Fort Myers Brewing Co. celebrates 10th anniversary

Author: David Dorsey, Gulfshore Business
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Fort Myers Brewing Co. poured its first pint of beer in 2013, and it was a bit of an accident.  

When Jen and Rob Whyte, the husband-and-wife team and co-owners of the brewery, got started, Rob Whyte brewed a brown ale while intending to make a red.  

“Honestly, it was a mistake,” Rob Whyte said. “It was supposed to be a red. That was the first time I had brewed on a big scale. I was scaling up from home brew. I poured a glass, and it was brown, not red. I tried it. It tasted like a really good brown. And we have it on draft this weekend.”  

That first beer became Tamiami Tan, one of the brewery’s signature beers.

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