Florida Beer Company in Cape Canaveral, FL is one of the top craft brewers in Florida. They have created a distinctive selection of no less than 18 very differing craft beers to suit the tastes of discerning beer lovers. Both Floridians and folks who travel to the Cape Canaveral area all seem to love all the craft beers that Florida beer Company has to offer, as well as the local tropical inspiration that brought them about.
Founded in 1997 as the Indian River Beverage Corp., Florida Beer Company currently produces a number of highly popular brands that include favorites of craft beer lovers like Tropical, Key West, Gold and Hurricane Reef. The company is run by President/CEO Jim Massoni, who previously worked as an executive in Silicon Valley until making a career change in 2003. Since then, he and his partner, Ed Scott, have brought about some significant positive changes at Florida Beer Company, including the name change, new location, brewing equipment that is now much higher quality, along with improvements in beer distribution. In addition, Florida Beer Company has garnered a number of prestigious medals and awards nationwide. Currently, Jim’s main goal is establishing the state of Florida, and especially the Cape Canaveral area, as a micro-brewing leader.
Jim and his brewmaster, Jack Owen, are both extremely happy with the results of their efforts at Florida Beer Company over the years. The company is now a top draw for both the locals in and around Cape Canaveral as well as tourists from all over the world. Both the regulars and the first-timers love the impressive selection of craft beers along with the fun-loving Florida atmosphere.
Here are some particulars about just a few of their most well known craft beers. The Key West Sunset Ale from Florida Beer Company offers a tropical twist on amber ale with the crisp flavor of herbal hops, candied orange peel, caramel malts, apple and ginger. This craft beer goes quite well with barbecue. And the Florida Lager offers craft beer connoisseurs the flavors of sweet caramel with roasted malt and spice notes that are subtle and lend themselves to this lager’s clean crisp flavor, which really goes nicely with a hot bowl of chili. Another offering in the Florida Beer Company lineup is called Swamp Ape IPA and it contains a slightly higher alcohol content. In addition, they offer a nod to the space coast in a beer called 321 with a rocket on the label.