Craft beer is here. And Steve’s Gourmet Olives is jumping on the local craft beer bandwagon. This Tampa-based business specializing in wine-marinated olives has been producing unique and delicious olives available at ABC Fine Wines for the last 2 years. Then they were invited to the LOCAL BUDS OctoBEER Farmer’s Market at Green Bench Brewing Company October 18th and things changed. They took their signature “Spicy Pirate” olive recipe and replaced the wine with 3 craft beers from Green Bench and something amazing happened. They hit a new record for single day sales of their olives and discovered an even deeper appreciation for local craft beer. And craft beer drinkers discovered local marinated olives. Thus the journey continues on this bandwagon.
Steve’s Gourmet Olives will be featured vendors at The Local Evolution Craft Market in Bradenton on Friday November 7th, 2014 from 5 to 9 pm. Gerald Community Farm and Darwin Brewing Company are sponsoring the event. Steve’s Gourmet Olives will be producing new olive flavors using 3 Darwin craft brews – Cala Pumpkin Lager, Aji Limo Brown and Llama Mama Stout. The event will feature fresh local food, live music and craft beer in a beautiful outdoor setting. Admission is free and so are samples of Steve’s Gourmet Olives’ new beer-marinated creations. Website is located at www.stevesgourmetolives.com
Susan Dodd, M.B.A.
Steve’s Gourmet Olives