Celebrate all things "hand crafted" on Valentine's Day at Due South Brewing Co. when we have our Craft Fair and tap some special beers.
CRAFT FAIR - 1 to 4:30pm
Shop a dozen+ local artists & crafters who will be on display. You'll find pottery, jewelry, photography, soaps, vegan cosmetics, wood crafts, and more! SPECIAL BEERS - Tapping at Noon
Our brewers have gotten crafty for the craft fair so we'll be tapping some limited release beers in addition to our regular taplist.
Cherry Pomegranate Sour
Silky Johnson - Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout
Saigon Blonde - Spicy Cucumber, Lime, and Pepper Ale
Coppertail Brewing's Purple Drink - Sour Beer FOOD - 1 to 6pm Spring In Roll Out & DOugh DOugh's Donuts will be here too! TOURS
We will have our regular brewery tour schedule:
1pm - Free Tour, just show up
2 & 3pm - $10 VIP Tour & Tasting, reservations suggested
Preparing dinner for your craft beer loving Valentine? Use this guide to help you come up with the perfect food & beer pairings.
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We'd like you to get to know Joel, the Brewhouse Manager at Due South Brewing.
What got you interested in craft beer?
I came really close to getting into wine instead, but then my wife became pregnant and I knew I wasn't going to be drinking whole bottles of wine on my own. My cousin was always telling me about craft and Belgian beers, and a pick-your-own six pack from Total Wine got me started.
How did you end up working at Due South?
I volunteered to pour beer at the 2012 Jupiter Craft Brewers Festival 4 months before Due South opened, and then began bartending opening day, twice a month in the taproom for some extra cash. Less than a year later, I quit a miserable career in cubicles and came aboard full time to help make beer!
What has been most surprising about working at Due South Brewing Co.?
That it never gets old. No two days are ever the same, and it helps me remember where I came from and always appreciate where I am now.
Explain what you did in Calafornia last month.
I attended the UC Davis Concise Course in Brewing Technology. It covered everything from malting to brewing, packaging to quality control, and sensory evaluation. It truly enhanced my perspective on beer quality and consistency, and my professors (who also wrote the textbooks) were true legends in the industry.
If you were to tell someone what it's like to work at Due South, what would you say?
The saying "Brewing is 99% cleaning and 1% brewing" is 110% true. It's not a glamorous job, but I've yet to find one more rewarding.
What's your favorite "customer feedback" comment?
Occasionally I'll pass through the taproom and someone with a pint in front of them genuinely says "Thank you", as if we're saving lives. We're just making beer, but I guess that's all you need sometimes. It's a hell of a compliment.
Coconut Grove is located right in the Middle of Miami. Compared to the â€˜hustle and bustleâ€™ of South Beach, the bohemian vibe of Coconut Grove certainly removes all the stress of City life. Sitting in the Heart of Coconut Grove is LoKal. Known for their tremendous Burgers and Dog friendly atmosphere, LoKal is a Dade County institution and pillar of local beer. This was one of the first places to pour Due South outside of the brewery.
Matt Kuscher; owner and operator of LoKal says: â€œAs the first bar/restaurant in Miami to ever pour Due South, we take a lot of pride in serving beer from one of the best breweries in America!â€
If you ever find yourself looking to unwind in Miami, grab yourself a 50/50 Burger and a Cat 5 at LoKal.
March 5 - Florida Brewers Guild Beer Fest at Contanchobee Fort Brooke Park, Tampa - Enjoy specialty beers from breweries all over the state plus your ticket cost supports the brewing industry in Florida. Brewery & ticket info can be found here.
March 10 - Paint a Pint Night at the Brewery SOLD OUT
March 12 - Hunahpu's Day at Contanchobee Fort Brooke Park, Tampa SOLD OUT
Here are some new beers now available in the taproom and in the market
Mariana Trench Imperial Stout Hopicana - Orange IPA
Dry Hopped Series Pale Ale - El Dorado
You can expect the following beers in the coming months.
Curse of the Irish Red
Dry Hopped Series Pale Ale - Mosaic
Bourbon Barrel Aged 88 Shilling Scotch Ale