Florida Craft Brewery Taproom and Brewpub Directory
By region and city
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.
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Appendix: Tour Buses and Passports
BrewPOP Brewery, 2122 US-92, Auburndale. Brewery, winery and wood-fired pizza. Known for its “Build Your Own” Mac and Beer Cheese. Try: Recovered Rocket Booster. (16% ABV)
Florida Beer Company, 200 Imperial Blvd, Cape Canaveral. Over 30 artisan beers on tap and games like Jenga, Connect Dots, Foosball, and shuffleboard Try: Conchtoberfest
Bowigens Beer Company, 1014 FL-436, Casselberry. Brewery and taproom. 10 Taps and over 20 different bottle selections of beers, meads and ciders. Bring your own food (or order it next door). Try: 7 Layer Stout (5.5% ABV)
Suncreek Brewery, 790 W Minneola Ave, Clermont. Taproom opening Summer/Fall of 2018. Try: Red Hawking Ale (5.7%)
Cocoa and Cocoa Beach (Includes Merritt Island)
Bugnutty Brewing Company, 715 N Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island. According to Florida Today, this small brewery on Merritt Island has between 12 and 17 beers on tap at any given time, with a mix of favorites available year-round, and seasonals like Mango Pale Ale — made with Merritt Island mangos. Try: Suzy’s Red Belly Ale. (5% ABV)
Cocoa Beach Brewing Company, 150 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach. Microbrewery & pub in a cozy, 1930s-era Navy house with outdoor seating a few blocks north of the main beach access at the end of the Minuteman Causeway. The Space Coast’s original nano-brewery. Try: Cocoa Beach Pale Ale (2011 Gold Medal, Best Florida Beer)
Dirty Oar Brewery, 329 W King St, Cocoa Village.Brewery and tap room with a large variety of craft beers brewed on site along with a few guest beers from throughout Florida. Cider, wine and soda options. Food-truck cuisine. Try: Time Warp Double IPA (if available.)
Bay Street Brewery and Bistro, 108 N Bay St, Eustis. Pub food. Try: Bay Street Ghost IPA (6.5% ABV)
Wolf Branch Brewing, 119 N Bay St, Eustis. Brewery and taproom. Try: Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale. (5% ABV)
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. Spacious 240 seat taproom decorated with nostalgia, geek culture and the work of local artists. Table top and console games for free play. Frequent live music and comedy nights. Specialties are sour and wild ales. Try: Funky For You Wild Ale (6% ABV)
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)
Castle Church Brewing Community, 6820 Hoffner Ave., Orlando. Beer and religion. Connected to the Lutheran Church with services in the biergarten on Sunday.
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)