Business Spotlight: Gulf Stream Brewing Company 

Gulf Stream Brewing Company: Beer Flight

Gulf Stream Brewing Company is a craft brewery that opened 6 months ago in Fort Lauderdale on the revitalized area of 13thStreet. Even though the brewery has only been open a few months, owners McKay Ferrell and Ty Eriks have over 30 years of brewing experience between the two of them. 

They began brewing together almost a decade ago when they lived in the Pacific Northwest. After years of dreaming of opening their own craft brewery, Ty, who had fallen in love with Florida in college, decided to move his family to the Sunshine State. After visiting a few times, McKay and his family also fell in love with the state and made the move themselves. As people who love the outdoors and all that lifestyle has to offer, the decision to move was an easy one. 

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As soon as everyone was settled, McKay and Ty began their work to follow their passion and open a craft brewery.  They literally poured their entire lives into the project. McKay quit his job as a software executive in order to focus solely on the dream. The brewery tasting room and production facility is a result of hundreds of hours of hard labor that they undertook themselves, placing every brick and plank of wood, right down to the actual bar itself. 

It is all hand-crafted, and the attention to detail shows. That attention also presents itself in the beer they make. Their brewery offers several unique flavors, and every flavor is a study in perfection, all the way down to modifying the individual water profile for each style of beer they brew. 

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McKay and Ty wanted to bring a truly immersive and fun environment where patrons can watch the brewing happening while sampling one of their delicious beers. The tasting room also has games and offers several weekly events: “Bitchy Bingo” – first and third Tuesdays; Wednesday night Trivia; with live music on Friday and Saturday nights. On-site food trucks satisfy the hunger Wednesday – Sundays. 

Gulf Stream Brewing Company provides a unique experience by folks who are passionate about what they do, and it shows.  

Gulf Stream Brewing Company is located at 1105 NE 13thStreet in Fort Lauderdale. Extra parking is available on NE 12 Avenue. Check out their craft beers and upcoming events at

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