Weird And Wild Book Tour Comes To Florida Beer Company

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.

A local legend, Carlson’s best selling, Weird Florida, released in 2005, has reached two million copies sold and is now in paperback. Carlson’s book touched off a TV series by the same name, produced by WLRN in Miami and is now in its second season.

Scott Marlowe, best known for his work on primate-like creatures like Florida’s legendary Swamp Ape, penned Cryptid Creatures of Florida, first published in 2011. The book has quickly become the definitive monster hunter’s guide for adventurers from the Sunshine State to across the US and beyond.

“It’s a natural connection,” says Marlowe, commenting on Carlson and he appearing at the Florida Beer Company’s Tasting Room. “Charlie and I both have written about Florida’s Legendary Swamp Ape and here Florida Beer Company has come up with a brew that honors and immortalizes this out-of-the-ordinary phenomenon.”

Carlson and Marlowe are to appear at the Florida Beer Company Tasting Room located at 2500 S. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne, FL on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 12pm for the “Weird and Wild Book Tour” to sign copies of their books for their many area fans and to sample Florida Beer Company’s Swamp Ape IPA. Their appearance promises to be, well, weird and wild!

Media may schedule on-site interviews with Carlson and Marlowe starting at 11:00am the day of the event by calling (863) 604-0630 in advance and requesting an interview appointment.


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 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, D.C. and New York.

Due to come online in the 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.