The Cracker Cowboys of Florida were colonial-era settlers, often of Scottish-Irish descent, who arrived in Florida when Spain traded their territory of La Florida to the English. The term Cracker in Florida usage relates to the whip these “cow hunters” used to herd cattle in Florida’s Palmetto Prairies. Called Quaqueros by the Spanish, these hardy and hard working Cracker Cowboys helped to shape the history of Florida, the nation’s oldest cattle raising state. Florida Cracker White Ale is brewed with unmalted wheat, orange peel and coriander and then fermented with a Belgian yeast strain to give it a spicy and dry finish. Perfect for a warm day on the Palmetto Prairie. Check out this beer and many other specialty beers produced by local Cigar City Brewery. www.cigarcitybrewing.com OR Email FLocalSocial@Gmail.com to join the FLocal Team for a tour next week as we are prepping for our April Issue: Fishing, Boating & Beering!