"We wanted to do something really special for our fans," said LauderAle cofounder Kyle Jones. "Last year, it was our first bottle release of our aged coconut porter. This year, we thought it would be exciting to try canning."
On July 30, LauderAle will work with Craft Beer Crew Mobile Canning Solutions to produce the one-day specialty release of both its C. Porter coconut porter and Heisenberg wheat ale. As many as 500 six-packs will be available. Each pack will sell for $15, and there is no limit.
During the festivities, the brewery will also be reopening its Mug Club for the day. A $75 membership fee gets you access to special events, limited release tappings, and, of course, a big ceramic mug that allows for larger pours in the tasting room.
During the anniversary bash, expect to find a number of rolling specialty releases on tap from noon to 8 p.m., when as many as ten limited release selections will flow. These include an all-new Berliner, a barrel-aged
LauderAle was established in January 2013 by brewers and business partners Kyle Jones and Joey Farrell, both home brewers who started in Jones' kitchen and later graduated to Farrell's garage before founding the small-batch brewery.
Today, despite its reputation for creating some of the best brews around, LauderAle remains a relatively small-scale operation. Only in the past year did the electric-fired facility, located just outside of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, expand to a three-barrel system, one that allows for
In the tasting room patrons can find a total of 18 taps that rotate frequently through more than 40 recipes, from blonde ales to imperial stouts as well as seasonal or special releases. The most popular have also become flagship brews, including the C. Porter, Heisenberg, La Nina mango habanero blonde ale, and Gulfstream Cream cream ale.
Rather than increase production and expand distribution, Jones says the main focus at LauderAle is a continued effort to
"We're small guys. We're not on tap at every beer bar in a 20-mile radius. We're hard to find and don't have AC [in our taproom]," says Jones. "But that's what makes us special."
The LauderAle two-year anniversary party will take place from noon to midnight Saturday, July 30. The brewery is located at 3305 SE 14th Ave., Fort Lauderdale ; 954-653-9711;