Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Craft Beer Cartel, located at 557 SW 12th Avenue in historic Riverside Park opened their doors on December 13th to local craft beer and home brewing enthusiasts. A joint venture from Lisa & Julian Siegel, founders of Riverside Market, and Adam & Jill Fine, Owners of Native Brewing Company, Craft Beer Cartel has the largest selection of craft beer in South Florida.
In addition to the wide array of craft beers, Craft Beer Cartel also features a nano brewery where Native Brewing Company tests new recipes, and supplies for home brewers including kettles, paddles, hops, and barley.
Craft Beer Cartel’s pièce de résistance is their bottlecap floor that was hand assembled by Riverside regulars, beer geeks, home brewers, friends, family, and beer reps over the last three months. The floor, made up of approximately 300,000 bottlecaps that have been collected over the last 5 years, is a glossy arrangement of craft beer brands, college logos, mantras, company tags, and abstract art.
“Craft Beer Cartel will be considered the ultimate destination for the beer enthusiast,” says Julian Siegel, “We will offer an unparalleled selection of beer, home brewing supplies, and beer-mabilia. Native Brewing founder, Adam Fine, will be brewing, advising, and always available to talk shop. We will be offering everything one would need to brew beer, and every beer one would want to buy. Hard to find kegs will be common, an 8-line growler fill station, glassware, T-shirts, and advice will abound. The decor is reuse/recycle. The floor of over 300,000 bottle caps, reclaimed wood bar, and as many reused materials were used as possible. This was truly a communal and local effort and vision. This will be like the Disney World for beer, but the only lines we’ll have will be running beer!”
In addition to beer, Craft Beer Cartel brews coffee, and offers grab and go pastries for neighborhood residents and visitors. Craft Beer Cartel is open from 8am to 10pm, seven days a week.
For more information, visit facebook.com/craftbeercartel