The newest brewery to open in Boynton Beach, Florida is Due South Brewing Co. … Well it is really the ONLY brewery in Boynton Beach now since Hops Grill and Brewery closed sometime in the mid 2000’s.
They are located between Gateway Blvd and Hypoluxo RD at 2900 High Ridge Rd. #3 Boynton Beach, Florida 33426. The brewery can be found between Sherwin Williams and Boynton Granite & Marble, with the entrance and parking in the back of the warehouse. Phone # 561-463-BEER (2337)
Due South Brewing Co is not only the 1st production brewery to open in Boynton Beach, but they have a tasting room as well. Mike Halker the owner & brewer worked hard and paved the way to get the city to change the local ordinances to now allow a tasting room inside a commercial production facility. This will make it easier for future breweries and/or commercial food production facilities to sell their wares at the source and this should help the city with tourism.
Opening Day at Due South Brewing Company was on Saturday May 12th 2012. They opened their doors to the general public at 3pm. I arrived sometime before 6pm and found a nice sized crowd outside the brewery.
Due South Brewery has 3 separate areas for you to enjoy their brews. Outside the brewery they will be having food trucks arriving for certain events and times during the week. For their grand opening they had Lucille’s Ribs., Guiseppes, Big Kahuna shaved ice and a Greek food truck.
Inside the Brewery they have 6 taps in the “open” area of the brewery and room for 7 taps inside a smaller “walled off” tasting room.
They had 2 sized pours today, for $2 you got yourself a half pour taste and for $4 you got a full pour. I tasted all 5 of their tasty beers which they had on tap today, with my top 3 being:
1) Southern Saison 5.6% abv
2) Category 3, an IPA at 6.1% abv
3) Roasted Cocoa Stout, an American Stout at 6.1% abv and brewed with cocoa nibs added and served on a nitro tap.
In addition to my “top 3” they also had on tap
Caramel Cream Ale, 5% abv
Honey Vanilla Wheat, 4.8% abv
In addition to the Due South “house beers”, they had 8 guess taps on opening day from 3 other Florida Breweries:
Tequesta Brewing Co from Tequesta
Swamp Head Brewery from Gainesville
Cigar City Brewing Co from Tampa