Lee County's first microbrewery turns 10
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Fort Myers Brewing to host 10th Anniversary Party Feb. 23-26

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Floridant -- Fort Myers Brewing Company is celebrating 10 years in business and will mark the occasion with a four-day 10th Anniversary Party Feb. 23-26 that features more than 50 rotating specialty craft brews, food trucks and live music.

Founded by husband-and-wife duo Rob and Jen Whyte, Fort Myers Brewing opened its doors in 2013 as Lee County's first microbrewery, selling a few brews from a 400-square-foot taproom. Today, Fort Myers Brewing is one of the largest craft brewers in the state with a 22,000-square-foot operation and signature line of award-winning brews and seltzers.

"We were new to town when we started our brewery and hoped that the business would help us make a few new friends," said brewery Co-owner Jen Whyte. "We never dreamed that Fort Myers Brewing would be what it is today, and it's all thanks to Southwest Florida embracing us all those years ago."

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The brewery's anniversary celebration features four days of beer releases that will rotate the taps throughout the weekend. Among this year's signature brews is Fort Myers Brewing's 10th Anniversary IPA, a 10% Double/Imperial IPA. Also on tap are the brewery's popular Nevah' Evah' hazy IPA, Electric Triceratops 3 IPA and the international award-winning Chocolate Stout.

"A lot of hard work goes into making our brews, and our 10th Anniversary IPA is a special one for our brew crew," said Co-owner Rob Whyte, whose passion for homebrewing led to the launch of Fort Myers Brewing a decade ago. "Reaching 10 years is a big milestone for our team, and we're celebrating the way we know best – with a party."
The full event schedule includes:

Thursday, Feb. 23 (2 to 10 p.m.)
  • Food Trucks: Mad Brunch, Smokin' Oyster Brewery Food Truck, Cositas Gourmet, Island Vibez Grill, Pryceless Island Grill Food Truck
  • Live Music: Chris Bepko (3 p.m.), Briz & Lady (7 p.m.)

Friday, Feb. 24 (2 to 11 p.m.)
  • Food Trucks: Wicked Streatery, South Pizza Co., Mobstah Lobstah, Cositas Gourmet, Mambo
  • Live Music: Matt Walden (4 p.m.), Rock Republic (7 p.m.)

Saturday, Feb. 25 (Noon to 11 p.m.)
  • Food trucks: Wicked Streatery, Viet Yum, King's Tacos & Burritos, Only Doubles, Beau's BBQ
  • Live music: Brian Markley (1 p.m.), DJ Nate (4 p.m.), Ralph Curtis Band (7 p.m.)

Sunday, Feb. 26 (Noon to 8 p.m.)
  • Kick the Keg Party
  • Food trucks: Mad Brunch, Don't Give Up, Mambo
  • Live music: Gator Nate (noon), Jeff Lyons (4 p.m.)
For more information, visit Facebook.com/FMBrew (http://www.facebook.com/FMBrew).

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