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Florida breweries collect medals at U.S. Open Beer Championship

The winners in the 2015 United States Open Beer Championship have been announced, and Florida breweries did well, bringing home a dozen medals between them. Cigar City Brewing placed fifth in the Top 10 breweries, based on the number of … Continue reading

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Clothing-optional beer festival can be enlightening

The beer festival started at noon, but I arrived around 10:30 a.m. to get set up for my book signing. I rolled up to the gated community’s guardhouse, got my name checked off the list, and proceeded to the vendor … Continue reading

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Beer in Florida’s Father’s Day Beer Gift list

In years past, the beer consumed by the stereotypical father was usually a watery pilsner mass-produced by a brewery named after a mid-1800s German immigrant. No more. Now dads are as likely to be consuming an IPA, porter, saison, gose … Continue reading

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Craft beer can frenzy keeps growing in Florida

In 2012, Intuition Ale Works in Jacksonville became the first Florida craft brewery to put its product into cans. Tampa Bay Brewing Company, which had been in a friendly race with Intuition to be the first, placed second just a … Continue reading

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