The West Palm Beach Brewery & Wine Vault, the downtown’s very first craft brewery, production facility, and tap room at 332 Evernia, has announced that it is in negotiations to lease space in the up and coming Warehouse District.
“We are considering creating a brewery annex in the Warehouse District” said Dan Galasso, dan@WestPalmBeer.com. “We may house our “brew lab” there, where we will make multiple small batch beers, limited releases and seasonal offerings. We may need more space to develop recipes, tweak existing ones, as we constantly strive to bring South Florida craft beer consumers not only the very best micro brews around, made with the best ingredients, but also variety. Florida craft beer consumers love the excitement of limited releases and new additions. It’s our job to create and maintain that excitement and even raise the bar.”
But a West Palm Beach beer lab is not the only reason to create a brewery annex in the Warehouse District.
“We also are considering a temperature and humidity controlled craft beer storage facility for our barrel aged beers. And, of course, for our premium wines from Napa and Sonoma. We will be offering the Lithuanian Imperial Stout which requires bourbon barrel aging, as well as some ales which we will age in Chardonnay and red wine barrels.”
The Warehouse District is the “hot” foodie area in West Palm Beach which has seen a significant investment over the last six months. The owners of Twisted Trunk Brewery and Tequesta Brewery http://www.tequestabrewing.com/will open Steam Horse Brewery in the Warehouse District. Here is a link to read more about Steam Horse Brewery: http://feastpb.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2016/09/23/steam-horse-craft-beer-brewery-headed-to-industrial-west-palm-beach/
In addition, Ookapow Brewing Company http://www.ookapow.com/home.html is coming to the Warehouse District. Here is a link to a New Times article telling you more: http://www.browardpalmbeach.com/restaurants/west-palm-beach-is-about-to-become-south-floridas-new-microbrewery-hub-8226491
Ask realtors in that once solely industrial part of town, and they will tell you that investors have been scooping up all the real estate and warehouses. In the first quarter of 2016, there were a number of parcels and buildings on the market. Now? There’s no real estate left, in part, perhaps, because existing owners saw the demand and moved to buy neighbors’ warehouses. But, to be clear, there may not be any land left to buy in the Warehouse District, but there is plenty of space to lease or rent. And with good reason:
“Remember, the Warehouse District is about 1 minute from Palm Beach airport. Anyone opening up a tasting room, brewery or restaurant will no doubt get a lot of folks on their way back home. Who doesn’t want to have a great craft beer and good food before a flight?” hints Galasso.
A large Chelsea-like food hall and market is also planned, offering foodies and consumers the chance to buy fresh and organic from local purveyors of coffee, produce, meats and cheeses. Grange Hall will provide you with the opportunity to enjoy artisan cooking for dining in or to take home. https://www.instagram.com/grangehallmarket/
“Grange Hall will raise the bar for West Palm Beach and breathe new life into the Warehouse District. We are lucky they are coming. ” Here is more information on Grange Hall for you foodies: http://feastpb.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2016/09/24/foodie-central-village-for-indie-vendors-to-rise-in-west-palm-industrial-zone/