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 Medal in the Bohemian Pilsener category.
The U.S. Open Beer Championship announced the winners over the July 4th weekend. Over 2,500 beers were entered this year in 68 categories from breweries from around the world. Over 20 international breweries entered the competition.
“Florida Beer Company is very excited about two of our well established core brands bringing home medals,” said Florida Beer Company Marketing Director Eulan Middlebrooks. “Since its introduction into the market, Florida Lager has shown to be a strong choice for our Florida craft beer drinker and continues to perform well in highly prestigious competitions.”
Florida Lager, an American Style Amber Lager previously won a Silver Medal in the Premium Lager category in the 2011 U.S. Open Beer Championship. Florida Lager also won a Bronze Medal in the Amber Lager category at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival┬«.
The Florida Beer Company, located in Cape Canaveral, 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 Key West Sunset Ale and Southernmost Wheat, Swamp Ape DIPA, Florida Lager, newly introduced Devil’s Triangle IPA and Gaspar’s Porter, Ybor Gold, Hurricane Reef, La Tropical and Kelly’s Hard Cider. 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 and D.C.
Florida Beer Company’s state of the art facility is 60,000 sqft. and includes over 5 acres and is located right by Port Canaveral. The Florida Beer Company is anticipating the opening of its beautiful 5,000 sqft. Tasting Room in the fall of this year.