Fort Myers Brewing Company has rescheduled several of its popular October events to Oct. 28-30, offering a variety of family-friendly events throughout the weekend.
Fort Myers Brewing Company has re-envisioned its popular Oktoberfest into a special one-day event on Saturday, Oct. 29 from noon to 11 p.m. that features craft beers, German-inspired food trucks, live music and a stein-hoisting competition. More than 40 beers will be on tap throughout the day, with signature Oktoberfest beers including Oktoberfest Lager, Pump-Q-Lees, Smoked Helles, Smoked Marzen, Bavarian Hefeweizen, Czech Around, Schwarzbier and Doppelbock as well as specialty Spyk’d Hard Seltzers including Retro Orange, Pink Lemonade, Blue Raspberry and Sour Apple.
Fort Myers Brewing is also hosting several Halloween festivities throughout the weekend. On Friday, Oct. 28, the brewery will host a Halloween costume contest for children with judging from 5 to 8 p.m. and prizes presented shortly after. On Sunday, Oct. 30, adults can participate in their own costume contest with judging from 3 to 7 p.m. for a chance to win a gift card to the brewery. Food trucks and live performances can be enjoyed onsite each day and candy will be available for children.
The brewery has also launched a new Brewers’ Bundle of limited-edition Oktoberfest swag to benefit employees of Fort Myers Brewing who have been financially impacted due to Hurricane Ian. The bundle includes a commemorative Oktoberfest boot mug, T-shirt and free boot fill for $35, and all proceeds from sales will benefit Fort Myers Brewing’s back-of-house staff. Brewers’ Bundles will be available for purchase in the taproom all weekend long, while supplies last.
The brewery’s schedule for Oct. 28-30 includes:
Friday, Oct. 28 (2 to 11 p.m.)
· Halloween costume contest for kids (contest judging from 5 to 8 p.m.)
· Special release of the brewery’s award-winning Chocolate Stout
· Food trucks: King’s Tacos & Burritos, Mobstah Lobstah
· Live music: Mariachi Band (6 p.m.), Bobby Blakey (7 p.m.)
Saturday, Oct. 29 (Noon to 11 p.m.)
· Oktoberfest with over 40 specialty beers rotating the taps throughout the
· Food trucks: Grace’s Taste of Poland, The Meat Cottage, Mobstah Lobstah, Vesuvius Wood Fired Pizza
· Live music: Claire Liparulo and Jenny Ve (1 p.m.), DJ Nate (4 p.m.), The
Freecoasters (7 p.m.)
Sunday, Oct. 30 (Noon to 8 p.m.)
· Kick the Keg Party and Halloween costume contest for adults (contest
judging from 3 to 7 p.m.)
· Food truck: Mad Brunch
· Live music: Tom Beckman (1 p.m.), Jeff Lyons (4 p.m.)
Fort Myers Brewing Company is located at 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive, Suite 28, in Fort Myers. For more information, visit Facebook.com/FMBrew or call 239-313-6576.
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.