Fort Myers Brewing Company celebrates American Craft Beer Week with collaboration brew

Fort Myers Brewing Company is celebrating American Craft Beer Week with a limited-edition, specialty craft brew made in collaboration with Yakima Chief Hops and Gasseling Ranches.

Recognized annually by the Brewers Association, American Craft Beer Week runs May 16-22 and is an annual celebration of small and independent craft breweries. Fort Myers Brewing is marking the occasion by spotlighting its Hoppy American Wheat Ale, a recent farm-to-pint collaboration with the Washington-based hops grower. Available in six-packs at the brewery, the ale is a refreshing tropical wheat beer with flavors of candied orange peel.

Fort Myers Brewing will host a variety of other activities at the brewery throughout American Craft Beer Week, including:
• Tuesday, May 17 (7 to 10 p.m.): Team Trivia
• Wednesday, May 18 (4 to 10 p.m.): Burger Night, featuring The Nosh Truck
• Thursday, May 19 (4 to 10 p.m.): Food Truck Rally, featuring good eats from four local food trucks
• Friday, May 20 (6 to 11 p.m.): Pups & Pints, benefiting Therapy K9s of Florida
• Saturday, May 21 (7 to 10 p.m.): Live music by David Rojas
• Sunday, May 22 (noon to 8 p.m.): Brunch & Brews, featuring beermosas and Get Lei’d pineapple pilsner

About Fort Myers Brewing Company

Established in 2013, Fort Myers Brewing Company was the first microbrewery to open in Lee County and continues to lead Southwest Florida’s surging craft beer movement. Founded by Rob and Jen Whyte, Fort Myers Brewing carries a signature line of flagship beers in addition to seasonal brews and small batch specialties. Its ales, pilsners, stouts, IPAs and hard seltzers are winners of multiple prestigious awards, including golds at the Best Florida Beer Competition, a silver at the 2018 World Beer Cup, a bronze at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival and Grand National Champion at the 2021 U.S. Open Hard Seltzer Championship. Fort Myers Brewing was named “Best Large Brewery in Florida” in 2016 and received the Business Resiliency and Innovation of the Year Award at the Lee County Economic Development Office, Horizon Council and Horizon Foundation’s 2021 Industry Appreciation Awards. Its beers are poured at 1,041 locations, including 620 bars and restaurants, and are available for purchase in 421 retail outlets, including grocery, package and convenience stores. The brewery is located at 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive, Suite 28, in Fort Myers. For more information, visit FMbrew.com or call 239-313-6576.

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