The Cove

The Cove Brewery Brings Old Florida Vibes and Refreshing Brews to the Heart of Deerfield Beach, Florida

Deerfield Beach Welcomes its First Brewery, Opening This July

The Cove Brewery is excited to announce its grand opening this July, marking a significant milestone as Deerfield Beach, Florida’s first brewery. Embracing the laid-back flip-flops culture that defines the area, The Cove Brewery crafts a lineup of refreshing brews for those seeking a taste of the carefree spirit of Old Florida.

Taking residence at the west end of the Cove Shopping Center, The Cove Brewery’s taproom and brewhouse brings a tidal wave of beach vibes. After a day of catching the perfect swell or fishing off the pier, beach enthusiasts can wander to The Cove Brewery, where a rejuvenating outdoor shower awaits to wash away the sand and salt. Every corner of this breezy space pays homage to the sun-kissed Florida culture, infusing the experience with laid-back energy. Locals can grab a seat at the indoor-outdoor bar with 20 flowing taps or unwind on the pet-friendly patio. The focal point is a commissioned photograph by Henry Bliss, showcasing local surfer Keller Shogren. Bathed in shades of blue and sandy tones, The Cove Brewery is where Floridians go to stay coastal and drink local. 

Head brewer and partner, Corey Wilson, brings over a decade of expertise in South Florida's thriving craft beer industry. With an impressive brewing background that includes award-winning establishments such as Copper Kettle in Colorado, as well as Copper Point in Boynton Beach and Crazy Uncle Mike's in Boca Raton, Wilson stands as the driving force behind The Cove Brewery's beach-friendly brews. 

Equipped with a state-of-the-art brewing system capable of producing an impressive 620 gallons of beer per batch, The Cove Brewery is committed to crafting a diverse range of flavors with the best ingredients. Wilson affirms, "While our beer selection covers a wide spectrum for every palate, we really want to focus on beers you would reach for at a pool party or at the beach.” He continues, “When I’m out in the sun all day, I want a beer that’s going to cool me off. We even purchased a special tank just to make it easier to produce classic lagers that are crisper, cleaner and more refreshing than regular ales."

Going the extra mile to ensure their beers provide the ultimate heat-beating refreshment, the brewery presents five signature craft brews, including the citrus-infused Heat Wave Florida Wheat, a crisp Paddle Up Pilsener, Left Break Hazy IPA loaded with tropical citrusy hops,  a fruit-filled sour with a hint of salt called Modern Gose (named after neighboring coffee shop, Modern Rose) and the smooth Tan Man Amber Lager. In addition to these core offerings, they will roll out a selection of limited-edition seasonal beers and collaborations. The Cove Brewery also offers a curated selection of wines and non-alcoholic beverages.

The Cove Brewery is excited to partner with various restaurant establishments including new arrival, Won-Tom's, a pan-Asian-inspired takeout window located next door. Brought to life by Troy Ganter, Chef Chad Lee and co-creator Matthew Smith of Papa’s Raw Bar and the EDBL Family in Lighthouse’s Point, Won-Tom’s offers a range of dim sum and Asian street food, including soup dumplings, bao buns, spring rolls, rice bowls, wings, pork-belly banh mis, Korean fried chicken sandwiches, drunken noodles and more. “Our kitchen is built on fresh ingredients and taking umami to the next level,” said Ganter. “Much of the menu was designed to complement The Cove’s brews so we’ll be offering a draft pairing list for each dish.” Guests at The Cove Brewery can conveniently order from QR-coded menus and pop next door to pick up their food when it’s ready. 

The Cove Brewery was founded by brother-sister locals Jay Whelchel and Kristy Whelchel-Hartofilis. The Whelchels trace the allure of The Cove back to their youths. “We built a brewery that celebrates Deerfield Beach’s fun-in-the-sun attitude and a taproom that embodies everything that makes Florida great," said Whelchel-Hartofilis. 

Both The Cove Brewery and Won-Tom’s are housed in a larger 24,000-square-foot adaptive reuse project owned by The Whelchel’s that includes two additional retail shops and a second-floor space, which are still available for lease. "We aspire to be more than just a brewery," Whelchel passionately expressed. "Our vision involves creating a gathering place within the Cove neighborhood, where the heartbeat of our community thrives.”