There's a new brewery in Fort Lauderdale. Well, it's not exactly new, but as far as brewing recognition goes, it's one that deserves a lot more attention.
We're talking about Flagler Village Brewery, a small but innovative operation located inside the nine-month-old Fort Lauderdale Brass Tap Beer Bar with a brewmaster well-known to those following the South Florida craft beer scene.
As co-founder of Dania Beach-based 3 Sons Brewing Company, today Corey Artanis is also known as the head brewer for Flagler Village Brewery. Over the past few years, Artanis has honed his skill brewing at Brewers Tasting Room and Cycle Brewing, both in St. Petersburg, allowing him to master a wide variety of styles, experience that no doubt helped get him the first place win for "Best Brewery" and "Best Beer" at the 2015 and 2016 Hunahpu’s Day Festival at Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, Florida.
Although the talented brewer has his sights set on opening the doors on his own production facility in Dania Beach later this year, that hasn’t stopped him from making some incredible beers for Brass Tap's onsite brewery.
Today, with a two-barrel brewing system that pumps out new beers on a regular basis, Flagler Village Brewery is only just starting to gain recognition for its vast array of specialty microbrews — and as one of just two Brass Tap franchise locations approved to do on-site brewing.
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While Artanis is already well-known for his three stouts — Lumberjack Morning Break, JBM 35, and Summation — those in-the-know now head to Brass Tap Fort Lauderdale for a taste of Flagler Village Brewery's most popular flagship brews. That includes a sweet Apple Jax cinnamon-apple brown ale; BoysenThaHood, a boysenberry Berliner Weisse that pours a cloudy purple; Dankness Monster, an American IPA with a pine-forward bite at 8 percent ABV; and his new barrel-aged Vanilla Rye, an imperial stout he recently unveiled for a Brass Tap beer pairing dinner with the restaurant's executive chef Jonathan Garr in May.
To celebrate Flagler Village Brewery's first year in operation a launch party will take place from noon to 2 a.m. on August 13, when Brass Tap will host a daylong specialty beer release to spotlight Flagler Village Brewery with many of its flagship brews alongside several limited-release, barrel-aged beers.
Flagler Village Brewery is located at 551 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. Call 754-200-8648, or visit facebook.com.
Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.