The Best Florida Beer Competition Delivers Awards for Gainesville Breweries

On Sunday, March 5, 2023 the Best Florida Beer Professional Championship winners were announced during the Annual Brewer’s Ball in Tampa. An AHA and BJCP-sanctioned event, it’s the most prestigious professional beer competition in Florida. 2023 saw 839 judged entries in 59 medal groups.

Flights of beer served in a Florida license plate at First Magnitude Brewing Co

Congratulations to the 2023 award-winning Gainesville breweries:

Blackadder Brewing Company
🥈Silver: Germany-Style Sour Ale, The Snow Gose

Cypress and Grove Brewing Company
🥉Bronze: Brown/Robust Imperial Porter, Tall Pine Porter
🥈Silver: Munich-Style Helles, Besser Spat: German Style Festbier
🥈Silver: International Pilsener or Lager, Crane Song Japanese Style Lager
🥇Gold: International Dark Lager, Noche Mexican Style Dark Lager
🥇Gold: Floridaweisse, Ka-Boom Fruit Smoothie Sour
🏆 Runner-Up Best in Show – Best Large Brewery

First Magnitude Brewing Company
🥉Bronze: South German-Style Hefeweizen, Wakulla
🥉Bronze: American-Style Pale Ale, 72
🥇Gold: American Black Ale or Stout, Nightfall American Stout
🏆 Best in Show – Best Small Batch Beer: Nightfall American Stout

Dry Wrought Cider
🥈Silver: Specialty Cider and Perry, Strawberry Cider
🥇Gold: Specialty Cider and Perry, Hops Cider

Previous Best Florida Beer Awards:

Swamp Head Brewery
Gold: Pale Ale or Session IPA, Stump Knocker Pale Ale

First Magnitude Brewing Company
Silver: Hefeweizen or Dunkelweizen, Wakulla
Gold: English Brown Ale, Drift

Blackadder Brewing Company
Silver: Classic Saison, Katie’s Restless Palate Saison

Cypress and Grove Brewing Company
Bronze: Wheat Beer, American Wheat Ale

Swamp Head Brewery
Silver: Oktoberfest / Dopplebock, Swamp Fest
Gold: Juicy/Hazy Double IPA, Land Manatee

First Magnitude Brewing Company
Silver: American IPA, Ursa

Blackadder Brewing Company
Gold: Field Beer, Warm Cockles

Swamp Head Brewery
Gold: Strong Ale, Peat Dunwoody

First Magnitude Brewing Company
Silver: Imperial IPA/Red, Batch 200 – SB
Gold: English Ale, Drift