Fifteen years ago, this revival would've been unfathomable. State-mandated restrictions on bottle sizes meant that 22-ounce bombers—a favored format for craft brewers—and both 500 and 750ml bottles, which are standard in Europe, were banned. "Florida was a beer desert," says Josh Aubuchon, the executive director of the Florida Brewers Guild. After the legislature overturned the law in 2001, Belgian and European imports arrived. Brewpubs sprouted. Breweries followed, offering innovative beers rarely seen in Florida, much less in America. At Cigar City's popular tasting room, fans flocked for samples of Guava Grove Farmhouse Ale; the Humidor Series of beers aged on Spanish cedar (it's used to craft cigar boxes); and barrel-cured beers such as the cultish Hunahpu's Imperial Stout, which is released once a year during an all-day celebration.