Florida Craft Beer Day – Feb. 15th, 2016 #floridacraftbeerday

We need your help!

On Feb. 15th, 1897, the first Florida owned and operated brewery, Florida Brewing Company, opened in Ybor City, near Tampa.

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Florida Brewing Co. Stock photo

While the brewery is no longer in operation, it is the starting point of a long and proud brewing tradition that is enjoyed by thousands of Floridians every day.

Florida beer, however, does not have a holiday, no matter how official, to celebrate the impact it has on the state. To that end, I am hereby declaring that we make Feb. 15th, 2016 the first Florida Craft Beer Day, a day where we all can celebrate the economic, cultural, and societal impact that brewing has made in the Sunshine State.

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Please post this on social media, tell your friends, and help get the word out, especially with the hashtag #floridacraftbeerday. I have also created a petition you can sign to get the Florida State legislature to officially recognize Feb. 15th as Florida Craft Beer Day.

Also, Follow FloridaBeerBlog.com at @floridabeerblog on Twitter or Instagram for updates and reminders.

If you have any questions, encouragement, or ideas, please let me know. Thank you, and I hope I can count on your support as we celebrate the Florida craft beer industry together.

Cheers!

Celebrate Florida Craft,

Dave
@floridabeerblog
floridabeerblog@gmail.com

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One thought on “Florida Craft Beer Day – Feb. 15th, 2016 #floridacraftbeerday

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