A Sampler of Florida's Craft Breweries 

    By Stephen Kubiak

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    There are more than 200 Florida craft breweries across the state. Here are just a few to get you sipping suds in the Sunshine State. 

    Florida craft breweries

    Located in a historic former Coca-Cola Bottling Company building, 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.

    - Chris Joy for VISIT FLORIDA

     

    1. Proof Brewing Company, Tallahassee

    Located in a historic former Coca-Cola Bottling Company building, 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
    Read More: Florida Craft Beer: Proof Brewing Company in Tallahassee
    Also Visit: Lake Tribe Brewing Company

    2. Funky Buddha Brewery, Oakland Park

    Using flavors like sweet potato casserole and blueberry cobbler, Funky Buddha brings bold flavors to South Florida’s craft breweries scene. To celebrate those funky flavors, the brewery hosts an annual Maple Bacon Coffee Porter Day, a street festival where guests can pick up a bottle of the namesake brew, made only once a year, and try nearly 100 different and unique beers.
    Try: Floridian Hefeweizen
    Read More: Funky Buddha Brewery Taproom & Beer Tours in Oakland Park

    The beers at the Funky Buddha in Oakland Park are made in limited quantities, so the taps are always changing.

    The beers at the Funky Buddha in Oakland Park are made in limited quantities, so the taps are always changing.

    - Peter W. Cross for VISIT FLORIDA


    3. Oyster City Brewing Company, Apalachicola

    Apalachicola's Oyster City Brewing Company is making a name for itself with its beers, which are popping up on menus at bars and restaurants around North Florida. Oyster City also uses local ingredients, like tupelo honey, in many of its brews.
    Try: Hooter Brown Tupelo Honey Ale
    Read More: Florida Beer Pairings: Oyster City Brewing Company

    4. Grayton Beer Company, South Walton

    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. The brewery cans its Beach Permit Blonde Ale, which means you bring it with you when visiting one of the area's famous sugar-white sand beaches.
    Try: 1890 Founder’s Ale
    Read More: Florida Craft Beer: Grayton Beer Company, South Walton
    Also Visit: Idyll Hounds Brewing Company

    This flight of beer from Oyster City is sure to quench your thirst.

    Oyster City celebrates the oystering history of Apalachicola

    - Stephen Kubiak / VISIT FLORIDA

    Bottled beers from Grayton Beer Company

    Bottled beers from Grayton Beer Company

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    5. Veterans United Craft Brewery, Jacksonville

    This 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
    Read More: Florida Craft Beer: Veterans United Craft Brewery, Jacksonville
    Also Visit: Intuition Ale Works

    6. Engine 15 Brewing Company, Jacksonville Beach

    Jacksonville Beach was something of a craft beer wasteland before Engine 15 pulled up in its 1970 Ford firetruck. 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: Nut Sack Double Brown Ale
    Read More: Florida Craft Beer: Engine 15 Brewing Company, Jacksonville
    Also Visit: Green Room Brewing

    Raging Blonde Ale from Veterans United Craft Brewery

    Raging Blonde Ale from Veterans United Craft Brewery

    - Stephen Kubiak / VISIT FLORIDA

    Beer flight from Engine 15 Brewing Company

    Beer flight from Engine 15 Brewing Company

    - Stephen Kubiak / VISIT FLORIDA

    7. Orlando Brewing, Orlando

    Orlando Brewing in Downtown Orlando has made a name for itself by using organic ingredients in its products and was certified as an organic brewery by the USDA in 2006. You’ll find several Orlando Brewing beers at the restaurants and bars at Walt Disney World Resort.
    Try: I-4 IPA
    Read More: Florida Craft Beer: Orlando Brewing
    Also Visit: Ten10 Brewing Company

    8. Orange Blossom Brewing Company, Lakeland

    From the heart of Central Florida comes Orange Blossom Brewing Company which calls Brew Hub in Lakeland home. Its signature beer, Orange Blossom Pilsner, is made with local orange blossom honey. Looking for something a little stonger? Try OBP Squared, the big brother of Orange Blossom Pilsner at 11% ABV.
    Try: Orange Blossom Pilsner
    Read More: Florida Beer Pairings: Orange Blossom Brewing Company
    Also Visit: Lakeland Brewing Company

    Orlando Brewing Co beer glass

    Orlando Brewing is Florida's only organic brewery

    - Stephen Kubiak / VISIT FLORIDA

    Orange Blossom

    Orange Blossom's signature beer can be found throughout Florida

    - Stephen Kubiak / VISIT FLORIDA

    9. Two Henrys Brewing Company, 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
    Read More: Florida Craft Beer: Two Henrys Brewing Company

    10. Big Storm Brewing Co., Odessa & Clearwater

    Started in Odessa, Florida and eventually expanding into Clearwater, Big Storm Brewing Co. is one of the fastest growing breweries in Florida. Cans of Big Storm's Arcus IPA and Wavemaker Amber Ale can be found across the Sunshine State. Fan of the Tampa Bay Lightning? Big Storm has its own bar located at Amalie Arena.
    Try: Wavemaker Amber Ale
    Read More: Florida Craft Beer: Big Storm Brewing Company
    Also visit: Rebel Dog Brewing Co.

    You'll find award-winning beer, cider & wine at Two Henrys Brewing

    You'll find award-winning beer, cider & wine at Two Henrys Brewing

    - Stephen Kubiak / VISIT FLORIDA

    Big Storm Brewing Company in Clearwater

    Big Storm Brewing Company in Clearwater

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    11. Swamp Head Brewery, Gainesville

    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.
    Try: Stump Knocker Pale Ale
    Read More: Florida Beer Pairings: Swamp Head Brewery
    Also Visit: First Magnitude Brewing Company

    12. Cigar City Brewing, Tampa

    If you know one Florida craft brewer, it’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 Hunahpu’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: Jai Alai India Pale Ale
    Learn More: Love Beer? Visit Florida's Craft Beer Capital 
    Also Visit: Ulele Spring Brewery in Tampa

    The glass says it all at Swamp Head Brewery in Gainesville.

    Visitors can sample Swamp Head brews at 'The Wetlands,' the tasting room at the brewery

    - Stephen Kubiak / VISIT FLORIDA

    13. Coppertail Brewing Co., Ybor City

    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
    Read More: Florida Craft Beer: Coppertail Brewing Co.
    Also Visit: Tampa Bay Brewing Company in Ybor City

    14. St. Somewhere Brewery, 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
    Learn More: St. Somewhere Brewery: Craft Beer in Tarpon Springs 
    Also Visit: Silverking Brewing Company

    Find great beer in Tampa at Coppertail

    Find great beer in Tampa at Coppertail

    - Stephen Kubiak / VISIT FLORIDA

    15. Dunedin Brewing, Dunedin

    Noted as 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
    Also Visit: 7venth Sun Brewing Company in Dunedin

    16. McGuire’s Irish Pub, Pensacola & Destin

    From the million-plus dollar bills hanging from the ceilings to its massive food portions, McGuire’s is a great place for a meal and a great beer. While you’ll only find its beer on-site, you can pick up a six-pack of McGuire’s Irish Red Ale in the gift shop. See what Emeril Lagasse thought of the pub in this video.
    Try: McGuire’s Irish Red Ale
    Learn More: The Famous McGuire's Irish Pub of Pensacola
    Also Visit: Pensacola Bay Brewery in Pensacola

    Dunedin Brewery is the oldest microbrewery in Florida

    Dunedin Brewery is the oldest microbrewery in Florida

    - Stephen Kubiak / VISIT FLORIDA

    McGuires Beer glass

    McGuire's brews several classic beer styles

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    17. Green Bench Brewing Co., St. Pete

    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 Dali’s fantastic artworks, which can be seen at the nearby Dali Museum.
    Try: Green Bench IPA
    Read More: Beer and Art in St. Petersburg: It’s Surreal
    Also Visit: Cycle Brewing in St. Pete

    18. Crooked Can Brewing Company, Winter Garden

    Located in the Plant Street Market in beautiful downtown Winter Garden, Crooked Can Brewing Company has become a Central Florida staple with its High Stepper American IPA and McSwagger’s Own Amber Ale. Why the name Crooked Can? Things tend to get a little crooked after a few brews.
    Try: High Stepper American IPA
    Read More: Florida Craft Beer: Winter Garden's Crooked Can Brewing Company
    Also Visit: Mount Dora Brewing

    On left, Surrealist IPA, a sour beer, and Green Bench IPA, which has a sweet taste.

    On left, Surrealist IPA, a sour beer, and Green Bench IPA, which has a sweet taste.

    - Joseph J. Garnett Jr. / VISIT FLORIDA

    The beer garden at Crooked Can Brewing Co. in Winter Garden, Florida

    The beer garden at Crooked Can Brewing Co. in Winter Garden, Florida

    - Stephen Kubiak / VISIT FLORIDA

    19. Cask & Larder, Winter Park

    This “Southern Public House” in downtown Winter Park is a well-known hotspot for foodies, but Cask & Larder’s on-site brewery is making beer of the same caliber as the food.
    Try: 5 Points IPA
    Read More: Dining in Orlando: 5 Days of Dining in the Other Orlando
    Also Visit: Deadly Sins Brewing in Winter Park

    20. Props Craft Brewery, Ft. Walton Beach

    Founded by current and retired members of the military, the aviation-inspired Props Craft Brewery is doing big things with its beer. The Blonde Bomber Ale and Flying Coffin IPA can be found in cans throughout Northwest Florida. Heading to a Pensacola Blue Wahoos game? Props brews a beer specifically for the team.
    Try: Blonde Bomber Ale
    Read More: Florida Craft Beer: Props Brewery, Fort Walton Beach
    Also Visit: Ye Olde Brothers Brewery in Navarre

     

    More Florida Breweries

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    South Florida

    26 Degree Brewing Company, Pompano Beach

    3 Bridges Brewing, Venice

    American Craft Ale Works, West Palm Beach

    Ankrolab Brewing Company, Naples

    Bangin’ Banjo Brewing Company, Pompano Beach

    Barrel of Monks Brewing, Boca Raton

    Beat Culture Brewing, Miami

    Big Bear Brewing Company, Coral Springs

    Biscayne Bay Brewing Company, Doral

    Black Flamingo Brewing Company, Pompano Beach

    Bone Hook Brewing Co., Naples

    Calusa Brewing, Sarasota

    Charlie Foxtrot Brewing, Port Charlotte

    Civil Society Brewing, Jupiter and West Palm Beach

    Coastal Dayz Brewery, Fort Myers

    Crazy Dingo Brewing Company, Fort Myers

    Dixie Grill and Brewery, West Palm Beach

    Due South Brewing Co., Boynton Beach

    Eight Foot Brewing, Cape Coral

    Est. 33, Miami

    Fat Point Brewing, Punta Gorda

    Florida Keys Brewing Co, Islamorada

    Fort Myers Brewing Company, Fort Myers

    Gulf Stream Brewing Company, Fort Lauderdale

    HopLife Brewing Company, Port Saint Lucie

    LaBelle Brewing Company, LaBelle

    Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Co., Miami

    Mathews Brewing Company, Lake Worth

    Miami Brewing Company, Homestead

    Momentum Brewhouse, Bonita Springs

    NOBO Brewing Company, Boynton Beach

    Odd Breed Wild Ales, Pompano Beach

    Oil Well Craft Beer, Ave Maria

    Palm City Brewing, Fort Myers

    Prosperity Brewers, Boca Raton

    Saltwater Brewery, Delray Beach

    South Beach Brewing, West Palm Beach

    Tarpon River Brewing, Fort Lauderdale

    The Tank Brewing Co., Miami

    The Waterfront Brewery, Key West

    Tripping Animals Brewery, Doral

     

    Central Florida

    3 Daughters Brewing, St. Petersburg

    3 Keys Brewing Company, Bradenton

    7venth Sun Brewing Company, Dunedin and Tampa

    81Bay Brewing Co., Tampa

    Alcatraz Brewing, Palm Coast

    American Icon Brewery, Vero Beach

    Arkane Aleworks, Inc., Largo

    BarrieHaus Beer Company, Tampa

    Bastet Brewing, Tampa

    Battalion Brewing Company, Orlando

    Bayboro Brewing Company, St. Petersburg

    Bay Cannon Beer Company, Tampa

    Beachfly Brewing Company, Indian Harbour Beach

    Beach Island Brewery, Dunedin

    Bear and Peacock Brewery (Brewstillery), Winter Park

    Big Storm Brewing Co., Odessa

    Bootleggers Brewing Company, Tampa

    Bowigens Beer Company, Casselberry

    Brew Bus Brewing, Tampa

    Brew Hub, Lakeland

    Brighter Days Brewing, Tarpon Springs

    Broken Strings Brewery, Orlando

    Bugnutty Brewing Company, Cocoa

    Bullfrog Creek Brewing, Valrico

    Bully Brewing, Leesburg

    Cage Brewing, St. Petersburg

    Caledonia Brewing, Dunedin

    Carrollwood Brewing Co., Tampa

    Castle Church Brewing Community, Orlando

    Central 28 Beer Company, DeBary

    Cigar City Brewing Company, Tampa

    Cigar City Cider & Mead, Tampa

    Clermont Brewing Company, Clermont

    Commerce Brewing, Largo

    Coppertail Brewing Co., Tampa

    Corporate Ladder Brewing Company, Palmetto

    Cotee River Brewing, New Port Richey

    Craft Life Brewing, Hudson

    Crooked Can Brewing Co., Winter Garden

    Crooked Thumb Brewery, Safety Harbor

    Cueni Brewing Company, Dunedin

    Darwin Brewing Company, Bradenton

    Daytona Beach Brewing Company, Daytona Beach

    De Bine Brewing Company, Palm Harbor

    Dead Lizard Brewing, Orlando

    Dees Brothers Brewing, Sanford

    Dented Keg Ale Works, Tarpon Springs

    Deviant Libation, Tampa

    Deviant Wolfe Brewing, Sanford

    Dirty Oar Beer Company, Cocoa

    Dissent Craft Brewing Company, St. Petersburg

    Double Branch Artisanal Ales, Wesley Chapel

    Ellipsis Brewing, Orlando

    Escape Brewing Company, Trinity

    Fat Drum Brewing, Titusville

    Five Branches Brewing, Tarpon Springs

    Florida Avenue Brewing Company, Tampa

    Flying Boat Brewing Co., St. Petersburg

    Fox Valley Farm & Hopyard, Apopka

    Front Page Brewing Company, Bartow

    Gatlin Hall Brewing Company, Winter Garden

    Genetic Brewing, Lake Mary

    The Good Liquid Brewing Company, Bradenton

    Grand Central Brewhouse, St. Petersburg

    Green Bench Brewing Company, St. Petersburg

    Grove Roots Brewing, Winter Haven

    Gulfport Brewery & Eatery, Gulfport

    Hell ‘n Blazes Brewing Co., Melbourne

    House of Beer (HoB Brewing Company), Dunedin

    Hyderhead Brewery, Inc., Deland

    Hydrosaurus Brewing, Mims

    In the Loop Brewing, Land O'Lakes

    Infusion Brewing Company, New Port Ritchey

    Intracoastal Brewing Company, Melbourne

    Ivanhoe Park Brewing, Orlando

    The Joinery, Lakeland

    Keel Farms Agrarian Ale & Cider, Plant City

    Kelsey City Brewing Company,Lake Park

    Leaven Brewing, Riverview

    Little Giant Brewery, Bradenton

    Liquid Garage, New Port Richey

    Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company, Madeira Beach

    Marker 48 Brewing, Brooksville

    Mash Monkeys Brewing Company, Sebastian

    Mastry’s Brewing Co., St. Petersburg Beach,

    Motorworks Brewing, Bradenton

    Naughty Monk Brewery, Bradenton

    New Smyrna Beach Brewing Company, New Smyrna Beach

    Nine State Brewery, Inverness

    Orange Blossom Brewing Co., Orlando

    Orchid Island Brewery, Vero Beach

    Orlando Brewing, Orlando

    Ormond Brewing Company, Ormond Beach

    Oviedo Brewing Company, Oviedo

    Pareidolia Brewing Co., Sebastian,

    Park Pizza & Brewing Company, Orlando

    Persimmon Hollow Brewing, Deland

    Pinellas Ale Works, St. Petersburg

    Playalinda Brewing Company, Titusville

    Quantum Leap Winery, Orlando

    Rabbit Hole Brew Station, Fort Pierce

    Rapp Brewing Company, Seminole

    Ravenous Pig Brewing Company, Winter Park

    Redlight Redlight Beer Parlour & Brewery, Orlando

    Right Around the Corner, St. Petersburg

    RockPit Brewing, Orlando

    Sanford Brewing Company, Sanford

    Sideward Brewing, Orlando

    Six Ten Brewing, Tampa

    Soggy Bottom Brewing Company, Dunedin

    Southern Lights Brewing Company, Clearwater

    St. Pete Brewing Company, St. Petersburg

    Suncreek Brewery, Clermont

    Swan Brewing, Lakeland

    Tactical Brewing Company, Orlando

    Tampa Bay Brewing Company, Tampa

    Ten 10 Brewing, Orlando

    The Florida Brewery, Inc., Auburndale

    Three Odd Guys Brewing, Apopka

    Tidal Brewing Company, Spring Hill

    Toll Road Brewing Company, Ocoee

    Tomoka Brewing Company, Port Orange

    Troubled Waters Brewing, Safety Harbor

    Tuffy’s Bottleshop/Lounge, Sanford

    Turn 2 Brewing Company, Sebring

    Ulele Spring Brewery, Tampa

    Walking Tree Brewery, Vero Beach

    Wicketrun, Tampa

    Windermere Brewing, Windermere

    Wolf Branch Brewing, Eustis

    Woodwright Brewing Company, Dunedin

    Wop's Hops Brewing Co., Sanford

    Woven Water Brewing Company, Tampa

     

    North Florida

    3rd Planet Brewing, Niceville

    Aardwolf Brewing Company, Jacksonville

    A Little Madness Brewing Company, Pensacola

    Alga Beer Company, Pensacola

    Amelia Island Brewing Company, Fernandina Beach

    Azalea City Brewing, Palatka

    Blackadder Brewing Company, Gainesville

    Bog Brewing Company, St. Augustine

    Coquina Coast Brewing Company, Flagler Beach

    Cypress & Grove Brewing Company, Gainesville

    Daft Cow Brewing, Gainesville

    Deep Brewing Company, Tallahassee

    Destin Brewery, Destin

    Dog Rose Brewing Company, St. Augustine

    Eastpoint Beer Company, Eastpoint

    Emerald Republic Brewing, Pensacola

    Engine 15 Brewing Co., Jacksonville Beach

    First Love Brewing, Fernandina Beach

    First Magnitude Brewing Co., Gainesville

    Green Room Brewing, Jacksonville Beach

    Halpatter Brewing, Lake City

    Hiatus Brewing, Ocala

    Hourglass Brewing, Longwood

    Hyperion Brewing, Jacksonville

    Idyll Hounds Brewing, Santa Rosa Beach

    Infinite Ale Works, Ocala

    Intuition Ale Works, Jacksonville

    Lake Tribe Brewing Company, Tallahassee

    Legacy Ale Works, Jacksonville

    Lemonstreet Brewing Company, Jacksonville

    MAE Brewing Company, Ocala

    Main + Six Brewing Co., Jacksonville

    McGuire’s Irish Pub, Pensacola

    Mocama Brewing Company, Fernandina Beach

    Moonrise Brewing Company, Palm Coast

    Odd Colony Brewing Company, Pensacola

    Old Coast Ales, St. Augustine

    Oyster City Brewing Company, Apalachicola

    Pensacola Bay Brewery, Pensacola

    Perfect Plain Brewing Company, Pensacola

    Pinglehead Brewing Co., Orange Park

    Proof Brewing Company, Tallahassee

    Reve Brewing, Atlantic Beach

    SJ Brewing, Yulee

    Southern Swells Brewing Company, Jacksonville Beach

    Strange Colt Brewery, Niceville

    Strings Sports Brewery, Jacksonville

    Swamp Head Brewery, Gainesville

    Tabula Rasa Beer, Jacksonville

    Veterans United Craft Brewery, Jacksonville

    Wicked Barley Brewing Company, Jacksonville

    Beer glasses

    Cask & Larder is known for it's fresh farm to table southern style food, craft beers and stylized drinks.

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    Blonde Bomber Ale at Props Brewery & Grill

    A Blonde Bomber Ale from Props Brewery & Grill in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

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