Fort Myers Brewing to celebrate 11th anniversary with four-day beer fest Feb. 22-25

Fort Myers Brewing Company is celebrating its 11th anniversary with a four-day anniversary party Feb. 22-25 that features more than 50 rotating specialty craft brews, food trucks and live music.

Throughout the weekend, guests can expect specialty dishes from more than a dozen food trucks, a variety of live performances and festivities for families, friends and pets to enjoy. Food will be dished up by new and longtime food truck partners, including Fat Thor’s Smash Burger, Detour Diner, Don’t Give Up, Mad Brunch, South Pizza Co., Wicked Streatery and more. Live music will be performed by Ben Allen Band, Rock Republic, Soapy Tuna, Matt Walden, Wendell Ray, Virgil Cain and more.

The brewery’s anniversary party features four days of beer releases, and the main event on Saturday will introduce 50+ craft brews that will rotate the taps throughout the day. On Sunday, guests will help Kick the Keg with food trucks and specialty beers being poured until the kegs run out.

Among this year’s signature brews is a Coffee Vienna Lager, 11th Anniversary Imperial IPA, Nitro Dark Mild Ale and Boat Story American Pilsner.

The full schedule of events is available at FMBrew.com, and includes:

Thursday, Feb. 22 (2 to 10 p.m.)
· Food Trucks: Farmers Corn, Grace’s Taste of Poland, Mad Brunch, Tia’s Kitchen, Wicked Streatery
· Live Music: Wendell Ray (4 p.m.), Soapy Tuna (7 p.m.)

Friday, Feb. 23 (2 to 11 p.m.)
· Food Trucks: Don’t Give Up, Fat Thor’s Smash Burger, Mobstah Lobstah, Smokin’ Crow’s BBQ, South Pizza Co.
· Live Music: Matt Walden (4 p.m.), Rock Republic (7 p.m.)

Saturday, Feb. 24 (Noon to 11 p.m.)
· Main event with 50+ specialty beers rotating throughout the day
· Food Trucks: King’s Tacos & Burritos, Mad Brunch, Mambo, Vesuvius Wood Fired Pizza, Viet Yum
· Live Music: Virgil Cain (1 p.m.), DJ Nate (4 p.m.), Bad Latitude (7 p.m.)

Sunday, Feb. 25 (Noon to 8 p.m.)
· Kick the Keg Party until the specialty beers run out
· Food Trucks: Cositas Gourmet, Detour Diner, Fat Thor’s Smash Burger, Meat Cottage
· Live Music: Ben Allen Band (3 p.m.)

The four-day celebration will be held at Fort Myers Brewing Company, 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive, Suite 28, in Fort Myers. For more information, visit FMBrew.com or call 239-313-6576. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, as seats tend to fill up quickly.

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 a gold at the 2022 World Beer Cup, golds at the Best Florida Beer Competition and Great American Beer Festival, and Grand National Champion at the 2021 and 2022 U.S. Open Hard Seltzer Championships. 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 1,600 locations, including bars, restaurants and 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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