2013 Best Florida Beer Championships

The 2013 Best Florida Beer Championships (BFBC) were held this February and our local breweries made an impressive showing. Pensacola Bay Brewery, Props Brewery, and McGuires (Destin) all participated in the competition and each brewery brought home multiple medals:

Pensacola Bay Brewery

3 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze

Gold Medals:
* De Luna Kolsch
* Vanilla Pumpkin Porter
* Blackbeard Stout

Silver Medals:
* Lil Napoleon IPA

Bronze Medals:
* Sawgrass Wheat
* Banyan Brown Ale
* Riptide Amber

Props Brewery

2 Silver, 1 Bronze

Silver Medals:
* Four Kings
* Prop Oil

Bronze Medals:
* Flying Coffin

McGuires Irish Pub (Destin)

1 Silver, 2 Bronze

Silver Medals:
* Chocolate Cherry Chipotle Imperial Stout

Bronze Medals:
* Millennium Ale
* McGuires Dry Irish Stout

Detailed results for the pro competition can be found here. Make sure to congratulate our local breweries on their performance, preferrably in person while drinking some of these award winning brews.

The BFBC also held a Homebrew competition and our local homebrew club, Escambia Bay Homebrewers, showed that homebrewing is alive and well in the Pensacola area winning three 1st, one 2nd, and two 3rd place awards. Overall Escambia Bay Homebrewers finished an impressive 6th among the 18 Florida homebrew clubs that competed. The detailed results for the homebrew competition can be found here.