• RoadTripsForBeer
    RoadTripsForBeer If you're wondering if Florida is still a craft beer wasteland, wonder no more. It isn't. Tampa Bay Beer Week officially kicks off tomorrow, and yet another craft brewery is opening in the region.
    New Tampa Bay area craft brewery to open soon: Rapp Brewing Company | Beer in Florida
    • March 2, 2012
    • RoadTripsForBeer
      Mark Did anything ever happen with that proposed brewery in Naples? I think it was called South West Florida Brewing Co. Probably been a year or longer since they were talking about it being in the works but I've heard nothing since.
      • March 2, 2012
    • RoadTripsForBeer
      RoadTripsForBeer I don't know if it's the same one you're thinking about, but Naples Beach Brewery is progressing. This is a post from a couple of months ago. more
      • March 2, 2012
    • RoadTripsForBeer
      Mark That is a different one. I found a page on FB for South West Florida Brewing Co. but it looks like they have not posted for a year and a half.
      • March 2, 2012
    • RoadTripsForBeer
      Paul Florida is coming along nicely with their craft brew business, several are opening and doing quite well.
      • March 3, 2012
    • RoadTripsForBeer
      RoadTripsForBeer Mark, here's a recent story about it. However, since it tells almost the same story as those published two years ago, and they are talking about raising large amounts of money from investors, my BS meter is buzzing. more
      • March 3, 2012
    • RoadTripsForBeer
      Mark Yeah, when I first read about it I was thinking the same thing.
    • RoadTripsForBeer
      RoadTripsForBeer I'm finding out some *interesting* things about it with just some basic research. I'll have to delve deeper when I get a chance.
      • March 3, 2012
    • RoadTripsForBeer
      Mark Cool. I remember somewhere along the line that they were trying o use a new immigration law to get investors. Sort of invest in us and you get a green card.
      • March 3, 2012
    • RoadTripsForBeer
      Paul OK, this is what I get out of the article: 'He noted that monasteries have made not only beer, but wine and brandy. "Anyone who thinks the two don't go together is a fanatic," he said of Ave Maria and the brewery."
      • March 3, 2012
    • RoadTripsForBeer
      RoadTripsForBeer Well, I was raised Catholic, though I don't care much for it anymore. But Catholicism and alcohol are DEFINITELY not mutually exclusive!
      • March 3, 2012