March 2018, Tampa, FL At the recent close of Tampa Bay Beer Week, the best of the best craft brewers in the state gathered at the 2018 Brewer’s Ball to celebrate their hard work and learn who won recognition for making the best beer in Florida. When the Best Florida Beer Professional Championships’ 2018 awards were handed out, Coppertail earned three medals:
- Best Florida Beer Professional – Gold Medal in European Lager – Dunkel
- Best Florida Beer Professional – Gold Medal in Pilsner – Independent Pilsner
- Best Florida Beer Professional – Bronze Medal in Spice/Vegetable – Slam Piece
The Best Florida Beer Professional Championship is considered the most prestigious, professionally produced beer competition in the state of Florida. With over 218 breweries now in Florida, (according to BeerInFlorida.com), the competition has seen tremendous growth. There were 805 entries in 38 categories.
Coppertail’s Dunkel has sold out, but Slam Piece is available on tap and in limited supply across Florida. Independent is one of Coppertail’s core four beers and is available at the taproom, and at brewpubs and retail locations across the state.
About Coppertail Brewing Co.
Coppertail Brewing Co. is an independently owned production brewery in Tampa, FL, founded in 2014 by homebrewer and reformed attorney, Kent Bailey, and professional brewer, Casey Hughes. The two wanted to bring more hop-forward and Belgian influenced beer to the thirsty masses.
Coppertail brews and bottles all their beer in Tampa for distribution throughout Florida. Four core beers are available year round, with seasonal releases and special treatments offered throughout the year. Coppertail beer is available at Total Wine, Target, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Publix, and at the brewery seven days a week. For more information, visit coppertailbrewing.com.
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Coppertail Brewing Co.
2601 E. 2nd Ave., Tampa, FL, 33605