Last updated on August 17th, 2022 at 12:26 pm
Comprehensive listing of more than 350 craft breweries and brewpubs in Florida, categorized by region and city, with descriptions, addresses and phone numbers.
Most are small, locally owned businesses born in a garage as a hobby, growing into storefronts, warehouses and industrial parks. Most feature local themes and local history in their decor and naming of their craft beers, ales, stouts, IPAs and ciders.
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Breweries in Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg
Often seen as the incubator for Florida’s craft brewers, the Tampa Bay area has a rich history of unique craft beers and imaginative tap rooms dating back before (and during) Prohibition, more than a hundred years ago. Today’s craft brewers are keeping alive the area’s rich traditions of turning out great beers.
3 Car Garage Brewing Company, 8405 Heritage Green Way, Bradenton. Small batch craft beer rotating daily. Taproom with indoor seating and picnic tables outside, Rotating food trucks and events, including bingo on Mondays and live music on Fridays. Phone 941-741-8877. Open 7 days.
3 Keys Brewery, 2505 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Live music every Friday and Saturday in the beer garden. Open: Monday – Thursday, 12p-9p; Friday and Saturday, 12p-10p, Sunday 12p-8p Try: South River Dank Imperial IPA (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: Hearth and Harvest Rye Beer (10.5% ABV) Craft Beer Geek | Florida Beer Blog Review | TripAdvisor Reviews
Big Storm Brewing Co., 12707 49th Street N, Clearwater. Brewery and 3 taprooms: 2330 Success Drive, Odessa; 839 Miramar Street, Cape Coral. Try: Hurricane Party Sour (4% ABV)
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. Florida’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: Apricot Peach Ale, Biere du Cafe TripAdvisor Reviews
House Of Beer Brewing Company, 927 Broadway, Dunedin.
Soggy Bottom Brewery, 660 Main St, Dunedin.
Woodwright Brewing Company, 985 Douglas Ave, Dunedin
Craft Life Brewing Company, 6810 Tower Dr, Hudson, FL 34667. Phone: 727-378-4530. Formerly in Land O’ Lakes, Craft Life moved to Hudson during the pandemic. Won second place 2019 Best Florida Beer Competition for their “Me So Jalapeno Honey”, a honey ale, fermented with candied jalapeños. Rotating food trucks and musical entertainment. Closed Tuesdays. (Hat tip to Carlo Petric) | TripAdvisor Reviews
Arkane Aleworks, 2480 E Bay Dr #23, Largo. Phone: (727) 270-7117. Brewery, taproom and beer to go. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. Try the Dessert Eagle cinnamon and brown sugar Imperial Sweet Stout with habanero. TripAdvisor
Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company, John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk, 12945 Village Blvd, Madeira Beach. Brewpub restaurant specializing in beach-friendly session-able beers and sangrias by day, and higher gravity beers that pair well with their Caribbean and southern inspired menu by night. Open every day at 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (11 p.m. on Sat-Sun) TripAdvisor Reviews
New Port Richey
Infusion Brewing Company of Trinity, 7813 Mitchell Blvd # 103, Trinity., New Port Richey. Microbrewery making small batches of craft beers such as IPA’s, Pale Ales, Wheat beers, and more. Open Thurs, 4-9 pm; Fri, 4-10 pm; Sat, 1-10 pm; Sun, 1-6 pm. Closed Mon-Wed. TripAdvisor
de Bine Brewing Company, 993 Florida Ave, Palm Harbor, FL 34683. Open 7 days. Phone: (727) 233-7964
Corporate Ladder Brewing Company, 4935 96th Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221. (941) 479-4799. Chase your passion and abandon the 9 to 5. Each beer is dedicated to forgetting every cubicle. Focus on fruited sours, adjunct stouts, barrel aged sours & stouts, hazy IPA’s & back of house favorites, lagers. Closed Mondays.
Big Storm Brewing Co. 12707 49th Street, Clearwater. Started in Odessa, Florida and eventually expanding into Clearwater, Big Storm Brewing Co. is one of the fastest growing breweries in Florida. Try: Wavemaker Amber Ale
Leaven Brewing, 11238 Boyette Rd (Shoppes of Boyette), Riverview, FL 33569. Phone: (813) 677-7023. Mon-Thurs; 3-10 PM; Fri-Sat., 12:00 PM – Midnight; Sun, 12-8 PM. Try: The Red Ale
Big Top Brewing, 6111 Porter Way, Sarasota. Sarasota was long home to wintering circuses, and Big Top’s best-known beers feature a circus theme. Open Mon – Thurs: 12pm – 10pm; Fri: 12pm – 11:30pm; Sat: 12pm – 11:30pm; Sun: 12pm – 8pm. Also locations in Gainesville and Pensacola.
Brew Life Brewing, 5767 S Beneva Rd, Sarasota. Small batch brewery and fun taproom, featuring a selection of retro video games. Snacks and visiting food trucks. Try: I Scream Orange Cream Ale (5% ABV)
Calusa Brewing, 5701 Derek Ave., Sarasota. Closed Mondays. Taproom features tented outdoor seating and visiting food trucks. Try: Foederhead Oak-Fermented tart Saison (6.5% ABV)
Good Liquid Brewing Company, 1570 Lakefront Drive, Sarasota. Indoor and outdoor seating with a full-liquor bar and a full menu. Phone 941-238-6466.
Sarasota Brewing Company, 6607 Gateway Ave, Sarasota. Sarasota’s first micro-brew pub. Traditional American and European style beers. Full bar also serves cocktails. Open Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 12pm-8pm.
Sun King Sarasota Brewery, 1215 Mango Ave., Sarasota. Phone: 941-893-3940. Food trucks and snacks from local vendors. (Former location of JDub’s Brewing.) Satellite brewpub for Indiana-based company recently crowned Grand National Champion at the U.S. Open Beer Championship.
Rapp Brewing Company, 10930 Endeavour Way, Seminole, FL. Nano-brewery in the heart of Pinellas County, Florida specializing in small batch, hand crafted, artisanal ales and lagers. Closed Mondays.
3 Daughters Brewery, 222 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg. Laid-back pub to bring kids, dogs and friends for a beer and a game of … whatever strikes your fancy. Board game tables for Scrabble, chess and checkers, a Pictionary white board, dominoes, three foosball tables, dart boards, shuffleboard. Most popular beer is Beach Blonde Ale (5% ABV). Getting into ciders in a big way. Try: Dry Rose Cider. Florida Beer Blog Review.
Avid Brewing Company, 1745 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712. Phone: (727) 388-6756. Closed Mon-Tues. Wed, 12-8pm; Thurs-Sat., 12-10pm; Sun, 12-6 pm.
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Bayboro Brewing Company, 2390 5th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712. Phone: (727) 767-9666. Mon-Thurs, 4-10 pm; Fri., 1-11pm; Sat., 11am-11pm; Sun., 12-9pm.
Cage Brewing, 2001 1st Ave N, St. Petersburg. New brewery and open air bar. Retro pinball machines, air-hockey table (watch your knuckles!) and foosball. The popular beer at Cage is the Static IPA (7% ABV). Cage’s brewmaster likes to play around with fruity flavors, offering two mango beers. Try: Static IPA TripAdvisor Reviews
Flying Boat Brewing Company, 1776 11th Ave N, St. Petersburg. Early in the 20th Century, travel between Tampa and St. Petersburg took two hours by steamboat and 12 hours by train. Then came the Flying Boat, which scooted across Tampa Bay in only 23 minutes. Theme beers featured in this brewery and taproom.
Grand Central Brewhouse, 2340 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33712. Phone: 727-202-6071. Grand Central Brewhouse is a thoughtfully designed brewery, taproom, beer garden, and event venue that offers world-class beer and a knowledgeable staff. European-style serving tanks that result in fresher beer and a longer shelf life. Open Sun-Wed, Noon-10pm; Thurs-Sat, Noon-12am. TripAdvisor Reviews
Green Bench Brewing Company, 1133 Baum Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705. Phone: (727) 800-9836. Named after the city’s once-iconic green benches, this was the first to open on St. Petersburg’s craft brewing scene. Craft brewery specializing in IPAs & ales, serving the suds in its taproom & beer garden. Most of the brewery’s beers are named after local attractions. Closed Mondays. (Hat tips to Ed Heiland and Vicki McCash.) Beer Advocate | Brew Review | TripAdvisor Reviews
If I Brewed The World Brewery, 2200 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712. Phone: (727) 201-4484. A small batch brewery specializing in fun and eclectic flavor profiles. Open Thursday through Sunday.
Overflow Brewing Company, 770 1st Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Phone: (727) 914-0665. Craft beer brewery, taproom and art gallery.
Pinellas Ale Works, 1962 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Doggy-themed micro-brewery takes its mission seriously. The peanut butter stout is a favorite. Top of the menu is a beer called “Harold’s” (5% ABV), billed as a St. Pete-style lager, a testament to the city’s growing reputation as a beer-centric destination. All of PAW’s brews are available in 32-, 64- and 128-ounce growlers. Pets welcome inside or out in a shaded biergarten. Try: Milk Bone stout
Right Around The Corner, 2244 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33712. Phone: (813) 360-0766. Dog-friendly brewpub featuring vintage arcade games, pool & a patio with outdoor seating. Wed-Thurs, 4-10pm; Fri., 4-midnight; Sat., Noon-Midnight; Sun, 12-10 pm.
St. Petersburg Brewing Company, 544 1st Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Phone: (727) 623-4837. Lighter wheat beers and ales are the attraction at this unpretentious brew pub, where dogs enjoy hanging out inside or out, kids play Connect-Four at picnic tables on the sidewalk, and there’s free popcorn from an old-fashioned popper in the back. Open Mon-Fri, 1 pm- 10pm; Sat., Noon-10pm; Sun, Noon-9 pm. (Hat tip to Ed Heiland and Vicki McCash) | TripAdvisor Reviews
St. Pete Beach
Mastry’s Brewery, 7701 Blind Pass Road, St. Pete Beach. Old-world beers with a decidedly St. Pete Beach style. From using noble hops from Germany to choosing the finest floor-malted Maris Otter malts or searching out a yeast strain from the Czech Republic, Mastry’s takes you on tour of the world, all from a tasting room on the beach. It’s a vacation in a glass. Try: Day Trip Belgian Tripel (8.7% ABV)
Angry Chair Brewing, 6401 N Florida Ave, Tampa (Seminole Heights). Stouts are their specialty, but also serve IPAs, porters and sours. Open 7 days: 4 pm-10 pm Mon-Thurs; Noon-10 pm Fri-Sun.
BarrieHaus Beer Co., 1403 E 5th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605. Phone: (813) 242-2739. 5,000 square foot facility in historic Ybor City. Classic German styles. Taproom and outdoor biergarten. Try: Tampa Export (German Export Lager, 5.7% ABV).
Cigar City Brewing, 3924 W. Spruce St, Tampa. If you know one Florida craft brewer, it’s probably Cigar City Brewing and its popular Jai Alai IPA and Florida Cracker Belgian White Ale. Cigar City is also known for Hunahpu’s Day, a huge beer festival attended by beer aficionados from around the country. Spruce Street taproom open 7 days. Try: BeerAdvocate ranks Hunahpu Imperial Stout (11% ABV) as the best brew in Florida and No. 5 nationwide. Brew Review | TripAdvisor Reviews
Coppertail Brewing Co., 2601 East 2nd Ave. Tampa. Located just south of Ybor City’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 Florida Beer Blog Review | TripAdvisor Reviews
Florida Avenue Brewing, 4101 N Florida Ave, Tampa. Family friendly taproom includes 16 draft lines, full service restaurant serving beer, wine, and craft cocktails, outdoor beer garden, cool off in our walk-in beer cave. Open 7 days. Florida Beer Blog | TripAdvisor Reviews
Hidden Springs Ale Works, 1631 N Franklin St, Tampa Heights, FL 33602. Phone: 813-226-2739 Tasting Room hours: Mon-Tues, 2 pm – 8 pm; Wed-Thurs, 3pm-9pm; Fri-Sat, 12 pm-10pm; Sun., Noon-6 pm. TripAdvisor Reviews
Rock Brothers Brewing,1901 N 15th St, Tampa, Florida 33605. Phone: (813) 241-0110. Also visit The Attic at Rock Brothers, a music and performing arts venue at 1510 E 8th Ave, Tampa, Florida 33605. TripAdvisor Reviews
Magnanimous Brewing, 1420 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602. Tasting Room Tampa – Open 7 days a week, 7am-10pm.
Tampa Bay Brewing Company, 1600 E 8th Ave, Tampa (Ybor City) Hop-centric IPAs, APAs, expressive sours, and juicy, fruit-forward Florida-weisse. Two taprooms offer constant rotation of pilot and seasonal releases. Open daily 11am-10pm. TripAdvisor Reviews. Second taproom at 13937 Monroes Business Park, Tampa. Same hours. TripAdvisor Reviews
Ulele Spring Brewery 1810 North Highland Avenue (Riverwalk), Tampa, FL 33602. Phone: 813.999.4952. Hours are Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saint Somewhere Brewing Company, 312 E Tarpon Ave, Tarpon Springs. This Tarpon Springs brewery specializes in century-old unfiltered farmhouse style ales produced in small batches. Try: Saison Athene
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.
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Central Florida Breweries & Orlando
Bowigens Beer Company, 1014 FL-436, Casselberry. Brewery and taproom. 10 Taps and over 20 different bottle selections of beers, meads and ciders. Open 7 days. Try: 7 Layer Stout (5.5% ABV) | Tripadvisor Reviews
Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island
Bugnutty Brewing Company, 715 N Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island. This small brewery on Merritt Island offers a mix of favorites year-round, and seasonals like Mango Pale Ale — made with Merritt Island mangos. Try: 007 Golden EyePA. | Tripadvisor Reviews
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) | Tripadvisor Reviews
Dirty Oar Brewery, 329 W King St, Cocoa Village. Brewery, tap room and beer garden featuring 22 taps of craft beer. Cider, wine and soda options. Food-truck cuisine. Try: Time Warp Double IPA (if available.) | Tripadvisor Reviews
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Orange County Brewers,1117 International Pkwy, Suite 1701, Lake Mary, FL 32746. Phone: 407-878-1795. Relocated to its new home in Seminole County. Porters, lagers, witbiers, blonde ales and IPAs, including a green tea variety. Open daily at 11 a.m. | Tripadvisor Reviews
Lake Buena Vista
Big River Grille & Brewing Works, Disney’s Boardwalk, 2101 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL 32830. Phone: 407-751-1544. Handcrafted drafts and mouth-watering fare at the only working brewpub at Walt Disney World Resort.
Citrus City Craft Beer Garden, 101 N. Country Club Road, Suite 101, Lake Mary. Craft beer garden with 49 beers on tap, craft cocktails, full liquor bar. Food from Dalli’s Pizzeria. Phone: 407-732-4039. Open 7 days at 11 am.
Alestone Brewing Company, 351 N. Ronald Reagan Blvd., No 1055, Longwood. Hand crafted ales and lagers with artisan pizza, sandwiches. Phone: (321) 972-8575.
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) | Tripadvisor Reviews
Intracoastal Brewing Co., 652 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne. Located in the historic Eau Gallie Arts District, Intracoastal Brewing has a large beer garden as well an indoor taproom. It’s an interesting neighborhood to explore on foot, with several good restaurants and bars, all within a block or two of the Indian River Lagoon. Try: Dragon Point IPA (6.5% ABV), named for an island in the Indian River Lagoon near the brewery. | Tripadvisor Reviews
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Brew Theory, 400 Pittman St, Orlando, FL 32801. Contract brewery with a taproom. Fresh craft beer from multiple breweries that use Brew Theory’s facilities alongside Brew Theory beers. Large indoor taproom and outdoor porch. Serves gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches from Grill Cheesus. Surfboard decor.
Brewlando, 6820 Hoffner Ave,, Orlando, FL, 32822. Phone: (407) 237-9296. Orlando’s newest and largest brewery. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. (Formerly the location of Castle Church Brewing)
Broken Strings Brewery, 1012 West Church St, Orlando. Phone: (407) 730-9108. A music-inspired craft brewery and taproom. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Castle Church Brewing Community. Beer and religion. Connected to the Lutheran Church. Sundays, 10:30 a.m. at Rockpit Brewing, 10 West Illiana Street, Orlando. Wednesdays, 7 p.m., at The Falcon, 819 East Washington Street, Orlando. Christianity for the rest of us.
Deadwords Brewing, 23 N. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando. Inspired by the Hymn to Ninkasi, a nearly 4,000-year-old beer recipe written in an archaic language. Closed Mondays. Phone: (407) 930-3300.
Half Barrel Beer Project, 9650 Universal Blvd #143, Orlando, FL 32819. Phone: (407) 203-3946. Small batch brewery. Located at The District, between The Orlando Convention Center and Rosen Shingle Creek, near Orlando’s I-Drive. Open daily. | Tripadvisor Reviews
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company, 1300 Alden Road, Orlando, FL 32803. Phone: 407-270-6749. Independent craft brewery and tasting room in the historic Ivanhoe District of Orlando, once named Joyland, a pre-Disney amusement and recreational park on the shores of Lake Ivanhoe. Open daily. Try: Return to Joyland (Triple IPA) | Tripadvisor Reviews
Motorworks Brewery, 131 North Orange Avenue, Suite 106, Orlando, FL 32801. Branch of Bradenton brewery of the same name. A 7 barrel brewhouse with 15 barrel tanks for onsite production. The location is also dog friendly with a deck built in the back. Open 7 days. | Tripadvisor Reviews
Redlight, Redlight, 2810 Corrine Dr, Orlando. Phone: (407) 893-9832. Extensive array of craft draft & bottled beers, including house brews. Growler bar. The brewery specializes in sour and wild beers. Orlando’s Audubon Park district. Try: Belgian Sour Stout. Open 7 days.
Rockpit Brewing Company, 10 W Illiana St, Orlando, FL 32806. Phone: 407-826-1773. SoDo District’s rustic neighborhood brewery with constantly changing line-up of small batch beers. Open daily at 12 noon. | TripAdvisor
Sideward Brewing, 210 N Bumby Ave, Suite C, Orlando, FL 32803. Phone: (407) 866-2195. Family-owned brewery, taproom and kitchen in the heart of Orlando. The beer changes constantly, there’s a full kitchen serving house-made everything, and a covered outdoor seating area to kick your feet up on. Closed Mondays. | TripAdvisor
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 the Mills50 District. Open daily. Try: Urban Trail Pale Ale. (Thank you, Tara Anderson) | Tripadvisor Reviews
Oveida Brewing Company, 1280 Oviedo Mall Boulevard #1095, Oviedo, FL 32765. Restaurant and brewery. Closed Mondays.
Whisper Creek Farm: The Brewery. 4040 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando. Farm-to-foam nano-brewery inside the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes. Produces 28 gallons of beer weekly, including five styles of beer created each season made from fresh farm ingredients.
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 | TripAdvisor
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Community Brewhouse, 115 Magnolia Ave, Sanford, FL 32771. Phone: (407) 732-6931. Small batch artisan beers that feature classic styles, new ingredients, and new ideas. (Hat tip to Rob Sash)
Dees Brothers Brewery, 210 Magnolia Ave, Sanford, FL 32771. Phone: (407) 732-4008. Retro arcades are free & sserving Sanford crafted beers. (Hat tip to Rob Sash)
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. (Hat tip to Andrew Albach) | TripAdvisor
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: Killa Vanilla Porter. (Hat tip to Andrew Albach) | TripAdvisor
Wop’s Hops Brewing Company, 419 S Sanford Ave, Sanford. Sanford’s first microbrewery in the landmark Stokes Fish Market building, historic downtown Sanford. Crafts English-style ales, American IPA’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) (Hat tip to Andrew Albach) | TripAdvisor
Turn 2 Brewing Company A 5,000 square foot full production brewery. Taproom has a variety of freshly brewed local beer, bottled wine, sangria and ciders. Games, events, live entertainment, family and pet friendly. Open Sun-Thurs., 10 am-10 pm; Fri, Sat, 10 am-Midnight. 4496 Tanglewood Drive, Sebring, Florida 33872, United States. | TripAdvisor
Wet Dogs Brewing, 231 North Main Avenue, Journal Plaza, Lake Placid, Florida 33852. (863) 410-2010.. Craft Beer, Wine, Hard Ciders, Hard Seltzers, Craft Sodas, Coffee. Open Mon-Thurs, 4-9 pm; Fri, Sat., 11 am-10 pm; Closed Sunday. | TripAdvisor
Spring Hill / Weeki Wachee
Marker 48 Brewing, 12147 Cortez Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34613. Phone: (352) 606-2509. 6,000 square foot tasting room, large outdoor beer garden with stage and rotating guest food trucks on site. 25 taps of rotating beer, cider and sangria, all made on site. Closed Mon & Tues. | TripAdvisor
Playalinda Brewing Company, Brix Project, 5220 S. Washington Ave, Titusville. Built in a former lumber yard. Great atmosphere. Much more than the usual pub grub. Open daily. Phone: 321-567-5974. Original location: Hardware Store, 305 S Washington Ave, Titusville. Open daily. Try: Key Lime Slice — John-Kath Marie | TripAdvisor
Grove Roots Brewery, 302 3rd Street SW, Winter Haven. Creating inventive, artisanal beers inspired by the traditions and tastes of Central Florida’s citrus heritage. Try: Rind and Shine Citrus Witbier. | TripAdvisor Reviews
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 McSwagger’s Own Amber Ale. | TripAdvisor
Home State Brewing Company, 16016 New Independence Pkwy #100, Winter Garden, FL 34787. Brewery, tap room, biergarten. Live music Friday evening and Saturday. Open Mon–Thurs, 4pm to 10pm; Fri–Sat, 11am to 11pm; Sunday 11am to 10pm. TripAdvisor Reviews
Ravenous Pig Brewery, 565 W. Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park. Well-known BBQ hot spot for foodies, but on-site brewery is making beer of the same caliber as the food. Outdoor beer garten added recently. Closed Mondays. Open Tues-Thurs, 4 pm-10pm; Fri. 4 pm-11 pm; Sat., 11 am-11 pm; Sn., 11 am-7 pm. Try: 5 Points IPA (ABV 7.2%) | TripAdvisor Note: Additional locations include the Cask and Larder at Orlando International Airport (Terminal 2, Southwest gates 100-129)
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Southeast Florida Breweries
Barrel of Monks Brewing 1141 South Rogers Circle, #5, Boca Raton. Phone: (561) 510-1253 email: firstname.lastname@example.org. In the spirit of Belgium monks. Brewery, tasting room and tours. Open Tuesday through Sunday. Tripadvisor Reviews
Prosperity Brewers, 4160 NW 1st Ave., #21, Boca Raton. Phone: (561) 325-8495. 3.5 bbl system & 12 taps. Small groups and private parties.
Copperpoint Brewing Co., 151 Commerce Road, Boynton Beach. Phone:(561) 508-7676 Open 7 days. Full production brewery featuring traditional styles with bold flavors. Hangout areas include an air-conditioned taproom, large covered patio, and a game room loft that overlooks the entire facility. Rotating local food trucks. e-mail: email@example.com
NOBO Brewing Co. 2901 NW Commerce Park Dr., Boynton Beach. Bills itself as your neighborhood brewery in north Boynton. Phone: 561-320-1522. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open 7 days.
Bay 13 Brewery and Kitchen, 65 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables, FL 33134. Phone: (786) 452-0935. Miami’s first Aussie brewpub. Open Monday, 4:30-11 pm; Tues-Fri, 11 am-11 pm; Saturday 10 am-midnight; Sunday, 10 am-11 pm.. Try: Drop Bear Double IPA (ABV 10.0%)
Titanic Brewery, 5813 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables. Phone: (305) 668-1742. Miami’s oldest brewpub. Indoor and outdoor seating. Open 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily. (Open until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday).
American Craft Aleworks, 9651 Westview Drive, Coral Springs. Open 7 days.
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 Fort Lauderdale and at special events.
The Mack House, 9118 West State Road 84 Davie. Phone: 954.474.5040. Brew Pub featuring on-site brewing, gourmet grilled cheese, and retro video games. Open Monday-Thursday, 4-midnight; Fri, 4-2 am; Sat, Noon-2 am; Sun, Noon-8 pm
Hopportunities, 440 NE 5th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483. Self-serve craft beer and wine bar that specializes in local independent craft beer and natural wines. Lola’s Kitchen food truck. Open daily.
SaltWater Brewery, 1701 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach. Spacious taproom with ocean-themed artwork overlooking the production facility, a bar for tastings, plus a beer garden, tours & rotating food trucks. Recognized for creating a 6-pack can holder from by-product that is biodegradable. Open 7 days.
M.I.A. Brewing, 10400 NW 33rd Street, Suite 150, Doral. Try Miami Weiss
Tripping Animals Brewing Company, 2685 NW 105th Ave, Doral. Try: The Ultimate Trip sour ale.
Flagler Village Brewery, 551 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Phone: (754) 200-8648. Open 7 days at 11 a.m.
Gulf Stream Brewing Company, 1105 NE 13th St. Fort Lauderdale. Brewery and Pizzeria. No hours listed.
Invasive Species Brewing, 726 NE 2nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale. No hours listed.
Khoffner Brewery, Sistrunk Marketplace, 115 NW 6th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311. Phone: (954) 999-5090. Hand-crafted lagers, ales and stouts. Closed Mon-Tues.
LauderAle Brewing Company, 3305 SE 14th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Phone: 954-653-9711. LauderAle is a small-batch, electric-fired brewery conveniently nestled in a secluded marine-industrial warehouse district between Port Everglades and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. Open 7 days.
Orchestrated Minds Brewing, 803 NW 1st St Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Specialize in hop forward IPA’s, sour’s and stouts but producing an assortment of beer types. Experimenting in hybrid beers. Open Thursday-Sunday.
Tarpon River Brewing, 280 SW 6th St, Fort Lauderdale. Gastropub with a full line of craft beer
made on site and beer-inspired food menu. Wednesday night is classic movie night. Open 7 days.
Islamorada Beer Company, 3200 St Lucie Blvd, Fort Pierce, FL 34946. Big sister to the flagship brewery in the Florida Keys. 25,000 sq ft brewery where beer is kegged, bottle or canned. Tasting room. Hours: Tue-Thur: 2-8pm; Fri-Sat. 12-9pm; Sun 12-6 pm. Phone: (305) 508-9093
Sailfish Brewing Co,130 N 2nd St, Fort Pierce. Phone: (772) 577-4382. First craft brewery in Fort Pierce. Taprooms in Fort Pierce (brewery and pizza kitchen) and Vero Beach (taproom only at 2855 Ocean Drive). Open 7 days. Try the Sunrise City IPA.
King Fox Brewery, 6520 W 20th Ave Unit 1, Hialeah, Fl. 33016. Phone 305-918-2104. Artisanal ales, specializing in sour, classic, and hoppy ales and anything in between that piques our interest. No tap room but online ordering and pickup available.
Unbranded Brewing Company, 1395 E. 11th Ave., Hialeah; Phone: 786-332-3097. Indoor and outdoor service. Closed Mondays. Open Tues-Wed, 12-10 PM; Thur-Sat, 12pm-1 am; Sun, 12-10 pm.
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. Our tanks are named for family and loved ones, those who got us where we are today and who continue to support us in our crazy ideas.. Open 7 days. Phone: (561) 855-6680.
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Coastal Karma Brewing, 796 10th Street, Suite 798, Lake Park, FL 33403. Phone: 561-249-1491. Closed Tuesdays. Good beer, good times, good karma. Boating theme. Try: Pineapple Express | Review: Florida Beer Blog
Kelsey City Brewing Company and Brewhouse Gallery, 720 Park Ave., Lake Park, FL 33403. Phone: 561.469.8930 Three-barrel nano brewery focused on small-batch production and original recipes you can only experience on-site. Kelsey City Brewing was added to The Brewhouse Gallery in 2020. Located in the Lake Park Arts District. Open: MON, 3 to 8; TUE, 3 to 10; WED & THUR, 3 to 9; FRI : 3 to 11; SAT,: 12 to 11; SUN : 12 to 8. TripAdvisor Reviews
Mathews Brewing Company, 130 South H Street, Lake Worth. Phone: (561) 812-3738. Lake Worth’s first independent craft brewery. Mathews features 14 beers on tap, an air-conditioned taproom, musically themed murals, and an outdoor beer garden that’s dog-friendly. Live music stage and concert-quality sound system. Closed Mondays.
Yeasty Brews, 3944 NW 19th St, Lauderhill, FL 33313. Phone: 754-223-2198. Open Thurs.-Sunday.
Biscayne Bay Brewing, 100 NE First Ave., Miami. Opening soon. Concession at Marlins Park. Phone:
Cerveceria La Tropical, 42 NE 25th St, Miami. (Wynwood) Craft brewery and gardens in the heart of Wynwood. Historic ties to Cuba beer dynasty. Open Wednesday through Sunday. (Closed Monday and Tuesday)
Concrete Beach Brewery, 325 NW 24th St, Miami. No taproom. Havana Lager available in stores, bars and restaurants.
EST.33 Thai Craft Brewery and Kitchen, 701 South Miami Ave, 4th Floor, Brickell City Centre. Phone: 305 425 9266. Unique twist on the brewpub mania featuring Thai-style brews using local and imported ingredients. Fusion of Thai and American barbecue from the kitchen. Open 7 days.
Focal Brewing Company, 7235 NE 4th Ave, Miami. Wed-Fri, 5 pm to 11 pm. Located in the heart of Little River, at our taproom there’s always good music and obviously great beer.
J. Wakefield Brewing, 120 NW 24th ST., Miami (Wynwood) Try: Miami Madness
Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Company, 7360 SW 41st St, Miami. Open 7 days.
Nightlife Brewing Company, 1588 NW 7th St, Miami, FL 33125. (Little Havana) Open Wednesday through Sunday.
Tank Brewing Company, 5100 NW 72nd Ave Unit A-1, Miami. Try: El Farito IPA
Unseen Creatures Brewing, 4178 SW 74th CT, Miami, FL 33155. Farmhouse-style ales. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
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. (Wynwood) Try: Pop’s Porter
Lost City Brewing Company, 12207 NE 13th Court, North Miami. Phone: 305-781-9049. Cozy Taproom open 7 days. 16 beers on tap.
North Palm Beach
Stormhouse Brewing, 1201 US-1 Unit 15, North Palm Beach, FL 33408. Phone: (561) 323-4172. Creative and delicious gastropub-inspired menu. The atmosphere is inclusive of all ages and interests. Open Mon – Thu: 11:30am – 10pm; Fri-Sat: 11:30am – 11pm; Sunday: 11am – 10pm.
Fat Tap Beer and Eatery, 3555 N Dixie Hwy, Oakland Park, FL 33334. Closed Mondays.
Funky Buddha Brewery 1201 NE 38th Street, Oakland Park. Popular brew pub. Acquired in 2017 by Constellation Brands, makers of Corona, 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. Phone: (561) 671-BEER. Open Tuesday – Friday: 1-10 pm; Saturday: 12 – 10 pm; Sunday: 12-9 pm
26 Degree Brewing, 2600 East Atlantic Ave., Pompano Beach. Phone (954) 532-6964. 30-barrel brewhouse with a massive (4,600 sf), high-ceiling taproom and a 54-foot bar. Curbside pickup and delivery available. Closed Mondays.
Black Flamingo Brewing Company, 3260 NW 23rd Ave, No. 400E, Pompano Beach, FL 33069. Black Flamingo Brewing aims to create a unique beer brand through its handcrafted artisan ales. Open daily except Mondays.
Dangerous Minds Brewing Company, Pompano Citi Centre, 1901 N Federal Hwy, Suite E115, Pompano Beach, FL 33062. Phone: (954) 657-8676. “Dangerous Beer from Dangerous Minds!” Open Tuesday through Sunday.
Pompano Beach Brewing Company (formerly Bangin’ Banjo), 3200 NW 23rd Ave., Pompano Beach. Any Day Beer For Every Day People in our three-barrel electric brewhouse with taproom. Food trucks on site Wed-Sat, some Sundays. Also, nearby food take-out and delivery. Try: Toasted Coconut Cream Ale (5% ABV, 20 IBU).
Port St. Lucie
Hop Life Brewing Company, 679 NW Enterprise Dr, Port St. Lucie. (St. Lucie West) Local firefighters douse your thirst. Closed Mondays. Open Tue-Thu, 12-10 pm; Fri-Sat, 12p-12a; Sun, 12-7pm. Try: Root beer porter
Side Door Brewing Company, 1419 SE Village Green Dr, Port St. Lucie. Themed around speakeasies, where you’d enter through a side door. Tasting Room hours: Mon-Sat, 12-10 pm; Sun, 12-8pm. 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 (Hat tip to 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. Open 2-8 pm daily.
Ocean Republic Brewing, 1630 SE Federal Hwy Stuart, FL 34994. Phone: (772) 600-5596. Family-owned and operated brewery in Stuart with a wide range of beers, and a scratch-made kitchen. Open 11 am – 10 pm daily.
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)
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. Try: Babycakes Nitro Stout.
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, 14 local guest beer taps and will soon brew alternative grain beers that are gluten free (cider is naturally gluten free). — Felonice Merriman, an owner
Civic Society Brewing Co., 524 Kanuga Drive, West Palm Beach. Civil Society’s second taproom (the first is in Jupiter).
Dixie Grill and Brewery, 5101 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach FL. Phone: 561-586-3189. Mon-Thu: 11:30am – 11pm; Fri-Sat: 11:30am – 12am; Sundays: 11:30am-11pm.
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)
Skunkworts Brewing Concern, 525 Northwood Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33407. Phone: (561) 855-1603. Skunkworts was named after a passion for both aviation and brewing. Hand-crafted, all natural, world-class beers in small batches. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. (Hat Tip to Bob Peyton)
Steamhorse Brewing, 1500 Elizabeth Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Phone: (561) 623-0091. Founded in 2017, by the brewmasters of Tequesta Brewing Company and Twisted Trunk. Set in the heart of West Palm Beach’s Warehouse District, the spacious tap room pays tribute to vintage steam trains. Closed Mondays. (Hat Tip to Bob Peyton)
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Florida Keys Breweries
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) | TripAdvisor Reviews
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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. | TripAdvisor Reviews
Waterfront Brewery, 201 William St, Key West. Lively, 2-level taproom and restaurant offering housemade beers and a full menu that includes fresh seafood. Also serves liquor and wine. Try: Truman Double IPA (9.5% ABV) | TripAdvisor Reviews
Southwest Florida Breweries
Riptide Brewing Company Bonita Springs Brewhouse (formerly Momentum), 9786 Bonita Beach Rd SE #1, Bonita Springs. Brewery, taproom and food trucks. Open Mon-Thurs, 3PM to 10PM; Friday, 3PM to 11PM; Saturday, 12PM to 11PM; Sunday, 12PM to 8PM. Tripadvisor Reviews
Big Blue Brewing, 4721 SE 10th Place, Cape Coral
Cape Coral Brewery, 839 Miramar St, Cape Coral. Brewery and taproom.
Eight Foot Brewing, 4417 SE 16th PL, Unit 11, Cape Coral, FL 33904. Small-batch brewery dedicated to producing high-quality beer and fermented beverages paired with our small-plate, home-made food. Host beer classes. Phone: 239-984-2655. Closed Mondays.
Bury Me Brewing, 4224 Cleveland Ave, #7, Fort Myers.
Coastal Dayz Brewery, 2161 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers. Brewpub with pet-friendly outdoor patio. Open Mon-Thurs, 3pm-9pm; Fri-Sat, 1pm-10pm; Sunday 1pm-7pm. Phone: (239) 204-9665.
Crazy Dingo Brewing, Southern Fresh Farms, 8500 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers, Florida 33912. Open Friday 5-9, Saturday 11-9, Sunday 11-4. email: Info@crazydingobrewing.com
Fort Myers Brewing Company, 12811 Commerce Lakes Dr #28, Fort Myers. Food trucks visit on site. Tours offered on most Wednesdays and Saturdays. Open Mon-Fri, 2-10 pm; Sat, 12-11; Sun, 12-8. Try Get Lei’d (pineapple infused summer brew)
Palm City Brewing Co., 7887 Drew Circle #120, Fort Myers, FL 33967. Try Hidden Agenda (4.5% ABV
Point Ybel Brewing Company, 16120 San Carlos Blvd, STE 4, Fort Myers. Jazz on Thursdays and live music on Saturdays. Food trucks Wed, Sat, Sun. Open Sun-Tue until 8 pm; Wed-Sat until 10 pm. Try Snook Bite IPA (7.2% ABV)
The Tubby Pig Brewery and Restaurant, 3732 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. Phone: (239) 362-1670. Closed Mondays. Open Tues-Sat, 12-9 pm; Sun, 12-5 pm.
LaBelle Brewing, 670 W Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, FL 33935. Food provided by Buckingham Farms, Tues – Sat. Food truck on Sundays. Signature beers: Cowboy Way IPA, Peregrination & Courthouse Cream Ale.
Marco Island Brewery, 1089 North Collier Blvd., Marco Tow Center, Marco Island, FL Casual brewhouse offering large selection of beers on tap, 40 flat-screen TVs & pub grub. Open 7 days 11 am-1 am.
Ankrolab Brewing, 3555 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL 34112. Our starting water is so pure we must reintroduce minerals, and we use minerals to recreate the water profile of the town in which it was created, always producing a true to style beer. Open 7 days. Phone: 239-330-7899 Email: email@example.com
Fantasy Brewmasters, 950 Commercial Blvd., Naples
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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, 5334 Ave Maria Blvd # 500, Ave Maria, FL 34142.
Riptide Brewing Company, 987 3rd Ave N, Naples. Located in the Naples Design District with a taproom. Food trucks on Tuesdayas, Thursdays and Saturdays. Mon-Sat 12PM to 11PM; Sunday 12PM to 8PM. 239-228-6533 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.
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Northeast Florida Breweries
Reve Brewing, 1237 Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233. Very good local brewery. They have been around a few years and specialize in an ever-changing menu of IPAs, sours and stouts. (Hat tip to Van Schrock, who enjoys their double IPAs and stouts.) Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. | TripAdvisor Reviews
World’s Most Famous Brewery, 816 Main Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32118 (co-located Beachside with the Pallet Pub). Find them on Untappd or Facebook. A nano-brewery just getting started and worth a visit if you’re in Daytona Beach. (Hat tip to Mark Chase)
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Central 28 Beer Co., 290 Springview Commerce Dr Ste 1, DeBary. Brewery and tasting room. Try: Miss Mary Brown Oatmeal Brown Ale (6% ABV).
Amelia Island Brewing Company, 316-318 Centre St, Fernandina Beach. Tavern (restaurant) and The Alley (tap room). A food-focused brewery destination in downtown Fernandina offering 24-36 house brews. Closed Mondays.
Mocama Beer Company, 629 South 8th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Phone: (904) 456-9088. Open Tuesday, 1pm – 9pm; Wednesday, 1pm – 9pm; Thursday, 1pm – 9pm; Friday, 12pm – 10pm; Saturday, 11am – 10pm; Sunday, 11am – 8pm.
Red Pig Brewery, 101 2nd Street, Unit 401, Holly Hill, FL 32117. Red Pig recently started having food trucks on site. Watch for new releases – they have the most “adventurous” beers. (Hat tip to Mark Chase)
Jacksonville & Jacksonville Beach
Aardwolf Brewing Company, 1461 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville. Phone: (904) 301-0755. Closed Mondays. Tue-Thurs, 3 pm-11 pm; Fri, 3 pm-midnight; Sat., noon-midnight; Sun., noon-9pm.
Bottlenose Brewing, 9700 Deer Lake Court #1, Jacksonville, FL 32246. Phone: 904-551-7570. Three barrel brew house that also serves craft beers from around the state from 50 taps in its pub. Closed Mondays. Open Tue-Fri, 3-12 pm; Sat-Sun, Noon-midnight. | Tripadvisor Reviews
Engine 15 Brewing Company, 1500 Beach Blvd #217, Jacksonville Beach — Jacksonville Beach was something of a craft beer wasteland before Engine 15 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: Old Battle Axe IPA (6.4% ABV) | TripAdvisor
Green Room Brewing, 228 3rd St North, Jacksonville Beach. Jacksonville Beach’s first microbrewery. Closed Mondays. Open Tues-Thurs., 4pm to 12am; Fri, 4 pm-1 am; Sat., Noon-1 am; Sun, Noon-10 pm. Try: Count Shakula. | TripAdvisor
River City Brewing Co., 835 Museum Cir, Jacksonville.
Seven Bridges Brewing Company, 9735 Gate Pkwy N, Jacksonville. Open 11 a.m. until midnight daily.
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)
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Blue Springs Brewing Company, 1070 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City, FL 32763. Attractive outdoor seating, good pizza and Italian dishes. Closest restaurant to Blue Springs State Park. Perfect stop after a day of paddling or swimming. Bonnie especially enjoyed the Below Sea Level Hazy IPA.
Beachside Brewpub, 1368 Ocean Shore Blvd, Ormond Beach.
Ormond Brewing Co., 301 Division Ave #15, Ormond Beach.
Azalea City Brewing Company, 120 South 7th Street, downtown Palatka (old Coca-Cola bottling plant). Stop in when biking the Palatka-to-St. Augustine or Palatka-to-Lake Butler trails, kayaking or fishing on the Ocklawaha River or Dunns Creek, or hiking in Etoniah Creek State Forest or Ravine Gardens State Park. Try the Hot Blonde Ale (with mango and local datil peppers) and the Palatka Haze IPA. (Hat tip to Andrea Conover, who tells us plans for event space and restaurant are in the works.)
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Alcatraz Brewing, 20 Ocean Vista Ln, Palm Coast. Brewery only. No taproom.
Moonrise Brewing Company, 101 Palm Harbor Pkwy, Palm Coast. Phone: (386) 627-8614. First and only brewery with a pub in Flagler County. In-house chef prepares fresh, never frozen gastropub style food. Closed Mondays; Tues-Thurs, 2 pm-11 pm; Fri-Sat, Noon-1 am; Sun, Noon-9 pm.
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) | TripAdvisor Reviews
Bog Brewing Company, 218 W King St, St. Augustine. Brewery and taproom. Don’t miss the Smoked Datil! —
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
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Northwest Florida Breweries
Copp Brewery, 11 NE 4th Avenue, Crystal River, Florida 34429 Phone: 1-352-564-9463. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Try: True Southern Grit pale ale with corn grits or 1821 English ESB IPA. | TripAdvisor Reviews
Big Top Brewing Company, 201 SE 2nd Ave., No. 101, Gainesville, FL 32601. Phone: (352) 225-3593. Sarasota-based brewer brings circus theme to Gainesville. Kitchen on site with food pairings. Mon, 6pm – 10pm; Tues-Thurs: 12pm – 8pm; Fri: 2pm – 10pm; Sat: 10am – 9pm; Sun: 10am – 5pm. Try: Hawaiian Lion Coconut Porter. (Hat tip to Visit Gainesville).
Blackadder Brewing, 618 NW 60th St, Suit A, Gainesville. Belgian-inspired beers; Old World atmosphere. Guest beers, wines, cider and craft sodas. Grab a game off the shelf, trivia nights, bingo nights. Try: Lord Flashheart’s Golden Ale
Cypress and Grove Brewing Co., 1001 NW 4th St, Gainesville. Housed in the old Gainesville Ice Factory, located on a rail line that is now part of a network of bike paths. Weekly farmer’s market outdoors in the meadow. Mon-Thurs, 3-9 pm; Fri, 3-10pm; Sat, 12-9 pm; Sun, 12-9 pm.
First Magnitude Brewing Company, 1220 SE Veitch St. Downtown Gainesville, FL 32601. Phone: (352) 727-4677. Claim to be the Southeast’s first carbon-neutral brewery. Try: Vega Blonde Ale.
Swamp Head Brewery, . A brewery that touts itself as being ˜Inherently Floridian”, 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. Closed Mondays. Tues-Thurs, 3-9 pm; Fri-Sat, 12-10 pm; Sunday 12-7 pm. Try: Stump Knocker Pale Ale or Wild Night Honey Cream Ale
House Of Beer Brewing Company, 19 W University Ave, Gainesville.
Swamp Head Brewery, 3650 SW 42nd Ave, Gainesville. Beautiful, hundred-year-old reclaimed wood taproom called The Wetlands. On select days, join a Swamp Head tour and get a glimpse of the brewing room and learn about beer making. Try: Midnight Oil Oatmeal Coffee Stout
High Springs Brewing Company, 18562 NW 237th St., High Springs, FL 32643. Popular weekly activities include a Wednesday corn-hole tournament, yoga classes (sometimes with little goats), live music performances and food trucks.
Nine State Brewery, 200 Tompkins St, Inverness, FL 34450. Phone: (352) 419-4067. Open Fri/Sat, 1 pm-10 pm; Sun, 1-6 pm. Live music Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons with Southside Lenny. Food on site. (Hat tip to Richard Grady: “Great food and great people.”
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.
Florida Panhandle Breweries
Oyster City Brewing Company 17 Avenue D, Apalachicola. Apalachicola is known for its oysters, but Oyster City 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-inspired Props Craft Brewery is doing big things with its beer. Try: Blonde Bomber Ale
Beardless Brewhaus, 5139 Elmira Street, Milton, Fl 32570. Currently open for to-go sales only. Taproom opening in late summeer 2022. Mon-Tues: Closed; Wed-Fri: 4-7 pm; Sat: 2-7pm; Sun: 12-4pm. Phone: 850-665-0663
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%)
Strange Colt Brewery, 1103-B John Sims Parkway East, Niceville, FL 32578. Strange Colt Brewery is a Euro-style pub, serving craft beer, brewed on site, and a dynamic food menu with craft beer inspired fare. Happy Hour, weekdays, 3-5 pm. Closed Sun-Mon. Open Tues-Sat, 2-9 pm. TripAdvisor Reviews
A Little Madness Brewing, 9838 N.Davis Highway, Pensacola. Phone (850) 466-2084. Crafts brews and hand-tossed pizza. Closed Mondays.
Alga Brewing Company, 2435 North 12th Ave., Pensacola. Classic, American-style ales and lagers with Southern roots (Alabama/Georgia). Open Mon-Thurs, 11 am-10 pm; Fri-Sat, 11 am-12 am; Sun, 11 am-9 pm.
Big Top Brewing, 21 W. Romana Street, Pensacola. Phone: (850) 466-2072. Big Top Brewery’s roots are in Sarasota, expanding to Lakewood Ranch, Gainesville and Pensacola. Taproom and restaurant. Open Mon-Thurs: 11am – 9pm; Fri-Sat: 11am – 11pm; Sun: 12pm – 6pm
Coastal County Brewing, 3041 E. Olive Road, Pensacola. Phone: 850-741-2973. A 92-seat indoor taproom and two-acre outdoor beer garden and entertainment complex featuring games and a dog park. Flagship beers include Bikini Wheat, Boudreaux’s Brown, Coastal Cream Ale, Fred’s Red, Stout of the South and the Super Sundrop. Open at 11 a.m., Wed-Sun; Open 3 p.m., Mon-Tues.
Emerald Republic Brewing, 1414 W. Government St, Pensacola. Phone: (850) 285-0190. Reopened after two years of renovations. Full-time food truck on premises. Open Mon–Thurs, 4PM–10PM; Fri–Sat, 12PM–12AM; Sunday 12PM – 10PM.
Gary’s Brewery and Biergarten, 208 Newman Highway, Pensacola. Phone: (850) 723-2739. Cozy microbrewery and taproom offering 18 taps with beer and ciders brewed on premise and from around the world. Outdoor biergarten. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Goat Lips Chew and Brewhouse, 2811 Copter Road, Pensacola. Nanobrewery serving pub food with outside deck seating. Frequent rotation of brews.
Gulf Coast Brewery, 500 E. Heinberg Street, Pensacola.
McGuire’s Irish Pub, 600 E Gregory Street, Pensacola. From the million-plus dollar bills hanging from the ceilings to its massive food portions, McGuire’s is the real deal. Open 7 days. TripAdvisor Reviews
Odd Colony Brewing Company, 260 N Palafox St, Pensacola, FL 32502. Phone: (850) 285-0743. A farmhouse-inspired brewery with a heavy focus on seasonality with a heavy focus on lagers, saison and IPA. Open Monday-Thursday, 4pm–10pm; Friday, 2pm–11pm; Saturday, 11am–11pm; Sunday, 11am-10pm. (Hat tip to Ed Heiland)
Pensacola Bay Brewery, 225 Zaragoza St, Pensacola. Phone: (850) 434-3353. More than twenty beers on tap in addition to wine and cider. Outdoor patio where pets are OK. Mon–Thurs 12pm-9pm; Fri–Sat 12-pm-11pm; Sun 12pm-8pm. TripAdvisor Reviews
The 5-Barrel Brewery, 121 South Palafox Street, Pensacola. Theme is Pensacola history as a Navy town, not the least of which is its history of bootleggers during Prohibition. Phone: 850-285-0876. Tues-Thurs, 2 pm-10 pm; Fri, noon-1 am; Sat, 11 am-1 am; Sun, 11 am-10 pm.
Santa Rosa Beach
Grayton Beer Company, 217 Serenoa Rd., Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. Phone: 850.231.4786. 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. Open Thursday – Saturday from 12PM – 5PM.
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)
Fool’s Fire Brewing, 415 St Francis St Unit 112, Tallahassee, FL. Tasting room and brewery. Phone: (850) 727-4033
Lake Tribe Brewing Company, 3357 Garber Dr #4, Tallahassee. Brewery and taproom open on Thursday and Friday nights, Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon. Try: Red Cloud IPA.
Ology 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. Tripadvisor Reviews
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