Florida Craft Beer: Grayton Beer Company, South Walton
South Walton County’s Highway 30A, one of Florida’s most scenic drives, is a stretch of pavement that passes everything from white sands and emerald waters to coastal dune lakes and master-planned communities. The roadway beckons travelers to enjoy the journey, slow down and take in everything from the warm sunshine to the rolling surf. But some stop a while and wind up putting down roots in the community, like the towering pines bordering nearby U.S. 98.
That’s what happened to Jamey Price.
“We realized that we would spend the rest of our lives here,” said Price, explaining that after he and his wife moved to the South Walton area in 2004, they knew they never wanted to leave. Looking at ways to establish his own roots in the community, Price’s ideas kept coming back to beer.
“It was about doing something local, with beer as the common denominator,” said Price. “Beer was always my favorite.”
Grayton Beer Company was the result.