Known best for its beaches, Greater Fort Lauderdale is riding a new wave as a craft beer destination. Over the past decade, what started as a community of tenacious brewmasters, connoisseurs and enthusiasts, is now a thriving beer culture with 15 local nano- and micro-breweries and 32 craft brewpubs on the Greater Fort Lauderdale Ale Trail.
“Having culturally diverse brewing styles and traditions, harmonized with local flavors, our beer scene offers vast and distinct tastes for both visitors and locals to explore,” says Stacy Ritter, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The Greater Fort Lauderdale Ale Trail features 500 different beers, from a Hefeweizen made with Florida-grown mangos to malty imports from across the globe – everyone can find a favorite new brew on the map.”
Along the Ale Trail Map, you can experience breweries, beer gardens and brewpubs offering a myriad of brews in bottles, cans and on tap. You’ll even find dog-friendly venues so your favorite four-legged friend can join.
At this writing, last week we celebrated National Drink Beer Day, September 28, not to be confused with National Beer Day, April 7, where you actually drink beer too! And if you missed it, well then there are plenty of other opportunities over the next 364 days, including National American Beer Day (October 12), International Stout Day (November 7), and National Lager Day (December 10), New Beer's Eve (April 6), Saison Day (April 17), German Beer Day (April 23), IPA Day (August 1), International Beer Day (August 2), and Sour Beer Day (September 20).