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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Thursday Night Craft Beer/Food Pairing at Fort Myers Brewing Company

is a craft brewer in Fort Myers, FL. As with most craft brewers, the proprietor, Rob Whyte, started as a home brewer in 1990 in San Diego, CA. Many years later, the owner of his home brew shop invited him over to taste beer from his brewery, Oceanside Ale Works. Rob ended up interning there for 6 years before moving to Southwest Florida in 2012 and started FMBC. It was the first craft brewery in Lee County and one of the first in Southwest Florida. At present they are probably the brewery with the largest capacity in the area, brewing 80 barrels a week. Since there are 31 gallons of beer in a barrel, and 8 pints/gallon, that's a lot of pints of beer. Approximately 30% of their output is allotted to the tasting room on premises. As such, they have a very loyal following.

They have quite a selection of beers that have been Awarded many accolades

on tap

in the tasting room.

On Thursday nights they have a wonderful craft beer/food pairing with up to 5 different food trucks.

These events are very well attended.

There can be up to 5 food trucks that come Thursdays to pair with the beer.

Porkin Out BBQ was there

with of course, BBQ fare.

was in attendence with a number of menu items.

Having lived in New Orleans, I was anxious to try Sizzle's version of a shrimp Po Boy.

Not being anything like what I had eaten in Louisiana, I was disappointed.

There was even a hot dog vendor if you were so inclined.

Two of the trucks in attendance that night had food of note.

Organically Twisted had a number of good items on their Menu.

I saw a twisted tofu go out the door.

This was marinated organic sprouted tofu, micro sprouts, sliced rainbow carrots and radishes,  finished with a ginger sweet-spicy glaze. Yum, Yum

My dining companions (DC's) and I ordered a beautiful salad to share, curry in a hurry.

Aesthetically beautiful, the salad was a mixture of curried chicken salad, blend of organic cherry tomatoes, sweet grapes and rainbow carrots, served with mixed greens and sunflower sprouts. Very, very nice.

had some really great offerings.

My DC's and i ordered the Korean BBQ tacos,

and the Pad Thai Burger.

Both of these items were most remarkable.

Thursday nights at Fort Myers Brewing Company are wonderful community events. They are well attended and the food and craft beer parings can be exceptional. This is a must do event in Southwest Florida. Just make sure you bring a chair!

Fort Myers Brewing Company
12811 Commerce Lakes Drive STE 27
Fort Myers, FL 33913
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