#gainesville – PorchDrinking.com
It’s not often that I find myself traveling back to my old college town of Gainesville, FL but when I do I make it a point of stopping into at least one of the breweries on each trip. First there was Swamp Head, but then First Magnitude Brewing Company came onto the scene in 2012 and the Gainesville brewery scene continues to grow. I was delighted at my first stop in First Magnitude’s tasting room: It was just so versatile and inviting! There is a large warehouse-style brewing area where they have some picnic tables, an intimate (and air-conditioned) indoor tasting room and bar and a spacious outdoor area where kids can play and their parents can sit and catch up under the shade. I sat down with Ursa, their flagship IPA, and took in the surroundings.
Stone Brewing picks a new CEO, Governor Cuomo allows early drinking to boost craft business, and AB InBev buys more breweries. This week’s beer news has everything from legislation to new beginnings, but wouldn’t be complete without stories of acquisitions. Don’t get left behind. Keep reading to catch all of the details in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.