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Bangin’ Banjo Brewing Co.

Florida Craft Brewery: Bangin’ Banjo Brewing Company

Established: July 22, 2015 florida craft beer, craft beer, pompano beach, bangin' banjo, craft daddy

Location: 3200 NW 23rd Avenue #500, Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Known For: The Cypress Creek Cream Ale and Hop of the Muffin IPA are the two most popular beers on the tap room menu. Both beers target the general drinking public by trying to pull in the non-craft beer drinkers with something a little different to tempt their palates.

florida craft beer, craft beer, pompano beach, bangin' banjo, craft daddyCurrent Beer Menu: With eleven beers on tap ranging in styles from the Gosegetter Gose to their namesake The Bangin’ Banjo Black IPA, Bangin’ is sure to have something that will quench your thirst. The Gose, brewed with coriander and Florida orange zest, was my favorite of their offerings followed closely behind by Jodi’s Bananas Pale Ale, which is brewed with real bananas. I would have loved to drink Jodi’s alongside a nice hefty piece of banana bread. Sascha’s Belgian Wheat Ale, The Bangin’ Banjo Black IPA, and the Hop of the Muffin IPA were decent offerings while the remaining beers on the tap list were just okay.

Price Range: A flight consists of either four ($6.00), five ($7.00), orflorida craft beer, craft beer, pompano beach, bangin' banjo, craft daddy six ($8.00) 4oz pours. Pints and 12oz pours are available ranging in price from $6.00 to $9.00 depending on which beer you choose. Growlers in both the 32oz and 64oz sizes are available and range in price from $8.00 to $32.00. If you happen to leave your growler at home the new glass will cost you either $5.00 for the 32oz or $8.00 for the 64oz.

Wine Menu: Bangin’ offers wine for those of you not looking for a pint. You can choose between one red and three white wines. Pricing per glass will run you either $7.00 or $8.00.

florida craft beer, craft beer, pompano beach, bangin' banjo, craft daddyFood Menu: Delivery menus are available behind the bar for the area’s eateries. Food trucks are available out front on the weekdays starting between 4:00 and 5:00pm. On the weekends, they are available starting anywhere from 12:00 to 4:00pm.

Bar Seating: The bar can seat ten comfortably. The rest of the seating consists of eleven four-seat high tops, four picnic tables, and two tables that each seat four.

Staff: I was lucky enough that one of the owners, Adam Feingold, was available to show me around andflorida craft beer, craft beer, pompano beach, bangin' banjo, craft daddy answer any questions I had. Adam started homebrewing with his childhood friend and co-founder Matthew Giani while they were attending the University of Florida. Today, Adam runs the business side of things while Matthew handles the brewing. Felix Pons was behind the bar and happens to be the Marketing Director of Descarga Brewing Company, which is slated to open in Hallandale Beach towards the end of 2017.

Ambiance: When I walked into Bangin’ Banjo I got the feeling that I may have just walked into a brewery in the Deep South of the good ol’ U.S. of A. The walls are painted dark brown and moss-green while portions are covered in wood from reclaimed pallets. Light bulbs in mason jars hanging from the ceiling give the taproom that extra little pop. You can tell that Adam and Matthew tried and accomplished bringing the feel of North-Central Florida back with them from the University of Florida.

florida craft beer, craft beer, pompano beach, bangin' banjo, craft daddyMerch: T-shirts for men and women are available for $20.00. Glasses range from $4.00 to $5.00 and consist of a 4oz sampler glass, 13oz snifter, 16oz snifter, and a 16oz glass shaped like a beer can.

Membership offered: Bangin’ offers a VIP program for $100 per year. That single Benjamin gets you 10% of your check daily, 20% of your entire check on Mondays (which is VIP Night), you get to drink free on your birthday, first right of refusal for all bottle releases, and a t-shirt depicting a banjo picking Florida Panther. A pretty good deal if you ask me.

Best days or time of year to go: As with just about any drinking establishment in South Florida if you want to be able to relax at the bar without being elbow to elbow with other patrons then you have to arrive before 4:00pm on the weekdays. Saturdays are typically busy while Sunday can be either or.

Regular Hours: Monday – Thursday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday: 2:00pm – 12:00am, Saturday: 12:00pm – 12:00am, and Sunday: 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Happy Hour: Monday – Friday: Open – 6:00pm. Happy hour will get you $1.00 of all drafts.BB4

Fun Facts:

The bar and beer tap housing are made out of Black Walnut from Upstate New York.

-The bottles that line the taproom were consumed prior to the brewery being opened. Not one new bottle has been added since.

-The name Bangin’ Banjo came from Matt and Adam’s homebrewing days at the University of Florida. A friend of theirs, who played the banjo in a band, had a birthday coming up so they brewed a black IPA for the occasion and called it Bangin’ Banjo. The beer is still brewed today and obviously, the name stuck.

florida craft beer, craft beer, pompano beach, bangin' banjo, craft daddy-The Hop of the Muffin IPA got its name from an episode of Seinfeld.

Overall Rating (1-5): The taproom had a very relaxing feel and the staff was on point. The beers were across the rating board for me with a couple standouts shining through. I would like to visit again in a year or so, but for now, I am rating Bangin’ Bango a 3.75.

What was missing: For me the majority of the beer just didn’t have that extra something going for it.

In closing, if you are someone who is just starting to dip your toes into the craft beer pool then Bangin’ Banjo is a place for you to check out. The IPA’s won’t beat up your palate and their Gose is a fantastic representation of the style. Their motto is ‘any day beer for everyday people’ after all and they do just that.florida craft beer, craft beer, pompano beach, bangin' banjo, craft daddy

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Saltwater Brewery

Florida Craft Brewery: Saltwater Brewery Saltwater 2

Established: 12/27/13

Location: 1701 W. Atlantic Blvd, Delray Beach, FL. 33444

Known For: The Screamin’ Reels IPA is by far Saltwater’s most popular offering. Whether at the bar, from a growler while you’re at home watching the game, or drinking it from a can while out fishing or spending a day at the beach it’s a beer made with Florida’s lifestyle in mind. Saltwater uses wood from the Seagrape tree in a number of their beers. I believe they are the only brewery to use this type of wood in the brewing process. Seagrapes are found all over South Florida and the Caribbean and speak to the homegrown spirit Saltwater encompasses. Founded by Florida natives, Saltwater lives, works, and plays very close to the ocean if not on it. They take great pride in working with ocean based charities such as the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA), the Surfrider Foundation, the Ocean Foundation, and the MOTE Marine Lab.

South florida, craft beer, delray beach, saltwater brewery, craftdaddyblog.comCurrent Beer Menu: Saltwater keeps a nice assortment of styles with nine different beers on tap plus two guest taps. A Kolsch, tripel, pale ale, lager, porter, IPA, wheat ale, milk stout, and DIPA. The guest taps consisted of Cigar City Brewing’s Invasion Pale Ale and Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks Strawberry Cider. Their website is constantly updated to keep the tap list up to date. I ordered a flight which consisted of the Don’t Get Confused Tripel, Mayday Imperial Porter, Sea Cow Milk Stout, and Tides of the Reef Room Batch #5 DIPA. Out of the four, I favored Mayday the most, but that may just be my love for imperial porters and stouts coming through. I also tried the Locale Extra Pale Ale, which is Saltwater’s take off of Rolling Rock and the Lighthouse Lager, which is Saltwater’s take off of South florida, craft beer, delray beach, saltwater brewery, craftdaddyblog.comYuengling. Saltwater brews both of these as a gateway to those beer drinkers who may not be familiar with the world of small-batch craft beer. Saltwater’s head brewer, Dustin Jeffers, was nice enough to spend some time talking and offered a taste of their recent collaboration with the Funky Buddha Brewery. It’s a gose, named Salty Buddha, that uses salt obtained directly from the Atlantic Ocean and I’m here to tell you it was damn tasty. I could see sitting out on the Jupiter inlet jetty, a couple of lines in the water, and a growler of Salty Buddha for an all day session.

South florida, craft beer, delray beach, saltwater brewery, craftdaddyblog.comPrice Range: Flights consist of any four 4oz beers for $6.00. 12oz offerings and pints range from $5.00 to $6.00. Growlers range from $8.00 to $15.00 and the growler glass (if you don’t already have one) will cost you $8.00 for both the 32oz and 64oz. Six packs of Sea Cow Milk Stout and Screamin’ Reels IPA are also available for $10.99.

Wine Menu: Typically wine is available to quell the thirst of those not looking for a beer and Saltwater is no different. An assortment  of white and red wines are available by both the glass and by the bottle. A glass will run you anywhere from $6.00 to $10.00 and a bottle will cost between $18.00 and $30.00.

Food Menu: Food trucks are available every day except Sunday. Saltwater provides a calendar on their website that is updated 2 weeks ahead of time. If the food truck doesn’t interest you the bar has an assortment of delivery menus from the area eateries.

Ambiance: Saltwater is one of my favorite area breweries to sit and have a beer. When you walk in you’ll find the Reef South florida, craft beer, delray beach, saltwater brewery, craftdaddyblog.comRoom (tasting room) to be bright and welcoming with an endless loop of great tunes coming from overhead. Walking past a row of high-top tables brings you to the bar where your next important decisions will be made. Following along with the ocean theme, there are two saltwater fish tanks off to either side of the bar and a number of stunning saltwater prints on the wall. Brewery tours are available Wednesday at 7:00pm, Saturday at 5:00pm, Sunday at 5:00pm, and private tours are available for groups of ten or more. Contact the brewery to work out the details for a private tour.

Bar Seating: The bar itself provides 12 seats while four high tops, 9 bar stools set along the windows, and a very comfortable looking group of leather couches rounds out the brewery seating. There are also five picnic tables outside in the beer garden where you can relax or play a game of cornhole.South florida, craft beer, delray beach, saltwater brewery, craftdaddyblog.com

Staff: Chris Gove, Saltwater’s President, was nice enough to spend a few minutes with me answering any questions I had. I mentioned to him that I wasn’t the biggest fan of their beer when they first opened their doors. He then proceeded to share how the head brewer who they started brewing with was more talk than he was action and that’s when Dustin Jeffers took over. Dustin started as the assistant brewer and was thankfully given the head position. What they are producing now is leaps and bounds above what was originally coming out of their brew house in the beginning and Dustin is the reason why. Mike and Laurie were the two pouring the delicious suds while I was on the premises. Mike was a wealth of information and took a few minutes away from the bar to walk me back into the heart of the operation for a few pictures.

South florida, craft beer, delray beach, saltwater brewery, craftdaddyblog.comMerch: Artist and co-founder Peter Agardy painted the depictions of beach and ocean life for the tap handles and beer labels. Signed prints of his work are available for sale and depict the beer in action. The prints range in price from $50.00 to $650.00 and sizes range from 9 x 12” to 30 x 40.” Men and women’s t-shirts, in varying styles, are available for $20.00 to $30.00. Long sleeve fishing shirts will run you $35.00 while a sweatshirt is $40.00. Hats go for between $20.00 and $25.00 depending on whether you want the trucker or flex-fit style. Glassware consisting of a snifter, beer can glass, and pint glass run between $7.00 and $8.00. Koozies and key chains are also available for $2.00. Everything is available on their website and can be seen hereSouth florida, craft beer, delray beach, saltwater brewery, craftdaddyblog.com

Membership offered: Saltwater doesn’t offer a membership and has no immediate plans for one, but they do provide punch cards where after your ninth growler fill your tenth is free. They also offer 25% off growler fills on Tuesdays.

Best days or time of year to go: Any weekday before 4:00pm when the traffic on I-95 begins to build is your best time to beat the rush. Saturdays are typically busy while Sunday tends to be on the slower South florida, craft beer, delray beach, saltwater brewery, craftdaddyblog.comside.

Regular Hours: Sunday – Wednesday: 12:00pm – 11:00pm, Thursday – Saturday: 12:00pm – 12:00am

Happy Hour: Monday – Thursday 12:00 – 6:00pm, Friday: 12:00pm – 3:00pm. Take $1.00 off the beers that are marked on the menu.

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-Saltwater will be having their first ever bottle release on a yet to be named date. It will be a 22oz bomber called Black Current. The beer is a strong ale coming in at 12% abv and is brewed with Black Currants and aged on Seagrape wood. Stay tuned to their Facebook page for more details.

-The building Saltwater now calls home was once an antique furniture store. Before that, it was an animal feed store which is why it has the rustic look and feel of a barn. Apparently, the feed store also sold Wrangler jeans. At least that’s the story the old timers give to the bartenders.

-The roof trusses, rafters, and beams are all made from Dade County Pine and are a part of the original construction. Dade County Pine is no longerSouth florida, craft beer, delray beach, saltwater brewery, craftdaddyblog.com, dade county pine available due to South Florida being overrun by man. The wood is known for its almost concrete like strength. The older a piece of wood gets, the stronger it becomes due to the resin build up within the wood that hardens over time.

South florida, craft beer, delray beach, saltwater brewery, craftdaddyblog.com-When you walk into the Reef Room look to the right and you will see a weather-beaten wood covering the wall. That wood was repurposed from a local dock and perfectly fits with the rustic feel of the brewery. Some of the prints for sale are displayed on this recycled backdrop.

-Saltwater will be expanding their distribution footprint into Jacksonville in May after signing with Champion Brands and into Saint Augustine towards the end of May after signing with SR Perrot, Inc.

Overall Rating (1-5): Saltwater has what I consider to be one of the most relaxing tap rooms I have had the pleasure of experiencing. Their beer is on point and the staff has always been accommodating. I am rating them a 4.5.South florida, craft beer, delray beach, saltwater brewery, craftdaddyblog.com

What was missing: I was hoping to find their Scotch Ale (Flying Scotsmen) on tap, but unfortunately it wasn’t. The Scotch Ale is one of my favorite styles and one of the beers that just wasn’t right under the original head brewer.

In closing, if you’re in the South Florida area and you’re looking for a good beer and a relaxing time Saltwater is definitely one to add to your brewery list. They are easily accessible from I-95 and the big red building can actually be seen as you’re heading south. I know you have always wondered what It says on the side of the building as you’re doing 85 mph down the highway and I think it’s time for you to find out. I know I will definitely be back down to visit soon.

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Devour Brewing Co.

Florida Craft Brewery: Devour Brewing Co. boynton beach, craftdaddyblog.com, Craft beer, Devour Brewing Co, Florida Craft Beer

Established: June 6th, 2015

Location: 1500 SW 30th Ave. #4, Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Known For: The Fruity Loops Blonde Ale, which is brewed with Fruits of the Forest Tea, and the Mosaic to My Ears IPA are two of Devour’s most popular offerings. Unfortunately, the Mosaic wasn’t on tap while I was there. I had heard that Devour liked to brew with different types of tea and was afraid I would taste a distinct herbal flavor coming through. Thankfully that was not the case. Fruity Loops was my first introduction to a beer brewed with tea and I was actually amazed at how good it was. The Mango boynton beach, craftdaddyblog.com, Craft beer, Devour Brewing Co, Florida Craft BeerJuice IPA is brewed with Mango tea and was pretty damn delicious with the mango coming through very clean.

Current Beer Menu: Being a smaller capacity brewery Devour only offers 6 beers on tap. The Mango Juice IPA, Vanilla Chamomile Agave Wheat, Fruity Loops Blonde Ale, Just Porter, Just Porter Dry-Hopped with Chinook Hops, and the Kick Start My Morning Double Brown Ale. All six were solid offerings, but for me, the Mango, Kick Start, and dry-hopped Just Porter really stood out. The Mango IPA was like biting into a juicy Mango, Kick Start My Morning may be the best coffee infused brown ale I’ve ever had, and I’m a sucker for a dry-hopped dark beer so the hopped up Just Porter really won me over. Devour also offers a number of guest taps. The local brewers were represented well with Funky Buddha’s Iron and Barleywine, Saltwater’s Mayday, and Due South’s Mariana Trench. For those not looking for a beer Devour also offers two ciders on tap Accomplice Strawberry Cider and Woodchuck Gumption.

Price Range: Pricing for Devour’s offerings ranges between $5.50 and $6.50 per glass. Depending on the beer your serving size will be 10oz, 12oz, orDevour 11 16oz. Flights are not necessarily offered, but you can order 5oz pours for between $2.50 and $3.50 depending on the beer. Growlers are offered but only in the 32oz size. A growler fill with the purchase of the growler glass will run between $12.00 and $15.00. If you provide your own glass the price ranges from $8.00 and $12.00.

boynton beach, craftdaddyblog.com, Craft beer, Devour Brewing Co, Florida Craft BeerWine Menu: If a glass of wine is more to your liking, it either means you’ve been kidnapped or you really love to spend time with your significant other. Devour offers a choice between two white and four red wines. Pricing per glass is $5.50.

Food Menu: On most days you can find a food truck in the parking lot. Devour keeps an updated list of which food truck will be available on their website. If you’re new to food trucks, these are not your construction job site roach coaches. We are talking delicious meals on wheels here people!

Ambiance: When you walk into Devour you find yourself in a small room with two big screen tvs.Craft beer, florida craft beer, devour brewing co, craft daddy blog One gives you the option of playing an assortment of games on a Wii while the other has an Atari Flashback connected and ready for old-school gaming fun. The taproom and brewery encompass two air-conditioned warehouse bays totaling 2,600 sqft and are partially separated by an interior wall. Spent beer bottles line the brewery portion of the space, which is something many of us have done. The entire area seems to be a work in progress. From the partially completed mural on the wall to the 3 barrel system that Chip, the owner and brewmaster, upgraded to back in February. He opened the brewery with only the one barrel system that he built. I imagine by the end of this boynton beach, craftdaddyblog.com, Craft beer, Devour Brewing Co, Florida Craft Beeryear Chip will be upgrading to a larger system once again. He explained the space as if you were going over to a buddies house to have a beer and watch the game in the garage turned man cave, which is pretty much how the space feels. Devour is definitely a brewery on a budget with every dollar made going back into the business for its betterment. I am certainly excited to see where the beer takes them.boynton beach, craftdaddyblog.com, Craft beer, Devour Brewing Co, Florida Craft Beer

Bar Seating: For now the brewery only has the capacity for 50 craft beer loving souls. The bar itself has seating for five while there are two picnic tables, three high tops, and two couches to cover the arses of everyone else.

boynton beach, craftdaddyblog.com, Craft beer, Devour Brewing Co, Florida Craft BeerStaff: The staff consisted of Chip, Trish, & Coy. Chip and Trish are the husband and wife duo that make Devour run. Coy helps brew and seems to be a sort of sounding board to bounce brewing ideas off of. All I know is whatever they are doing, they are doing it right.

Merch: Shirts run from $20.00 for men’s sizes to $25.00 for women. Hats are also offered for in a number of colors for $20.00.

Membership offered: There is nothing available right now and nothing planned for the immediate future.boynton beach, craftdaddyblog.com, Craft beer, Devour Brewing Co, Florida Craft Beer

Best days or time of year to go: Wednesday through Friday before 4:30, when everyone’s getting out of work, are your best chances to have a seat at the bar and shoot the shit with Trish and Chip. Friday and Saturday night are typically packed while Sunday is hit or miss.

Regular Hours: Wednesday – Thursday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday: 2:00pm – 11:00pm, Saturday 1:00pm – 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm – 8:00pm.

florida craft beer, craft beer, craft daddy blog devour brewing coHappy Hour: Wednesday – Friday: 3:00pm – 6:00pm. Devour Hour, as Chip calls it, takes $1.00 off most pint and 12oz beers.

Fun Fact:

-Chip built out the warehouse space on his own with the only help coming from his family. Not only did he draw and submit drawings to the building department, but he also got down and dirty when the job called for it like in the case of digging the trench drain.

-Devour has a pay it forward promotion where you can buy a beer for the next person that comes in the door or for the next time your buddy pays the brewery a visit. As you’re leaving just pay for the extra beer and your name will go up on the ‘Pay it Forward’ board. The lucky beneficiary’s name is then written on the board as well.

-In the near future, Devour will be releasing a Bourbon barrel aged version of Kick Start My Morning. It is currently aging on bourbon oak spirals and Chip was nice enough to let me have a pour. I am here to tell you it tasted damn good. One more round of aging with vanilla beans and Subculture Coffee will turn this beer into a delicacy. I can’t wait to try the final product.

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Oak spirals resting in rum.

-Devour’s one-year anniversary is tentatively scheduled for June 25th. Chip says you can expect a number of treatments to your favorites. Keep watching their Facebook page for updated info.

Overall Rating (1-5): I’m giving Devour a 4.25. All of their beers were solid with the stars being Kickboynton beach, craftdaddyblog.com, Craft beer, Devour Brewing Co, Florida Craft Beer Start My Morning, Mango Juice IPA, and the dry hopped Just Porter. They would have garnered a bit higher of a rating if it wasn’t for the garage man cave motif.

What was missing: The ambiance was lacking a bit with the warehouse feel, but at least they have air conditioning, unlike Due South Brewing down the street.

In closing, don’t expect to come to this brewery and be wowed by your surroundings, but you can certainly expect to leave impressed with the beer you have just devoured and that’s what you are really there for in the first place, isn’t it?Devour 15

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Copperpoint Brewing Co.

Florida Craft Brewery: Copperpoint Brewing Co.

Established: May 11th, 2015

Location: 151 Commerce Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33426Copperpoint Brewing, Florida craft beer, craft beer, beer, craftdaddyblog.com

Known For: The B. Rabbit espresso stout on Nitro, G (grapefruit) Saison, Copperpoint Lager, and One Love IPA are what keep the regulars coming back. Unfortunately, One Love wasn’t on tap while I was there, but I was able to try the other three and I can see why they are so popular with the locals. The Copperpoint Lager is a great gateway beer for those who haven’t quite gotten their feet wet in the craft beer scene.

Copperpoint Brewing, Florida craft beer, craft beer, beer, craftdaddyblog.comCurrent Beer Menu: With normally 13 beers on tap there is no question Copperpoint will have at least one beer you’ll enjoy. From their Red IPA, the A-10 Hophog, to their Imperial Porter, the Cox Diesel, you will be hard pressed to make a bad choice. If you just can’t seem to make up your mind flights are offered which consist of four 5oz pours.

Price Range: Pricing per glass is between $5.00 and $7.00 depending on the style of beer you order. A flight of beer will run you $7.00 no matter which style you choose. Growlers are also offered. Depending on the style of beer a 32oz growler can run between $7.00 and $15.00 while a 64oz growler will run between $13.00 and $15.00. If you don’t already have your own growler you can purchase either a 32oz or 64oz for $6.00.

Wine Menu: So your significant other was nice enough to join you at the brewery, but doesn’t drinkCopperpoint Brewing, Florida craft beer, craft beer, beer, craftdaddyblog.com beer? Copperpoint has you covered. They offer at least four choices of both red and white wines. A glass will run between $8.00 and $10.00 per.

Food Menu: You have a couple of choices here. You can either have food delivered from any number of eateries or visit the food truck, which parks directly in front of the brewery and rotates daily. Monday through Friday the food truck arrives at 5pm, Saturday at 3pm, and Sunday at noon. Copperpoint keeps an updated food truck calendar on their website for your viewing pleasure.

Copperpoint Brewing, Florida craft beer, craft beer, beer, craftdaddyblog.comAmbiance: When I walked in the front door, I had a sense of stepping back in time to an American pub one of my great-grandfathers might have had a pint in. The wood, brick, and copper that adorn your surroundings seem to want to tell a story. Your eyes are then pulled across the room to the bar area where a window beckons you into the heart of the brewery. The lights are kept relatively low just as they were at Twisted Trunk. Is there a pattern forming? The grid ceiling doesn’t hold ceiling tiles, but it does hold strings of blue lights which add a little something extra to the relaxing feel of the taproom. No one under the age of 21 is allowed after 8pm and if you are interested in a brewery tour, a group tour is held on Saturday afternoon at 3pm.

Bar Seating: The bar has seating for twenty with a mixture of eight high tops that seat six or eight. There are eight booths which form the outerCopperpoint Brewing, Florida craft beer, craft beer, beer, craftdaddyblog.com seating area along the walls. For those looking to drink their libations under the sun, a porch area has been provided with four large picnic tables and seven relaxing chairs. You can also venture upstairs to the game room where ping-pong, foosball, corn hole, and a few arcade games have been provided.  Three leather couches and a high top table make relaxation the name of the game upstairs.

Staff: Brie, Diane, and Irena handled the bar like seasoned professionals. Irena is working toward her bachelor’s degree in chemistry and science at FAU. Once she graduates, she hopes to become the Quality Control Manager for the brewery.

Merch: Hats ($25), tank tops and t-shirts ($20), long sleeve shirts ($25), and work shirts ($40) are available to purchase. If that’s not enough youCopperpoint Brewing, Florida craft beer, craft beer, beer, craftdaddyblog.com can also buy a pint glass ($5), snifter ($12), koozie ($3), or growler koozie ($10).

Membership offered: Copperpoint doesn’t have anything available right now, but I was toldCopperpoint Brewing, Florida craft beer, craft beer, beer, craftdaddyblog.com anything is possible in the future.

Best days or time of year to go: If you’re looking for a quiet time to experience Copperpoint’s offerings, then the 12:00 – 3:00pm weekday hours are your most promising. The crowd files in pretty quickly once 4:30 starts inching its way in.

Regular Hours: Monday – Thursday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 12:00pm – 11:00pm, and Sunday 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Happy Hour: Monday – Friday: 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Copperpoint Brewing, Florida craft beer, craft beer, beer, craftdaddyblog.comFun Fact:

The Trula Saison is named after brewmaster and part owner, Matt Cox’s grandmother.

Al Lettera, Jr. who is also part owner named the A-10 Hophog after his grandfather who was an engineer and pilot of the famed tank killer, the A-10 Warthog.

Corey, the assistant brewer was nice enough to share this bit of information with me. Cox Diesel, the imperial porter, is going to be put into one Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrel, four Heaven Hills barrels, and one Pinot Noir barrel for upwards of 12 months. The finished product will be used forCopperpoint Brewing, Florida craft beer, craft beer, beer, craftdaddyblog.com special occasions like Copperpoint’s anniversary for example.

Matt Cox has taken home over 50 awards for his beers in the last 15 years, including a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), gold medals at the North American Brewing Association, multiple medals at the U.S. Beer Championships, and multiple Grand National Champion Awards at the United States Beer Tasting Championships.

Overall Rating (1-5): I had heard good things about Copperpoint before I was able to visit so I’m happy that they lived up to the word on the street. I have no problem at all giving them a well deserved 5. All of their beers were on point while the Cox Diesel was a step above the rest. I almost Copperpoint Brewing, Florida craft beer, craft beer, beer, craftdaddyblog.comforgot. The bathroom was pretty badass as well.

What was missing: For me, the only thing missing was an imperial stout, which I had apparently just missed by a few days.

In closing, everything from the staff to the beer was top-notch. Copperpoint is definitely yet another of the newer South Florida breweries that should be put on your must-try list.

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