Fort Myers Brewing Company beers win best in state

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County’s first microbrewery won big this weekend, beating every other beer in the state.

The Fort Myers Brewing Company took home four medals in all for their one-of-a-kind brews.

“There were 400 and some odd entries. We entered ten beers, won four medals!”

Rob Whyte is feeling pretty good these days, telling WINK News, “we are on cloud nine right now for sure.”

Whyte is co-owner and Brewmaster at the Fort Myers Brewing Company.

At the Best Florida Beer Championships, Fort Myers Brewing Company won gold for its High 5 IPA, its OYA Citra Double IPA, and its chocolate stout. It received silver for its Caloosahatchee Kolsch.

An extraordinary feat for a company only two years old.

“It was pretty humbling, pretty awesome. We were up against some of the big names in the state of Florida. Cigar City, Funky Buddha, and we placed above them in some of the entries,” said Whyte.

So what goes into making an award-winning beer?

“The beer you get here is fresh, it just came out of my tanks a couple days to a couple weeks prior. I think attention to detail, and I don’t like to release a product until it’s ready and perfected. I spent a lot of time working on the beers I entered and I think it shows in the results,” said Whyte.

The Brewery is located at 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive, in the Gateway neighborhood of Southeast Fort Myers.
Their hours are from Tuesday through Thursday from 3 p.m.- 10 p.m., Friday 3 p.m.- 11 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-11 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m.- 8 p.m.

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