What is there to do in southern Palm Beach County on a Saturday night for a talented and nationally recognized recording artist? How about relaxing at a local brewery?
This past weekend, some star power in the form of Miami-born musician Jason Derulo came to check out Delray Beach's newest brewery.
"I'm on one... Or 7," he tweeted, snapping an Instagram pic of his flight board. Celebs, they're just like us! Of course they are.
Has Derulo joined the craft beer camp?
"We were stoked to have Jason Derulo over," Chris Gove, co-owner of SaltWater Brewing, told Clean Plate Charlie. "He was just traveling with a close friend of the brewery on a nonprofit mission to Haiti with Greater Good and MAD [Make a Difference], and they decided to stop by the night they got back. We had the pleasure of giving Jason and his family a tour of the facility."
Derulo is a reformed partier, having previous issues with overindulgence.
Speaking in a September 2013 interview with the Huffington Post UK, Derulo described how his 2012 acrobatics accident, in which he was almost paralyzed, gave him a huge wake-up call about his hard-partying ways, including binge drinking. "I was not being smart... I think my injury really helped to wake me up a little bit... When I was writing my second album, I was drinking every single night, like hardcore. At one point I lost my voice and I couldn't record for a couple of weeks because I was drinking just coffee and alcohol."
We're glad he's moved on to the flavor-over-volume camp.
Derulo's latest album, Tattoos, is out now, and he'll soon be hitting Europe at the end of February to begin touring. Until then, may we suggest to Jason that he get in some more great American craft beer while he can.
Doug Fairall is a craft beer blogger that focuses on Florida beers, and has been a homebrewer since 2010. For beer things in your Twitter feed, follow me @DougFairall and find the latest beer pics on Clean Plate's Instagram.
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