Fort Lauderdale is no stranger to beer, but it’s only had a brewery in the city proper since last July. Crazy to believe, right?
LauderAle, which opened in summer of 2014, will be holding its first anniversary party this Saturday July 25th, and running all day long.
“We’re doing our first bottle release which is a rum barrel aged coconut porter,” LauderAle founder and brewer Kyle Jones told The Beer Taster. “The rum barrel came from South Florida Distillers which is Fort Lauderdale’s oldest distillery. They’ll be there giving out samples of rum along with Argyle Coffee Roasters who will also provide samples. We’ve also got 6 special release beers on tap along with 12 of our flagships, and 3 bands playing throughout the day with food trucks.”
They’ll be rocking out with beer tappings like La Nina, El Nino, Sizzler, Double D, Bush Brown, Heisenberg, Immigration IPA, Monkey Road Red, Therapy Session IPA, and my personal favorite Everglades Porter. I’ll be on site in the late afternoon following the Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest where I’ll be judging homebrew.
I previously interviewed Kyle about 7 months ago for the Broward-Palm Beach New Times, so check out that bad-ass origin story.