‘Sunshine State Suds’ – Florida craft beer community featured in ‘Florida Crossroads’

A new half-hour documentary by the The FLORIDA Channel‘s show “Florida Crossroads” takes a look into the booming craft beer industry in the Sunshine State.

Robb Larson of Grindhaus Brew Lab. Image from “Sunshine State Suds,” produced by The FLORIDA Channel

Host Rebecca Baer talks to a variety of people in the state’s brewing community, from pioneer Michael N. Bryant of Dunedin Brewery to relative newcomers such as Robb Larson and Lisa Colburn of Grindhaus Brew Lab, as well as representatives from the University of Florida’s hop research lab and The University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Brewing Arts program.

Baer even allowed me to add my two cents to the conversation, interviewing me in the beer barrel-aging cellar at Marker 48 Brewing in Weeki Wachee. (BTW, if you want to get a close look at that cellar – and more – I guide behind-the-scenes tours there most Saturdays at 3, 4 and 5 p.m.).

You can view the show at this link, or check the schedules of your local PBS stations for when it might air there.

Down in the barrel room at Marker 48 Brewing.
Image from “Sunshine State Suds,” produced by The FLORIDA Channel

“Florida Crossroads” is an award-winning, half-hour documentary series that looks at the people, places, and events shaping Florida.

The series explores a wide variety of environmental, political and social issues from across the state.

Located in the state Capitol building, The FLORIDA Channel is a public affairs programming service funded by The Florida Legislature and produced and operated by WFSU-TV.


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