Place another one on the map. You know, that giant map we all have that shows all the local breweries? No? Just me? (Try this digital one then!)
In a move to make Boynton Beach a little bit more like Beer City USA, homebrewer-turned-professional Chip Breighner recently opened the doors to his new brewing venture, called Devour Brewing Co.
Located just south of Woolbright Road off Congress Avenue in Boynton Beach, Devour Brewing is seeking to bring another voice into the craft brewing scene.
A South Florida native, Breighner began serving the public this past Sunday, offering four on-premises crafted beers: Lemon Drop Wheat, a spritzy and clean wheat beer; the 1 Grain 2 Hops Pale Ale, full of bitter hops that works like a West Coast pale; Devour IPA, with a strong malt body and a citrus-forward hop profile; and the Coffee & Cream Brown Ale, providing some roast and a chocolate complexity due to the use of chocolate specialty malts.
The current setup for this small brewery is something akin to every homebrewer's wet dream: A one-barrel electric brewhouse is complemented by a half dozen standup chest freezers, each with an independent temperature controller containing large plastic Speidel fermenters.
"I chose this route so that I could get into the industry," Breighner told us, saying that by starting small, he could afford to slowly expand to meet demand. "I did a lot of research out in Colorado and decided to go with this one-barrel system... Home brewers can relate to what I'm doing... You can start small and do it."
Breighner started out on his stovetop some eight years ago and slowly made his way into brewing larger and more complex batches of beer. Devour was recently a part of Due South Brewing Co.'s Trench Day festivities, showcasing Breighner's more culinary-focused styles with a lemongrass ginger pale ale.
The space itself is fairly modest compared to other recent brewery openings. At 2,600 square feet, it encompasses the taproom and brewhouse space and is ample enough for quite a bit of expansion in the future.
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"The city is welcoming all kinds of breweries, and I'm excited to be a part of it," Breighner told us in a previous interview. He said he chose the warehouse location in Boynton Beach to support the city's growing craft-beer scene.
And the name? Well, it came about while listening to this gem from Florida hard-rock band Shinedown. "You want it, you want it, you want it, you want it? Well, here it is."
Devour Brewing is located at 1500 SW 30th Ave., Suite 4, in Boynton Beach. Hours are (for now) 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 3 to 10 p.m. Friday, 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Call 561-806-6011, or visit devourbrewing.com.
Doug Fairall is a craft beer blogger who focuses on Florida beers, and has been a homebrewer since 2010. For beer things in your Twitter feed, follow him @DougFairall and find the latest beer pics on Clean Plate's Instagram.