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Everything you need to know about the West Palm Brewery & Wine Vault

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West Palm Beach Brewery & Wine Vault LLC is pleased to announce that construction and licensing approval is under way for a history-making craft beer happening in South Florida.

With the September, 2016 passage of the first-ever brewery regulations in the city of West Palm Beach, a local company is “full speed ahead” to open the downtown’s first craft brewery by April of 2017.

“The application for a craft brewery and tap room has been pending with the TTB for months now, and the LLC expects to submit a formal application for renovation to the City of West Palm Beach this week” said Dan Galasso, consultant for the upstart micro-brewery.

  • Location:  West Palm Beach Brewery & Wine Vault will be housed in a 6,000 square foot facility between South Dixie and South Olive Avenue at 332 Evernia, two blocks south of Clematis Street, and 5 blocks from the indoor/outdoor mall, CityPlace, and the Palm Beach County Convention Center and Hilton Hotel.   The brewery is literally 7 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport.  “Although there are no plans to have an airport shuttle, we expect many tourists and business visitors to stop in before their plane takes off.  Our product development team will have “buy, pack and checked baggage” containers to preserve the temperature and freshness of our products that will go back home with you” said Dan Galasso.
  • That places the downtown’s first craft brewery and production facility one block west of the intra-coastal waterway and Palm Beach Island, where events like Sun Fest, the Palm Beach International Boat Show, and numerous concerts and road races are held throughout the year. Athletes, runners and cross trainers love the intracoastal, as you can rent kayaks and boards there, get a workout on the water while taking in the scenery of Flagler Drive and the mansions of Palm Beach, including the Flagler Museum https://www.flaglermuseum.us/
  • The micro-brewery-to-be is also located four blocks due east of the West Palm Beach stop of the Tri-Rail Station, http://www.tri-rail.com/which connects south Florida to West Palm.  The production facility/tap room is just one block east of the 2017-opening Brightline Train Station  http://www.allaboardflorida.com/stations/west-palm-beach which will link Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami to West Palm Beach with non-stop and 1 stop train service.
  • Parking for 500 vehicles is available in the city garage across the street from the brewery on the northeast corner of South Dixie and Evernia.
  • Craft Beer & Premium Wine:  In addition to craft beers, pilsners, porters and stouts made on the premises, the West Palm Beach Brewery will also offer an alternative for those who enjoy wine, but not beer: small lot, premium wines from Napa Valley and the Sta. Rita Hills.
  • “I’ve asked JP to use his contacts and connections in Napa and the Sta. Rita Hills to get us some premium wine that won’t be available anywhere else in Florida.  JP’s friends are scores of wine makers, farmers, vineyard managers and consultants from Sonoma and the Anderson Valley all the way down to Paso Robles, the Central Coast and Santa Barbara” said Dan Galasso, who is consulting for the LLC on all matters pre-construction and who is expected to manage the downtown’s first brewery.
  • Beers:     The tap room will pour 5-10 standard or core beers, 2-4 “reserve” beers, and 1-2 “dessert beers” available throughout the year, in addition to small lot, seasonal offerings.
  • Production:   Expected production is 750-1000 barrels the first year, with anticipated production increasing to 2,000 and 3,000 barrels annually in 2018 and 2019.   Distribution will be limited to a select few area restaurants and taverns who have already expressed an interest in getting a piece of the first barrels produced.  The West Palm Brewery has no plans to distribute in stores at the present time.
  • Outdoor Beer Garden:         “Construction is under way, the tanks should be in, in January, and the designers are now working on the outdoor beer garden” Galasso said.  “Pending city approval, we will install 15 foot trellis, with either hops or vines growing all around.  The trellis will be lit up at night and the trees in the beer garden will be wrapped in white lights with white light lanterns hanging from the branches.  It will be absolutely stunning and a shot in the arm to the Evernia block.  You’ll think you are at the Lowe’s in Santa Monica or at an evening vineyard event in Sonoma.”
  • Food:       “In January, we will solicit interviews with artisan food trucks since we will not make food on the premises.  We want a Napa Valley tasting room-like atmosphere, where visitors and guests meet, try, sip, and eat together.  Our brand ambassador will encourage friends and groups to picnic, and bring their own food, cheese, and have lunches and dinners inside or outside in our West Palm Beach beer garden — in the shade and under the stars. Just like they picnic in Napa and Sonoma at wineries and vineyards. “
  • Sporting Events:  Galasso, a native of Philadelphia, and a big sports fan, said there will be 8-12 65″ 4k High Def televisions and monitors to watch all the college and pro games.  “I like the Eagles, but JP likes the Patriots.  My Villanova basketball team beat his UMiami Hurricanes in the playoffs last year, so we have a bet for a barrel of Lithuanian Imperial Stout who goes further in March madness this season.”  Galasso said that there will be multiple games on at all times with the sound of one game pumped through the sound system.  All Florida college sports teams and Miami Dolphins and Miami Marlins games will be shown.  The brewery will have the NFL and MLB packages and expect to host a number of pay per view boxing and MMA events.
  • Beer Lab:        “We made sure our interior designers, architects and contractor gave us space for our own beer lab, where we will develop new and innovative recipes and beers throughout the  year.   We will invite friends and customers to view the process, enjoy tank samples,  meet guest-brewers, as well as enter our home brew competition.  “Winners will receive cash on the barrel and the opportunity to use our equipment to craft their own personal beer with our production system and have it enjoyed by a wider audience. We had such positive response from the South Florida craft beer community that we are now looking into creating an annex in the Warehouse District to house a larger-than-expected beer lab, and a walk-in wine cellar for wines and aging of beer. ”
  • Interior: The motif or character of the interior will be reclaimed wood, handmade, natural tabletops, benches, bar and stools, with an Aspen, lodge-like or Napa tasting room feel.  Contractors are looking into running a gas line to the center of the brewery, to locate a large fireplace with stone facade.  That may be a VIP area, complete with high backed leather chairs, couches,  and mantle.  “It will have the comfort of your living room but with enough space for all your friends to watch a game or conduct a beer tasting or have a picnic.  Oh yea…. Don’t forget the great wine.  It’s going to fly off the shelves just like the beer “ Galasso said.

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:

DAN GALASSO 561-410-0140

DAN@WESTPALMBEER.COM

 

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Dec 10, 2016

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