Inspired by his Winter Haven heritage and a passion for homebrewing, Dunham began realizing his Grove Roots vision in 2015. Driven by a mission to revive the region’s historic citrus culture, Dunham has partnered with local growers to create inventive, artisanal beers that celebrate and support our deep-rooted relationship with the citrus industry. In addition to a variety of seasonal and special-release brews, Grove Roots will serve four flagship beers year-round: Slanted Ladders, a white pale ale; Wakes of Grain, an amber ale; Rind & Shine, a citrus witbier; and 6am Pickers, a breakfast coffee stout. All signature flagships as well as a seasonal Oktoberfest, pumpkin ale and other limited-edition brews will be available at the grand opening. “We’re very excited to share our passion for craft beer with the rest of the community,” says founder Joe Dunham.
Located at 302 3rd Street SW in downtown Winter Haven, the 5,600-square-foot brewery features a 100-seat tasting room, 10-barrel brew house and a dog-friendly outdoor biergarten where patrons can enjoy food trucks, lawn games and more. Guests can expect live music every Friday and Saturday night as well a series of regular events co-sponsored by other members of the community.
“Our vision is to be a community- and family-centric hangout in the downtown corridor,” says Dunham. “We hope everyone will join us in celebrating Winter Haven’s heritage with one of our locally produced beers, play yard games, listen to music and enjoy all that we have to offer.”
Regular hours for the tasting room will be Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4pm – 11pm, Fridays from 4pm – 12am, Saturdays from 12pm – 12am and Sundays from 12pm – 7pm. Brewery tours available upon request.
About Grove Roots Brewing Company: Grove Roots Brewing Company is a craft brewery located in Winter Haven, Florida. Dedicated to producing artisanal ales inspired by Florida’s citrus heritage and the surrounding community, Grove Roots aims to be recognized as the area’s signature brewery by locals and visitors alike. Opening in September 2016, Grove Roots will be Winter Haven’s first craft brewery. For more information, please visit groveroots.com.