J. Wakefield Brewing to Begin Construction Today

J. Wakefield Brewing Company received full approval to begin construction on its new facility and plans to start Monday, according to a Facebook announcement made yesterday.

Construction should take eight to ten weeks, according to brewery. The 5,400-square-foot facility is located in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District and will eventually share a street with two other breweries.

See also: J. Wakefield Collaborates with Stone Brewing for Special Brew

Adorned with graffiti art, the brewery blends into the artistic community, featuring other similarly painted buildings.

Brewer and owner Johnathan Wakefield broke records with a funding campaign using Crowdbrewed, a crowd-funding website for beer startups, raising more than $112,000. The goal of $55,000 was broken in a little more than 24 hours.

See also: J. Wakefield Brewing Raises Money From the Little Guy Starting Today

Wakefield attracted attention in the brewing industry with his fruited Berliner Weisse beers, particularly his dragonfruit-passionfruit "Florida Weisse," also known as "DFPF." Wakefield recently completed a collaboration with Greg Koch from Stone Brewing at his brewery in San Diego.

Aside from industry recognition, Wakefield has garnered a cult following for his Florida Weisses. His DFPF Florida Weisse, which was rated as a Cigar City pilot beer, received high ratings on ratebeer.com, a website for consumer-rated beers.

Wakefield also collaborated with Cigar City Brewing in Tampa several times, brewing a Cerveza Fresca line of beers.

Wakefield will take receipt of the brewing equipment, including a 15-barrel brewing system, April 14.

"It is that much closer, people," Wakefield said on Facebook.

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