Gulf Stream Brewing Company Announces Grand Opening

gulfstreamlogoOn Saturday, September 22 at 4 p.m., Gulf Stream Brewing Company (Fort. Lauderdale, Florida) will host a grand opening event for its 5,300 square foot craft brewery and taproom located at 1105 NE 13th St. in Fort Lauderdale.

Conceptualized in 2011 by friends and Co-Owners Ty Eriks and McKay Ferrell, Gulf Stream Brewing Company is a 10-Barrel (BBL) brewery that is now finally ready to share “a broad range of high-quality craft beer” with the fine folks of Fort Lauderdale.  With Brewmaster Mike Demetrus, formerly of Doral-based M.I.A Beer Company, at the helm of brewery operations, the crew at Gulf Stream plans to brew “everything from multiple IPAs, to a Bavarian Hefeweizen, Pilsner, Pale Ale, Red Ale, Porter, Russian Imperial Stout and is currently working on an active culture barrel aging program.”

“One of our favorite things is experiencing the journey with others when they try our products and begin to gain more understanding of craft beer on a deeper level,” said Co-Owner, McKay Ferrell. “We want our customers to ask questions about the process and what makes each beer different. On a personal level, helping educate and inform others who don’t typically drink craft beer is incredibly rewarding.”

A vast array of Gulf Stream offerings – ranging from Core beers to Small Batch one-offs – will be pouring on draft throughout Saturday’s grand opening festivities.  The tentative tap list for opening day is as follows:

Core Beers

  • Mo Betta Pilsner (5.3% ABV)
  • What the Hef? – Bavarian-style Hefeweizen (5.3% ABV)
  • Sub-Hop Pale Ale (6.0% ABV)
  • Marley IPA – Session IPA (4.9% ABV)

**For those who might want to take beer with home with them, Core Beers will be available for Crowler fills.**

Small Batch/Limited Run Beers

  • Hold My Beer – Craft Light Lager – (4.3% ABV)
  • Oatalicious Hazy IPA (6.9% ABV)
  • Botonka Tonk – Old Style Ale aged with Tonka bean & oak (7.9% ABV)
  • RoBoPo – Robust Porter (5.4% ABV)
  • Vlad the Impaler – Aged Russian Imperial Stout (11% ABV)
  • Runnin’ Trips – Belgian Tripel with Yuzu, lemon grass & coriander (9% ABV)

In addition to the tasty beers listed above, Gulf Stream will also have two food trucks on-site to handle anyone’s needs/cravings for snackage.  Grand opening attendees will also have the opportunity to be among the first to join the brewery’s “Batch One” club – “a special program available only on-site and limited to the first 150 members. The membership starts at $100 and includes a discounted punch card, exclusive ‘Batch One’ shirt, and an exclusive ‘Batch One’ 17.5 oz. snifter.”

If you cannot make it out for the grand opening event but still wish to check out Florida’s newest brewery, the Taproom at Gulf Stream Brewing Company plans to keep these hours of operation moving forward: Monday – Thursday, 4pm – 11pm; Friday, 3pm – Midnight; Saturday, Noon – Midnight; and Sunday, Noon – 10pm.  Tours will be conducted by brewery staff “in the evenings and on weekends when production is not active.”  Prost!

Gulf Stream Brewing Opens Tap Room on Sat. Sept 22nd
A look inside the Taproom at Gulf Stream Brewing Company. Image Credit – Gulf Stream Brewing Company