Nine Broward County Breweries To Include On Your Drinking Bucket List
There’s something magical about great beer: the hops, the flavors, the attention to detail you can taste with every sip. Mix that with a “good vibes” ambiance and you have the perfect excuse to visit a brewery.
Grab your buddies and head over to one (or all) of the nine Broward County breweries we’ve listed below.
Funky Buddha Brewery
Located in the heart of Oakland Park’s culinary arts district, Funky Buddha Brewery boasts a 30-barrel, three-piece brewhouse, making it the largest craft microbrewery in South Florida. Flagship beers include Hop Gun IPA and Floridian Hefeweizen, but the brewery also experiments with unique beer flavors like the Maple Bacon Coffee Porter and Sweet Potato Casserole.
1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park; 954.440.0046; funkybuddhabrewery.com
Khoffner Craft Ale & Lagers
Rauf Khoffner is a third-generation brewer, following in his grandfather’s footsteps, who left Germany in 1933 to brew German-style beers in Turkey. Rauf revived his grandfather’s recipes and opened a craft brewery in Antalya, Turkey in 2008 before deciding to bring his passion to Fort Lauderdale. Beers at Khoffner Craft Ale & Lagers include darks like Mr. Bean and The Noble Breakfast; ales like Flagler Citra and French Biscuit; and lagers, including Riot Blood, Oktoberfest and Voll Bier.
1110 NE Eighth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 754.701.8860; khoffner.us
Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers & The Garage Project
Named The Holy Mackerel Garage Project, Holy Mackerel’s brewery and taproom offers nine house beers, nine beers on tap, three bottled beers and three canned beers. House beers include Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers Holy Mole, a chocolate chili milk stout on nitro; Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers Sungria, a golden ale on blackberries, red razzberries and peach; and Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers Honey Do This!, an old ale brewed with 50 percent honey.
3260 NW 23rd Ave., Ste. 400, Pompano Beach; 954.532.0196; holymackerelbeers.com
Broski Ciderworks opened earlier this year in February focusing on—you guessed it, cider. Brothers David and Daniel Verdugo spent six years learning about brewing cider, from chemistry to composition and manufacturing, before opening their brewery. On tap ciders include Broski Crisp Apple Cider, Broski Passion Fruit Cider, Broski Ginger Cider and Broski Dry Cider. The brewery also keeps four rotating beers on tap.
1465 SW Sixth Court, Pompano Beach; 954.657.8947; broskiciderworks.com
LauderAle isn’t only savvy with puns, it’s also detail-orientated. The brewery operates on a three vessel, electric-fired, three-barrel system, producing more than 80 barrels monthly. The hops and grains used are locally grown within the United States and are imported from the ancient beer regions of Europe. Signature beers include the Café Double D IPA, the Wheat Wine and the Bush Brown.
3305 SE 14th Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954.653.9711; lauderale.co
Flagler Village Brewery
Located on the upper level inside The Brass Tap at Flagler Village, Flagler Village Brewery uses a two-barrel system with unique treatments of white oak, cedar, sours and barrel-aging. Beers include session IPA Dankness Monster, Ft. Lagerale, Flagler Red Ale and American pale wheat Hopshake. Experimental brews are also on tap weekly.
551 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 754.200.8658; flaglervillagebrewery.com
Bangin’ Banjo Brewing Company
Founded by lifelong friends Adam Feingold, Matthew Giani and Karl Seltzer, Bangin’ Banjo opened in March 2014. Adam and Matt created the brewery’s signature drink—The Bangin’ Banjo Black IPA—as a birthday surprise for Karl. It became a staple to the list of tasty brews, served alongside other favorites including Jodi’s Bananas Pal Ale and Moodoo Voodoo Milk Stout.
3200 NW 23rd Ave., Ste. 500, Pompano Beach; 954.978.3113; banginbanjobrewing.com
26° Brewing Company
What started as a home brewery with operations spread out in a garage, backyard, kitchen and barn has transformed into what is now known as 26° Brewing Company. The 21,000-square-foot brewing facility and 4,600-square-foot taproom has the capacity to hold 400 people and includes a bar that is 54 feet long—plenty of room for you and all your beer-loving friends. The taproom menu features the Tri-County Common Lager, IPA1A and the Pompano Pale.
2600 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach; 954.532.6964; 26brewing.com
Hollywood Brewing Company
Brewed and bottled in Hollywood, beer at Hollywood Brewing Company is worth sipping slowly to enjoy the quality of each ingredient. Crafted using European-based recipes, Hollywood Brewing Company offers all your favorites: stouts, IPAs, pale ales, lagers and Bavarian wheat beers. Offerings include the Mango IPA, Hollywood Stout and Hollywood Amber Lager.
290 N. Broadwalk, Hollywood; 305.414.4757; hollywood.beer
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