Coppertail Brewing Company

The Coppertail Brewing Company

Florida Craft Brewery: Coppertail Brewing Company 

Established: August 20th, 2014Coppertail Brewing Company

Location: 2601 East 2nd Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33605

Known For: The Coppertail Brewing Company tends to brew their beers on the drier side. They brew a lot of, and some of the finer, Berliner Weiss in the state. They also focus on darker beers like porters and stouts more often than other styles. In 2015 they brewed a Dunkel (German style dark lager), which was the official beer for Tamp Bay’s Oktoberfest. It was a great representation of the style!

Current Beer Menu: My first flight consisted of Coppertail’s four core beers, which are all bottled. First up was an American style Trippel called ‘Unholy’. It was easily the hoppiest Trippel I’ve ever tried and I loved it. The ‘Free Dive’ IPA was filled with dank hops giving a lovely pine and citrus aroma. Following the hop parade was ‘Wheat Stroke’, a hoppy wheat ale meant for the hot and humid Florida summer. The 4th core beer was ‘Night Swim’, a porter boasting dark chocolate and roasted coffee. It was a nice way to end the hop fest I had just sampled. The ‘Passion Fruit HRIS’ is a Belgian style rice beer with the addition of passion fruit. This beer was all about the passion fruit for me. It came through marvelously. Hris is an Old English surname that means brushwood, which eventually became Rice over time. ‘Allusion’ was yet another deliciously hopped beer. It’s an unfiltered Pale Ale with both Amarillo and Victoria Secret hops. The only Berliner Weiss on tap was brewed with Kumquats and named ‘Quats Up’. Coppertail Brewing CompanyThe Kumquats came through effectively finishing with a very light tartness. ‘La Chasse’ is a generously hoppy Farmhouse Ale. The hops actually almost overpowered the feel of the Saison, but I was still a big fan of it. ‘Double Barrel Unholy’ takes the base Trippel and ages it separately in both rum and white wine barrels. The two are then blended together to form a blasphemous blessing for your taste buds. The white wine and rum went together surprisingly well. ‘Sometimes You Don’t’ is a Porter brewed with coconut, cacoa nibs, and vanilla. This was a Mounds liquefied into a flight glass. It was my favorite of the day alongside the ‘DB Unholy’. ‘Silver Bar’ is a hoppy Pilsner. Pilsners are definitely not a go-to for me, but this one stepped up its game. I thoroughly enjoyed it! ‘Seasonal Relief’ is a Baltic Porter brewed with both Elderberries and Goji Berries. Both berries are known anti-inflammatories so this beer must be good for you. I enjoyed the hint of berries that came through. ‘Captain Jack’s Stone Crab Stout’ is brewed with three hundred pounds of Key West caught Stone Crab claws, which are added to the brewing process in the last 15 minutes. Those few minutes are just long enough to add a bit of a salty brine to the brew. Coppertail hosts a Stone Crab dinner using part of the day’s catch that didn’t go into the brew. The Shift Manager, Jeff, mentioned the claws were absolutely delicious after being removed from the beer. That’s a beer pairing I would love to have been privy to.

Price Range: Flights are offered in four 4oz glasses. The large majority of offerings are $2.00 per, but a limited release such as the ‘Double Barrel Unholy’ will run you $3.00. A 12oz pour will range between $4.00 and $7.00. A 16oz pour available for the bulk of Coppertail’s offerings will run you $5.00. Growlers in both 32oz and 64oz are available. The growler pre-pour will cost you $4.00 and $6.00 respectably. On my visit, the pour for a 32oz ranged between $7.00 and $8.00 while a 64oz was between $13.00 and $15.00. Six packs of ‘Free Dive’ ($11.00), ‘Unholy’ ($11.00), ‘Night Swim’ ($9.00) and ‘Wheat Stroke’ ($9.00) are available along with 750ml bottles of both ‘Seasonal Relief’ ($12.00) and ‘Captain Jacks’ ($13.00). The rotation on 750ml bottles changes as their seasonal bottle offerings change.Coppertail Brewing Company

Wine Menu: Wine is only offered during private events in the upstairs loft/event space.

Food Menu/Food Trucks: Coppertail allows patrons to bring food from home or food to be delivered. They also have food trucks Tuesday through Friday from 5:00 – 10:00pm as well as Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00pm. Coppertail has also partnered with local favorite Stein & Vine to open their second location within a 1,000 sqft space in the brewery to be called S&V Kitchen at Coppertail. The opening is tentatively scheduled for Spring 2017.

Ambiance: When pulling into the parking lot a hulking two-story 34,000 sqft building gazes back at you. There is outdoor seating on both the ground and second floors (private events only) and a mural containing two of their beer labels. Coppertail Brewing CompanyA welcoming feeling washes over you when you walk inside. I’m not sure if it’s the red brick or the natural light that was pouring in through the windows, but the warm feeling is certainly there. I’ve always loved when the time is taken to refurbish a building while still keeping the history intact. There are a number of pieces of art on the walls that were created by the same artist who designs the bottle labels. The old-time style pieces help to bring the building to life. It has certainly become one of my favorite taprooms.

Bar Seating: The bar area held 18 seats while the main floor consisted of 15 tables of various styles and seating as well as a very comfy looking L-shaped leather couch.

Staff: The Shift Manager, Jeff, handled the bartending duties while I was in-house. He has been with Coppertail for two and a half years. He was a pleasure to chat with and definitely knew what he was talking about when it came to the brewery. Bartender/Tour Guide, James, gave me a quick tour of the brewery, which gave me a chance to snap a few pictures.Coppertail Brewing Company

Brewing System: Coppertail brews on a four vessel 50 bbl Brewhouse, which was fabricated by the German company Rolec. It consists of two 50 bbl fermenters, four 100 bbl fermenters, one 50 bbl brite tank, and one 100 bbl brite tank.

Merch: Men’s and women’s t-shirts are available for between $20.00 and $22.00. Hats range between $20.00 and $25.00. They also offer a number of other products from beer soap to beanies. All of which can be seen here.

Membership offered: Nothing is offered at this time.

Coppertail Brewing CompanyBest days or time of year to go: If you’re looking for a quieter experience earlier in the week before the work crowd begins to file in for the evening should be your plan of attack.

Regular Hours: Monday – Thursday: 12:00pm – 11:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 12:00pm – 12:00am, & Sunday: 12:00pm – 7:00pm

Happy Hour: Happy hour is not offered, but for those in the biz, both Sunday and Monday nights will garner you a 20% off discount.

Coppertail Brewing CompanyFun Facts:

-President, Kent Bailey, credits his then five-year-old daughter Sophia for coming up with the Coppertail name. In conversation one evening she had mentioned a Coppertail sea monster that lived in Tampa Bay. The name stuck in his head and the rest is history.

-Head Brewer, Casey Hughes, worked with the now shuttered Key West Brewing on their bottling line while working his way up to a brewing position before the age of 21. He then moved to New Jersey to take the head brewing position at the Flying Fish Brewery where he won a number of Great American Beer Festival (GABF) medals. Eventually, the sunshine and Coppertail’s head brewer position lured him back to the great state of Florida where he belongs.

-Coppertail’s building was once home to Hellman’s Mayonnaise, an olive cannery, and a refrigeration repair shop.

The confessional located in the taproom is a play on ‘Unholy’, a seriously hopped up Trippel that would make a Trappist monk lose sleep. It’s so sacrilegious you’ll need to confess your sins after drinking one.

Coppertail Brewing CompanyOverall Rating (1-5): I have been looking forward to visiting Coppertail for a long time. Everything I tried from them before my visit from a bar or beer festival was spot on and I’m happy to say they did not let me down. The beer, staff, and atmosphere of the taproom were delightful. I’m happily rating them a 4.75.

What was missing: Coppertail had the majority of beer styles on tap with literally something for everyone. If I had to get nitpicky though they didn’t have a Barleywine or a Scotch Ale available, which are two of my favorite styles. Of course in saying that I’m just being greedy. It’s not my fault, though. It’s the ‘Unholy Trippel’!

In closing, with so many breweries to choose from in Tampa and the surrounding areas, the Coppertail Brewing Company certainly stands out. It will be hard not to stop by when I’m in town for another brewery review.

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Walking Tree Brewery

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Florida Craft Brewery: Walking Tree Brewery

Established: June 23rd, 2016Walking Tree Brewery, Craft Daddy Blog

Location: 3209 Dodger Road, Vero Beach, FL 32960

Known For: Walking Tree Brewery’s most popular offering is a 6.4% abv American Wheat called ‘Sandy Feet’ that has a bit of a hop bite to it. The ‘Babycakes Oatmeal Stout’ is their oldest recipe. Unfortunately, it wasn’t on tap on my visit, but I was able to try it directly from the bright tank. At only 5.4% abv it won’t knock you down, but the roasted barley and chocolate will have you coming back for more.

Walking Tree Brewery, Craft Daddy BlogCurrent Beer Menu: On top of what I mentioned above, there were eleven other brewed in-house beers on tap along with the ‘Original Cider’ from Crispin for the non-beer drinkers. ‘Straw Hat Blonde’ was crisp and clean with a slightly bready undertone. ‘Daily Chores Table Saison’ had a bit of citrus on the nose and was nicely done. The White Walking Tree IPA uses Simcoe, Cascade, and CTZ hops. I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t my favorite IPA. The ‘I Got A Guy Hoppy Pale Ale’ is filled with Mosaic hops and is very easy drinking. It’s one of those beers you can sit back and drink a few of while lounging on the beach. ‘St. Mulway’s Offering’ is an 8% abv scotch ale with a sweet malt backbone served on Nitro that I really enjoyed. The ‘Prop Root English Pale Ale’ had a nice earthy aroma and the typical bready flavor that you would expect from an English style beer, but with an added hoppy bitterness. The ‘Barnacled Manatee English Barleywine’ was sweet with notes of toffee, caramel, and a slight hop bite. I was also able to try a taste of the Barleywine that was being aged in Pinot Noir barrels. Even though it wasn’t quite ready for release the flavors were playing off of each other beautifully. ‘Single Girlfriend’ is Walking Tree’s take on a Radler. The grapefruit was there, but I was hoping for just a bit more. The ‘Brackish Brown Ale’ was good but fell more to the bottom of my list for the day. ‘Candyman’, a Belgian Tripel, was a nicely done sweet treat with a bite of the 9.5% abv coming through. The ‘Breconshire Imperial Porter’ had a roasted almost burnt coffee flavor with a bit of chocolate thrown into the mix. Breconshire was also resting in both bourbon and Pinot Noir barrels. For one of my final beers of the day I was brought a taster of Li Bai, a barrel aged sour with Loquat fruit, which was actually brewed before the brewery opened their doors. It was a great indicator of what is to come from this brewery when it comes to brewing sours.

Price Range: A flight of five 4oz pours will cost you $8.00, but there is a upcharge of $2.00 each if you order a beer of 9% abv or higher. The Walking Tree Brewery, Craft Daddy Blogmajority of their beers cost $5.00 or $6.00, but the higher abv’s will run you $7.00 for the typically smaller pour of 10oz. Growlers are available in both 32oz ($7.00) and 64oz ($9.00) sizes. Filling a 32oz growler will cost between $8.00 and $12.00 and a 64oz will cost between $14.00 and $18.00 depending on the beer.

Wine Menu: Both red and white wine is available for $8.00 per glass.

Food Menu/Food Trucks: Chips and light snacks are available from the bar. You can also have food delivered from the neighborhood eateries. Food trucks are typically available Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and also during special events.

Ambiance: One of the first things you notice walking into the brewery are the beautiful rafters that are exposed throughout the 24,000 sqft open air warehouse style building. A number of large industrial fans whirl overhead, which will certainly help keep the heat at bay during the summer months. Next, you’ll be hard pressed not to want to shimmy up to the 50 foot ‘L’ shaped Laurel Oak bar and plop down in front of the 16 taps that are handsomely encased in four pieces of Rosewood. The space as a whole is quite large and welcoming. The tap room and brewery are only separated by a bar top, which was once in Duke Snider’s (Brooklyn/L.A. Dodgers great) Bar. The happenings at the brewery are there for all to see, which is always nice. For those who would rather not just sit and chat over their beers, there are games such as corn hole, giant Jenga, and darts to keep you busy.Walking Tree Brewery, Craft Daddy Blog

Bar Seating: There are fifteen seats at the bar and eleven tables split between both high tops and picnic tables.

Staff: Tasting Room Manager, Eric, was tending bar when I walked in and sat down. He was deep into conversation with a local patron but quickly tended to my needs. He knew the beers well and seemed genuinely happy to be working at such a fine establishment. Operations Manager and occasional brewer, Danny Rey, joined Eric behind the bar for a bit as the rush hour crowd began to file in. He showed me around the brewery and answered all of my questions in stride. CEO, Alan Dritenbas, who handles both the barrel and sour programs, spent some time talking about their beers and their involvement in Civil Society Brewing’s upcoming 1st Anniversary block party. He also eagerly offered a taste of the aforementioned BA ‘Li Bai’ and the BA ‘Barnacled Manatee’. Unfortunately, President and Head Brewer, Mike Malone, wasn’t onsite during my visit.

Brewing System: Walking Tree brews on a 20 bbl (barrel) system that was fabricated in St. Petersburg, FL by BrewFab, LLC. The system also Walking Tree Brewery, Craft Daddy Blogcontains a 20 bbl mash loader, 40 bbl whirlpool, two 20 bbl bright tanks, two twenty bbl fermenters, and three 40 bbl fermenters.

Merch: Men’s and women’s t-shirts are available for $20.00, fishing shirts for $30.00, and brewers work shirts for $40.00. Glassware is also available and ranges in price from $3.00 to $10.00.

Membership offered: There is currently no membership available, but there is the possibility of a bottle club in the future.

Best days or time of year to go: If you’re looking for the time to experience Walking Tree with the least amount of people possible, both Monday and Tuesday starting at 3:00 pm would be the time to arrive.

Walking Tree Brewery, Craft Daddy BlogRegular Hours: Monday – Thursday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday: 3:00pm – 12:00 am, Saturday: 12:00pm – 12:00am, & Sunday: 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Happy Hour: Monday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 7:00pm. $1.00 off draft beer and wine.

Fun Facts:

-The building was constructed in 1945 by the U.S. Navy as an aviation supply warehouse during WWII.

-The roof trusses, rafters, beams, and also the benches are all made from Dade County Pine and are a part of the original construction. Dade County Pine is no longer available due to South Florida being overrun by man. The wood is known for its almost concrete like strength. The older the piece of wood, the stronger it becomes due to the resin build up within the wood.

-Walking Tree signed on with J.J. Taylor and is currently distributed to restaurants and bars from Sebastian to Stuart, FL.

-The brewery volunteers its time to the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) to help lay oyster beds in the Indian River, which in turn helps to Walking Tree Brewery, Craft Daddy Blogenrich habitat and improve water quality.

Overall Rating (1-5): I am rating the Walking Tree Brewery a 4.25. I loved the building and the history behind it. The staff was top-notch. Plus, for only being open five months (at the time of my visit in November), I was impressed with their lineup of beers.

What was missing: Just about every style of beer was on tap, including all of my favorites so I am hard pressed to come up with anything that was missing.

In closing, Walking Tree Brewing is certainly a stop that should be on your list if you’re in the area with the family or just in town on business.

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Barrel of Monks Brewing

Barrel of Monks Brewing

Florida Craft Brewery: Barrel of Monks Brewing (B.O.M.B.)Barrel of Monks Brewing

Established: March 28th, 2015

Location: 1141 S. Rogers Circle #5, Boca Raton, FL 33487

Known For: Barrel of Monks Brewing’s most popular offering is White Wizard, a Witbier, that will soon be coming to 12oz bottles. Once a year B.O.M.B. releases the eagerly awaited Pride of Souls, a Belgian-style imperial stout. This beer is currently resting in bourbon barrels. The bourbon barrel aged version of the Pride of Souls is known as the Den of Sins.

Barrel of Monks BrewingCurrent Beer Menu: B.O.M.B. carried eleven of their beers on tap during my visit. Sorry, no guest tap here. I started with a flight of their Abbey Series, which consisted of Single in Bruges (Enke/Singel), Abbey Terno (Dubbel), Three Fates (Trippel), and Quadraphonic (Quadrupel). All were on the scale of good to very good, but the Quad definitely stood out above all of the beers I tasted. It was so damn delicious and dangerously smooth for 10.5% abv. After the flight, I took the tour with a few other patrons. During the tour, I sipped on Passion of the Wizard, which is the passion fruit treated version of White Wizard. I enjoyed it quite a bit but would have liked a bit more passion fruit. I had small tasters of Nuance (saison), Grand Cru, S’tart (sour ale), Amarillo Dry-hopped Endless Enigma, and Amarillo Dry-hopped Peach Endless Enigma. Nuance was a very nice example of a saison. Grand Cru fell right behind Quadraphonic in my ratings. S’tart was a very lite sour meant to pull newcomers into the infected fold. Using Amarillo hops in both Endless Enigma’s made for interesting additions to the all Belgian lineup.

Price Range: A flight of four 4oz pours excluding the special releases will run you $10.00. A 12oz pour will cost anywhere between $6.50 and $9.50Barrel of Monks Brewing while a 16oz pour ranges between $5.00 and $6.25. Growlers in both 32oz and 64oz are available. The glass for the 32oz will run you $5.00 and the pours range between $9.00 and $18.00. The glass of the 64oz growler will cost you $7.50 and the fill anywhere from $16.00 to $30.00. There are also a number of 750ml bottles available for purchase. Nuance ($9.99), Three Fates (12.99), Abbey Terno ($9.99), and Quadraphonic ($13.99) are available individually or you can purchase any two of them for $18.99. B.O.M.B. also carries bottles of the limited release Matize Salvaje. It is a tequila barrel aged wild saison and is $20.00 while supplies last.

Barrel of Monks BrewingWine Menu: Small bottles (two glasses) of both red and white wines are available for between $10.00 and $25.00.

Food Menu/Food Trucks: B.O.M.B. allows for patrons to bring in food from home or have food delivered. Grace’s Sausages and Fine Foods are on site every Wednesday at 5:00pm. Tucker Duke’s food truck offers a $10.00 beer and burger combo on Thursdays starting at 5:30pm. Rotating food trucks start at 5:00pm both Saturday and Sunday.

Ambiance: Walking into Barrel of Monks felt like I had just gone back in time and strolled into the neighborhood speakeasy. It just has that vibe about it. The tap room is kept dark and the lights that hang from the ceiling are intentionally dim, which adds a certain mystique to the room. The mix of rockabilly and classic rock coming from overhead also helped to set the mood.

Bar Seating: The bar itself is not very large and only holds seven seats. There are six high tops with four seats each and a leisure section with two Barrel of Monks Brewinghigh back chairs and a couch. Seating along the window and wall encompasses the rest of the seats.

Staff: Tim tended to the bar while I was on site. He started with B.O.M.B. as apprentice cellarman and now holds the title of cellarman. He also helps with the brewing and leads the tours of the brewery. Tim was a wealth of information and you can really tell he loves what he does.

Brewing System: Barrel of Monks brews on an automated twenty barrel three vessel system.

Barrel of Monks BrewingMerch: The website is being revamped at the moment, so there isn’t an online store to visit just yet. In the taproom you can find 16oz snifters ($7.00), hats ($20.00), men’s and women’s t-shirts ($20.00), Polo’s ($30.00), and work shirts ($35.00).

Membership offered: The Brotherhood is limited to 103 members. Initially, the membership will run you $150.00 with annual renewal at only $99.00. You will receive a Brotherhood t-shirt, a personalized membership glass, two 32oz growlers, one of which is filled with an Abbey Series beer, a custom cooler bag, custom B.O.M.B. bottle opener, members-only party, first dibs on special releases, and 10% off of beer and merch. Renewals begin in August. There are also talks involving a bottle reserve membership, but right now it’s just talk.

Best days or time of year to go: Your best bet for a quiet bar would be during the weekday before 6:00pm. Tours are available every Tuesday at 7:00pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30m, 3:30pm, and 4:30pm.

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Regular Hours: Tuesday – Thursday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm – 11:00pm, Saturday: Barrel of Monks Brewing2:00pm – 11:00pm, and Sunday: 2:00pm to 9:00pm

Happy Hour: Every Tuesday you get seriously hooked up with buy a one get one beer special. Students with college ID get 50% off on Wednesdays. *Special releases excluded.

Fun Facts:

-The spent grain from the brewing process goes to a local non-profit farmer who has a petting zoo and miniature pigs.

-Once a month B.O.M.B. invites a brewery (that has never participated) and a chef to their monthly Throwdown. You can enjoy a four-course meal and eight 4oz pours for $50.00. The interesting part is, no one knows what the chef is preparing or what either brewery has brought to pair with the food.

Barrel of Monks Brewing-The owners are three friends and homebrewers that spent ten years perfecting their beers before opening the brewery.

-B.O.M.B is Boca Raton’s first production Brewery.

Overall Rating (1-5): I am rating Barrel of Monks Brewing a 4.25. I enjoyed everything that I tried especially the Quadraphonic. The staff was great, the tap room was extremely nice, and the beer is definitely worth going back for.

What was missing: Being that B.O.M.B. is a Belgian-style brewery they don’t carry your typical IPA’s and stouts. This is to be expected though and didn’t decrease my rating of them.

In closing, if you’re a fan of Belgian-style beers Barrel of Monks is definitely the place for you. Personally, I enjoyed a getaway from the usual IPA’s and stouts, which I frequent so much. My visit was a welcomed change of pace from what has become the norm in craft brewing.

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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.

Did I leave anything out or is there something else you would like to know about the Copperpoint Brewing Company? Please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment below.

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