Brewery

HAPPY HOUR

Monday – Friday 3 PM – 6 PM
$1 off House Beers

COMPLIMENTARY PUBLIC TOURS

Saturdays at 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM, and 5:00 PM
PRIVATE TOURS ARE $15

Included: Tour, 1 Flight of Beers, Pint Glass and a Sticker. Must be booked one week in advance. Brewery Tours are by appointment only.
Click here to schedule an appointment.

Brewery

LauderAle operates on a three vessel, electric fired, three barrel brewery. Currently, we’re producing 80+ barrels per month, which is fermented in one of ten SS conical fermenters. Our hops and grain are locally grown within the United States and imported from the ancient beer regions of Europe. We donate our used ingredients to local farms that use the spent grain to feed their animals.

About Us

Established in January 2013, LauderAle is a small batch, electric fired brewery located just outside of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Founded by proud Fort Lauderdale natives, LauderAle was the first nano brewery in Southeast Florida. We pride ourselves in cultivating authentic ales centered around local culture and influence. Our beers range in a wide variety of rotating styles from Blondes to Imperial Stouts, along with seasonals and special releases. We also serve several guest taps from local Florida breweries.

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Tap Room

Our 1,500 square foot tasting room and lounge is open Mon-Thurs 3PM-12AM, Friday 3PM-1AM, Saturday 12PM-1AM, and Sunday 12PM-9PM. Our Happy Hour is Monday – Friday 3PM-6PM with $1 off our signature beers. We also offer complimentary brewery tours on Saturdays at 3PM, 4PM, & 5PM.

Whether you jump on the Brew Bus or ride your bicycle, stop by and fill a growler, snag a keg, take a tour or hang out and enjoy some fresh handcrafted beer while the brewery operates at full capacity. If you’re hungry, don’t worry, we’ve got that covered with food trucks nightly.

Most of the materials utilized in constructing the tasting room are either natural or recycled. From repurposed pallets to defective railroad rails and ties, we’ve tried our best to utilize previously manufactured goods to reduce waste while providing a unique setting for our customers.

A complete line of exclusive merchandise is available for purchase on site including kegs, growlers, pint glasses, t-shirts, hats and stickers. Ask us about special events, classes and private parties.

Cash and all major credit cards accepted.
Pets welcome.

THE STORY of LAUDERALE

LauderAle has gone from a five-gallon bucket to a must-visit treasure, celebrated in Fort Lauderdale and all over South Florida. LauderAle took home a gold medal at the 2016 Best Florida Beer Championships, and a silver medal at the 2017 event. What an adventure that started from a conversation between friends.
 
Just like every great idea, LauderAle was conceived between buddies over a few beers. Owners Joey Farrell and Kyle Jones stumbled upon this idea one night at a local craft beer bar. While bantering about possible inventions and other business ideas, the one that stuck was how fun and adventurous it would be to own a brewery.
 
The only problem was they were rookies at brewing beer. At the time, Kyle was a ten-year veteran of the residential real estate game, and Joey was, and still is, a naval architect, working for Resolve Marine, a maritime salvage and emergency solution group. The backstory of the boys is steeped in South Florida and the sea, something their beer carries over naturally.
 
Now that they had this risky idea they had to come up with a name. How could they combine where they are from with the bold, new endeavor? Ft. Lauderdale and beer. LauderAle came like a speed boat and just seemed too good to pass up. The hard part is remembering who came up with it. To this day, Kyle and Joey still argue over who came up with the name.
 

The day after their epiphanic discussion, they ordered a 5 gallon home brew kit. They started brewing on a stovetop oven in Kyle’s apartment. After months of testing and sharing with friends and family, they moved into a garage and upped the ante to a 15 gallon, all-grain system that they custom built themselves. The new system seemed high tech compared to the stovetop one. It included a digital control panel that allowed them to control temperatures and pumps from a smart device.
 
Kyle and Joey kept experimenting, refining their recipes, the demand growing within their circle and community. They moved their brewing system into a 3,200 SF warehouse in a small industrial district between Port Everglades and the FPL plant, which seemed like the perfect location for a couple of Ft. Lauderdale natives. Now, three years after opening, they are going stronger than ever, having just upgraded the brew house to 3 barrels allowing them to produce roughly 1,000+ barrels annually.
 
The LauderAle taproom, with its reclaimed wood and recycled materials, plays host to more events than almost any other brewery, from yoga and brunch to live music of all genres, full moon parties with fire-breathing dancers and much more.