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The Best Florida Beer Competition Delivers Awards For All Gainesville Breweries

On March 8, 2020 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 the state of Florida.

2020 saw 931 judged entries in 55 medal groups. All 5 Gainesville Breweries were recognized with awards and brought home some hardware:

Swamp Head Brewery

GOLD for Stump Knocker Pale Ale

First Magnitude Brewing Company

GOLD for Drift English Brown Ale
SILVER for Wakulla Hefeweizen

Big Top Brewing Company

BRONZE for Hawaiian Lion Coconut Porter

Blackadder Brewing Company

SILVER for Katie’s Restless Palate Saison

Cypress and Grove Brewing Company

BRONZE for American Wheat Ale