On March 3rd, 2019 the Best Florida Beer Professional Championship winners were announced during the Annual Brewer’s Ball held at Water Works Park in Tampa. This year saw 825 judged entries in 46 Medal Groups. The Best Florida Beer Professional Championship is an AHA and BJCP sanctioned professional beer, mead, and cider competition sponsored by Best Florida Beer. This is the most prestigious professional beer competition in the state of Florida.
3 Gainesville breweries won awards and brought home some hardware.
GOLD for Land Manatee, Juicy/Hazy Double IPA
SILVER for Swamp Fest, Oktoberfest/Dopplebock
SILVER for URSA, American IPA
GOLD for Warm Cockles, Field Beer