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Buzzfest

Infinite Ale Works’ Buzzfest has a history and it starts with Buzz Brown! This is the story of a beer brewed in a unique collaboration style that quite possibly is a first and only. 

It all started with a local event and a need for an Oktoberfest celebration beer. The Reilly Arts Center Oktoberfest festivities will be held on October 8th, 2016 and graciously chose us to brew the beer for the event. Instantly, our thoughts drifted to an amazing Oktoberfest beer that was brewed years ago in the Villages at Spanish Springs Brewery. The brewer there, Buzz Brown, had an amazing copper wrapped brew system he used to churn out his highly sought-after brews. craft beer

Fast forward a few years, and some of his tanks were sold to Swamp Head Brewery in Gainesville, and then were passed on to Copp Brewery in Crystal River. Copp Brewery, while under expansion and construction, allowed us to borrow the tanks, and helped us through some growing pains. 

During the six year stay at Swamp Head Brewery, the system was primarily used by their original brewer, Craig Birkmaier. Craig was able to help Swamp Head build a huge following and churned batch after batch out of the copper clad tanks. As Infinite Ale Works began to grow, we were lucky enough to enlist Craig and his years of commercial experience to help us elevate our technique and efficiency. 

We had the copper tanks on loan and we had Craig, who had spent the last six years working with them. Since we now have the original tanks and an original recipe from Buzz, a collaboration brew between two talented brewers, and some reunited brewery equipment seemed like a perfect idea 

We named it Buzzfest after Buzz Brown, who was reunited with commercial brewing and his old tanks after a very long time.

Let Infinite Be Your Compass

Visit these iconic Florida towns this summer and enjoy your favorite IAW brews while doing it! Whether you’re hitting the smooth gulf waters in the West, wandering shops and galleries down South, or discovering local bands up North, check out these places that carry your favorite IAW brews on tap.

Our best brews on tap at the following locations!

North

Gainesville

Ecological paradise with many options for Canoeing, Kayaking, Golf, Biking, Fishing, and picturesque nature trails. Or visit a very different kind of Swamp and check out Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, home of the Florida Gators. Either way you’ll work up a thirst for a cold IAW brew.

  • Public and General
  • World of Beer: Newberry
  • World of Beer: University
  • Boca Fiesta
  • Brass Tap: Gainesville St.
  • Craft Bastards
  • Dough Religion Pizza Bar
  • Tripples
Tallahassee
I’m going back to Tally, Tally, Tally….Buy tickets now for FSU football games!  Local music zip-line-1563291-640x480venues like the Pavillion at the Centre of Tallahassee and The Side Bar Theater showcase local and visiting musical talent or if you want to star in the action soar through the air with the zipline at the Tallahassee Museum.
  • Growler Country
  • ABC Liquors: Thomasville road
  • Momo’s Pizza and Brew Pub
  • Fermentation Lab
  • Proof
  • Burger Fi

South

Spring Hill

Near Tampa and close to the historic Weeki Wachee Springs and Buccaneer Bay Water Park is the palm tree lined town of Spring Hill. If you love the outdoors, check out the local beaches and the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens and Nursery.

  • Marker 48
  • Karma Spirits & Cafe

the villages

 

The Villages

There’s never a shortage of things to do in The Villages. From the city centers, Spanish Springs Town Square, Lake Sumter Landing, and Brownwood Paddock Square to golf and polo courses, movie theaters, and restaurants, there’s lots of fun to be had and lots of Infinite Ales to drink!

 

  • City Fire
  • Florida Cracker Kitchen
  • Square 1 Burger
  • Honest Johns
  • World of Beer

West

Dunnellon

The Rainbow River and Rainbow Springs State Park located in Dunnellon are an awesome place to spend a Florida summer day. Go tubing down the river, jump in the springs, and even camp overnight!

  • Swampy’s

Cedar Key

Kayaking and canoeing around the key are a local and tourist favorite, as you can take in the natural surroundings of the beautiful Florida Gulf Coast. The Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys national wildlife refuges also provide a gateway to nature. Walk around the charming town and enjoy classic Florida souvenir shopping and fresh seafood restaurants.

Brandy Wharf Winter Warmer Adventure Race - Snitterby Carr

  • Away From the World Café
  • Steamers
  • 83 West

Inverness

Take a ride through Florida’s wetlands with Wild Bill’s Airboat Tours or bike down the Rail to Trails South Citrus Springs Bike Trail, part of the 46 mile paved Withlacoochee State Trail.

  • Coach’s
  • Pine Street Pub

Homosassa

Boat tours, snorkeling with manatees, and whale watching are just a start when exploring Homosassa and the Homosassa River.

  • Bella Oasis/Gator Cove

Crystal River

Explore Florida history with the Crystal River Archaeological State Park, a pre-Columbian Native American site and the Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins. Go bird-watching, canoeing and  swim with the manatees in the Crystal River.

  • WBGS Sports Craft Bar & Grill

 

*This list is current as of 9/21/16 and is subject to change. Please call IAW to keep up to date on where you can buy our fine ales!

 

Infini-tea Series

Tea Time or Happy Hour? Why not both? Tea-infused beer is becoming increasingly popular among craft beer enthusiasts and for good reason. Subtle notes from tea can boost the flavor in already delicious ales. When teas are flavored with fruits or flowers, the tea-beer infusions are taken to the next level.

Plum Tea Infused Craft Beer

Our new Infini-tea Series celebrates the marriage between specialty teas and exquisite Belgian style craft beer. Check out our Infini-tea Series selections below and stop by to enjoy a cuppa!

Lili’uokalani Plum: IAW’s Witfinite treated with Lili-uokalani plum tea, named after the last monarch of Hawaii and literally American Royalty. The tea adds a sweet fruity flavor that makes the Witfinite even more uplifting.

Earl Grey Boundless Blonde: Our refreshing Boundless Blonde gets a touch of class when treated with Earl Grey Tea, a blend of black tea with delicious Bergamot. The Bergamot orange is native to Italy and adds a lovely citrus note to our Blonde ale.

Jasmine Cream Ale: Our popular Cream Ale infused with Jasmine Tea, a tea made with the relaxing scent of Jasmine flower blossoms.

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