Fort Myers Brewing Company is celebrating its ninth anniversary with a four-day family-friendly event Feb. 24-27 that features a variety of live music, food trucks and more than 50 specialty beers.
Throughout the anniversary party, guests can experience 11 different food trucks serving up specialty dishes that range from tacos to barbecue and more, eight live performances and a wide selection of locally brewed ales, stouts, lagers and seltzers. Festivities kick off Thursday and Friday with food truck rallies and live music. The main event on Saturday will feature food trucks, music and a rotation of 50+ craft brews on tap throughout the day. On Sunday, guests will help Kick the Keg with food trucks and specialty beers being poured until the kegs run out.
Among this year’s signature brews is Fort Myers Brewing’s Ninth Anniversary IPA, a hazy New England IPA, as well as specialty releases of an imperial oatmeal stout, a French toast pastry stout and a salted caramel brown ale.
The four-day celebration 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.
The schedule for Fort Myers Brewing’s ninth anniversary party includes:
Thursday, Feb. 24
- Hours: 2-10 p.m.
- Music: Nate Michaels (3 p.m.), Chasing Denver (7 p.m.)
- Food Trucks: Beau’s BBQ, Easy Cheesy, Mobstah Lobstah, The Nosh Truck
Friday, Feb. 25
- Hours: 2-11 p.m.
- Music: Ralph Curtis (3 p.m.), Tobacco Rd Band (7 p.m.)
- Food Trucks: King’s Tacos & Burritos, Mobstah Lobstah, Viet Yum, Wicked Streatery
Saturday, Feb. 26
- Main event with 50+ specialty beers rotating throughout the day
- Hours: Noon to 11 p.m.
- Music: Virgil Cain (1 p.m.), DJ Kevin Schell (4 p.m.), Neon Summer (7 p.m.)
- Food Trucks: King’s Tacos & Burritos, Mambo, Sweet Cheesus, Wicked Streatery
Sunday, Feb. 27
- Kick the Keg until the specialty beer runs out
- Hours: Noon to 8 p.m.
- Music: Gator Nate (noon), Jeff Lyons (3 p.m.)
- Food Trucks: Dynamite Street Eatz, Mad Brunch, Sweet Cheesus
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.