National American Craft Beer Week is here and let’s just say – we have no complaints! Spring is here and nothing is guaranteed to quench your thirst like an ice cold, locally brewed craft beer in Palm Beach.
This week has become the largest national effort focusing on American craft beer and the tradition carries on. Ingenious if you ask us. The craft beer community contributes nearly $1 billion to Florida’s economy each year, and honestly, the best breweries are local.
There’s nothing better than kicking back with your friends, supporting local business, while indulging in your favorite hops and bar foods – besides, it’s 5 O’clock somewhere.
4160 NW 1st Ave #21, Boca Raton, FL | 561-961-0573
Nothing screams local to South Florida like this brewery’s beer infused with a tropical flair. This nano brewery is located just north of Spanish River, in the warehouse district. Prosperity Brewers prides themselves on creating craft beer that “tastes like a sunny, 70 degree Florida day, without the humidity.”
This is the brewery to start your night or end your long work day. Prosperity has an endless amount of cool events flooding their event calendar. Our personal favs include “Sinful Sandwich Truck ITB Mondays” “Trivia and Tacos with TACO INN” and “Sunday Funday Bottomless Brunch” (4th Sundays).
Mix this quirky atmosphere with an industrial warehouse and you’ve got yourself the perfect spot to kick back and relax. Prosperity stands by our favorite theme of come as you are by making their statement clear: ” No really, don’t change. For anyone. Wear your sandals or heels, sneakers or boots. Either way, choose to be awesome.”
2900 High Ridge Rd #3, Boynton Beach | 561-463-2337
Due South is an independent, Veteran-owned, craft brewery with beer in 1000+ stores, bars and restaurants from Tampa to Key West. Every beer is brewed in Southeast Florida in Boynton Beach. Founder and owner Mike Halker has been home brewing beers since 2005 but Due South Brewing Co. was not opened to the public until May 12, 2012.
Housed in a large 27,000 square foot location off High Ridge Road – you have probably driven right by Due South and didn’t even recognize this gem. Some of the most popular core brews include caramel Cream Ale, Legendary Milk Stout, and Café Old Espresso Porter, as well as a ton of seasonal specialties.
From drone races to food truck events, this massive brewery is lively, fun, and the entire concept screams “Proud to Be an American.” Head over to Due South Brewing Co. and see for yourself.
1566, 1701 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach | 561-865-5373
Founded in 2013 SaltWater Brewery the first local production microbrewery in Delray, with a tasting room and beer garden onsite. The local Floridians that own this amazing brewery are not only passionate about their beer but also giving back to local ocean-based charities and supporting marine life with the world’s first Eco Six Pack Rings.
Located right on the water on busy Atlantic Avenue, in Delray – their unique environment gets an A+ rating from us. SaltWater Brewery offers a number of year round, seasonal and special release beers. To keep up with the entire ambiance of this awesome brewery, SaltWater has named their beer accordingly like “Sea Cow Milk Stout” and “Screamin’ Reels IPA.”
“The Reef Room” (tasting room) offers beers on tap plus Saltwater Brewery has a variety of cool events happening like paint nights, food truck nights, live music, “Game of Thrones Sundays”, and a ton of charitable events as well. It’s no surprise SaltWater is a favorite of the local Floridians.
Crazy Uncle Mike’s
6450 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton | 561-931-2889
Crazy Uncle Mike’s is not only a brewery but also a restaurant and music venue as well. Located in East Boca Raton, Florida, this brewery opened their doors Summer 2018. Founder, Mike Goodwin, wanted a relaxed place for people to spend their leisure time while conveniently having amazing food, drinks, and great entertainment.
Corey Wilson is the ultimate brewmaster at Crazy Uncle Mike’s. His creativity is what makes him stand out above the rest. Corey incorporates Florida flavors into beers, combining unique and international flavors.
The decor at Crazy Uncle Mike’s is eclectic and comfortable but never pretentious. The beer is cold and delicious while the food is savory and made to impress each and every customer. The events and entertainment calendar at Crazy Uncle Mike’s is our favorite attribute of this trendy brewery. From a variety of amazing local musicians performing to combining Beer+Yoga days – Crazy Uncle Mike’s never disappoints.
1141 S Rogers Cir #5, Boca Raton | 561-510-1253
Barrel of Monks is not your average brewery. In fact, this brewery was founded by a group of friends looking to be the first to exclusively focus on making Belgium-style beers. Their ideas hinged upon the ideas of maintaining the traditional flavors with modern technology while infusing the perfect concoction for your taste buds.
Locally brewed ‘Blood Orange Bliss”, “Hazelnut Vanilla Abbey Terno”, and “Single in the Sun” are just a few of our favorites from Barrel of Monks. The traditional flavoring mixed with the modern vibes creates the perfect setting for beer connoisseurs of all ages.
The founders of Barrel of Monks are beyond passionate and extremely meticulous about anything and everything that has to do with beer. Can you say dream job? Barrel of Monks has added a full-time food truck on site as well as a number of events to check out. Sign us up for the Donut and Beer Tasting!