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March 17, 2020  

Breweries Throughout Broward Forced to Close Taprooms


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You can’t drink at a bar for the next 30 days. Here’s how you can still find beer – for now.

Editor’s note: The following Instagram posts were live as of publication time. We’ll update as more information comes in.

For the last week, I’ve contacted multiple brewers and taproom managers about how they plan for business to weather coronavirus to only hear radio silence.

It’s not their fault – I don’t think anyone has a plan.

COVID-19 has caught all of us off guard and the Broward County craft beer community is going to get hit hard. Governor Ron Desantis announced all bars must close for the next 30 days after 5 p.m. So what happens to breweries? Not all are solely bars.

Brewpubs that sell food will still be able to host 10 patrons at a time. The rules are vague on how long that group can hang out and need to be enforced by each establishment.

I put together a list of every social media post I can find of local breweries and craft beer bars still selling to-go beer. Updates are happening every few hours – BrowardBeer is going to continue to follow updates as we can…

1. Funky Buddha



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Attention, Funky Fam: In light of recent developments and in considering recommendations from public health agencies and local government, Funky Buddha Brewery will be closing it’s tap room until further notice beginning Tuesday, March 17. We will remain open on Monday, March 16th until 9:30pm. Although it pains us to close the tap room, we know it is the right decision to ensure the health and safety of our staff and costumers. Our production facility will remain operational during this time. We will work with our customers to reschedule reservations and tour times. We will continue to closely monitor the situation around COVID-19 and will make further announcements as necessary. Our hope for the entire South Florida community is to weather this storm safely, and raise a glass to our collective wellbeing after. Thanks for your support and understanding, and cheers as always. -Your Funky Buddha Team

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2. Black Flamingo Brewing Co.



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Stay cool, stay safe, stay home. These are tough days friends. Let’s take care of ourselves, our families, and our friends. We understand that to quarantine ourselves is not easy, but considering the circumstances; necessary. In times like these we truly learn the meaning of life and we start to value the small thing that make it beautiful. Let’s take advantage of this opportunity to stay home, relax and spend time with the ones we love. As a brewery and members of your community, we fully support this, but we also understand that you have needs and we aim to fill that need in the safest way possible. We will open to the public from 4PM – 8PM FOR PICK UP ONLY. We will be more than happy to fill your growlers, or fill our crowlers up for your anti-boredom elixir needs. Again, stay cool, and be safe, Sincerely, The Black Flamingo . . . . #covid19 #quarantine #blackflamingobrewing

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3. Gulfstream Brewing Co.


4. Bangin’ Banjo Brewing Co.


5. Fat Tap Beer Bar & Eatery


6. LauderAle Brewing



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Well folks, you heard the man. After today, we will be closing our bay door for a little while. Who would’ve thought we’d see the day we cant pour your smiling faces a freshly tapped pint! We will miss you. The taproom will be open today from 2pm – 5pm. Come enjoy this beautiful day with one last (temporary) pint at your favorite local watering hole. We will be continuing all togo beers at BOGO 50% off! Keep eye out as we willl be launching beer delivery soon and will keep you updated about continuing togo beer out of the taproom. Until then, stay healthy, support local, drink local. . . . #fortlauderdale #letthisshitpass #wateringhole #drinkcraftbeerfromhere #beerdelivery #seeyousoon #flcraftbeer #drinkcraftnotcrapbeer #lauderalelocals

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7. Invasive Species Brewing


8. 26° Brewing Co.


9. Laser Wolf


10. Dangerous Minds Brewing Co.



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Happy St. Paddy’s Day Everyone! 🍀 Doesn’t quite feel like St. Patrick’s Day does it? 😞 With all the Covid -19 precautious and closings, it certainly has put a kibosh on one of our favorite holidays. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t still have a little Irish spirit in our bones, so we would like to at least have an amazing “Dangerous Pizza of the Day” to get a wee bit in the mood. Introducing the St. Patrick’s Irish Supper Pizza! ☘️ Corned beef, braised cabbage, creamy garlic mash, Swiss cheese, gravy and scallions. 😲🤤🙌🍀 This thing is magically delicious, and gives all the comforting flavors of a favorite traditional Irish meal! And what goes better with a fine Irish meal than a strong and robust Consious Slumber Imperial Stout! Although most of the St. Paddy’s Day festivities have been cancelled around town, our tasting room will be open normal hours today 11:30am – 10:00pm! We have plenty of outdoor seating so you can enjoy the beautiful weather & fresh air while still practicing social distance. 😊 Of course, if you prefer not to come in, Drive up or Pick Up Order by phone and we will have it ready! 🙌 (954) 657-8676 (click Dangerously Good Grub Tab) For the stout and our other beers take a look at our menu under 32oz Crwl/Grwl for pricing: 👇👇👇 And as long as they are still in service, get it delivered 👇👇👇 Uber Eats: 🚗 Door Dash:🚕 Wash those hands, be safe wherever you head out to and we hope to see you all soon! 🍀🌈❤️🍀🌈❤️🍀🌈❤️🍀🌈❤️🍀 Slainte’ #dangerousmindsbrewing #pompanobeach #drinklocalbeer #drinkdangerous #dangerouslygoodbeer #dangerouslygoodfood #floridacraftbeerscene #beerisnear #nocrapontap #happyhour #madefresh #hopsforlife #drinklocal #cheers #covidgoaway #socialdistancing #stpatricksday #cornedbeefandcabbage #magicallydelicious

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11.Craft Beer Cellar


12. The Backyard Craft Beer Bar



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We’re Staying Open. Come visit us tomorrow or take your beer to go. Open at 4 PM 🍻

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