Everyone in the Due South family would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and we hope you have a very happy holiday season.
We have a festive display set up at the front of the brewery, and had a fun time putting it together. Want to know how we did it? Check out the video below!
Brewing Beers With Friends
October saw us come together with our good friends at Barrel of Monks Brewing in Boca Raton to craft a duo of beers that were just released to Total Wine & More stores in South Florida.
For this collaboration, we decided to create two separate beers: each being made to highlight our strengths, and each brewed at our respective breweries.
Apostate - This Belgian-style India pale ale sits at 6.0% alcohol by volume and includes copious amounts of American hops. We brewed it with a Belgian yeast strain to give some extra fruity flavors. It was brewed on site at Due South Brewing.
Iconoclast - Barrel of Monks allowed us to bring our love of hops into their brewery to create this hoppy tripel. at 9% ABV, it packs a wallop but remains incredibly balanced with tropical hop characteristics blending with the traditional effervescence and dryness of a Belgian tripel.
You can find both beers at Total Wine stores exclusively, as well as limited quantities at both of our tap rooms starting December 8th.
Our annual beer festival, Trench Day, is coming up in January. Head to this Facebook event to check out all of the details, including frequently asked questions, and be one of only 300 people to attend this intimate gathering of beer enthusiasts.
Tickets to the general public will begin on Friday, December 16 at 12:01 a.m.
Tickets for Club members begins Friday, December 9 at 9:00 a.m. Club members will recieve an email with instructions that morning.
Citra Pale Ale - 5.1% ABV
Citrafied was crafted out of an almost year-long process of experimentation and iterations, honing in on the perfect combination of hops and malts.
It began with a series of consumer-driven blind tasting events, where owner and head brewer Mike Halker guided customers through a collection of hop varietal focused pale ales. After each panel, the preference was clear, and the brewing team went to work creating a pale ale that would focus on Citra hops.
It's light, crisp, refreshing, and full of aromatic hop character. A mild but approachable bitterness keeps everything balanced.
This beer rounds out our year-round portfolio, joining Category 3 IPA, Category 5 IPA, and Caramel Cream Ale.
This month we are featuring one of our "original" employees, Brian, who was part of the team the day we opened. While he left for a little while, he has been back with us for a couple years now, heading up our Sales Department - always with a smile.
How did you get into craft beer?
There was this AWESOME beverage store in Eastchester, New York in the early 2000's when I was going to college. They had a small area in the back with a sign that said "Micro Brews". For whatever reason, I gravitated there and found myself spending a good chunk of my paychecks on Saranac Mixed 12-packs. The "Ah Ha!" beer was Saranac Caramel Porter. I was hooked
How has the craft beer market changed since you first got into it?
First and foremost: options! There are more breweries from all over the country coming to Florida seemingly every month. Further, there are more Florida breweries opening and distributing every day.
I'm also finding that people are educating themselves more frequently and are figuring out what they like. Years ago, you'd have to explain what "IBU" meant. Now I have customers and fans telling me specifics of our beer before I get a chance to tell them.
Why do you do what you do?
I believe in what we're doing here with Due South that my motivation comes from seeing other people get that "A-Ha!" moment with our beer. We have the best people, tremendous beer, and truly something for everybody.
If you had just a sentence or two to convince a non-craft beer drinker to explore drinking craft, what would you say?
What do you have to lose? And if you're giving craft beer a shot, Due South is your best bet.
O'Sheas Irish Pub - West Palm Beach
Right in the Heart of downtown West Palm Beach is O'Sheas Irish Pub.
Truly a Palm Beach County institution, O'Sheas has been a tremendous Due South supporter. At this incredibly popular bar you'll find Category 3 IPA on the menu most days, but don't be surprised to see other seasonal Due South favorites gracing their taps.
Every Tuesday is Ladies Day, where ladies drink $3 Due South beers.
Every Wednesday is In-the-Biz, all-day happy hour for beer industry workers.
Now through December 11 - Toy Drive! Due South has partnered with the Boynton Beach Police Department to benefit The Children's Healing Institute collecting toys for local kids. Bring a new, unwrapped toy now through Sunday, December 11th and you will be entered in a raffle for great prizes which have been generously donated by local businesses.
December 14 - 7 p.m. - Brass Tap Boynton Beach - Join us for a Barrel of Monks Collaboration Event that will highlight our two collaboration beers.
December 15 - 7 p.m. - Science on Tap with the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium at Due South Brewing - CSI Mythbuster: Death Investigation in the 21st Century. Arrive early so you can grab dinner from the food truck, a beer, and a seat.
December 15 - 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Due South Tasting at Total Wine Boca Raton.
December 15 - 7 p.m. - Sports Grill Pembroke Pines - Come out to try samples of our latest year-round pale ale, Citrafied.
December 16 - 6 p.m. - Ugly Sweater Party - The first 50 people wearing ugly sweaters will get their first beer for free. At 8 p.m. the person wearing the sweater deemed "the ugliest" by our manager will win a bottle of Barrel Aged Mariana Trench Imperial Stout.
December 16 - 6 p.m. - Fat Cat's Fort Lauderdale -Join us for a Barrel of Monks Collaboration Event that will highlight our two collaboration beers.
December 24 - Christmas Eve - Noon to 6 p.m. Choose from over a dozen to-go options to share with friends and family. We'll be tapping a couple special beers as well. Free tour at 1 p.m., and VIP tours at 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.
December 25 - Christmas Day - Due South Brewing Co. will be CLOSED for the holiday.
December 30 - 3 p.m.to 5 p.m. - Due South Tasting at Total Wine Fort Lauderdale
December 31 - New Years Eve - Noon to 6 p.m. Due South will have reduced hours. Silver Spork food truck will be here from Noon to 5 p.m.
December 31 - Lilo's All American Cafe, Lake Worth - Join us for a beer dinner at the newly opening restaurant. Details coming soon.
January 1 - New Years Day - Due South Brewing Co. will be CLOSED for the holiday.
It's coming!January 21 - Trench Day - This is a ticketed event. The brewery will be closed to the public during this intimate beer festival when we release our 2017 Mariana Trench. Tickets will go on sale for members of The Club on Friday December 9, and will be available for the general public on Friday December 16. Keep an eye on this Facebook event for all the details.
Recent Beer Releases
Here are some new beers now available in the taproom and in the market
Apostate Belgian-style India pale ale -- 6.0% ABV
Crafted in collaboration with Barrel of Monks Brewing, this India pale ale features copious amounts of fresh American hops that play with the sweet fruitiness of Belgian yeast.
Maple Orange Imperial Caramel Cream Ale Ale with Natural Flavors Added -- 8.2% ABV
We started with our Imperial Caramel Cream Ale and incorporated the flavors and aromas of Florida oranges and maple syrup for a unique flavor profile we’ve never tasted anywhere before. This beer was originally brewed for Extreme Beer Fest 2014 in Boston, MA.