Yes, dear readers, the growth of craft beer in South Florida continues unabated through the holiday season. In this update, we are brought to the corner of NE Eighth Avenue and NE 11th Street in Fort Lauderdale, where the latest brewery to open in Broward County now
Founded by brewer and entrepreneur Rauf Vagifoglu-
The family history is noble. His grandfather left Germany in 1933 to brew in Turkey, where he did so for more than 40 years. Vagifoglu-
"We want the best beers we can make," he said during a Saturday-afternoon tour. "We want to make drinkable beers. There's a German mentality to the beers."
For him, that means patrons will not be seeing a lot of the American-styled, hop-forward beers to which many are accustomed.
"This is not the alpha acid championships."
With 450 barrels of capacity, Vagifoglu-
Beers on tap at
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Currently, the brewery is open for tours and drinks. Ten bucks
Doug Fairall is a craft beer blogger who focuses on Florida beers. He is a Certified Beer Server 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.