Libertarian Party of Florida Gubernatorial candidate Adrian Wyllie starts his 30 Cities in 30 Days Craft Brew Tour of Florida tomorrow in Fort Myers at 5:00 p.m. at the Fort Myers Brewing Company. Libertarians are long supporters of craft brewers in Florida and having them retain their independence from heavy regulation by the state, which is what prompted Wyllie's tour. The Libertarian Party of Florida and their fast-growing membership was instrumental in defeating state regulations designed by large brewers which could have hurt small craft brewers in Florida.
Wyllie is receiving support from craft brewers as they learn of the parallel David vs. Goliath fight Wyllie is in, as the craft brewers were in this past Florida legislative session. In between visits to breweries, Wyllie will be conducting media interviews as well as attending candidate forums. Speaking about the month-long tour, Wyllie said, "This campaign tour rivals anything Rick Scott and Charlie Crist are doing. We're playing in the big leagues now."
Wyllie will be conducting a meet and greet at the Fort Myers Brewing Company located at 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive in Fort Myers, Florida from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 1, 2014. He will then move on to the Marco Island Brewery from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at 1089 North Collier Blvd on Marco Island, Florida the same evening.
We doubt Wyllie will be borrowing Rick Scott's jet or one of Charlie Crist's cronies' jets, but he will traverse across the state arriving at the Saltwater Brewery at 1701 W Altantic Avenue in Delray Beach, Florida for another meet and greet from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 2, 2014, before heading over to Coral Springs' Big Bear Brewing Co. on North University Drive at 11:00 p.m.
Here is a list of the remainder of Wyllie's tour (some dates/breweries may be added over the next few weeks):
August 3, 2014 - 4:00 p.m. - Seadog Tavern Key West Brewery, 628 Duval Street, Key West, Florida
August 4, 2014 - 6:00 p.m. - Sarasota Brewing Co., 6607 Gateway Avenue, Sarasota, Florida
August 7, 2014 - 7:00 p.m. - Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Avenue, Dunedin, Florida
August 8, 2014 - 7:00 p.m. - Copp Brewery, 11 NE 4th Avenue, Crystal River, Florida
August 9, 2014 - 7:00 p.m. - Swamp Head Brewery, 3140 SW 42nd Way, Gainesville, Florida
August 10, 2014 - 4:00 p.m. - MoMo's Pizza and Brew, 1410 Market Street, Tallahassee, Florida
August 11, 2014 - 7:00 p.m. - The Wild Rover Pub & Brewery, 8740 North Mobley Road, Odessa (Keystone), Florida
August 13, 2014 - 7:00 p.m. - Barley Mow Brewing, 518 West Bay Drive, Largo, Florida
August 14, 2014 - 7:00 p.m. - Sea Dog Brewing Co., 26200 US Highway 19 North, Clearwater, Florida
August 16, 2014 - 3:00 p.m. - Green Room Brewing, 228 Third Street North, Jacksonville, Florida
August 16, 2014 - 5:00 p.m. - Seven Bridges Craft Beer, 9735 Gate Parkway North, Jacksonville, Florida
August 17, 2014 - 2:00 p.m. - Crispy's Beer and Wine Bar, 604 Barnes Blvd, Rockledge, Florida
August 17, 2014 - 5:00 p.m. - Orlando Brewing Co., 1301 Atlanta Avenue, Orlando, Florida
August 19, 2014 - 7:00 p.m. - Motorworks Brewing, 1014 Ninth Street West, Bradenton, Florida
August 20, 2014 - 7:00 p.m. - Florida Avenue Brewing Company, 4101 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, Florida
August 21, 2014 - 6:00 p.m. - Sailfish Brewing, 407 North Second Street, Fort Pierce, Florida
August 22, 2014 - 6:00 p.m. - Cocoa Beach Brewery, 150 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, Florida
August 23, 2014 - 5:00 p.m. - Cask & Larder, 565 West Fairbanks Avenue, Winter Park, Florida
August 23, 2014 - 9:00 p.m. - Redlight Redlight Craft Beer Parlour, 2810 Corrine Drive, Orlando, Florida
August 24, 2014 - 4:00 p.m. - 3 Palms Brewing, 1509 Hobbs Street, Tampa, Florida
August 24, 2014 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Petersburg Brewing Co., 544 First Avenue North, Saint Petersburg, Florida
August 26, 2014 - 7:00 p.m. - Cigar City Brewing, 3924 West Spruce Street, Tampa, Florida
August 27, 2014 - 7:00 p.m. - Rapp Brewing, 10930 Endeavor Way, Seminole, Florida
August 28, 2014 - 7:00 p.m. - Darwin's on 4th, 1525 Fourth Street, Sarasota, Florida
August 30, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. - Uncle Ernie's Bayfront Grill & Brew House, 1151 Bayview Avenue, Panama City, Florida
August 30, 2014 - 5:00 p.m. - Props Craft Brewery, 255 Miracle Strip Parkway, SE, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
August 30, 2014 - 9:00 p.m. - McGuire's Irish Pub and Brewery, 600 East Gregory Street, Pensacola, Florida