Best Florida Beer 2016 Winners

March 10, 2016 | Category: Beer Awards Uncategorized

Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s Best Florida Beer Competition!



Gold – Quantum Leap Winery, Pedaler’s Hard Apple Cider, Orlando, FL

Silver - Green Bench Mead & Cider, The Stranger, St. Petersburg, FL

Bronze - Green Bench Mead & Cider, Farmhouse Cider, St. Petersburg, FL


Gold - Cigar City Cider & Mead, The Strange, Tampa, FL

Silver - Green Bench Mead & Cider, The Lucid Poet, St. Petersburg, FL

Bronze - Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company, Pirate Booty, Madiera Beach, FL

Euro and International Beer:

Gold - Cigar City Brewing, Tampa-style Lager, Tampa, FL

Silver - Crooked Thumb Brewery, Grandpa Jack’s Pils, Safety Harbor, FL

Bronze - Big Storm Brewing Co., Helicity, Odessa, FL

Standard American Beer:

Gold – Coppertail Brewing Co., Wheatstroke, Tampa, FL

Silver – Florida Beer Company, Florida Lager, Cape Canaveral, FL

Bronze – Ulele Spring Brewing, Ulele Pale Lager, Tampa, FL

Euro Dark Lager/Ale:

Gold –  Big Storm Brewing Co., Oktoberfest, Odessa, FL

Silver – Ten10 Brewing Co., Black Bombers in the Night, Orlando, FL

Bronze – Veterans United Craft Brewery, Scout Dog 44, Jacksonville, FL

Light Hybrid:

Gold – Motorworks Brewing, Cruiser Kolsch, Bradenton, FL

Silver – Pair of Dice Brewing, Clearwater Honey Cream, Clearwater, FL

Bronze – Crooked Can Brewing, Mr. Tractor Kolsch, Winter Garden, FL

Golden Blonde:

Gold – Southern Brewing, Not Your Heidi Klum Blonde, Tampa, FL

Silver - Fort Myers Brewing Company, City of Palms Pils, Fort Myers, FL

Bronze – Veterans United Craft Brewery, Raging Blonde Ale, Jacksonville, FL

English Ales:

Gold – Copp Winery and Brewery, 1821, Crystal River, FL

Silver – Florida Avenue Brewing Company, Betchy Brown,

Bronze – Bury Me Brewing, Bag O’ Bones, Fort Myers, FL

Scottish/Irish Ale:

Gold – Tomoka Brewing Co., McCarthy’s Irish Red, Port Orange, FL

Silver – Rapp Brewing Company, Scotch Ale SB, Seminole, FL

Bronze – Marker 48 Brewing, Red Right Return, Spring Hill, FL

American Pale Ale:

Gold – Tampa Bay Brewing Company, Reef Donkey APA, Tampa, FL

Silver - Green Bench Brewing Company, Green Bench IPA, St. Petersburg, FL

Bronze – Crooked Thumb Brewery, Street Dog Pale Ale, Safety Harbor, FL

American Amber/Brown Ale:

Gold – Fort Myers Brewing Company, Incognito, Fort Myers, FL

Silver - Proof Brewing Company, Abandoned Planet, Tallahassee, FL

Bronze – Southern Brewing, Heights’ Brown, Tampa, FL


Gold – Six Ten Brewing, TPA, Tampa, FL

Silver – Barley Mow Brewing Company, The Huntsman, Largo, FL

Bronze – Waterfront Brewing Company, TruMan, Key West, FL


Gold – Pareidolia Brewing Company, Wahoo Coffee Porter, Sebastian, FL

Silver – Veterans United Craft Brewery, Paratrooper Porter, Jacksonville, FL

Bronze – Florida Beer Company, Gaspar’s Porter, Cape Canaveral, FL


Gold - LauderAle, Black Mamba, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Silver – Southern Brewing, Oliver’s Gruel Stout, Tampa, FL

Bronze – Crooked Can Brewing Company, Crooked Can House Stout, Winter Garden, FL

Imperial Stouts:

Gold – Dunedin Brewery, Mundofobick, Dunedin, FL

Silver – 26 Degree Brewing Company, Ziko’s Rage, Pompano Beach, FL

Bronze – Fort Myers Brewing Company, Bubblin Crude, Fort Myers, FL


Gold – Escape Brewing Company, The Other West Coast IPA, Trinity, FL

Silver – 7venth Sun Brewing Company, Headbanger IPA, Dunedin, FL

Bronze – Swamp Head Brewery, Down Deep, Gainesville, FL

Session IPA:

Gold – 7venth Sun Brewing, La Fete, Dunedin, FL

Silver – MIA Beer Co., El Cuco, Miami, FL

Bronze - Fort Myers Brewing Company, Session Pale, Fort Myers, FL

German Wheat:

Gold – Crooked Can Brewing Company, Cloud Chaser Hefeweizen, Winter Garden, FL

Silver – Brewers Tasting Room, Bad Badger Bavarian Hefeweizen, St. Petersburg, FL

Bronze – MIA Beer Co., Miami Weiss, Miami, FL

Belgian/French Ales:

Gold – Rapp Brewing Company Biere De Garde SB, Seminole, FL

Silver – Big Storm Brewing Co., Belgian, Odessa, FL

Bronze – Cigar City Brewing, Florida Cracker, Tampa, FL


Gold – Central  28 Beer Co., Trekker, DeBary, FL

Silver – Motorworks Brewing, Saison, Bradenton, FL

Bronze – Point Ybel Brewing Co., Saison de Sauvage, Fort Myers, FL

Sour Ales:

Gold – Six Ten Brewing, Apicot CBGB, Tampa, FP

Silver – Alligator Brewing Co. LLC, Haute Mess – Florida Weisse – SB, Gainesville, FL

Bronze – Six Ten Brewing, Blackberry CBGB, Tampa, FL


Gold – Grasslands Brewing Company, Pickle Tickle (SB), Tallahassee, FL

Silver – Alligator Brewing Co. LLC, Gose the Traveler, Gainesville, FL

Bronze – Angry Chair Brewing, Gose, Tampa, FL

Belgian Strong Ales:

Gold – McGuires Irish Pub, McGuire’s Millennium Ale, Destin, FL

Silver – Barrel of Monks Brewing, Quadrophonic, Boca Raton, FL

Bronze – Barrel of Monks Brewing, Dry Hopped Endless Enigma, Boca Raton, FL

Strong Ale:

Gold – Momentum Brewhouse, Twisted Cap, Bonita Spring, FL

Silver – Pair of Dice Brewing Company, Up Hops the Devil, Clearwater, FL

Bronze – Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company, Oscuro, Madiera Beach, FL

Fruit Beer:

Gold – Tampa Bay Brewing Company, KING Quat, Tampa, FL

Silver – Dunedin Brewery, Fruits of Leisure, Dunedin, FL

Bronze – Brew Bus Brewing, You’re My Boy Blue, Tampa, FL

Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer:

Gold – Six Ten Brewing, Babble to the Nag, Tampa, FL

Silver – Tampa Bay Brewing Company, Gourds Gone Wild Pumpkin Ale, Tampa, FL

Bronze – Brew Hub, Thunder Axe, Lakeland, FL

Coffee/Chocolate Beer:

Gold – Fort Myers Brewing Company, Chocolate Stout, Fort Myers, FL

Silver – Funky Buddha Brewery, Nib Smuggler, Oakland Park, FL

Bronze – Brew Bus Brewing, Hazelnut Spread Porter, Tampa, FL

Wood-Aged Beer:

Gold – First Magnitude Brewing Company, Smoked Dunkelweizen, Gainesville, FL

Silver – Rapp Brewing Company, Lichtenheiner, Seminole, FL

Bronze – Barrel of Monks Brewing, Owen, Boca Raton, FL

Strong Wood-Aged Beer:

Gold – 7venth Sun Brewing Company, Vultures From The Past, Dunedin, FL

Silver – Cigar City Brewing, Bourbon Barrel Aged Big Sound, Tampa, FL

Bronze – Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company, Dubious Intentions, Madiera Beach, FL

Special Beer:

Gold – Rapp Brewing Company, Adambier SB, Seminole, FL

Silver – Funky Buddha Brewery, No Crusts, Oakland Park, FL

Bronze – Cigar City Brewing, Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout, Tampa, FL

Wild Beer:

Gold – Point Ybel Brewing Co., Jackfruit Sout, Fort Myers, FL

Silver – Tomoka Brewing Co., Tangerine Florida Weisse, Port Orange, FL

Bronze – Aardwolf Brewing Company, San Marco Sour, Jacksonville, FL