HOPPY BREW YEAR 5 South Florida brew­eries ring in 2019

Sun Sentinel Broward Edition - Showtime - Broward - - DINING - By Phillip Valys

In the first half of 2019, five new brew­eries will rise across Mi­ami and Fort Lauderdale, the surest sign that South Florida is of­fi­cially a craft-beer oa­sis. By the end of 2019, South Florida is on track to ex­ceed 50 brew­eries.

Here are South Florida’s new­est class of beer-mak­ers.

3 Sons Brew­ing Com­pany

236 N. Fed­eral High­way, Da­nia Beach; 954-601-3833 or 3Son­sBrew­ingCo.com Open­ing: Late Jan­uary Who they are: No South Florida brew­ery has ar­guably courted more pre-open­ing buzz in re­cent mem­ory than 3 Sons Brew­ing, a 11,000-square-foot, 20-bar­rel brew­house and kitchen from owner-brew­mas­ter Corey Ar­ta­nis. Ar­ta­nis, whose out­fit is named af­ter his sons Tris­tan, Zan­der and Jax­son, has been build­ing 3 Sons since 2014, and quit his job at Fla­gler Vil­lage Brew­ery in Novem­ber to work full-time on fin­ish­ing his brew­ery. He ar­rives with a moun­tain of gold medals from ma­jor beer fes­ti­vals (Ci­gar City Brew­ing’s Hu­nahpu’s Day, for ex­am­ple). Much of 3 Sons’ fan base lives on the brew­ery’s In­sta­gram ac­count @3Son­sBrew­ingCo, which, at 10,600 fol­low­ers (as of pub­li­ca­tion-time) is no small feat for a tap­room not yet open.

On tap: There will be six beers on the start­ing lineup, in­clud­ing Ocean Park Pil­sner and Lum­ber­jack Morn­ing Break, a bour­bon bar­rel-aged im­pe­rial stout in­fused with maple syrup and java from Switch­box Cof­fee Roast­ers. Ar­ta­nis plans to age about 100 beers ev­ery year in 3 Son’s base­ment – “The pre­vi­ous owner used it to smoke fish,” he says – which he’s con­verted into a cel­lar for bar­rel-ag­ing, stor­age and sour-beer ex­per­i­men­ta­tion.

Chef Ni­co­lay Ad­i­naguev (Di- plo­mat Re­sort and Spa Hol­ly­wood) will head 3 Sons’ kitchen, serv­ing pizza and char­cu­terie from a wood-fired oven, along with pani­nis and beer-in­fused ice cream.

Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Wed­nes­day-Sun­day, closed Mon­day and Tues­day

Where to find: In the tap­room. Within weeks of open­ing, 3 Sons will toast the re­lease of Lum­ber­jack Morn­ing Break at the Lum­ber­jack Day Fes­ti­val on Feb. 3, which will fea­ture 20 guest brew­eries and food trucks.

Amer­i­can Icon Brew­ery Kitchen and Tap­room

913 NE Fourth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-500-ICON or Amer­i­canI­conBrew­ery.com/ Fort-Lauderdale/ Open­ing: Mid-Fe­bru­ary Who they are: Owner Michael Rechter’s 4,000-square-foot brew­ery is the first out­post of Amer­i­can Icon’s flag­ship in Vero Beach. Red-and-white mu­rals of rock gods Jim Mor­ri­son and Jimi Hen­drix adorn the out­side. Amer­i­can Icon salutes more pop-cul­ture stars in­side with pho­tos of Michael Jack­son and Muham­mad Ali.Even the tap han­dles are shaped like lib­erty torches. Its kitchen will of­fer a pub grub-style menu of com­fort food, such as pork pot stick­ers, stone-fired piz­zas, beer-cheese soups and “pub­wiches” that range from ham­burg­ers to short­rib slid­ers.

On tap: Un­like its Vero Beach moth­er­ship, this south­ern Amer­i­can Icon won’t brew beer. In­stead, the tap­room’s ales and lagers will be kegged in Vero Beach and distributed to Fort Lauderdale, Rechter says. Seven core beers will be served on Amer­i­can Icon’s 24-tap sys­tem, in­clud­ing Icon In­dia Pale Ale, a 1926 He­feweizen and Free­dom Torch Milk Stout. Other sea­sonal brews will in­clude Big Daddy Voodoo brown ale and Hotshot Lin­coln, a bour­bon bar­rel-aged im­pe­rial stout.

Hours: Op­er­at­ing hours are still be­ing fi­nal­ized, but the brew­ery will be open daily.

Where to find: In Amer­i­can Icon’s Vero Beach and Fort Lauderdale tap­rooms, with fu­ture plans to dis­trib­ute kegs to Broward beer re­tail­ers. Drinkers can sam­ple Amer­i­can Icon’s brews dur­ing the 8th an­nual River­walk Stone Crab and Seafood Fes­ti­val on Jan. 12 at Es­planade Park (400 SW Sec­ond St.) in Fort Lauderdale.

Sistrunk Mar­ket­place and Brew­ery

115 NWSixth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-329-2551 or So­ci­ety8.com/Sistrunk -Mar­ket-Brew­ery/ Open­ing: March Who they are: This two-story, 40,000-square-foot be­he­moth from So­ci­ety 8 Hos­pi­tal­ity Group project man­ager Steven Da­puzzo will house a chef-driven food hall, record­ing stu­dio and a brew­ery spe­cial­iz­ing in Ger­man-style ales and lagers. Brewer Rauf Vag­i­foglu-Khoffner, who cur­rently heads nearby Khoffner Brew­ing USA, plans to re­lo­cate the brew-


Amer­i­can Icon Brew­ery Kitchen and Tap­room’s Fort Lauderdale lo­ca­tion will boast 24 taps and is slated to open mid-Fe­bru­ary.

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