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Raise Your Glass: Bay area breweries celebrate 2nd Annual Florida Craft Beer Day

Honors opening of Florida Brewing Company in 1897
Posted at 5:56 AM, Feb 15, 2017

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 marks the second annual Florida Craft Beer Day and Tampa Bay area breweries are celebrating. 

Florida Craft Beer day honors the opening of Florida Brewing Company in 1897. It was the first locally owned and operated brewery in Ybor City. Even cooler, it was the first brewery located in the southeastern United States. The brewery is no longer in operation, but it started a brewing tradition for many. 

The best way to celebrate Florida Craft Beer Day is to drink local. Head to one of the following participating breweries to toast to our local craft beer business. 

  • Brew Bus - Tampa
  • Cigar City - Tampa
  • Rock Brothers - Tampa
  • Tampa Bay Brewing Company - Tampa
  • JDub's Brewing Co - Sarasota
  • Brew Hub - Lakeland
  • St Pete Brewing Co - St Petersburg

Get more info about Florida Craft Beer Day here

You can participate in the fun online too! Just tag your photos with #FLCBD2017

And as always, drink responsibly.