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Big Storm Brewing expands distribution to Ohio

Some of 4,920 cans used to package Wavemaker Amber Ale flow through a conveyor system at Big Storm Brewing Company’s brewing facility in Clearwater. Four of the company’s brews will now be available in Ohio. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times]
Published Aug. 15

CLEARWATER — Big Storm Brewing Company is expanding its reach to Ohio.

The brewery announced Thursday that Ohio Eagle Distributing will begin stocking its Florida beers around Cincinnati starting this month. Buckeyes will be able to buy the brewer's most popular beverages: Tropic Pressure Florida Ale and Key Lime Shandy. Ohio Eagle also will distribute Big Storm's Bromosa IPA and Oktoberfest Märzen Lager.

"Ohio's craft beer scene is impressive and stronger than ever," said Big Storm co-owner L.J. Govoni. "We're excited to be a part of this energy and to have the opportunity to share our unique and dynamic beers with consumers in the Cincinnati region."

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Big Storm was founded in 2012 and has three Florida taprooms, including one in Clearwater and another in Odessa. It brews more than 50 beers with a focus on locally sourced ingredients.

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