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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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Half-gallon beer growlers are now legal in Florida

Many Florida craft beer consumers have looked forward to this day for years – the 64 oz. growler is now legal for a brewery to fill in this state. This happened because of the efforts of the Florida Brewers Guild’s … Continue reading

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A cold beer by the pool is ideal – but make it a good one

One of the joys of living in – or visiting – Florida is the poolside bar at a hotel or resort. Few activities are more pleasurable during our brutal hot summers than sipping a cold beer just a few feet … 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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