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.
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. Learn more about our Collaborative Brewing system.
Now, as of February 2017 we have opened the doors to “Holy Mackerel – The Garage Project”. Our mission to finally establish a home for Holy Mackerel and our fans has become a reality. Currently concocting new, slightly crooked brews in our new test kitchen / small batch brewery where we can create and explore the limitless combinations of unique and flavorful recipes! Take a peek at our up to date Beer Menu for our latest lineup. We hope to see you soon in our new home where you will be able to enjoy our Holy Mackerel specialty ales and limited releases produced right before your eyes! We look forward to sharing a pint with you soon!
OUR RADICAL SERIES OF ALES
Holy Mackerel! We've Got Our Own Brewery!!
The Holy Mackerel & The Weed Reaper Experiment is OPEN FOR BUSINESS! Our Brewery and tap room in Pompano Beach, had been a long time coming but it's finally a reality. We are now able to drink a beer with you in our small batch brewery AND show you around!
You can check out our up to date Beer Menu Here.
And stay in the know about upcoming / ongoing events by following our new Facebook page Here. Cheers!
Swag & More!
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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