Breweries in Florida’s Panhandle
Oyster City Brewing Company.Â 17 Avenue D, Apalachicola. Apalachicola is known for its oysters, butÂ Oyster City Brewing CompanyÂ is making a name for itself with beers. Oyster City uses local ingredients, like tupelo honey, in its brews. Try:Â 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, 644 McDonnell Street, Tallahassee. (Railroad Square) Located in an industrial art park, Proof Brewing Company is helping put Florida’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