Stories by Joe Pye

My name is Joe Pye and I love local, independent beer.

October 15 • News
Cheers to Two Years Spreading Beer Love in Fort Lauderdale

Tomorrow, Craft Beer Cellar bottle shop and taproom will celebrate its anniversary with a limited beer release and more. 


October 11 • Opinion
Great American Beer Festival: Why Doesn’t It Matter More?

Two Pompano breweries won awards, but they didn’t win acclaim or customers. Maybe this is why.


October 10 • Features
Shōjō Beer Company: Gypsies of Miami Craft Beer

A beer company that can’t afford a brewery but gives back to the needy.


September 24 • News
Three Years Slinging Beers on 13th Street

Tomorrow,  Gulf Stream Brewing Company on 13th Street in Fort Lauderdale will celebrate its three-year anniversary. 


September 23 • News
10 Breweries Where You can Celebrate Oktoberfest – a lot More than the Sun Sentinel’s Two

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany was canceled... blah, blah, blah. We've heard it for two years now. You can celebrate Oktoberfest here in South Florida!


September 9 • Features
A Brew for a Cause

The "Fresh Start" IPA is a collaboration with a local brewery and a local police officer to "Stop Human Trafficking." 


September 7 • News
FemAle Brew Festival is Back After Last Year’s Cancellation

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the festival's founder to shut down South Florida's first – and only – women-focused craft beer festival. But on Saturday, Sept. 18 will return with more breweries than ever. 


September 3 • Opinion
Hospitality at a Holbrook Brewery

Swamp Head Brewing Company’s owner takes care of guests – even on his day off.


September 1 • News
“Skip the Line” at Tripping Animals First-Ever Food and Beer Festival

For $115, drink and eat all you’d like from artisan food vendors and craft breweries. 


August 19 • News
This Is the First – and Only – Florida Brewery to Commit to a “#MeToo Collaboration Beer”

Green Bench Brewing in St. Petersburg is joining the Brave Noise collaboration. Until Tuesday night, the owner didn’t know he was the only Floridian in this global effort.