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Fort Myers Brewing hires Wyatt Wankelman as new VP of sales

Fort Myers Brewing Company, Lee County’s first and largest microbrewery celebrating 10 years in business, has hired Wyatt Wankelman as its new vice president of sales.

In this position, Wankelman will drive the brewery’s sales strategy and expand its brand presence by leading, mentoring and growing the sales team. He will lead the sales team in achieving revenue targets and building strong relationships with distribution partners, retailers and consumers.

Wankelman brings over 25 years of experience working in beverage industry sales all over Florida, including for established names like Miller Brewing Company, The Gambrinus Company, Abita Brewing Company, and most recently 375 Park Avenue Spirits. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Florida State University.

“With Wyatt’s extensive background and expertise in the brewing industry, we know he will lead our brewery in continued growth and success,” said Jen Whyte, who founded Fort Myers Brewing in 2013 with her husband Rob. “We are excited to have him on our team and can’t wait to see what this next decade brings for Fort Myers Brewing.”

Committed to serving friends and neighbors by brewing world-class beer, Fort Myers Brewing is one of the largest craft brewers in the state with a 22,000-square-foot operation and signature line of award-winning brews and seltzers.

The brewery is hiring additional associates to support the brewery’s growing sales team. For more information, contact Wankelman at wyatt@fmbrew.com.

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 a gold at the 2022 World Beer Cup, golds at the Best Florida Beer Competition and Great American Beer Festival, and Grand National Champion at the 2021 and 2022 U.S. Open Hard Seltzer Championships. 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 1,600 locations, including bars, restaurants and 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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