As a South Florida native and a lover of fine beer I began brewing at home in 1993. I started very simply in my kitchen but soon was brewing 40 gallon batches in a brew day on my back porch. I studied every book on the subject, and even traveled the world over just to visit different breweries to learn from them. In 1996 after achieving high scores in many local brewing contests, I decided to enter the “World Home Brew” contest sponsored by Samuel Adams. Even though there were over 800 entries, I won first place. I was honored to be invited to brew my beer with the makers of Samuel Adams as well as winning a trip to the British Isles. A year later the brewers of Samuel Adams reproduced my recipe in 6 packs for the market place.
In 2006 I founded what became known as “Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers” and in 2007 my first beer was born – a Belgian style golden ale and shortly thereafter followed by several other extremely bold flavorful brews.
Fast forward to 2016 where I was fortunate enough to be joined by my long time friend and craft beer lover, Corey Brysman… who has spent most of his life working for breweries and distributors alike and is highly aware of the ins and outs of getting beer brands to market. Although he clearly has issues and a host of mental problems, I was excited to be bringing him on board.
Although accused of many things only one is seriously true, our love for big bold and flavorful beers! We are NOT simply a marketing company and we do not view ourselves as ”contract brewers “, so rather than have someone simply make a beer for us… we design, and formulate our beers from scratch, on our small pilot or test system. Unlike others that pay millions to open up a huge facility to brew we choose to use another brewery to reproduce our recipes for us. These breweries we work with are always considered good friends and partners to us.
Now, as we are approaching 2017 we have created the “Holy Mackerel Project.” Our mission is to finally establish a home for Holy Mackerel and our fans. Construction is now underway on our “test kitchen” – “our small batch brewery ” where we can create and explore the limitless combinations of unique and flavorful recipes! We hope to see you in our Brewery / Taproom where you will be able to enjoy our Holy Mackerel specialty ales and limited releases produced right before your eyes! We will be looking forward to sharing a pint with you soon!
OUR RADICAL SERIES OF ALES
Special Golden Ale
A strong golden ale brewed in the Belgian tradition. Dry yet flavorful – complex yet refreshing. Handcrafted in small batches using the finest all natural ingredients. Finest all natural Pilsner malt, Saaz Hops and Belgian Trappist yeast combine to create a fresh, Florida brewed version of a popular beer style with craft beer aficionados.
Unfiltered, unpasteurized and with just a hint of spice this beer is meant to be savored slowly so as to enjoy the aroma as well as the taste. Vintage dated, will mellow with 2 years of age
Pairs well with cheddar cheese, chicken or seafood. 8.5% ABV.
Belgian style ale with a subtle hint of spice clocking in at 10%
Eye popping flavor from a blend of Canadian malted barley, Goldings hops, and a unique flavorful Belgian yeast strain. Serve it up in a goblet or wine glass and remember try and relax!!
Unfiltered, unpastuerized and with just a hint of spice this beer is meant to be savored slowly so as to enjoy the aroma as well as the taste. Vintage dated, excellent now but even finer as it ages 2-3 years.
Café Cubano Our Belgian Style Specialty Ale Infused with Cold Brewed Coffee!
Using Coffee Beans from Calusa Coffee Roasters in Fort Lauderdale, and water sourced from The Blue ridge mountains.
These coffee beans never get touched by hot water but are entirely Cold Brewed, capturing the aroma and flavor of this wonderful Dark roasted, bold and sweet bean. Salud!
Holy Mackerel! We're getting our Own Brewery!!
The The Holy Mackerel Project has begun! We are working on building out our Brewery and tap room in Pompano Beach. It has been a long time coming but it’s almost here. Soon we will be able to drink a beer with you in our small batch brewery AND show you around!
Keep following us here for updates and photos as the project progresses to completion!
3260 NW 23rd AVE | SUITE 400 | Pompano Beach, FL 33069
The Holy Mackerel Project
We are under construction and making progress!
3260 NW 23rd AVE | SUITE 400 | Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Gallons Brewed to Date
Gallons Filtered & Pasteurized
CATCH THE MACK…
- Whole Foods Markets
- Total Wine and More
- ABC Fine WINE and Spirits
- Crown Wine And Spirits
- Winn Dixie (larger stores)
- Publix Supermarkets (may need to request)
- Fresh Markets
- Trader Joe’s markets
- Lucky’s Market
BARS & RESTAURANTS
- Ritz Carlton – Fort Lauderdale
- Improv City Place – Wet Willies – West Palm Beach
- Brick Yard – Boca Raton
- Carolina Ale House – Doral / Miami
- Ye Olde Falcon Pub – Davie
- Hurricane Grill & Wings – Coral Springs
- Hawks Cay Resort – Angler – Marathon in The Florida Keys
- The Office – Delray Beach
- BJ’s Brew House – Pembroke Pines
- Anthonys Coal Fired Pizza – Aventura
- The Brass Tap – Pembroke Pines
- Geronimos Bar and Grill – Davie
- Q Bar Burger & Blues – Fort Lauderdale
- House For Beer – Port Orange
Bobby G. - Founder - Head Brewer
Corey Brysman - Brand Champion
3260 NW 23rd AVE | SUITE 400
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
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