Fort Myers Brewing to host 2023 Summer Beer Fest June 15-18
Brewery gearing up with Tie-Dye Sunday on June 4
Fort Myers Brewing Company is kicking off the hottest season of the year with its annual Summer Beer Fest from June 15-18, a four-day bash featuring live music, food trucks and more than 50 specialty beers.
Gearing up for the main event, Fort Myers Brewing will also host Tie-Dye Sunday on Sunday, June 4, which will feature an early release of Summer Beer Fest commemorative T-shirts for a tie-dye party led by brewery staff. To reserve a time slot and supplies to tie-dye a shirt, sign up at EventBrite.com. Registration is $35 and covers the T-shirt, tie-dye supplies and hands-on guidance, plus a voucher for a complimentary Summer Beer Fest commemorative glass, to be released during the main festival weekend.
For the main Summer Beer Fest event running Thursday, June 15 through Sunday, June 18, Fort Myers Brewing is featuring four days of festivities for families, friends and pets to enjoy. A wide selection of locally brewed ales, stouts and lagers are on tap throughout the weekend.
Food truck rallies will feature eats from popular trucks such as Wicked Streatery, Kings Tacos & Burritos, Vesuvius Wood Fired Pizza, Mambo and Mobstah Lobstah. Live performances will take place throughout the weekend featuring Chasing Denver, Rock Republic, The Rowdy Bards and more.
Anhorn Entertainment will be at the brewery every day with caricature entertainment. The brewery is also releasing limited-edition Summer Beer Fest swag, including commemorative glasses and T-shirts, available for purchase in the taproom.
The full Summer Beer Fest event schedule includes:
Thursday, June 15 (2 to 11 p.m.)
• Food Trucks: Beau’s BBQ, King’s Tacos & Burritos, Mad Brunch, Pryceless, Viet Yum
• Live Music: Chasing Denver (7 p.m.)
Friday, June 16 (2 to 11 p.m.)
• Pups & Pints, benefiting the Gulf Coast Humane Society
• Food trucks: Cositas Gourmet, Fat Thor, Island Vibez, Mobstah Lobstah, Wicked Streatery
• Live music: Ben Clifford (3 p.m.), Yabo Brothers (7 p.m.)
Saturday, June 17 (Noon to 11 p.m.)
• Main event: Over 50 specialty beers rotating throughout the day
• Food trucks: Don’t Give Up, Mambo, Vesuvius Wood-Fired Pizza, Wicked Streatery
• Live music: Chris Bepko (noon), DJ Nate (4 p.m.), Rock Republic (7 p.m.)
Sunday, June 18 (Noon to 8 p.m.)
• Food trucks: Easy Cheesy, Mad Brunch, Viva La Taco
• Live music: Ralph Curtis Duo (noon), The Rowdy Bards (4 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 Facebook.com/FMBrew 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 at 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive, Suite 28, in Fort Myers. For more information, visit FMBrew.com or call 239-313-6576.
Source: Fort Myers Brewing Company