Saturday was harvest day for the Florida Hops Consortium. In total, four pounds of hops were picked of Neo1, Columbus and Chinook hops. Described as a “collaborative group of scientists, producers, horticulturists, and premium craft brewers developing high quality locally-grown Florida hops,” the Consortium is looking to increase the production of hops in the Sunshine State. Since Florida is not the ideal place…

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Today, February 15th, is Florida Craft Beer Day. At least it will officially be at 6:05 pm tonight after Tampa’s mayor Bob Buckhorn signs the proclamation declaring it so. Then, there will be a toast to all things craft beer in Florida at 7 pm. What is Florida Craft Beer Day? It is “a day where we all can celebrate…

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Craft beer blogger David Butler is looking to make February 15th ‘Florida Beer Day’, a day of celebration of the strength and improvements made by the beer industry of this state in the last hundred plus years. In an email sent out Thursday afternoon, he laid out the foundations of his idea. My name is David Butler. Since March 2013,…

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Are you a Certified Cicerone®? Are you striving to reach the pinnacle of Cicerone®-ness by seeking to achieve Master Cicerone®?? Luckily for you, there is another level coming down the pipeline from Cicerone® creator Ray Daniels. Starting in 2016, the Advanced CiceroneTM level will become available, adding a buffer between Certified and the difficult Master level. The following details come from the organization’s press…

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