Last updated on November 15th, 2019 at 11:25 am
Comprehensive Guide to Craft Breweries in Florida
By Region and City
Beer garden at Florida Keys Brewery. (Photo: Bonnie Gross)There are 350+ craft breweries in Florida, and more are on the way.
Most are mom-and-pop operations born in somebody’s garage or basement as a hobby, and some have grown so rapidly they distribute their beers regionally, even statewide.
Their deference to local history is notable in their names, their decor and their brews, reflecting not only a passion for brewing beer but also in taprooms overflowing with character.
Quite a few are found in industrial zones, warehouse districts or office parks and don’t open until late afternoon, so be sure to check operating hours by clicking on their links.
Tell us about your favorite breweries in comments.
Appendix: Tour Buses and Passports
BrewPOP Brewery, 2122 US-92, Auburndale. Brewery, winery and wood-fired pizza. Try: Build your own Mac and Beer Cheese.
Florida Beer Company, 200 Imperial Blvd, Cape Canaveral. Brewery and tap room. Try: Conchtoberfest
Bowigens Beer Company, 1014 FL-436, Casselberry. Brewery and taproom. Try: Toasted Almond Brown Ale (7% ABV)
Suncreek Brewery, 790 W Minneola Ave, Clermont. TBA Opening soon. Follow their updates.
Cocoa and Cocoa BeachÂ (Includes Merritt Island)
Bugnutty Brewing Company, 715 N Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island
Cocoa Beach Brewing Company, 150 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach. Microbrewery & pub in a cozy, 1930s-era Navy house, with outdoor seating.
Dirty Oar Brewery, 329 W King St, Cocoa Village. @DirtyOarBeerCo
Wolf Branch Brewing, 119 N Bay St, Eustis. Brewery and taproom.
Brew Hub, 3900 Southside Frontage Rd, Bldg 700, Lakeland. Contract brewer and tasting room for sampling multiple brewery brands produced in their brewery.
Swan Brewing,Â 115 W Pine St, Lakeland. 10-barrel brewery and tap room. Food trucks. Try: Red Bug American Pale Ale (6.4% ABV)
Great Chicago Fire Brewery and Taproom, 311 West Magnolia St, Leesburg. Indoor and outdoor seating. Try: Chicago Fire Blood Orange Saison (ABV 5.6%)
Hourglass Brewing, 480 S Ronald Reagan Blvd #1020, Longwood.
Charlie and Jakes Brewery, 6300 N Wickham Rd #137, Melbourne. Try: Wickham Wheat.
Hell N Blazes, 1002 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne. Try: Tropical Trail Pale Ale.
Intracoastal Brewing Co., 652 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne. Brewery and taproom. Try: The Yard Milkshake Double IPA (8.2% ABV)
Lost Shirt Brewing, 7025 Industrial Rd unit b, West Melbourne. Brewery and tavern. Try: Sons Out Guns Out Mango Pale Ale. (5.6% ABV)
Mount Dora Brewing/Rockin’ Rabbit Brewery, 405 South Highland Street, Mount Dora. The state’s only “mountain brewed” beer. Try: The beer cheese sauce.
Toll Road Brewing, 101 West E McKey St, Ocoee. Food trucks. @tollroadbrewing.
Broken Cauldron, 1012 W Church St, Orlando. Mr. Brunchside Maple Porter (9% ABV)
Dead Lizard Brewing, 4507 36th St, Bldg C, Orlando
Ellipsis Brewing, 7500 TPC Blvd, #8, Orlando (Orlando Airport area)
Ocean Sun Brewing, 3030 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando. (Curry Ford East Shopping Center) Brewery and taproom. Try: Buchi Beer Nitro Stout (5% ABV)
Orlando Brewing Co., 1301 Atlanta Ave, Downtown Orlando. Organic ingredients in its products and certified as an organic brewery by the USDA. Youâ€™ll find several Orlando Brewing beers at the restaurants andÂ bars at Walt Disney World Resort. Try:Â I-4 IPA
Redlight, Redlight, 2810 Corrine Dr, Orlando. Extensive array of craft draft & bottled beers, including house brews. Growler bar. The brewery specializes in sour and wild beers. Try: Belgian Sour Stout.
Tactical Brewing Company, 4882 New Broad St, Orlando. Owned and operated by veterans and cool people that love America and strategically chaotic beer.
Ten10 Brewing, 1010 Virginia Dr, Orlando. Flights, growlers, & crowlers. Partners with neighborhood winery, Quantum Leap, for wine & cider. Atypical pub grub: nachos with chicken chorizo, pretzels with beer cheese. On the Orlando Urban Trail in theÂ Mills50 District.Â Try: Urban Trail Pale Ale. — Tara Anderson
Two Henry’s Brewing, 5210 Thonotosassa Rd, Plant City. Located at the Keel and Curley Winery in Plant City, Two Henrys Brewing Company makes everything from the classics like its 7 Mile Bridge IPA to the adventurous Roasted Jalapeno Blueberry Porter, brewed with blueberries harvested on site. Don’t like beer? Keel and Curley Winery makes both wine and cider. Try: Roasted Jalapeno Blueberry Porter
Deviant Wolfe Brewing, 121 W 1st Street, Sanford, FL 32771. Modern taproom with rustic features. Outdoor sidewalk tables for those with pets. Weekly trivia and “West First Fridays on West 1st Street” where Deviant Wolfe Brewing, along with The Tennessee Truffle and Mr. Z’s, offer beer and food specials along with live music. Try: Sourmanjaro, a clean, tart golden sour ale with a subtle coffee aroma and flavor from a blend of African Coffee Beans. — Andrew Albach
Inner Compass Brewing, 300 East 2nd Street, Sanford. Rustic taproom and outdoor seating. Cornhole, Big Jenga & Connect Four to keep you entertained. Guest taps, ciders & wine. Pets OK in courtyard seating. Try: Bridge the Gap Kolsch is a light, crisp and refreshing take on the traditional German style. — Andrew Albach
Sanford Brewing Company 400 S Sanford Avenue, Sanford FL 32771. 15 barrel brewhouse and a a 100+ seat taproom. Handcrafted beer, meads, ciders and specialty sodas. Food menu includes SBC’s signature beer cheese and pretzel, make-your-own mac and cheese skillet, and prime beef burgers. American Craftsman design. The red oak that tops the bar was reclaimed from a c.1800 barn with inlaid black walnut butterfly joints. Outdoor seating for pets. Live music with local musicians. Tap list rotates. Try: â€‹Weekender lemon wheat ale, FLipa session IPA, and Killa Vanilla Porter. — Andrew Albach
Wop’s Hops Brewing Company, 419 S Sanford Ave, Sanford. Sanfordâ€™s first microbrewery in the landmark Stokes Fish Market building, historic downtown Sanford. Crafts English-style ales, American IPAâ€™s, German lagers and ales and experimental fruit and spiced ales. Full kitchen and inviting taproom with shaded, pet-friendly outdoor seating. Try: The Bokey Smoked Ale (6.7% ABV) — Andrew Albach
Playalinda Brewing Company, Brix Project, 5220 S. Washington Ave, Titusville. Built in a former lumber yard. Great atmosphere and a menu you canâ€™t go wrong with. Much more than the usual pub grub. Try: Key Lime Slice — John-Kath Marie
Grove Roots Brewery, 302 3rd Street SW, Winter Haven. Try: Wakes of Grain Amber Al
Crooked Can Brewing Company, 426 W Plant St, Winter Garden. Located in the Plant Street Market, Crooked Can Brewing Company has become a Central Florida staple. Why the name Crooked Can? Things tend to get a little crooked after a few brews. Try: High Stepper American IPA or McSwaggerâ€™s Own Amber Ale.
Bear and Peacock Brewing Company, 1288 N Orange Ave Suite 1A, Winter Park. Brewstillery. Shares building with a distillery.
Deadly Sins Brewing in Winter Park
Ravenous Pig Brewery,Â The Ravenous Pig, 565 W. Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park. Well-known hot spot for foodies, but Cask & Larderâ€™s on-site brewery is making beer of the same caliber as the food. Try: 5 Points IPA (ABV 7.2%)
Red Cypress Brewery, 855 E State Rd 434, Winter Springs. Artisanal Ales. Try: Devil’s Chair IPA (6% ABV)
Breweries in the Florida Keys
Florida Keys Brewing Company, 200 Morada Way, Islamorada. Brewery and taproom decorated with thousands of bottle caps from breweries all over North America and Europe, as well as artwork from local artists who wanted to add their touch. Try: Weed Line Wheat (5.1% ABV)
Islamorada Beer Company, 82229 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada. Try: No Wake Zone Key Lime Coconut Ale. (4.9% ABV)
Bone Island Brewing, 1111 Eaton St., Key West. Brewery and taproom. “Paradise by the Pint.” (Temporarily closed.)
First Flight, 301 Whitehead St, Key West. Southernmost brewery and famous “Crash Bar,” so named for the Sikorsky sea plane plunging through the ceiling. Outdoor beer garden and premium casual dining. Try: Havana Red Amber Ale.
Waterfront Brewery, 201 William St, Key West. Lively, 2-level place offering housemade beers & a diverse range of American & regional dishes.
Breweries in Northeast Florida
Daytona Beach Brewing Company, 482 Fentress Blvd Unit N, Daytona Beach. Brewery and taproom. Try: Road Course Red Ale
Central 28 Beer Co., 290 Springview Commerce Dr Ste 1, DeBary. Brewery and tasting room. Try: Miss Mary Brown Oatmeal Brown Ale (6% ABV).
Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co., 111 W Georgia Ave, DeLand. Brewery and taproom. Drink sensibly but get weird. Try: Tipsy Friar Belgian Dubbel (7.5%)
Amelia Tavern and Brewpub, 318 Centre St, Fernandina Beach.
Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach
Aardwolf Brewing Company, 1461 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville.
Bold City Brewery, 2670 Rosselle Street #7, Jacksonville and Bold City Downtown, 109 East Bay Street, Jacksonville. Breweries and taprooms.
Engine 15 Brewing Company, 1500 Beach Blvd #217, Jacksonville Beach — Jacksonville Beach was something of a craft beer wasteland beforeÂ Engine 15Â pulled up in its 1970 Ford fire truck. The brewery quickly grew and is now operating a location near downtown Jacksonville. If you visit the Jacksonville Beach brewpub, be sure to save room for their famous Frito pie. Try:Â Nut Sack Double Brown Ale
Green Room Brewing, 228 3rd St North, Jacksonville Beach
Intuition Ale Works in Jacksonville
River City Brewing Co., 835 Museum Cir, Jacksonville
Seven Bridges Brewing Company, 9735 Gate Pkwy N, Jacksonville,
Southern Swells Brewery, 1312 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach.
Veterans United Brewing, 8999 Western Way #104, Jacksonville. Veteran-owned brewery in Jacksonville started as a passion project for Ron Gamble, a former Naval Flight Officer. Now, Veterans United beers like Raging Blonde Ale and HopBanshee IPA can be found throughout Northeast Florida. Try: HopBanshee India Pale Ale, Cup Oâ€™ Joe Oatmeal Espresso Stout
Wicked Barley Brewery, 4100 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville. Try: Monk’s Menage Tripel
New Smyrna Beach
Half Wall Brewery, 1887 FL-44, New Smyrna Beach. Brewery and taproom. Try: Emylee’s Irish Red Ale
New Smyrna Beach Brewing Company, 143 Canal St, New Smyrna Beach. Try: Coronado Beach Cream Ale (5.1% ABV)
Beachside Brewpub, 1368 Ocean Shore Blvd, Ormond Beach.
Ormond Brewing Co., 301 Division Ave #15, Ormond Beach.
Alcatraz Brewing, 20 Ocean Vista Ln, Palm Coast.Â Brewery only. No taproom.
Moonrise Brewing Company, 101 Palm Harbor Pkwy, Palm Coast. First and only brewery in Flagler County.
Tomoka Brewing Company, 4647 S Clyde Morris Blvd, Port Orange. Craft beers & casual American plates are the draw at this contemporary brewpub with patio seating. Try: Mutha Fuggle IPA (6.1% ABV)
A1A Ale Works, 1 King St, St Augustine.
Ancient City Brewing, 3420 Agricultural Center Drive #8, St. Augustine. Downtown tap room or their brew house. Try: Coconut Porter.
Bad Frog Brewing, 1093 State Road A1A, #346, St. Augustine. Brewery only.
Bog Brewing Company, 218 W King St, St. Augustine. Brewery and taproom. Don’t miss the Smoked Datil! —
Dog Rose Brewing Company, 77 Bridge St, St Augustine. Speedball or any of the other coffee variations and table shuffleboard.
Old Coast Ale Brewery and Taproom, 300 Anastasia Blvd, St Augustine. variety of ales ranging from a selection of IPAs and Pales to Reds, Brown Ales and Porters. Try: Tugboat Steam
Breweries in Northwest Florida
Burkes of Ireland, 564 N Citrus Ave, Crystal River. Brewery, bar and eatery.
Alligator Brewing and Tall Paul’s Brewhouse, 10 SE 2nd Ave, Gainesville. Chill brewpub in a historic building serving seasonal small-batch beers made from local ingredients.
Cypress and Grove Brewing Co., 1001 NW 4th St, Gainesville.
Swamp Head Brewery, . A brewery that touts itself as being â€˜Inherently Floridian,â€™ Swamp Head Brewery takes pride in its beer and also its sustainable brewing practices. Many of the spent grains used in the brewing process end up nearby at the University of Florida for cattle feed. Try: Stump Knocker Pale Ale or Wild Night Honey Cream Ale
First Magnitude Brewing Company in Gainesville
House Of Beer Brewing Company, 19 W University Ave, Gainesville.
Swamp Head Brewery, 3650 SW 42nd Ave, Gainesville. Try: Midnight Oil Oatmeal Coffee Stout
Halpatter Brewing Company, 264 NE Hernando Ave, Lake City. Indoor taproom with outdoor beer garden.
Marker 48 Brewery, 12147 Cortez Blvd, Spring Hill (Highway 50)
Backyard Barn Winery and Microbrewery, 1945 East County Road 462, Wildwood. Small batch beer and wine. Brewery, taproom.
Breweries in Florida’s Panhandle
Oyster City Brewing Company. 17 Avenue D, Apalachicola. Apalachicola is known for its oysters, but Oyster City Brewing Company is making a name for itself with beers. Oyster City uses local ingredients, like tupelo honey, in its brews. Try: Hooter Brown Tupelo Honey Ale.
Destin Brewery, 505 Mountain Dr North, Destin. Brewery and tasting room. Try: Red Sky Rye Pale Ale (6.5% ABV)
McGuire’s Irish Pub, 33 US-98, Destin. Popular Irish bar with pub grub, ales brewed on-site & live music on the sunset deck most nights. Try: McGuire’s Red Ale. (4.5% ABV)
Fort Walton Beach
Props Craft Brewery,125 Lovejoy Rd, Fort Walton Beach.Founded by current and retired members of the military, the aviation-inspiredÂ Props Craft BreweryÂ is doing big things with its beer. Try:Â Blonde Bomber Ale
Ye Olde Brothers Brewery, 4458 State Road 87, Navarre. Southern hospitality & small town charm. Sip a cold brew on a front porch rocker. Dine inside on pub grub, BBQ and pizza. Try: Black Bear Honey Wheat Ale (6.6% ABV)
3rd Planet Brewing, 120 Partin Drive North, Niceville. Small but growing brewery and taproom owned by two military veterans with a passion for craft beer. Everything on tap is either a signature 3rd Planet or sourced from other local breweries. “Small space, big taste.” Try: Choctaw-hoppee IPA (7.2%)
Nivol Brewing, 7715 Front Beach Rd, Panama City. (Shoppes at Edgewater).Â Brewery and tap room. Try: Nivol Fearless Bourbon Barrel Belgium Strong Ale. (10% ABV)
McGuireâ€™s Irish Pub, 600 E Gregory Street, Pensacola. From the million-plus dollar bills hanging from the ceilings to its massive food portions, McGuireâ€™s is the real deal. Just ask Emeril Lagasse. Try: McGuireâ€™s Irish Red Ale
Pensacola Bay Brewery, 225 Zaragoza St, Pensacola.
Perfect Plain Brewing, 50 East Garden Street, Pensacola. Taproom.
Santa Rosa Beach
Grayton Beer Company,Â 217 Serenoa Road, Santa Rosa Beach — Made famous by its 30A Beach Blonde Ale, Grayton Beer Company bottles that laid-back, South Walton state of mind with each beer it makes. Try: 1890 Founderâ€™s Ale
Idyll Hounds Brewing Company, 845 Serenoa Rd, Santa Rosa Beach.
DEEP Brewing Company, 2524 Cathay Ct #2, Tallahassee. Small batch ales and lagers. Brewery and tasting room with food trucks on weekends. Try: Neutral Buoyancy Bavarian Hefeweizen (4.7% IPA)
GrassLands Brewing CompanyÂ 603 West Gaines StÂ #7, Tallahassee. 15-barrel brewery and 12-tap taproom, an explosion of steampunk and the rustic Southern themes. Bring your own food or order takeout nearby. Pet friendly. Try: Guava Gold (4.5% ABV)
Lake Tribe Brewing Company, 3357 Garber Dr #4, Tallahassee. Brewery and taproom open only on Friday nights and Saturdays. Try: Old Chief Extra Special IPA. (9.1% ABV)
Ologo Brewing Company, 118 E 6th Ave, Tallahassee. (Midtown) Experimental small batch ales that let the wild, funky and maddening flavors of beer converge. Try: Hole in the Fence Tart Wheat Ale (5% ABV)
Proof Brewing Company,Â 644 McDonnell Street, Tallahassee. (Railroad Square) Located in an industrial art park, Proof Brewing Company is helping put Floridaâ€™s Capital City on the map for craft beer with brews like Eightfive-O, American Pale Ale and Mango Wit, which is made with organic mangos. Try: Mango Wit
Breweries in Southeast Florida
Copperpoint Brewing Co., 151 Commerce Road, Boynton Beach
Devour Brewing Co., 1500 39th Ave., Boynton Beach.
Due South Brewing, 2900 High Ridge Rd. #3, Boynton Beach. Try: Caramel Cream Ale
NOBO Brewing Co. 2901 NW Commerce Park Dr., Boynton Beach
Titanic Brewery, 2422, 5813 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables.
Big Bear Brewing, 1800 North University Drive, Coral Springs
3 Sons Brewing Company, 236 North Federal Highway, Dania Beach. Nomad brewers with a brewery, but no taproom — yet. Plans in the works for a biergarten. Meantime, find their brews at the Brass Tap in Naples and Ft Lauderdale and at special events.
SaltWater Brewery, 1701 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach. Craft microbrewery with a bar for tastings, plus a beer garden, tours & rotating food trucks. Try: Screaming Reels IPA (7% ABV)
M.I.A. Brewing, 10400 NW 33rd Street, Suite 150, Doral. Try Miami Weiss
Tripping Animals Brewing Company, 2685 NW 105th Ave, Doral.
Gulf Stream Brewing Company, 1105 NE 13th St. Fort Lauderdale.
Invasive Species Brewing, 726 NE 2nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Khoffner Brewery, 1110 NE 8th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
LauderAle Brewing Company, 3305 SE 14th Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Tarpon River Brewing, 280 SW 6th St, Fort Lauderdale.
Sailfish Brewing Co.,130 N 2nd St, Fort Pierce.
Miami Brewing Company, 30205 SW 217th Ave suite 100, Homestead. Try: Gator Tail Brown Ale
Schneblyâ€™s Winery & Brewery, 30205 SW 217th Avenue, Homestead (Redlands)
Hollywood Brewing Company, 3410 N. 29th Ave., Hollywood.
Civil Society Brewing Company, 1200 Town Center Dr #101, Jupiter
Inlet Brewing Company in Jupiter. (No retail location, no tours.)
Mathews Brewing Company, 130 South H Street, Lake Worth
Bousa Brewing, 7235 NE 4th Ave, Miami. Try: Scottish Strong Bousa (Ale)
Concrete Beach Brewery, 325 NW 24th St, Miami. Try: Stiltsville Pilsner
J. Wakefield Brewing, 120 NW 24th ST., Miami (Winwood) Try: Miami Madness
Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Company, 7360 SW 41st St, Miami
Tank Brewing Company, 5100 NW 72nd Ave Unit A-1, Miami. Try: El Farito IPA
Veza Sur Brewing Company, 55 NW 25th St, Miami. (Wynwood) A Miami-born craft brewery with Latin-American roots.
Wynwood Brewing, 565 NW 24th St, Miami. Try: Pop’s Porter
Funky Buddha BreweryÂ 1201 NE 38th Street, Oakland Park.Â Funky Buddha brings bold flavors to South Floridaâ€™s craft breweries scene. Funky Buddha was acquired in 2017 by Constellation Brands, makers of Corona and Budweiser, although it still retains its local feel. Try: Morning Wood American Porter (12% ABV) and Maple Bacon Coffee Porter (6.4% ABV).
Palm Beach Gardens
Twisted Trunk Brewery, 2000 PGA Blvd., #5506, Palm Beach Gardens
26 Degree Brewing, 2600 East Atlantic Ave., Pompano Beach. 30-barrel brewhouse with a massive (4,600 sf), high-ceiling taproom and a 54-foot bar. Try: Ziko’s Rage Imperial Stout (8.2% ABV)
Bangin’ Banjos Brewing Company, 3200 NW 23rd Ave., Pompano Beach. Any Day Beer For Every Day People in our three-barrel electric brewhouse with taproom. Try: Wizard Witbier
Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers, # 400E, 3260 NW 23rd Ave, Pompano Beach
Odd Breed Wild Ales, 50 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach
Port St. Lucie
Hop Life Brewing Company, 679 NW Enterprise Dr, Port St. Lucie. (St. Lucie West)
Side Door Brewing Company, 1419 SE Village Green Dr, Port St. Lucie Try: Knockers Mik Stout (7% ABV)
Mash Monkeys Brewing Co., 920 US Highway 1, Sebastian. Two of their signature beers include a light Belgian Pale. They also have a Kosch, hard lemonade, IPA’s with a twist. No kitchen, so bring food or order from a pizzeria in the same complex. Try: Mommy’s Happy Juice — Lee Spitzkoff
Pareidolia Brewing Company, 712 Cleveland St., Sebastian. Recently move to snazzy new digs on Cleveland Street, just west of Indian River Drive. Pub grub, pretzels, paninis, cheeses, chili and Crab E Bill’s Smoked Fish Dip. Try: 32958 IPA, Mel’s Gold Ale.
Crafted Keg, 555 S Colorado Ave, Stuart. Growler bar featuring more than craft beers from around the country.
Tequesta Brewing Company, 287 U.S. 1, Tequesta. Try: Bock in Bock
American Icon Brewery, 1133 19th Pl, Vero Beach. Occupies a historic power plant in downtown Vero Beach. Brewery and taproom with an impressive pub grub menu, but you’re here for the beers. Try: Freedom Torch Stout (6% ABV)
Orchid Island Brewery, 2855 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach. Try: Winter Grovehouse Ale (7.8% ABV)
Walking Tree Brewery, 3209 Dodger Road, Vero Beach. Mangrove trees live with one foot on land and one in the sea, constantly expanding their boundaries. Large tasting room open 7 days. Bar snacks.
West Palm Beach
Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks, 1023 N.Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach. Specializing in ciders, cyser (apple mead) and mead. We have 20 non-grain taps in our tasting room. We have 14 local guest beer taps and will soon brew alternative grain beers that are gluten free (cider is naturally gluten free). Try: PiÃ±as Envy (Pineapple Cider). — Felonice Merriman, an owner
Ookapow Brewing Co., 1142 Old Okeechobee Road, West Palm Beach. Small batch, hand-crafted artisan ales. Brewery and taproom. Try: Peanut Butter Porter (5.5% ABV)
Breweries in Southwest Florida
Momentum Brewhouse, 9786 Bonita Beach Rd SE #1, Bonita Springs. Brewery, taproom and food trucks.
Big Blue Brewing, 4721 SE 10th Place, Cape Coral
Cape Coral Brewery, 839 Miramar St, Cape Coral. Brewery and taproom.
Bury Me Brewing, 4224 Cleveland Ave, #7, Fort Myers.
Fort Myers Brewing Company, 12811 Commerce Lakes Dr #28, Fort Myers. Try Get Lei’d (pineapple infused summer brew)
Millenial Brewing Company, 1811 Royal Palm Ave, Fort Myers. Try Second Amendment Brown Ale.
Old Soul Brewing, 10970 S Cleveland Ave, #402, Fort Myers
Point Ybel Brewing Company, 16120 San Carlos Blvd, STE 4, Fort Myers. Try Snook Bite IPA (7.2% ABV)
Marco Island Brewery, 1089 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island
Bone Hook Brewing, 1514 Immokalee Rd #106, Naples. Brewery and taproom at Creekside Corners in North Naples.
Fantasy Brewmasters, 950 Commercial Blvd., Naples
Naples Beach Brewery, 4120 Enterprise Ave #116, Naples. Naples first microbrewery has a tasting room at its brewery in an industrial park east of Naples airport. Food truck Wednesday through Sunday. Try: Peanut Butter Cup Stout when available.
Oil Well Craft Beer.
Rip Tide Brewing Company, 987 3rd Ave N, Naples. Located in the Naples Design District with a taproom. Food trucks on Thursdays and every other Friday. Try: Jackman’s Abbey Belgian Triple.
South Cypress Brewing, 895 Wiggins Pass Rd, Naples
Peace River Beer Company, 1732 Steadley Ave, Punta Gorda,. Nice selection of their own micros along with some from their sister brewery, Bury Me Brewing in Ft Myers. Flights and Growlers. No food, so they have food trucks most nights. Try: #5 West Coast IPA (6.8% ABV) or NUGGZ IPA (6.5% ABV). (Bob Ackerman)
Fat Point Brewing, 611 Charlotte St, Punta Gorda
Off The Wagon Brewery and Kitchen, 2107 S Tamiami Trail, Venice. Microbrewery (3 Bridges Brewing) and gastropub.
Breweries in the Tampa Bay Area
3Keys Brewery, 2505 Manatee Ave E, Brandenton. Try: South River Dank Imperial IPA (9% ABV)
Darwin Brewing Company and Taproom, 803 17th Ave W, Bradenton. Try: Llama Mama Milk Stout (6.9% ABV)
Good Liquid Brewing Company, 4824 14th St. W, Bradenton. Brewery and taproom.
Motorworks Brewing Company, 1014 9th Street West, Bradenton. 30-barrel brewery, taproom and beer garden under a massive oak tree. Try: Midnight Espresso Coffee Porter (6.5% ABV)
Naughty Monk Brewing, 2507 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton. Belgian-inspired beers. Brewery and taproom. Bring your own food. Try: Naughty Abbey Ale (9.3%)
Big Storm Brewing Co., 12707 49th Street N, Clearwater. Brewery and 3 taprooms: 2330 Success Drive, Odessa; 839 Miramar Street, Cape Coral. Try: Pirateâ€™s Fortune Light Lager
Pair O’ Dice Brewing Co., 4400 118th Ave N #208, Clearwater.
Sea Dog Brewery, 26200 US Hwy 19 N. Clearwater. 20-barrel brewhouse — Vicki Brennan
7venth Sun Brewing Company, 1012 Broadway, Dunedin, FL 34698 Dunedin
Caledonia Brewing, 587 Main St, Dunedin
Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave, Dunedin. Floridaâ€™s oldest microbrewery, Dunedin Brewery offers a line of great drinkable beers, like its Apricot Peach Ale and Red Ale. If you visit the brewery, be sure to order the fried cheese curds. Try:Â Apricot Peach Ale, Biere du Cafe
House Of Beer Brewing Company, 927 Broadway, Dunedin.
Soggy Bottom Brewery, 660 Main St, Dunedin.
Woodwright Brewing Company, 985 Douglas Ave, Dunedin
Arcane Aleworks, 2480 E Bay Dr #23, Largo. Brewery, taproom and beer to go.
Barley Moe Brewing, 518 West Bay Drive, Largo
Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company, 12945 Village Blvd, Madeira Beach. house-brewed beers & globally inspired American fare in a modern, family-friendly setting.
New Port Richey
Infusion Brewing Company of Trinity, 7813 Mitchell Blvd # 103, Trinity., New Port Richey.
Lagerhaus Brewery and Grill,3438 East Lake Business, Palm Harbor
Big Storm Brewing Co. 12707 49th Street, Clearwater. Started in Odessa, Florida and eventually expanding into Clearwater,Â Big Storm Brewing Co.Â is one of the fastest growing breweries in Florida. Try: Wavemaker Amber Ale
Big Top Brewing, 6111 Porter Way, Sarasota.
Brew Life, 5767 S Beneva Rd, Sarasota. Small batch brewery and bar. “Beer is Life.” Try: I Scream Orange Cream Ale (5% ABV)
Calusa Brewing, 5701 Derek Ave., Sarasota. Try: Foederhead Oak-Fermented tart Saison (6.5% ABV)
JDubs Brewing, 1215 Mango Avenue, Sarasota. Try: Poolside Kolsch Pale Ale or the Bell Cow American Porter.
Sarasota Brewing Company, 6607 Gateway Ave, Sarasota.
Rapp Brewing Company, 10930 Endeavour Way, Seminole
3Daughters Brewery, 222 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg. Getting into ciders in a big way. Also serving hard seltzers. — Vicki Brennan
Cage Brewing, 2001 1st Ave N, St. Petersburg. New brewery and bar.
Cycle Brewing,Â in 534 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Try: Cream & Sugar Please stout
Flying Boat Brewing Company, 1776 11th Ave N, St. Petersburg. Brewery and taproom. Try: Woodlawn Pub Ale (4.5% ABV)
Green Bench Brewing Co., 1133 Baum Ave., St. Petersburg. As the first microbrewery in St. Pete, Green Bench is making great beer inspired by its city. The Surrealist IPA, an American IPA blended with the tart qualities of a sour ale, was inspired by Salvador Daliâ€™s fantastic artworks, which can be seen at the nearby Dali Museum. Try: Green Bench IPA
St. Pete Brewing Company, 544 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Lighter wheat beers and ales are the attraction at this unpretentious brew pub. The favorite beer here is St. Pete Orange Wheat, an American wheat beer. Try: Put Me in Kolsch when available.
St. Pete Beach
Mastryâ€™s Brewery, 7701 Blind Pass Road, St. Pete Beach
81Bay Brewing, 4465 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa. Brewery and huge taproom with games (table tenns, darts, pool, buckey pong, etc.
Angry Chair Brewing, 6401 N Florida Ave, Tampa (Seminole Heights)
Florida Avenue Brewing, 4101 N Florida Ave,Â Tampa
Cigar City Brewing, 3924 W. Spruce St, Tampa. If you know one Florida craft brewer, itâ€™s probably Cigar City Brewing and its wildly popular brews like Jai Alai IPA and Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale. Cigar City is also known for Hunahpuâ€™s Day, a huge beer festival attended by beer aficionados from around the country. Visit the taproom in Tampa and you might just see someone hand-rolling cigars in the corner. Try: BeerAdvocate ranks Hunahpu Imperial Stout (11% ABV) as the best brew in Florida and No. 5 nationwide.
Coppertail Brewing Co., 2601 East 2nd Ave. Tampa. Located just south of Ybor Cityâ€™s 7th street, Coppertail Brewing Co. is doing craft beer in a big way. Aside from its impressive core beer lineup, which includes a Belgian-style American Trippel, Coppertail also has an extensive sour beer program that you can sample at the taproom. Try: Unholy American Trippel
Coppertail Brewing Co., 2601 E 2nd Ave. Tampa. (Ybor City). Try: Unholy Trippel
Tampa Bay Brewing Company, 1600 E 8th Ave, Tampa (Ybor City)
Ulele Spring Brewery in Tampa
Saint Somewhere Brewery, 312 E Tarpon Ave, Tarpon Springs. For fans of traditional Belgian style ales, St. Somewhere is a true gem. This Tarpon Springs brewery specializes in century-old unfiltered farmhouse style ales produced in small batches. Try: Saison Athene
Silverking Brewing CompanyÂ Â in Tarpon Springs
Saint Somewhere Brewery, 312 E Tarpon Ave, Tarpon Springs. Belgium style ales.
Seadog Brewery Treasure Island, 9641 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island.
Escape Brewing Company, 9945 Trinity Blvd Suite 108, Trinity. Industrial style. Order from Italian restaurant next door for delivery to taproom. Growlers, or can-on-the-spot to go. Try:So Pitted Belgium Tripel (9.1% ABV). Trois American IPA (ABV 6.5%). — Tony Barbetta
Bullfrog Creek Brewing Co., 3632 Lithia Pinecrest Rd, Valrico. (Tampa Bay) Veteran owned brewery and taproom.
For a calendar of Oktoberfest and Craft Brew Festivals, check this out.
Brewery Tours and Passports
Most of the craft breweries in this guide offer tours of their own breweries, but there are also independently operated bus tours of multiple breweries that include all-inclusive tastings and tours.
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Brew Bus, Tampa Bay. Public and private tours.
Damn Good Beer Bus Brewery Tours, Palm Beach County.Â 3 tours in North County, Central County and South County.
Florida Brew Tours, Daytona Beach. Each tour features 3 breweries in Volusia County.
“Hop On” Central Florida Brewery Tours, 6 routes in the Orlando Metro Area.
Miami Brew Bus. “We drive, you drink.” 3 tours: Highway To Hops, Avenues to Ales, Expressways to Brews.
Punta Gorda Brew Tours, Punta Gorda. Tour breweries from Fort Myers north to Sarasota by bus.
Southwest Florida Ale Trail (Self-guided). 17 participating breweries in Lee, Collier, & Charlotte counties.
Tallahassee Brew Bus, 3305 Capital Cir NE, Tallahassee. Tours of Tallahassee or Apalachicola breweries.
Tampa Bay Brewery Tours from Downtown St Pete, St Pete Beach and Treasure Island.
Tampa Bay Brewery Tours from Clearwater Beach