Grayton Beer set to open brewery in South Walton

Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 02:46 PM.

Price moved to Rosemary Beach in 2006 from Nashville.

For two years the company has brewed the two original styles: Grayton Pale Ale, and Grayton I.P.A. But with the launch of the brewery will come three new styles, including a Belgian white, an amber, and introducing the premier of 30A Beach Blonde Pale Ale. All five styles will be available by the end of the year, brewed at the new South Walton brewery, and available in stores, restaurants and pubs from 'Cola to 'Cola.

Price said the name "30A Beach Blonde" resulted from wanting to do something with a local flair.

"30A is iconic and I wanted to utilize it with the beer," he said. "Giving it the name we did helped us and defined the area."

With 3 percent of beer consumption in the South being craft beer, and the No. 1 market for growth being in Florida, there is a lot of room for growth in the market, said Martin Liptrot, head of marketing and sales.

The goal is to open a locally-owned-and-operated brewery making classic and contemporary beers for the Florida Gulf Coast and beyond. The specialty craft beers will be brewed specifically to complement the lifestyle of the Emerald Coast, and available in bottle and draft.

To accomplish that feat, various recipes are being put together and tried by the head brewer who only wants to be known as Shank.

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