Inaugural Florida SMaSH Beer Festival 2016
Central Florida Breweries Unite to Benefit Charity with Single Malt and Single Hop brewing
The Hourglass Brewery, in conjunction with Florida Craft and the City of Longwood, FL are hosting the inaugural Florida SMaSH Beer Festival on July 30th, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The event features 20+ breweries from around Central Florida and all proceeds benefit The Sharing Center of Longwood.
The Florida SMaSH Beer Festival was created to celebrate the creativity and camaraderie of brewers in the Sunshine State and provide an opportunity to give back to the community. Since the spirit of SMASH brewing is so heavily steeped in the home brewing tradition, our festival will feature a friendly competition between brewers, judged solely by the attendees. Each brewery will concoct a beer made from the same single malt and single hop. This limitation forces brewers to think outside the box as well as focus on outstanding technique. With roughly 50 beers to sample, including one-offs from every brewery involved, there will be something to please everyone. All proceeds will benefit the Sharing Center, so this is the perfect chance to enjoying some delicious craft beer while supporting a great cause. Tickets are available at www.floridasmashbeerfestival.com for $30.00.
Celebrating 30 years of caring, The Sharing Center, focuses on preventing hunger and homelessness for families and individuals in crisis. Named 2015 Non-Profit of the Year by the Seminole County Regional & Greater Sanford Regional Chambers of Commerce, The Sharing Center offers a hand-up to the working poor in Seminole County and those who are struggling to move out of homelessness.
The Hourglass Brewery is a 10 bbl production brewery in beautiful downtown Longwood, Florida. Currently, the facility is 8,000+ sq/ft and growing with 4,500+ sq/ft dedicated to a state of the art taproom and music venue for locals and tourists. Recent expansion in early 2016 will included additional 20 bbl fermenters, a canning line, and a wild ale fermentation room. Known for making unique specialty brews throughout the year, The Hourglass Brewery also offers a number of flagship ales available year-round.
Florida Craft (www.floridacraft.org) is a non-profit organization created to promote awareness, education, and appreciation for the manufacture of craft alcoholic beverages in Florida.