Homebrew Competition Sponsors

Our great sponsors are important to the continued success and enjoyment of the Best Florida Beer Homebrew Competition. We are always looking for great partnerships and innovative ways to showcase your brand to the homebrew community in Florida.

If you are interested in becoming a host location for judging, prize donor for winners / raffles, have an innovative or exciting new product to get in the hands of homebrewers please email vphomebrew@bestfloridabeer.org with details. 

 
 
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PLATINUM Level Sponsor

Host Location

Pinellas Ale Works

Pinellas Ale Works is kindly hosting the 2018 Best Florida Beer homebrew competition in the band new events space adjacent to the main tasting room. With an expansive tap list and located just off the Pinellas Trail be sure to stop in and say thank you to this amazing sponsor. 

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PLATINUM Level Sponsor

Judge Gift Sponsor

Alpha Brewing Operations

Alpha Brewing Operations delivers professional tools for the professional brewer whether your brewery is not yet conceived, in it’s infancy, or well established. Whether the need is a single piece, or a complete project from design to execution, Alpha is the answer.

 
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GolD Level Sponsor

Cigar City Brewing

Our partnership with Cigar City Brewing continues this year to provide a 2019 GABF ProAm opportunity to the 2018 Florida Homebrewer of the Year*. Not in in Ybor since 2009 and located on Spruce Street in Tampa Cigar City keeps serving up some of Tampa's most notable  IPA's and Stouts. 

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GolD Level Sponsor

Beer and Wine Makers Pantry

The original Pinellas Homebrew and Wine Making supply shop since 1999! Grab your favorite homebrew supplies or learn the craft of beer or wine making!

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GolD Level Sponsor

TAPHANDELS

We’ve been making handles since 1999, working our way from a small garage to a fully integrated
design and manufacturing company for tap handles, lighted signs and other point-of-purchase needs. 
Each day bustles with teams committed to creativity, collaboration, problem-solving and fun. 

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GolD Level Sponsor

Green Bench Brewing Co.

Green Bench  dispenses a product that is enjoyed and embraced by those in the community, while striving to challenge the status quo of taste in this area. Green Bench beer provides a classic medium for conversation, business and relationships to be forged and strengthened.  

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GolD Level Sponsor

Bell's Brewery

Our journey began with a 15-gallon soup kettle, a quest for better beer and countless batches of homebrew. The passion and personality that began Bell’s continues today through our breweries and Eccentric Café. We continue to grow and evolve, dedicated to our mission; to be fiercely independent, 100% family owned, deeply rooted to our community, committed to the environment and brewers of inspired beer.

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GolD Level Sponsor

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Ken Grossman learned to homebrew from the father of a close friend. From an early age, he was enamored by the sights and smells of the fermenting jugs of bubbling beer. His first attempts at brewing were rudimentary at best, but began lifelong passion for the art of fermentation. He took inspiration from the nearby mountains -the Sierra Nevada mountain range- and launched Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

GolD Level Sponsor

3 Daughters Brewing

Come try some of the best Tampa Bay Craft Beer at the largest brewery in St. Petersburg. We created our tasting room to be a fun, relaxed place to experience all the creativity that Tampa craft beers have to offer. No TVs, just a focus on good beer and great company.  We also offer various seasonals, specialty brews and some of the most innovative, best tasting beer in Tampa Bay.

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GolD Level Sponsor

Beer Nibs / Pinellas Chocolate

It takes premium ingredients to make a premium beer. Many craft brewers in the Tampa Bay area use the fresh-as-fresh-can-be chocolate nibs they can only get from Pinellas Chocolate to create some of the finest porters and stouts you will find anywhere. Some brewers enjoy selecting from the newest shipment of beans before they are roasted, and working with our chocolate maker on a special profile for their unique recipes.

If you are a commercial brewery or home brewer interested in freshly roasted cocoa nibs, please contact us for more information.

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GolD Level Sponsor

Amoretti

When your ready to make your next pastry stout, fruit beer or hard water look no further than Amoretti. With products such as highly concentrated extracts, Artisan Natural Flavors and Craft Puree you will find what you need to make your next creative homebrew a reality.

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GolD Level Sponsor

Rapp Brewing Company

Home of hand crafted small batch artisanal Ales and Lagers.
Our goal is to bring you the finest examples of traditional beer styles using the best available ingredients.
We also offer you intriguing variations of traditional styles as well as exploring styles from past ages.
We use our creativity in the art of brewing and invite you to join us in that adventure.

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GolD Level Sponsor

Webb’s Honey

Webb’s Honey provides pure and unfiltered honey to retail and wholesale customers. Our honey is local to the Central Florida area. We have about one thousand hives that we move around the state in order to make different honey crops throughout the year. The majority of our honey is made by our hives, along with a few other trusted local beekeepers.

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GolD Level Sponsor

Florida Beer Company

When it comes to Florida beer, we are a trailblazer in the industry. Open since 1997, we have perfected our craft with award-winning beers, all produced on premises everyday by our brewmasters. Located in the beautiful and historic Cape Canaveral, Florida, we host community events throughout the year and welcome guests to tour our brewery. Our Florida Beer Brewery produces 28 different styles of ales, lagers and ciders of the highest quality while maintaining our brewing traditions. We brew with passion, and love sharing our passion with other beer lovers.

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GolD Level Sponsor

Crosby Hop Farm

Crosby Hop Farm grows, sources, and processes premium hop products from around the world. Focused on quality, sustainability, innovation, and community, we are committed to the customers and stakeholders we serve and the land that supports us.

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GolD Level Sponsor

Blichmann Engineering

Blichmann Engineering, LLC is a design and manufacturing firm wholesaling highly engineered products through home beer and wine retailers. We offer only the most intuitively designed, innovative products with the highest level of quality for brewers who expect the same in their beers and wines.


*The Florida Homebrewer of the Year must not be employed by Cigar City or a commercial brewery to win or utilize this prize. If the winner of Homebrewer of the Year does not qualify the winner of Best Beer In Florida (Best of Show Beer) winner will assume the prize.