Due South is a very large, strange brewery packed away in a light industrial park. We walked in, what I thought was the front, but it looks like thereís a tasting room on the other side. This place is really huge - lots of room to expand. Thereís a bier garden and a bar. Lots of beers on tap. Friendly staff. Lots of unique beers.
Really enjoyed my first visit here a few weeks back. The space is large and in a warehouse...but divided nonetheless into a bar area out in the open...also a large open area of the warehouse were beer pong was being played and there were many tables for enjoying the food truck offerings (BBQ the night I visited)...as well as a separate back room bar area with AC). Best thing of all are the beers...absolutely loved them...some of the best I tasted on this Gold Coast tour (along with LauderAle). Crazy about the Cat 5...bought cans to go and flew them back to NJ. The other very cool thing is the vibe of the place...very friendly...and the layout somehow encouraged meeting and talking to strangers...not an easy thing to accomplish...and often canít be planned...I suppose thereís a certain amount of luck to pulling that of in a design. As a comparison...nearby Saltwater was totally lacking in this respect. I highly recommend Due South as a stop on any Gold Coast craftbeer tour...it ainít fancy...but your guaranteed to have a fun time there if your willing to go with their vibe.
Visited later in the evening on a Tuesday. Not the easiest place to find, easy enough to find the address, less so to actually find the door to the brewery. I highly recommend you follow the directions on their site (*). They have basically taken a portion of their production brewery and warehouse and turned it into a tasting room. There is a long bar, assorted tables, and an area to play cornhole (or whatever it is called around here). This whole are was pretty warm and sticky on a late June evening, so I opted to sit in the separate air conditioned bar behind the main bar. They had 14 Due South beers on which featured a number of creative beers. Beers are sold as flights, 10 oz, 12 oz and 16 oz. Can and regular growlers are also available. Ordering is bar service only. Service was friendly and fun - this would be a great place to come with a group.
* When you go north on High Ridge Rd., donít pay any attention to the street numbers as they are wrong. We are in the building on the northeast corner of High Ridge Rd. and Industrial Way. We are between Sherwin-Williams and Boynton Granite and Marble. Just turn on Industrial Way and turn left in behind Sherwin-Williams.
76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Came on the first Brewbus beer tour in South Florida. Wow some great beers and a neat place. Ambiance is well it sucks unless your a Jimmy Buffet fan which makes it fantastic. Warehouse, brewery and taproom in one. A really great place to sample beer.
Large taplist for an industrial taproom. Strange atmosphere sitting there, right in the brewery, but itís pleasant anyway. The two IPAs I had were good, but not homeruns yet. This is a new brewery, so it will be fun to follow their evolution. There were lots of different beers on tap already, including a few guests.
This is actually a very fun place, although very busy and understaffed on a Saturday. The beers are pretty good, they rotate often and they have a few surprises aging in casks, and bottle conditioning. Judging by the crowd theyíll be around for a long while. Oh yeah! after youíre done spilling a few down your neck you can go marble shopping in the parking lot. But hey, people, get rid of those damn I-pads youíre using as credit card readers, theyíre slowing down an already slow operation. Update June 4 2013: I-pads appear to be gone and bartenders are much more engaged. Tom is one of the many knowledgeable and friendly people behind the bar
Large building in back of small industrial complex that is right off the expressway. Food truck outside selling food when I visited which was nice as they do not serve food at the brewery. Decent sized bar with a air conditioned room tucked back in the corner of the brewery. 5 regulars and their Category 3 IPA on tap when I was there and all of their offering were solid to above average. Sell of all of there beers 32oz or full gallon size growlers which is pretty cool. Service was good and there was a TV with the game on and some people playing bags on the other side of the brewery. Building is huge so they have a lot of room to grow. Should be interesting to see how this place grows. Nice to see a true brewery and tap room in this area.