Fort Myers Brewing Company’s locally crafted spiked seltzer beverages, Spyk’d Hard Seltzer, has earned five medals and the prestigious title of “Grand National Champion” for the second consecutive year at the 2022 U.S. Open Hard Seltzer Championship in Oxford, Ohio.
In addition to earning the highest honor as the nation’s best hard seltzer brewer, Fort Myers Brewing was awarded three gold and two bronze medals in this year’s competition. Golds were awarded for Fort Myers Brewing’s Spyk’d Blue Raspberry, Spyk’d Cherry Limeade and Spyk’d Lemon-Lime seltzers. Bronze medals were awarded for the brewery’s Spyk’d Lemonade and Spyk’d Pineapple seltzers.
Fort Myers Brewing’s Spyk’d Hard Seltzer is brewed naturally gluten free with all-natural flavorings, fermented just like Fort Myers Brewing’s other popular craft brews. The refreshing spiked beverage contains 5.0% alcohol with 90 calories, 0 carbs and 0 sugar per 12-ounce pour and comes in a variety of flavors.
“Brewing is a passion for our team, and to receive such high praise and the title of Grand National Champion for the second year in a row is an incredible honor,” said Rob Whyte, who co-founded Fort Myers Brewing in 2013 with his wife, Jen. “We are proud to share our craft with fellow seltzer-lovers and are thrilled for our Spyk’d Hard Seltzers to be recognized in this national competition.”
The 2022 U.S. Open Hard Seltzer Championship received nearly 250 entries from nearly 80 hard seltzer brewers across the country. Entries were evaluated by judges from England, Canada and the U.S.
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 2022 and 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.