So at some point in the past 30 or so days, I saw a FB event for a Craft Beer Cellar Opening. So this is not a brewery but rather, a purveyor of craft brews from around the state, country, world. I was actually hesitant but glad I attended. Imagine my surprise when I found out this was a franchise.
The location is in a small place at a very busy intersection in East Fort Lauderdale. My favorite parts of this local include: accessible by boat (they have a dock, but no fixed tops), great sunset view which is definitely rare for most commercial places, and of course, a great mix of indoor and outdoor space which is absolutely essential for a startup.
Let me start with my arrival. Upon entering, after taking my pictures outside of course, I was met on the inside by the owners mom, how awesome is that by the way.
Love a family business. After a quick view of the refrigerators, which reminded me of the riverside market, but a nice convenient northern Ft. Lauderdale locale, I hit the bar and was greeted by a nice selection of craft.
Interestingly enough, right at the bar was Mckay Ferrell from gulfstreambrewery.com and his wife Jasmine. Such great conversation about the growth of craft in the region, their Oregon origins (which is hard to say by the way) and the future of craft in the region. Was great to catch up with him and will definitely have to revisit Gulfstream in the future as they have just had their one year anniversary.
Food tonight was provided by “Are Your Hungry Grill”. I am just going to say, AWESOME. If you are having an event definitely check this out if you are a carnivore. I had the tacos and the Frita burger. WOW.
So rarely do I forecast the future. This place has a great locale, awesome ambiance, great selection ( you can buy from the coolers and drink onsite for a small fee), and that great Florida feel.
My only constructive feedback the ownership. You will need to lift the lighting out back by the cornhole boards to at least 15 feet. I can see many tournaments in your future.
Great Luck to you Eddie Abralde, I see great things in your future. I feel great for your venture not only for the concept and the location, but also for the community support from Gulfstream and YeastBrews to name two of the attendees. I did see other local and near local t-shirts at the venue tonight and I can’t wait come back again.
Great Fortune to you and the craft brew,
Last modified: October 27, 2019