If you're a fan of Due South Brewing Company but can't always make the drive up to Boynton Beach, then perhaps a day long tap takeover at Fort Lauderdale's Tap 42 (411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, phone 954-463-4900) on Tuesday, February 17th is the answer to your conundrum.
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Starting at 11:30 a.m. when they open, Tap 42 will have a selection of kegs on tap that are quite uncommon to see outside of the Due South tap room. Think Mariana Trench Imperial Stout, Oaked Category 5 IPA, and Mexican Standoff (you know, that chocolate chili spiced porter) as well as what can only be described as one-off creations like Coconut Calling All Cars, 7 Degrees of Kevin's Bacon, and Barrel Aged versions of all your favorites including Mexican Standoff and Mariana Trench.
"Due South is the sleeping giant of South Florida and is constantly recognized as one of the best breweries in the state," Tap 42's brand director Meghan Gyory told us. "They're known for brewing its beer #thehardway." Along with touting Due South's award-winning nature, she said that this event will "introduce some very special, brand new beers that will flow all day long from every one of Tap42's 42+ taps."
Tap 42 will become Tap Due South for a day.
Because the establishment is also a popular area restaurant, they've joined forces with another local powerhouse, Philly Pretzel Heaven (5021 Florida 7, Davie, FL 33314, phone 954-584-5168) who will provide warm Philadelphia style pretzels to accompany a new Tap 42 create Category 3 IPA beer cheese dip.
It's a carb fest, and sounds damn delicious.
The event takes place, again, on Tuesday February 17th starting at 11:30 a.m. at Tap 42 in Fort Lauderdale.
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.