GABF medal to Florida.”
The Florida Beer Company, located in Melbourne, Florida, is the leading craft brewer in the state. Florida Beer Company is the sixth largest Craft Brewer in the Southern U.S.
The Florida Beer Company portfolio consists of its flagship brand, Key West, Florida Beer Swamp Ape IPA, Florida Lager, Ybor Gold, Hurricane Reef, La Tropical, Kelly’s Hard Cider and the heavily anticipated Devil’s Triangle IPA. Along with production of these equity brands, Florida Beer Company also produces a number of contract and private label craft beers. Florida Beer Company beers are distributed by a network of top-level distributors in Florida, Virginia, Maryland, D.C. and New York.
Due to come online this 4th quarter of 2012, Florida Beer Company will be completing a major expansion in beautiful Cape Canaveral, FL. The expansion includes over 5 acres and a 60,000 sq.ft., state of the art facility, conveniently located next to Port Canaveral.