With plenty of breweries to visit around Fort Lauderdale area, we narrowed our list down with some tips from a friend. Our trip to Fort Lauderdale was a long weekend for a concert at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. This gave us an opportunity to stay close to the beach, so we took it.
Day One of Brewery Visits
If you are looking for some breweries close together, then our our first day is a great option.
Our first full day in Fort Lauderdale, Matt and I headed to visit some breweries. Even though I had worked on a list of places to check out, we headed to Invasive Species on the recommendation of Victoria, one of the bartenders at our local Wolf Branch Brewing.
After giving some brews a taste, I settled on the Slamber, which is an amber ale. Matt liked the Warehouse, a Belgian saison, best. Invasive Species has an open concept sitting area, with a long bar. Having both enjoyed the beer and experience, we hope to get back again. We see why Victoria told us to check this place out.
Laser Wolf isn’t a brewery, but a craft beer bar. You’ll find rotating craft beers on tap, along with a large selection of bottled beers. This place was also recommended to us by Victoria, and it’s a short walk from Invasive Species, which was another reason we decided to visit both places.
In a historic building along railroad tracks, the walls are filled with all kinds of art. Kind of made me feel like I was in a pub you’d find walking around a small town in Ireland or England. Also, with a motto of “Yes Beer No Jerks” these are my kind of people!
Day Two of Brewery Visits
On concert day, we head out to Khoffner Brewery first. This was our favorite brewery on the trip. We loved everything about this place. The atmosphere, location, history, and of course, the beer.
Khoffner is currently closed, because they are in the process of relocating. They have been working on an upgraded location, that will also include food options, and give them more space to create. Since atmosphere was one of the things we liked most, we hope their new place will keep that special appeal.
You can read our full review of this German rooted brewery.
Next, we stopped at Funky Buddha to meet up with the rest of the couples going to the concert with us. Funky Buddha Brewery is the largest tap room in South Florida with over 20 draft beers. It’s also one of the larger craft breweries in Florida who distribute canned brews. Therefore, we were familiar with some of the beer they had on tap.
To me, Funky Buddha was just like walking into any kind of chain sports bar. Wide open, big bar, but when you’re with friends, it’s all good. I did really like the outdoor seating area that overlooked the railroad tracks.
As for the brews, Matt was a big fan of 42 Truths, which is a collab with Tap 42. Beers I liked were Eternal Summer, a blonde ale, and Floridian, a German-style.
Final Thoughts on Breweries to Visit Around Fort Lauderdale
To sum it up, there’s never enough time in a day. We certainly hope to get back down to Fort Lauderdale area, because there are a couple more breweries we’d like to visit. If you have the extra time, you may want to check out these other breweries:
Please share your experiences at any of these breweries with us!
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