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Fort Myers Brewing unveils full beer lineup for 11th Anniversary Party Feb. 22-25

By Staff | Feb 19, 2024

Fort Myers Brewing's 11th anniversary glass. PROVIDED

Fort Myers Brewing Company has unveiled its complete beer lineup for its four-day 11th Anniversary Party Feb. 22-25 that features 55 rotating specialty craft brews – five beers for every year Fort Myers Brewing has been in business – as well as more than a dozen food trucks and nine live performances.

Beverages available throughout the weekend include 11th Anniversary Imperial IPA, Boat Story, High 5 IPA, Gateway Blonde, Fort Myers Light, Brewer’s Breakfast, Czech Around, Go Apricot, American Wheat, Mosaic Grouper New England IPA, Clean Shave IPA, Maniacal Jellyfish, O.Y.A., Red Tape, Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, Penny Lager, Spyk’d Hard Tea, Blake’s Apple Cider, Nitro Porter, Tangerine Wheat, Tamiami Tan, Virtuoso and Bubblin’ Crude. A variety of seltzer-based cocktails will also be on tap.

Saturday is considered the main day of the event, and 55 craft beverages will spotlight the menu with new beers released every two hours.

Below is Saturday’s beer schedule:

Noon to 2 p.m.: Altbier, Red Currant/Vanilla Blonde, West Coast Red Ale, Hazelnut Stout, Pink Lemonade Gose, Orange Mango Spyk’d Hard Seltzer

The back of Fort Myers Brewing's 11th anniversary glass. PROVIDED

2:15 to 4:15 p.m.: Rauchbier, Pineapple/Vanilla Blonde, German IPA, Caramel Coffee Stout, Rainbow Gose, Strawberry Orange Banana Spyk’d Hard Seltzer

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Coffee Vienna Lager, Key Lime Pie Sour Ale, Cherry Chocolate Stout, Mango IPA, Dreamsicle Gose, Blue Raspberry Lemonade Spyk’d Hard Seltzer

6:45 to 8:45 p.m.: Keller Pils, Belgian Tripel with Pear, El Churrito, Blood Orange Jellyfish, Watermelon Gose, Guava Pineapple Spyk’d Hard Seltzer

9 to 11 p.m.: Mosaic Pale Ale, Belgian Dubbel, Passion O.Y.A., French Toast Brown Ale, Raspberry Gose, Grape Spyk’d Hard Seltzer

Specialty beers hit the taps on Thursday and Friday as well, with highlights including Blake’s American Berry, Mosaic Pale Ale, Chocolate Stout, Fruit Candy Sour, Belgian Dubbel, Pineapple/Vanilla Blonde, Grape Spyk’d Hard Seltzer and a Rum Punch seltzer-based cocktail on Thursday, and Blake’s Cherry Limeade, German IPA, Hazelnut Stout, Watermelon Gose, Coffee Vienna Lager, Mango IPA, Blue Raspberry Lemonade Spyk’d Hard Seltzer and a Mai Tai seltzer-based cocktail on Friday. On Sunday, guests can return to help kick the keg with brews pouring until the kegs run out.

Available beginning at noon on Thursday, Feb. 22, Fort Myers Brewing is also releasing limited-edition anniversary swag, including commemorative glasses and T-shirts, all available for purchase in the taproom. A Brewer’s Bundle package that includes one anniversary T-shirt, one anniversary glass and one beer fill can be purchased for $35 while supplies last.

The 11th Anniversary Party will be held at Fort Myers Brewing Company, 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive, Suite 28, in Fort Myers.

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

Thursday, Feb. 22 (Noon 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 (Noon 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-plus 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, The Way of The Crust

Live Music: The Musician Martin Short (noon), Ben Allen Band (3 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, 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.