Florida is home to many brewpub restaurants and craft breweries stretching from Pensacola to Key West. In almost every city there is a brewery or plans have been devised to create one. Florida has become a magnet for visitors looking to try some of the best craft beer Florida can produce.
A global release event in which Belgian based brewing company, Brasserie Cantillon releases a one-of-a-kind beer at a plethora of participating bars and breweries throughout the world. Participating locations will carry the special release beer as well merchandise and other similar beers brewed in Belgian style. It is a timeless event that has the entire world drinking the same beer at the same time, and although the list of locations varies from year to year, Florida always has at least one participating bar or brewery.
A second location for the flagship brewing company located in the historic downtown St. Augustine area. With a wide distribution radius, a great selection of beers, a great design, and a helpful staff, Ancient City is one of the most successful in the business in America's oldest city.
Big Storm Brewing has three taprooms on the east coast of Florida in Odessa, Clearwater, and Cape Coral. They are innovators in the craft beer community and are committed to serving up quality beer using the finest local ingredients. They have been the recipient of numerous awards over the past 7 years since their inception in 2012 and have remained humble whilst slowly becoming one of the premiere Florida craft breweries.
Big Top Brewing Company is a Sarasota-based brewery that crafts unique and tasty beers. Big Top Brewing Company's mission is to create beers that reflect the rich and powerful history of Sarasota, Florida. The brewery offers tasting room hours so that visitors are able to try different beers.
On West Church Street in Orlando, only a few blocks away from the Camping World Stadium (formerly known as the Orlando Citrus Bowl), Charles Frizzel of Broken Strings Brewery and Jeanna Malines of Black Cauldron Brewing, opened a pretty unique brewery. Actually, there are two breweries under the same roof.
A brewing company in Gainesville, FL that specializes in brewing traditional Belgian-style beers and does so in an old-world-style setting, transporting their patrons to a different time and place and providing one of the most unique experiences in the new-age beer world. The owners have won multiple home brew awards and this is their first venture into the professional brewing world.
A brewing company located in the west Augustine area of St. Augustine, just over the San Sebastian River from the historic downtown area. It is most notable for using locally sourced, fresh ingredients, providing a rotating stock of seasonal brews to accompany its year-round favorites.
Bold City Brewery is a Jacksonville based brewing company located in the Riverside district, with a second location in downtown Jacksonville, just north of the St. Johns River. The company was founded in 2011 by Brian and Susan Miller, and has continued to serve the Jacksonville community with innovative craft beverages, while maintaining a close-knit family of employees and regular customers. It is one of the most successful breweries in Jacksonville.
Bowigens Beer Company is an American Craft Brewery located in Casselberry, Florida. They specialize in creative and innovative beers. A place where they create a beer because it's something they are truly passionate about.
Two breweries under one roof. Each brewery rotates brewing on the three-barrel brewhouse system. Broken String Brewery will brew more hop-forward varieties paying homage to musical legends.The large, open tap room serves beer from each brewery. At any given time, the tap room serves drafts from 12 taps.
Calusa Brewing is a Sarasota-based brewery that brews a great variety of different beers. The brewery always has a good amount of beers on tap at their location and customers are also able to buy canned and bottled beers for to-go. It also has a tap room for visitors to check out and usually a food-truck on-site.
Cigar City Brewing is one of West Florida's main attractions for those who seek excellent beer. They say it best themselves when explaining the quality of their passion, "Behind all our beer is the philosophy that quality is achieved by giving first rate ingredients to first rate people."
Cigar City Cider & Mead is a second location to Cigar City's famous Tampa brewery, located in the Ybor City district of East Tampa. They specialize in craft ciders, but also carry an array of meads from around the world and a selection of craft beers.
Clermont Brewing Company is located just south of Lake Minneola and is the second microbrewery to open its doors in Clermont. With ten craft brews of many styles making the opening day lineup and an artisanal menu with Neapolitan pizzas and gourmet salad, Clermont Brewing has much to offer. It also offers live music and a substantial outdoor dining space.
Coppertail Brewing is a Tampa based brewing company rooted in the historic Ybor neighborhood famous for its boutiques and vintage shops that stretch across 7th Avenue. Coppertail derives its name from a mythical sea monster that lives in Tampa Bay, given fictional life by the owner's 5-year-old daughter. The brewing company is most notable for its dark beers and dark label designs.
Producing unique craft beer with excellent taste and consistent quality batch after batch. The brewery has an onsite tap and tasting room featuring flagship brands in addition to many other limited edition, seasonal, and specialty batches.
A brewing company in Gainesville that features some core beers brewed in traditional style with the freshest ingredients, using water from a 700ft well which reaches Florida's aquifers, providing some of the cleanest water for their handcrafted brews.
Dead Lizard Brewing Company is a local micro-brewery located between the Millenia Mall and Universal Studios. For three generations the family has been enjoying and sharing home-brewed craft beer with family and friends, and now are sharing it with you! Their beers are big and bold, yet embodied with subtle and distinct flavors.
Deviant Wolfe is one of just a few craft breweries in historic downtown Sanford. They pride themselves on their community-driven attitude and their signature sours; the energetic vibes exhibited by the companies ownership are nothing short of genuine. Hosting special events such as yoga and run club are just a part of this companies go-getter personality, leaving their beers to speak for themselves—and boy do they have a lot to say!
A brewing company located in the heart of the historic downtown area of St. Augustine. Opening its doors in 2017, Dog Rose has continued its efforts to brew traditional beer styles, handcrafted and of the highest quality.
A restaurant located just south of Mallory square in the Florida Keys, with one of the nation's southernmost breweries producing 3 original craft beers. The restaurant has an expansive outdoor space that is great for hosting weddings and its signature Crash Bar that serves drinks atop an aluminum plane wing. The menu features a bevy of traditionally-inspired dishes with a unique flare, and the restaurant hosts brunch every Sunday.
First Magnitude Brewing Company is located just east of downtown Gainesville, and is an internationally awarded craft brewery committed to crafting excellent beer and being an active and helping member of the community. They have a great list of core beers as well as seasonal releases that are inventive and refreshing.
Florida Avenue Brewing is a Tampa based brewery whose goal is to create beers that epitomize what it means to be Floridian. The company was acquired by Brew Bus Brewing in 2015 and the two brands have since operated under the same roof. Florida Ave has several staple items, but outside of its Passion of the Heights Wheat Ale, is most notable for its seasonal Berliner-Weisse series.
Florida Keys Brewing Company is located in Islamorada, Florida and is one of the largest craft breweries in the Florida Keys and the first in the upper keys. They feature a rotating 20-draft beer list with selections that not only epitomize Florida beer but also transcend every style. The brewery also boasts an expansive beer garden with sand traps to remind you that you're never far from the shore.
Funky Buddha is one of the largest and most successful breweries in the state of Florida. It is located just northeast of Ft. Lauderdale and has one of the widest distribution ranges of any brewery in the state. Some of their core beers include Floridian Hefeweizen, Hop Gun IPA, and Pineapple Beach Blonde Ale. The barroom also sports a full menu and hosts a variety of weekly events.
Green Bench is a St. Petersburg brewing company that produces a variety of beers, ciders, and meads. They have sought to educate their guests whilst providing an ambiance conducive to social interaction. They are one of the bravest and most groundbreaking brewing companies on the west coast of Florida and with every endeavor they pride themselves on creativity and providing products made with the absolute best integrity.
One of the smallest microbreweries in the country, hosting a variety of Florida breweries on their guest taps as well as a large selection of bottles from breweries across the country and around the world. Heartbreakers also features live, local musicians on the regular and allows an open mic format so as to allow artists from a range of talents to perform whatever they want, be it music, poetry, or even the occasional stand-up comic.
The Hope Life Brewing Company is a brewery in Port St Lucie that is socially and environmentally aware with a focus on crafting fresh and high quality beer. It's located right beside the Met's Stadium and the PGA National Golf Community for your convenience, and they host different events with food trucks everyday with live entertainment on weekends. They even offer memberships to their dedicated customers with special access, merchandise, and discounts. Their goal is to create a gathering place and exceptional beers like no other.
Hourglass Brewing is a brewery that focuses on natural ingredients and unique flavors. They have a large taproom decorated with nostalgic and geeky decor and work by local artists. Here you will find lots of tabletop and console games that you can play while drinking your beer. Check out their website for special events.
Idyll Hounds Brewing is a company out of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida that believes in the poetic nature of brewing something with quality ingredients, inspiring good conversation in good people. They have adopted a community lifestyle and are churning out some of the finest beers in the panhandle. Although they are yet a young company, they have already graced their followers with styles ranging from stouts to sours and have continuously made due on their promises of quality.
Inner Compass is a craft brewing company located in the heart of historic downtown Sanford. It has an always rotating list of Florida taps that range from their own label to rare releases from all over the state. The location comes equipped with a massive outdoor space fit to host any group of friends, and is of course, pet friendly. Join them for special events such as stand-up comedy every third Friday of the month, or follow your own inner compass and enjoy some of their unique crafts beers.
A brewing company in Islamorada with a second location in Fort Pierce with a fairly large distribution radius for its size, reaching the majority of the state of Florida. With a lot of Florida-inspired brews filling their chalkboard menu, it is a great place to unwind and relax as the locals do in their homey taproom located right off of highway 1.
The Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company in Orlando is a craft brewery and tasting room that offers different types of brews. Private events can be held on location. There are year round brews as well as special releases.
A brewing company located in the heart of Miami's Wynwood Arts District known for their incredible achievements in the way of sour and berliner style beers. The taproom is distinctly recognizable for its fan art that stretches across the walls, reminiscent of the famous art district in which J. Wakefield has found its home. Starting off as a humble home brewer, owner and operator, John Wakefield, has grown his business into one of the premier brewing companies in the state since opening in 2015.
JDub's Brewing Company is a Sarasota-based brewery, taproom, and beer vendor. JDub's offers several different types of beers, including India pale ales (IPAs), porters, and wheat ales. Visitors are welcome to come to tour the brewery, drink beer, and talk with the JDub's crew.
MIA Beer Company is a Doral, Florida brewery and taproom that offers some very Floridian beers as well as a full food menu. The company has adopted a sleek modern look with a splash of rave flare and has since shown that brewing companies can have an entirely unique personality. Some of their core beers include the overtly, Miami designed 305, and Miami Weiss.
Built on a foundation of family tradition and an inspired love for a good glass of beer, The Rocking Rabbit Brewery is the experimental project of local favorite Mount Dora Brewing. Having earned its place as a community staple after 30 years of furniture restoration, the location has been transformed into a welcoming lounge filled with music by local musicians, crave-worthy food, and high-quality, organic craft home brews showcasing the owner’s German heritage. Stop by for a brew and leave with a little piece of Mount Dora.
Ocean Sun Brewing is a company that offers a lot to do in the way of activities all centered around having great beer with great people. With an above average size taproom, they host everything from trivia to yoga and scattered around the facility are games such as darts, cornhole, and board games, the taproom is a great place to hang out and have a good time.
A brewing company located East of the historic downtown St. Augustine area across the Bridge of Lions. Brewing the full spectrum of traditional style ales, Old Coast Ales takes pride in their craft and it has shown in their range of products.
Orange Blossom Brewing Company is an Orlando based brand that is synonymous with its flagship beer and former name Orange Blossom Pilsner or OBP. Originally started as a home brew, the company operates out of Brew Hub in Lakeland and has a wide range of distribution. Although it doesn't have a taproom, the company has made a name for itself as it offers some of the most Floridian beers on the market.
Their beers became the first to be declared ‘Fresh from Florida’ and in 2006 they were certified as an organic brewery, making them the only U.S.D.A. certified organic brewery east of Colorado. Florida’s craft beer industry has since boomed and the organic movement has truly taken root. Their beers can be found in over 500 locations in Florida!
Persimmon Hollow is a vibrant craft brewery located in the bustling heart of historic downtown Deland’s Artisan Alley. Opened in 2014 by Deland natives Robbie Carelli and Andy Sistrunk, this dog-friendly brewery boasts an impressive tap list of local favorites brewed on site such as Beach Hippie and Daytona Dirty Blonde. Whether you’re in the mood for a cool pale ale or a rich coffee porter, Persimmon Hollow is sure to have the right brew for you.
Playalinda Brewing Company is the first brewery in Titusville and it has two locations named Brix Project and Hardware Store. Each location comes equipped with a huge selection of craft beers and some of the best food you can find at a brewery, while its Brix Project location also features craft cocktails, Sunday brunch, and what they call The Brewer's Table: the ultimate brewery dining experience. But one of the biggest claims to fame for the brewing company is co-owner and head brewer Ron Raike, a 30-year veteran in the craft beer world. Playalinda also hosts Playalinda Run Club, which begins the first and third Tuesday of every month at their Hardware Store location.
Red Cypress Brewery is located in Winter Garden and offers a unique selection of craft beers. It hosts a variety of events, ranging from food truck Fridays to a Namaste and Drink day in which patrons can do yoga and drink beer. You can find many of their selections in grocery stores and bottle shops around the state.
Every member of the staff is beer-sever certified through the Cicerone Certification Program. They boast twenty-four draft handles, two traditional hand-pumped beer engines, over three hundred bottled beers, and a fine collection of craft sodas.
Rock Brothers Brewing is an Ybor City brewing company that specializes in recruiting some of the best musicians to play at their attached venue "The Attic." The company features a wide range of musical artists, brews its own craft beer, and are innovators in the realm of craft cocktails, creating some very unique drinks from unsual ingredients such as hop bitters.
Sailfish Brewing Company is a Fort Pierce brewing company committed to using the freshest local ingredients to provide patrons with the best beer possible. With an extensive list of Florida fishing-inspired beers from a variety of styles as well as homemade pizzas, flat breads, and appetizers, Sailfish has a lot to offer. Their selections are great for drinking under the Florida sun, and with a wide range of distribution, that act is very possible.
Sanford Brewing has a more extensive tap list than most microbreweries. You can find upwards of twenty Sanford Brewing crafts on tap at any given time and a full menu to compliment any drink choice you make. With a very knowledgeable staff and a comfortable atmosphere, Sanford Brewing is sure to be an incredible experience for people of all ages.
The Side Door Brewing Company is Port St Lucie's first brewery, and it has been around since 2015. Come enjoy their tasty selections of beer while you relax at the bar or play darts, ring toss, or corn hole in a fun and friendly environment. They have peanuts at the bar, but if you're feeling extra hungry, come on one of the nights they host events with different food trucks. You're even allowed to bring your own food! They are always unveiling something new and exciting, and it's become a must see on the Treasure Coast.
Sideward Brewing is a brewery, taproom, and eatery located on Bumby Ave. in Orlando's Milk District. The first brewery to open in the area that is full of life and exciting places to eat and drink, Sideward is a very welcome addition. Inspired its head brewer, Garrett Ward, the brewing company has set out to be an elite craft beer experience in the heart of Central Florida.
Suncreek Brewery is Clermont's first microbrewery, located just south of Lake Minneola. It shares its "790 West" location with two eateries and is host to a substantial outdoor space. Suncreek offers an almost entirely Floridian tap list, including quite a few of their own brews.
One of the most successful brewing companies in Gainesville with a major focus on community as well as a drive to be "Florida's brewery." They have been brewing some of the finest Florida beers since 2008 and their cans can be found throughout the state.
There are two locations for the Tampa famous brewing company that has been around since 1995 in West Tampa. Located in the Centro Ybor Station and Westchase, Tampa Bay Brewing has proven to be one of the most influential brewing companies in Tampa.
The Thirsty Topher has twenty four taps, plus a selection of cans, bottles, and bombers, all at a fair price. The Cicerone® Certified Beer Servers staff firmly believes that there is a beer for everyone, and are delighted in helping patrons find the right one (or two, or three).
One of the largest breweries in the Florida Keys, overlooking the Key West Bight Marina. The brewery comes equipped with an extensive food menu with signature handcrafted sandwiches, a variety of sea and land entrees, and house made desserts. They brew many styles of beer and although none are their signature, they do all styles the right way.
Walking Tree is a brewing company out of Vero Beach that derives its name from the mangrove trees that grow wildly throughout the state. The mangrove is a shrub that grows along the coastline, partially submerged in the sea and the name Walking Tree is a nod to maintaining that Florida personality, with one foot always in the ocean.
An excellent bottle shop, bar, and lounge in Orlando's Milk District. Whippoorwill offers some of the best prices on bottled and canned craft beers (with an additional corkage fee if you chose to enjoy your beverage in house) and a rather extensive and creative draft selection. You can also enjoy coffee at their cafe before 3pm.
Wop's Hops is a pioneer in Sanford's booming craft beer industry. Since becoming the first microbrewery to open its doors in Sanford, FL, the brewery has churned out some very creative and original offerings such as their cream ales, and more recently their crafts that have been used in their barrel-aging program. Coupled with a unique Italian food menu, you're sure to get a one-of-a-kind experience at Wop's Hops.
Zydeco Brew Werks is a brewing company in Ybor City, Tampa that specializes in NOLA-style cuisine alongside carefully crafted beers. The company features quite a few traditional staples as well as a rotating selection of some very "wild" beers brewed with innovative methods to produce some very unique products.