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Fort Myers Brewing to host Dog Days of Summer on Aug. 26

Fort Myers Brewing Company is hosting Dog Days of Summer from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26, featuring craft brews and frozen drinks, food trucks, live music, a prize drawing and fun for furry friends and their owners.

Celebrating International Dog Day and in recognition of the brewery’s 10th anniversary year, Fort Myers Brewing has released a limited-edition throwback T-shirt and glassware that pay tribute to the brewery’s first mascot, Scooch, the beloved late dog of founders Rob and Jen Whyte. On Aug. 26, a portion of sales on the limited-time merch will support the Gulf Coast Humane Society.

“Fort Myers Brewing has always been a place for both people and pets to meet new friends, and Dog Days of Summer is a celebration of that camaraderie,” said founder and owner Jen Whyte. “Those who have been with us throughout our brewery’s journey may recognize Scooch from one of our earliest logo renditions, so we’re excited to throw it back while raising funds for a good cause.”

Serving Southwest Florida for more than 75 years, the Gulf Coast Humane Society is a private nonprofit animal welfare organization that provides refuge to more than 3,000 animals each year who are in need of compassionate care.

No Manches and Wicked Streatery will be serving local favorites throughout the evening, and Hat Trick will perform live at 7 p.m. The Wiggle Bar will be onsite with canine-friendly treats.

The event will take place 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.

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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