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Boynton breweries bringing jobs


BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - Breweries are popping up in Boynton Beach and city leaders say it's creating jobs.

This week, the city announced a fourth brewery will be opening this fall.

Driftwood Ales Brewing will join the existing group of breweries: Due South Brewing Company, Copperpoint Brewing Company and Devour Brewing.

Three of the breweries are, or will be, located within one mile of each other near Industrial Way, off of Interstate 95 and Gateway Boulevard.

The city says Due South received $12,000 in grant money from the city in exchange for creating 16 jobs.

Copperpoint received $27,000 in grant money from the city and $100,000 from the federal government. It is required to create 14 jobs, three of which have to pay at least $54,000 annually.

Devour Brewery opened using a crowdfunding campaign.

Driftwood Ales says it will be opening later this fall in Boynton Beach. City leaders say they're discussing the possibility of awarding a grant to Driftwood to help it get started.

The city paid $3,787 in 2013 to host the Florida Brewer's Guild's annual beer fest. At that point, city leaders started recruiting brewers to the city. Staff also changed the city's codes to allow tasting rooms in industrial-zoned parts of the city, to help bring in business. 

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