More proof that Florida is becoming a craft beer powerhouse popped up last week when Grayton Beer Company opened its new taproom. Grayton, founded in 2011, is a locally owned and operated brewery on the Northwest Florida Coastline with over 30,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities to brew classic, contemporary beers. Grayton Beer Company brews its beers with an easy-going, approachable Gulf-coast state of mind, using the finest available ingredients to provide pure, simple refreshment.
Learn more about the brewery and its new taproom in the press release below.
SOUTH WALTON, Fla. – Nov. 25, 2014 – Located in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., Grayton Beer Company is pleased to announce the completion of the brewery’s new taproom, which opened on Nov. 21. Taproom hours will vary until January, and updates can be found on graytonbeer.com or the brewery’s Facebook, Twitter andInstagram pages. A grand opening event will be announced in the coming weeks.
Currently open to the public, the taproom boasts a 40-ft. bar made of recycled wood pallets and 25 taps where customers can enjoy all of Grayton’s unique brews. This includes Grayton’s specialty small-batch beers that are exclusively available in the taproom. The bar will also feature guest taps for other craft beers as well as collaboration beers between Grayton and other local craft breweries.
“Opening a taproom at the brewery has always been part of the vision for us at Grayton Beer Company,” says Jamey Price, president of Grayton Beer Company. “We’re really excited for people to have the opportunity to come experience how we make our beer, meet the characters who brew it and then enjoy the beer itself.”
The taproom is the newest upgrade to Grayton’s 30-barrel brewhouse located at 217 Serenoa Road in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. The 30,000 sq.-ft. brewery features a brand new equipment from Allied Beverage Tank (ABT), a Markyl 125 bottles-per-minute bottling line, a state-of-the-art lab run by a Harvard Ph.D. and over 10,000 barrels of annual production capacity.
“Fortunately the demand for our beer has been so high that we’ve never stopped brewing which delayed the taproom opening,” says Price. “Finally being able to add this new element to the experience of Grayton beer is a great milestone for us.”