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Making HEADlines: Florida Breweries Earn RateBeer Best Awards

making HEADlines:

January 30, 2018: FLORIDA BREWERIES  CYCLE BREWING, CIGAR CITY BREWING, AMONG TOP TEN "BEST BREWERS IN THE WORLD" AT RATEBEER BEST 2017; ADDITIONAL FLORIDA BREWERIES TAKE HONORS IN CATEGORIES



Santa Rosa, CA: RATE BEER, the well-known beer rating  site,  has released its annual "Rate Beer Best" Awards of 2017, after tallying millions of site reviews. Rate Beer began publishing lists of category winners last week. Additional category winners were announced on January 30, 2018, including the results of the "Top 100 Brewers in the World."

A number of  Florida breweries earned Rate Beer Best Awards for 2017, most notably two which ranked in the Top Ten of the Best 100 Brewers in the World category. Congratulations to the following Florida breweries and businesses:



Best 100 Brewers in the World: Top Ten:  Cycle Brewing (St. Pete), Cigar City Brewing (Tampa)

Best 100 Brewers in the World: Angry Chair Brewing, Funky Buddha Brewery, 
J Wakefield Brewing

Best New Beers: Cigar City Brewing: Absolutely Okay; Cycle Brewing: DOS King 

Best Beers, Brewers, New Brewers by Subregion: Florida
Top Beer: J Wakefield Brewing, Abnormal Bake Kujira
Top Brewer: Cycle Brewing
Best New Brewer: Deep Brewing

Best Beers by Style: 
Golden/Blonde Ale: Civil Society Brewing: Blondes Make Me Hoppy Citra, Silver
Berliner Weisse: J Wakefield Brewing: Miami Madness, Silver
Sweet Stout: Angry Chair Brewing: German Chocolate Cupcake Stout, Bronze
Imperial Stout:  J Wakefield Brewing: Abnormal Bake Kujira, Silver
Cycle Brewing: Pallet 2, Bronze
Barleywine: Angry Chair Brewing: Dave's Barleywine - Bourbon, Silver
Imperial Porter: Funky Buddha Brewery: Morning Wood, Gold
Funky Buddha Brewery: Wide Awake It's Morning, Silver
Funky Buddha Brewery: Last Buffalo in the Park, Silver
Porter: Funky Buddha Brewery: Last Snow, Gold
Funky Buddha Brewery: Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, Silver

Best New Beers in the World: 
Angry Chair Brewing: Barrel-Aged Imperial German Chocolate Cupcake Stout
Cigar City Brewing: Caffe Americano Double Stout; Hunahpu's Imperial Stout
Cycle Brewing: DOS King; RareR Scooop; Trademark Dispute - Green
Funky Buddha Brewery: Last Buffalo in the Park; Morning Wood; Wide Awake It's Morning
J Wakefield Brewing: Abnormal Bake Kujira

Best Places for Beer by Country: US
Taproom: Cigar City Brewing
Brewpub: Redlight Redlight

Best Places for Beer by Subregion: Florida
Redlight Redlight (brewpub)
Cajun Cafe on the Bayou (restaurant)
Cigar City Brewing (brewery tap room)
Knightly Spirits - Orange Blossom Trail (bottle shop)
Grassroots Natural Market (grocery store)
Mermaid Juice (bar)

The full list of the awards and the categories yet to be announced can be found here.

Congratulations!

Cheers,
Linda Johnson
Certified Cicerone®