Florida Beer Company moving to bigger facility in Cape Canaveral

A story in Florida Today reports that Florida Beer Co. will be moving its operations to Cape Canaveral from Melbourne during the next four months.

FBC will move into a 49,000-square-foot facility in Cape Canaveral from its 12,000-square-foot Melbourne brewery, according to the story.

The move will allow the brewery to immediately boost its production to 100,000 barrels per year from its present 30,000 bbl/year, with room to grow to a yearly output of 300,000 bbl, the story says.

Plans for the new location include a 7,000-square-foot tasting room, and a jump from a current staff of 30 to about 70.

FBC recently won a bronze medal at the recent Great American Beer Festival in the American-Style Amber Lager category for its Florida Lager.

The brewery produces several other products, according to its website:  Swamp Ape IPA; Key West Sunset Ale, Pilsner Light and Southernmost Wheat; La Tropical pilsner; Indian River Amberjack and Shoal Draft pale ale; Hurricane Reef Caribbean-Style Pilsner, Lager, Pale Ale and Raspberry Wheat Ale; Kelly’s Hard Cider;  and the recently released Conchtoberfest, an Oktoberfest style. ,

It also contract-brews beer under other labels, including Hog’s Head Brew, the Scottish ale served exclusively at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando.

Read more: “Brevard Brewer Taps into Cape Canaveral” (Florida Today, October 9, 2011).

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6 Responses to Florida Beer Company moving to bigger facility in Cape Canaveral

  1. Denise Mullon says:

    Wonderful we need business and jobs inCape Canaveral live a half a mile from new building ,looking for work layed off from United Space Alliance .Production Support.

  2. Barbara says:

    where exactly are they located in cape canaveral. I live here and never saw the company.

    • Gerard Walen says:

      Sorry it took forever to get an answer for you, Barbara, but the transfer to the new brewery is going far more slowly than expected. The address is 200 Imperial Blvd., Cape Canaveral, FL 32920, but as of now, it’s still not open to the public.

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