Thursday, October 4, 2012
Style File: Due South Brewing Company
It's Oktoberfest and beer lovers we've got the place for you. We found a rare South Florida spot where they're brewing their own beer and you get to do the tasting. 7's Belkys Nerey gives us the details in tonight's Style File.
WSVN -- So a cowboy walks into a bar and orders a beer. Wait...nope we're definitely not in Miami Anymore.
We've headed north on I-95 to Due South Brewing Company in Boynton Beach. Trust us, this new watering hole is worth the drive.
Mike Halker-Owner: "It's nice to sit right in the brewery, see the beer being made, and drink the beer we're making at the same time."
Mike Halker with his Carolina swang, has turned this huge warehouse into his own brewery. One of only a few in Florida.
Mike Halker-Owner: "I think the primary thing is the freshness of the beer here. We don't use any preservatives. There's no pasteurization. Our beer here is going 60 feet, and coming right out of a tap to be consumed fresh."
Frank Schiraldi: "You know the beer is fresh because they're making it right here. You get to see it, you get to taste it. Delicious."
So far this brewmaster has concocted about 11 different beers from batches of IPA's.
Mike Halker-Owner: "This is our category 3 IPA. I brew this specifically for me, very hoppy beer."
To beers even women love.
Mike Halker-Owner: "This is our Carmel Cream Ale, this is our flagship beer. This beer is about a year in recipe development. Very creamy beer, nice vanilla soft grounded finish."
Adrienne Williams: "This is the best, not too heavy, not too light. Nice caramel taste to it."
Mike Halker-Owner: "This is our Southern Saison. It's a Belgian inspired beer that taste like it was brewed by an American brewery. We used Caribbean spices instead of the traditional European spices in this beer."
They also feature a few other Florida-made beers on tap, and you can even get these growlers of brew to take home with you.
Adrienne Williams: "You empty it, you refill it, you come back and refill it for $6. It's nice to bring it back to my husband."
Have a seat in the no-frills warehouse bar or go inside the taproom, but you don't want to miss this...a game of cornhole.
Mike Halker-Owner: "Cornhole is a game where you throw the beanbag into a board that has a hole in it. People really seem to enjoy it here."
On the weekends you'll get a free tour of the joint and some beer-making education.
Demetris Viera: "I like that it's in a warehouse, that no one cares how I look or dressed, it's simple. I can come enjoy a good beer."
Beer lovers rejoice a new place to soak up the suds.
Now they dont serve food but they have food trucks on Friday evenings and you can bring your own food in.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Due South Brewing and Taproom
2900 High Ridge Rd, #3