As craft-beer clout goes, you don’t get much bigger than beermakers Fran Andrewlevich and Matt Webster, who this week will debut West Palm Beach’s newest taproom, Steam Horse Brewing Company.
The duo behind Twisted Trunk Brewing in Palm Beach Gardens and Tequesta Brewing in Tequesta have spent the past 18 months building out this 6,000-square-foot brewery, opening to the public at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15. The industrial-chic space is the latest player in the city’s rising Warehouse District, a sprawling dining-lifestyle complex south of Okeechobee Boulevard.
The southern trek into West Palm Beach is a calculated push for Andrewlevich and Webster, who see potential in the district, which includes the massive food hall Grandview Public Market, the multivendor work space Elizabeth Ave Station and a pop-up location of the Surfing Florida Museum.
“The energy down in this district is insane,” Andrewlevich told SouthFlorida.com last December. “We’re going to feed off each other’s business.”
Steam Horse, whose taproom evokes an old-fashioned railway, takes its name from the smoky locomotives that once chugged through the district, Andrewlevich added. The brewery’s opening will also precede a coming-out bash for the Warehouse District, which on Saturday, Aug. 18, will host a free 6 p.m.-midnight block party with live music and food.
Steam Horse has kept mum about its beer lineup, but the 10-barrel brewhouse should tap a sour Berliner Weisse, a red IPA, a New England-style double IPA and Steam Horse, the brewery’s namesake lager.
Steam Horse Brewing Company will open at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 1500 Elizabeth Ave., in West Palm Beach. The Warehouse District block party will take place 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Aug. 18, near the brewery. Visit the brewery’s Facebook page.
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