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This Week in Florida What’s New 3/25/19 – Sideward Brewing Grand Opening, Florida Hop Breeding Progress, and more!

There is another brewery to add to your list in Florida. Sideward Brewing will be hosting it’s grand opening party March 30th. At the grand opening there will be 6 can releases. Located in the Milk District of Orlando, Sideward says they will be focusing on crispy lagers, aromatic IPA’s, big stouts, bubbly ciders, and charged cold brew coffee.

Florida Hops Progress

We are seeing some of the first of the southeastern hop breeding taking place. This is another big step for hop farming in a state many said would not be possible.

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๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ˜โค๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ฆ These beautiful cones are the first in our Southeastern Hop Breeding Program and quite possibly the first genetic cross in the state. They are from an unknown female variety and have been pollinated with unknown Neomexicanus hop pollen kindly donated to us by our friends @stonelizardhops. The seeds, produced through sexual reproduction assisted by hand pollination, will provide us with new varieties to evaluate and select for growth and production in our unique environment. The use of Neomexicanus hop pollen offers a large range in genetic diversity, helping us to improve the potential of the crop. Breeding is a long term process that involves multiple evaluations over several years of production. These evaluations are done to ensure plant response to varied environmental conditions, maturity, disease and pest pressures, and production quality are routinely and properly studied in effort to minimize expression of undesirable traits upon release to growers. Once the seeds are harvested, they will be germinated, grown to field ready size and planted in our new experimental hopyard, located right here in @thecitybeautiful. If you're interested in seeing the cones of FLH-001, she'll be on the road with us making stops at @femalebrewfest, @cfltopbrewer, and a few other locations before we remove the cones and harvest the seeds. Stop by and snap a pic! ๐Ÿ“ธโค๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿป She loves close ups! —– #floridahops #floridabeer #floridagrown #freshfromflorida #loveandlupulin #newnarrative #newnow #fortheculture #beerisculture #plantbreeding #plants #plantsofinstagram #plantsmakepeoplehappy #beermakesitbetter #hops #freshhops #freshaf #wethops #hoppybeer #hoppylife #beerselfie #homegrown #homebrew #plantscience #breeding #horticulture #craftbeerlover #catchflightsnotfeelings #urbanjunblebloggers

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Don’t forget to say goodbye

If you have not yet heard the news, Brasserie Saint Somewhere is shutting down. Have no fear, the brewery will keep producing fine beers but the house will be no more. We will post an article a little later this week discussing the news but March 30th there will be a going out with a bang party.

Florida’s Food & Brew Network News

We have started up our new store. You can now buy some new gear to wear around showing your support for Florida food and beverage. We currently have 1 shirt for men and 3 shirts for women. More will be out in the future as we are just getting started.

Early Bird Beer Fest March 30th

If you are looking for a beer fest this weekend you should go visit Aardwolf Brewing Co. this weekend. There will be tons of beer to sample in the parking lot with some 30 breweries visiting. Go to our events page to learn more.

The Pool Boy

A lover of all things food and beverage related, Ron Nattress is on the constant hunt to learn and experience all he can. A man of many hats, he takes his passion from grain to glass to readers.

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