Florida gained another star in the craft brewery sky this weekend. The area surrounding Miami has numerous breweries in planning and in various stages of opening, and the folks at LauderAle have realized their vision.
LauderAle is the culmination of work from real estate broker Kyle Jones and naval salvage architect Joey Farrell who dreamed up the vision of a brewery and began homebrewing about 18 months before LauderAle became a reality according to a recent article in the Sun-Sentinel. After recipe testing and feedback from Fort Lauderdale Area Brewers homebrew club and several certified beer judges, the duo felt strongly about their recipes, invested about $100,000 in their brewing equipment and worked toward this opening day.
LauderAle officially opened its doors on Thursday, July 24th from their facility located at 3305 Southeast 14th Avenue near Port Everglades. They plan to produce about 500 gallons of beer per month. An official “grand opening” is in the works.
As a note, the brewery has posted on its Facebook page that the facility would be closed on July 27th with no update on hours.