Beer picks: Jai Alai IPA, Florida Cracker
The runaway winner from our local beer experts was also annointed the best beer in the Sunshine State by the beer experts, at, well, Thrillist. The Tampa brewery has become almost as large an attraction as that theme park with another beer's name on it down the road, and its beers are now available as far away as El Salvador. Its IPA is also solely responsible for creating a generation of people who think Jai Alai is a beer rather than a peri-mutual.
Tony Albelo -- Founder, organizer, and all-around master of Grovetoberfest and Sprung! beer festivals
Evan Benn -- Food Editor at the Miami Herald and beer writer for Esquire
Jonathan Jackman -- Manager of Craft Beer Cartel's home brew shop and professor of Craft Beer 101 and Home Brew School.
Josh Levitt -- Former Capt'n of What's Tappening, Brown Distributing Specialty Division
Marco Leyte-Vidal -- Founder of CraftCommander.com, one of the web's best resources for in-depth beer-related interviews, articles, and reviews.
Alex Postelnek -- Lead brewer at Funky Buddha