Say What? Sunny Isles Beach an Underrated Beer City?

Recently I took a trip over to Fort Lauderdale beach to visit some friends and bake in the sun for a while. While there a buddy introduced me to an awesome Fort Lauderdale Jet Skit Rental place and hooked me up with a jet ski rental for the entire day. Being an adrenaline junkie I was pretty much in paradise riding a brand new yamaha wave runner that they had for rent. Props to Jeremy and the owner of Life’s a Beach Watersports in the Fort Lauderdale beach area. Just had to get that plug out of the way before I forgot. Now on with the story!

It would have been hard to miss the craft beer talk about town lately. Between the local success of Funky Buddha and the news that Fort Lauderdale is being considered as the new location for a new brewery, it does seem as if the area is making steady strides in playing catch up to other major beer locales. But is Fort Lauderdale, FL really an underrated beer city?

Call me slightly jaded, but as a traveler who has covered many US cities, it seems every where has become a “foodie” and “beer” destination seemingly overnight. There also seems to be miles of tourist “trails” to go along with them. But I’ll back up a little: As far as tourist destinations go, I’ll be the first to admit that craft beer and Fort Lauderdale seem to be an ideal match. The Fort Lauderdale craft beer scene has indeed been growing and shows no signs of slowing down.

In this case I’m all for tapping that local keg. (Although I don’t think I’ll be consuming anywhere near the 48 ounce per day limit – and does craft beer even come out of kegs? How do they get it into the cans and bottles? I guess I need to go visit Funky Buddha Brewery to find out how it’s all done for sure.)

If you want to support the growth of the local craft beer industry in a way other than just drinking it, be sure to follow this page started by a group of local beer enthusiasts who are trying to encourage Stone Brewing Company to make Ft. Lauderdale their home!

You may also be interested in this event being held in Fort Lauderdale this Saturday:

Fort Lauderdale Taco Battle & Craft Beer Fest 2018

featuring, music, vendors and craft beer tasting zone. FREE – $65

11AM – 10PM

Esplanade Park
400 SW Second St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
954-828-5000

About Raphael Caixeta
I've been programming ever since I was 13, learning Visual Basic. After a while, Visual Basic got really boring. A friend of mine started learning PHP and showed me some cool little sites he was making. I started learning PHP the weekend after. 4 years later, I'm was able to create amazing websites using PHP, MySQL and jQuery. I started iPhone development a few months after the SDK was out, and that's how I became an app developer.