BROKEN STRINGS BREWERY RELEASES COLLABORATION BEER WITH ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Broken Strings Brewery of Orlando is excited to announce the release of a collaboration beer with Arrested Development – the hip-hop collective group responsible for such hits songs as “Everyday People,” “Tennessee,” and “Mr. Wendal.” From Broken Strings Brewery: Meet Mr. Wendal. This 11% bourbon cognac barrel-aged vanilla hazelnut imperial stout is a collab between Broken Strings Brewery & the legendary east coast hip hop crew Arrested Development. $2 of every bottle will be donated to Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. Bottles are $20, very limited, and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Cheers to StickerWolf for the label design and printing Mr. Wendal was released on Saturday, April 27, at noon at Broken Strings Brewery, 1012 West Church Street in Orlando.
FLORIDA AVENUE BREWING COMPANY WINS BEST LARGE BREWERY AWARD Florida Avenue Brewing Co. is proud to announce its designation as Best Large Brewery in the 2019 Best Florida Beer Championship, the largest annual competition of its kind in the state of Florida. The competition which is held every year during Tampa Bay Beer Week boasts a highly regarded judging panel made up of industry professionals throughout the state. The Best Large Brewery designation is determined by ranking each large batch brewery based on how many medals it received, and assigning a point value to gold, silver and bronze medals. Florida Avenue Brewing Co. was awarded honors for: Florida Avenue Brewing wins Best Large Brewery award! GOLD • Never Too Late for Summer Watermelon Lime Berliner Weisse GOLD • Passion of the Heights Hibiscus Wheat Ale, BRONZE • Florida Avenue Lager “All of us at Florida Ave Brewing Co. are thrilled to be recognized for the beer we are producing,” said Anthony Derby, CEO of Florida Avenue Brewing Co. and its sister company, Brew Bus Brewing. “The quality of beer coming out of the state of Florida gets better and better every year and simply being listed among so many other amazing breweries is truly humbling. The pressure is on to keep getting better and to continue to innovate. It really is a collaborative effort between the brewing community in Tampa as well as throughout the state. We’re all friends, we’re drinking buddies. When one brewery does well, we all do well.”
ABOUT FLORIDA AVENUE BREWING CO. Florida Avenue Brewing Co. originally opened its doors in 2010 and underwent a renovation and revival in 2015. Since then, Florida Avenue Brewing Co. has continued producing award-winning, high quality, easy-drinking Florida-style beers. Perfect for the beach, pool, golf course and beyond, these beers are made for Floridians by Floridians.
BACKSTAGE PASS MAGAZINE • JUNE 7 - JULY 6, 2019