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This year, Fort Myers Brewing is celebrating its fourth anniversary. We first came two years ago and I’m so impressed how it has grown since that time!
Fort Myers Brewing has an impressive social calendar. Tuesday nights are trivia. A food truck is there almost every night. Thursday nights are special – with four to five trucks at once at the brewery. When we went on a Thursday night between Christmas and New Year’s, I would easily estimate about 500 people were in attendance. Although there are large picnic tables inside and out, for larger events you’ll want to bring your own lawn chair.
Fort Myers Brewery offers flights containing 5 ounce glasses of four different beers for about $8, just a few more than the price of an individual glass. They come on what is essentially a paddle. I remember Fort Myers Brewery only having a few beers at a time years ago. At this point, they have a wide variety, from pilsners to pale ales to brown ales, an oatmeal stout, saison, hefeweizen, even a few heavy gravity options. And it isn’t only their selection that has grown – so has their output. Fort Myers Brewing also cans some of their beers which are available for purchase both at the brewery and some local groceries.
I love the variety of activities (beer mile anyone?), the music acts (radio station 93x was there last time), the food trucks, the varied age group of the clientele and yes, kids and dogs. This to me is the truest sign of a neighborhood brewery where you want to spend time. Check their website to see what is going on and plan your outing.
It doesn’t appear on their website but the winner for me was a beer called Niner Strong. This is a Belgian Strong Golden Ale described as having a “complex, fruity strong ale brewed with orange blossom honey.” With an ABV of 10.8%, you can’t have as many beers – but it is so smooth and delicious!
Annick, The Common Traveler