By Monty Montgomery
Photo's By Jeff Stolowitz
The Daytona Beach Micro Brewing and Distilling Industry is Growing.
Places like Copper Bottom Distillery continue their craft and growing onto the fabric of cuisine. Willing bar owners like Gerri Shoaf of Sunsetters and Phaedra Lee of Main Street Station are clamoring to feature locally produced products.
Anchoring this growing world of craft brews is the Daytona Beach Brewing Company, started by Brew-master Allen Fawcett and his wife Merlita over three years ago.
Visiting the Brewery on multiple occasions we first met our “brewtender” and local Janet Talarico, what a great understanding of the Brews. She has worked in the food and beverage industry here in Daytona for many years. Her warmth and smile made our visits fantastic. As she introduced us to a plethora of styles and tastes to enjoy at the bar at the brewery. From Red Ales, Blonde Ales, Wits and Double IPAs we had a great time exploring and it became evident Allen was indeed a World Class Brewmaster doing his thing at The world's most Famous Beach.
Two particular brews hit home. The Smash Triple coming in at an ABV of 8.3% and the Snockered Barley Wine coming in at 10.1%. We also experienced a flight of their beers to add some variety which is always nice.
Daytona Beach Brewing Company rings true as it falls in the footsteps of the micro-brew scene that came out of Colorado in the Midwest.
Allen is always inventing and has some great new brews on the horizon, infusing Chocolate and Chili’s. The dried peppers are hand selected, from the delicious Ancho to the Guajillo, the palettes of craft brew fans will be explored.
Some upcoming brews will include special imported spices.
Spiced beer oh hell yes. Can you say "Ja Mon"
A steady diet of food trucks are also brought in to add to the Adventure, who doesn't love great munchies while drinking your favorite Stout.
Along with food great brew comes a bonus. Resident Artist Lauren Breegle.
She shares her talent a few times a month by hosting a Pour and Paint.
The place is always packed when she is hosting an event, and Merlita the owner has adorned the walls of the tasting room with her Art.
With its unique location so close to the International Speedway, Tanger Factory Outlets and US 95, Daytona Beach Brewing Company is situated for ease of access and is a must visit for those who enjoy well-crafted brews.
Pay them a visit, you will not be disappointed.
We look to bring you news on their local award winning events very soon.
Yet another great example of the quality that is Behind Daytona.
Daytona Beach Brewing Company
Address: 482 Fentress Blvd Ste N, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: (844) 352-2337
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