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Fort Myers Brewing announces Winter Wonderland on Dec. 15-18

Fort Myers Brewing Company has announced the return of its popular winter celebration, Winter Wonderland, which will take place Thursday, Dec. 15 through Sunday, Dec. 18 in Fort Myers.

The annual event features four days of beer releases, food truck rallies and live entertainment for families, friends and pets to enjoy all weekend. A wide selection of Fort Myers Brewing’s ales, stouts and lagers are on tap along with the brewery’s signature holiday stout, Keg Nog.

Food truck rallies will feature popular trucks such as Easy Cheesy, The Nosh Truck, Wicked Streatery, Kings Tacos & Burritos and Mobstah Lobstah. Live performances will take place throughout the weekend, including shows by Briz & Lady, Claire Liparulo and Jeff Lyons.

The main event of the Winter Wonderland weekend is Winterfest on Saturday, Dec. 17, featuring specialty beers, a food truck rally and special holiday concert. Fort Myers Brewing is hosting The Music Hub’s production of A Very Rowdy Christmas (A Totally Non-Rowdy Event), featuring live shows by The Rowdy Bards, Sheena Brook and Chris Bepko. The free, family-friendly holiday concert also features lively performances by students of the Naples School of Irish Dance, a special solo by Maggie Potts and a big, old-fashioned Christmas carol sing-along. Additionally, donations of new, unwrapped toys are being collected to benefit the Lewis P. Tabarrini Children’s Music Outreach Foundation’s annual toy drive.

The weekend will also feature special appearances and free photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus as well as the grumpy green guy.

The full event schedule includes:

Thursday, Dec. 15 (2 to 10 p.m.)

  • Food Trucks: Currywurst, Easy Cheesy, The Nosh Truck, Viet Yum
  • Live Music: Briz & Lady (6:30 p.m.)

Friday, Dec. 16 (2 to 11 p.m.)

  • Pups & Pints benefiting Gulf Coast Humane Society
  • Holiday Handcrafted Night Market, featuring handmade goods from local artisans ranging from jewelry, soaps, candles and more
  • Pictures with the grumpy green guy
  • Food Trucks: Easy Cheesy, Mobstah Lobstah, Wicked Streatery, plus Wiggle Bar for the pups
  • Live Music: Claire Liparulo (7 p.m.)

Saturday, Dec. 17 (Noon to 11 p.m.)

  • Winterfest: Main event
  • Food trucks: Beau’s BBQ, King’s Tacos & Burritos, Vesuvius Wood Fired Pizza, Wicked Streatery
  • Live music: A Very Rowdy Christmas holiday concert (6 to 9 p.m.), featuring The Rowdy Bards, Sheena Brook, Chris Bepko, lively performances by students of the Naples School of Irish Dance, a solo by Maggie Potts and a big, old-fashioned Christmas carol sing-along.
  • Toy collection, encouraging donations of new, unwrapped toys to benefit the Lewis P. Tabarrini Children’s Music Outreach Foundation’s annual toy drive
  • Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Sunday, Dec. 18 (Noon to 8 p.m.)

  • Kick the Keg Party
  • Food trucks: Mad Brunch, South Pizza Co.
  • Live music: Jeff Lyons (2 p.m.)

Winter Wonderland will be held at Fort Myers Brewing Company, 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive, Suite 28, in Fort Myers. For more information, visit Facebook.com/FMBrew or call 239-313-6576. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, as seats tend to fill up quickly.

About Fort Myers Brewing Company

Established in 2013, Fort Myers Brewing Company was the first microbrewery to open in Lee County and continues to lead Southwest Florida’s surging craft beer movement. Founded by Rob and Jen Whyte, Fort Myers Brewing carries a signature line of flagship beers in addition to seasonal brews and small batch specialties. Its ales, pilsners, stouts, IPAs and hard seltzers are winners of multiple prestigious awards, including golds at the Best Florida Beer Competition, a silver at the 2018 World Beer Cup, a bronze at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival and Grand National Champion at the 2021 U.S. Open Hard Seltzer Championship. Fort Myers Brewing was named “Best Large Brewery in Florida” in 2016 and received the Business Resiliency and Innovation of the Year Award at the Lee County Economic Development Office, Horizon Council and Horizon Foundation’s 2021 Industry Appreciation Awards. Its beers are poured at 1,041 locations, including 620 bars and restaurants, and are available for purchase in 421 retail outlets, including grocery, package and convenience stores. The brewery is located at 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive, Suite 28, in Fort Myers. For more information, visit FMbrew.com or call 239-313-6576.

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