Due South’s Brewer Awarded FBG Scholarship


Joel Kodner, from Due South Brewing Co. in Boynton Beach, was awarded the John G Doble III Memorial Scholarship from the Florida Brewers Guild on March 5, 2016. Joel was the only recipient selected from a pool of qualified candidates from across the state who applied for this scholarship to attend the World Brewing Academy Concise Course in Brewing Technology at the Seibel Institute of Technology in Illinois.


Joel’s career at Due South began on its opening day in 2012 as a part time bartender with a full time accounting job elsewhere. Not long after, driven by his passion for the brewery business, he joined the brewing operations full time. His hard work and determination in the craft beer industry has earned him respect amongst his peers and advanced his position at Due South. He is now a brewer and the Brewhouse Manager at Due South, which produces approximately 15,000 gallons of beer each month to supply over 1,000 Florida retailers with locally made craft beer.

“Joel has been an asset at Due South since the day he arrived,” said Mike Halker, founder and president of Due South. “His work ethic alone attracted our attention. The passion he has for the industry is the icing on the cake. We’re extremely proud to have him running the brewhouse here at Due South.”

Joel can be seen in action most weekdays (the tap room is closed Mondays) slinging grain and hops in the brewhouse at Due South.