Around The Brew Bend

Tallahassee's Elder Care Oktoberfest moves to Cascades Park for Oct. 10 event

Tallahassee's Elder Care Oktoberfest moves to Cascades Park for Oct. 10 event
Well, it appears the 2021 beer festival calendar year WON'T end without at least one event happening in the Craft Capital. After much deliberati...

Proof Brewing releases batch 1,000 and preps for Luau Celebration

Proof Brewing releases batch 1,000 and preps for Luau Celebration
This week's Around The Brew Bend column is brought to you by the number M. Yes, we said number. Allow us to elaborate. While we try to keep you loo...

Bottle Share for Down Syndrome Association beats fundraising record with $4K

Bottle Share for Down Syndrome Association beats fundraising record with $4K
"Ohhhhhh .... what a niiiiiiight!" While you spend the rest of the day trying to get that song out of your head, we wanted to take a moment this w...

Breweries dress up for taste of Halloween magic

Breweries dress up for taste of Halloween magic
Perhaps it's the fall weather or COVID's emphasis on outdoor seating, but we've noticed a lot of work done around the outside of our breweries, ...

Deep takes CANiversary celebration curbside

Deep takes CANiversary celebration curbside
Deep Brewing Company's four-day blitz of brews is almost here! CANiversary, Deep's annual celebration of the brewery's 2016 inception, is schedu...

Proof reopens, releases Warpath, adds delivery

Proof reopens, releases Warpath, adds delivery
The brewery that sparked the craft scene in Tallahassee in 2012, Proof Brewing Company, had just finished celebrating their one-year anniversary in...

Supporting local beer now is more important than ever

Supporting local beer now is more important than ever
Well, this sucks.  And by "this," we mean a lot of different things. It sucks that coronavirus cases in Florida have spiked. It sucks that this ...

Area breweries reopening tap rooms slowly and cautiously

Area breweries reopening tap rooms slowly and cautiously
The agility and innovation in our hospitality industry, specifically our breweries, has been awe-inspiring. To go from a potentially record-sett...

Proof supplies National Guard with hand sanitizer

Proof supplies National Guard with hand sanitizer
We've written a lot in this column over the past couple of months about the efforts of our breweries to not only maintain business during the co...

Local breweries adjust to Gov.'s statewide stay-at-home order

Local breweries adjust to Gov.'s statewide stay-at-home order
As the saying goes, "Sometimes, life throws you a curveball." And all of America — and the world — has been thrown some serious heat over the last ...

Braving an unhappy hour: Area breweries adapt to coronavirus crisis

Braving an unhappy hour: Area breweries adapt to coronavirus crisis
By the time this column goes online or hits papers, who knows how accurate it will be — that's the nature of our current times. Situational flui...

Big Bend craft breweries win five medals at Best Florida Beer competition

Big Bend craft breweries win five medals at Best Florida Beer competition
Another year, another huge haul of medals for the Big Bend's craft breweries at the Best Florida Beer Brewers Ball competition in Tampa. Four area ...