Fort Myers Brewing Company is kicking off the hottest season of the year with its ninth annual Summer Beer Fest June 18-20, a three-day summer bash featuring a variety of live music, food trucks and more than 30 specialty beers.
From Friday, June 18 through Sunday, June 20, the party of the season will feature brew-tastic festivities for families, friends and pets to enjoy, including live entertainment, award-winning beer and over 10 of Southwest Florida’s tastiest food trucks.
“We’re excited to put on our popular Summer Beer Fest celebration and offer another great lineup of beer, food and bands for our ninth annual event,” said Jen Whyte, co-founder of Fort Myers Brewing. “To celebrate our summer beer festival, we’ve created a hazy, session IPA that gives off a light bitterness with flavors of sweet fruits and citrus undertones.”
Throughout the weekend, guests can enjoy a wide selection of locally brewed ales, stouts and lagers, in addition to local food trucks such as Wicked Streatery, Vesuvius Wood Fired Pizza and Mobstah Lobstah. Bring lawn chairs to hangout and jam to five live performances, including Matt Walden, Hat Trick and Tobacco Rd Band.
Festivities will be held at Fort Myers Brewing Company, 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive, Suite 28, in Fort Myers. For more information, find and follow Fort Myers Brewing Company on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FMBrew or call 239-313-6576. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, as seats tend to fill up quickly.
The schedule for the 2021 Summer Beer Fest is as follows:
Friday, June 18 (2 to 11 p.m.)
• Luau Party featuring a pig roast
• Food trucks: Wicked Streatery, Vesuvius Wood Fired Pizza, Mobstah Lobstah
• Live music: Hat Trick (7 to 10 p.m.)
Saturday, June 19 (Noon to 11 p.m.)
• Main event: Over 30 specialty beers will be served throughout the day.
• Food trucks: Wicked Streatery, King’s Tacos & Burritos, H-Anger Management, Matt’s Red Hots
• Live music: Them Hamilton Boys (2 to 5 p.m.), DJ Memphis on Air (5 to 7 p.m.), Tobacco Rd Band (7 to 10 p.m.)
Sunday, June 20 (Noon to 8 p.m.)
• Kick the Keg Party: Specialty brews will be served throughout the day until the keg runs out.
• Food trucks: Don’t Give Up, MAD Brunch
• Live music: Matt Walden (2 to 6 p.m.)
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 and IPAs are winners of multiple prestigious awards, including golds at the Best Florida Beer Competition, a silver at the 2018 World Beer Cup and a bronze at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival. Fort Myers Brewing was named “Best Large Brewery in Florida” in 2016. Its beers are poured at 1,041 locations, including 620 bars and restaurants, and are available for purchase in 421 retail outlets, including Publix, Costco and Total Wine. 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.