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Fort Myers Brewing Company Earns Two Gold Medals and One Silver Medal at the 2022 Best Florida Beer Professional Championships

Mar 13, 2022 10:58AM ● By Jessica Wagner

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Fort Myers Brewing Company earned two gold medals and one silver at the 2022 Best Florida Beer Professional Championships, a statewide competition held in Tampa.

Fort Myers Brewing earned a gold medal in the American Wheat category for its Fort Myers Wheat as well as a gold medal in the Chocolate Beer category for its Chocolate Stout. The brewery also earned a silver medal for its O.Y.A. in the Double IPA category.

“The Best Florida Beer Professional Championships is one of the most prestigious professional beer competitions in the state, and it is a big honor for our craft beers to be recognized among the best,” said Rob Whyte, who co-founded Fort Myers Brewing in 2013 with his wife, Jen. “We are proud of our brew crew for continuing to deliver award-winning beers year after year for our fellow beer-lovers to enjoy.”

Sponsored by Best Florida Beer, the Best Florida Beer Championships is a sanctioned beer, mead and cider championship with a professional competition that aims to promote commercial breweries, their brewers and excellence in craft beer. The 2022 competition attracted 798 entries in 59 categories.

Fort Myers Brewing has medaled at the Best Florida Beer Professional Championships every year since the brewery was established in 2013, winning a total of 12 gold, six silver and eight bronze medals. Fort Myers Brewing also won the title of “Best Large Brewery in Florida” at the 2016 competition.

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 golds at the Best Florida Beer Competition, a silver at the 2018 World Beer Cup, a bronze at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival and Grand National Champion at the 2021 U.S. Open Hard Seltzer Championship. 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 1,041 locations, including 620 bars and restaurants, and are available for purchase in 421 retail outlets, including grocery, package and convenience stores. The brewery is located at 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive, Suite 28, in Fort Myers. For more information, visit or call 239-313-6576.

Information provided by Priority Marketing. Holly Boldrin, APR, CPRC, Priority Marketing, [email protected], 239-267-2638 or 239-887-9335 (cell). Emily Golden, Priority Marketing, [email protected], 239-267-2638 or 239-565-1595 (cell)