Bottoms up, Palm Beachers. National Beer Day is on April 7, falling on a Saturday this year, which means one thing: day drinking.
Spend the national holiday hopping from brewery to brewery across the Palm Beaches. Keep reading to find out about eight of the best breweries in the local area:
Royal Palm Brewing Company
The first brewery to open in Royal Palm Beach, Royal Palm Brewing Company specializes in original handcrafted ales. Royal Palm Brewing is also the newest in the community—it opened earlier this year on St. Patrick’s Day. Beers include pale ales, IPAs, sweet stouts and American witbiers. Besides brews, a tapas-style menu is also offered.
543 N. State Road 7, Ste. 103, Royal Palm Beach; 561.792.5822; royalpalmbrewing.com
Mathews Brewing Co.
Also a first in its own community, Mathews Brewing Co. is Lake Worth’s first brewery. Mathews Brewing is certified as an independent craft by the Brewers Association. The licensing is a handy tool for beer enthusiasts to easily differentiate between beer made from craft brewers and those produced by other, non-craft companies. Mathews typically has 14 beers on tap, including American IPA’s, pale ales, cream ales, Belgian witbiers and more.
130 S. H St., Lake Worth; 561.812.3738; mathewsbrewingcompany.com
Ookapow Brewing Company
Ookapow Brewing is the first nanobrewery in West Palm Beach. It focuses on small batch, handcrafted artisan ales and has a rotating selection of 15 taps. Ales on tap have included Bourbon Barrel Nitro Stout, Ooka IPA, Milkshake IPA and Irish Red.
1142 Old Okeechobee Road, Bay 13, West Palm Beach; 561.619.6188; ookapow.com
Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks
Located in the heart of West Palm Beach’s industrial district, Accomplice offers hard cider in a fun tasting room with music, cornhole, giant Jenga, board games, TVs and more. Hungry? Food trucks are usually parked outside the brewery to accompany your drinks. Not in the mood for hard cider? Try the beer—there are 14 guest Florida beers on tap currently—or a craft soda.
1023 N. Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach; 561.568.7242; accomplicebrewery.com
Twisted Trunk Brewing Co.
Prost it up at Twisted Trunk. The taproom features a bar created from 100-year-old elm wood. The current tap list includes the Rojo Fresa, brewed with strawberry-infused red ale, Finn McCool aged-over strawberries and treated with brettanomyces; the Karl, a New England-style IPA brewed with mosaic, citra and El Dorado hops; and the Ramble On, an imperial porter with honey, rye and chocolate flavors.
2000 PGA Blvd., Ste. 5506, Palm Beach Gardens; 561.671.2337; twistedtrunkbrewing.com
West Palm Brewery & Wine Vault
An upscale, but easy-going brewery and taproom, West Palm Brewery offers craft beer made on-site, as well as a Napa wine bar and a small wood-fired kitchen. The rotating beer list includes both house-made brews and “guest” beers made from craft breweries from across the country. West Palm Brewery also offers limited-production, premium wines and Florence-inspired wood-fired pizzas.
332 Evernia St., West Palm Beach; 561.619.8813; westpalmbeer.com
Civil Society Brewing Company
A family operation run by Karl Volstad, Evan Miller and Chris Volstad, Civil Society names all of its brewing tanks after family members and loved ones. The brewing company is all about good-feeling legacies—the workbench in the brewery used to mix and taste brews was made by Karl’s grandfather, the eagle that watches over the bar was hand-carved by Evan’s grandfather and the American flag hanging on the wall is from World War II and belonged to Chris and Karl’s great-grandfather. Beers on tap include IPAs, blonde ales and American porters.
1200 Town Center Drive, Ste. 101, Jupiter; 561.855.6680; civilsocietybrewing.com
Tequesta Brewing Co.
An organically certified brewer, Tequesta Brewing Company is South Florida’s first microbrewery and offers over 40 different specialty beers every year. Its current tap list includes Terminally Ale, an American brown ale with toasted malt lending flavors of roasted coffee, chocolate and a slight citrus; Hazy Days, an American wheat ale made with blood oranges; and Brave Tart, a kettle-soured Berliner weisse with guanabana and tangerines.
287 U.S. 1, Tequesta; 561.745.5000; tequestabrewing.com
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