By Stephen Kubiak

There are more than 250 Florida craft breweries across the state. Here are some to get you sipping suds in the Sunshine State, listed by region. You'll find a more comprehensive list at the bottom of the article.

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

South

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

Central

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

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: Wolf Branch Brewing Company in Eustis

 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
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Also Visit: Ivanhoe Park in Winter Park

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

 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

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

 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

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

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

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

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: Cotee River Brewing Company

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

- Stephen Kubiak / VISIT FLORIDA

North

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

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

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

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

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

 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

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

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

South Florida | Central Florida | North Florida

South Florida

26 Degree Brewing Company, Pompano Beach

3 Bridges Brewing, Venice

Ankrolab Brewing Company, Naples

Barrel of Monks Brewing, Boca Raton

Bay 13 Brewery, Miami

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

Copperpoint Brewing Company, Boynton Beach

Crazy Dingo Brewing Company, Fort Myers

Dixie Grill and Brewery, West Palm Beach

Eight Foot Brewing, Cape Coral

Est. 33, Miami

Fat Point Brewing, Punta Gorda

First Flight Island Restaurant and Brewery, Key West

 

Florida Keys Brewing Co, Islamorada

Fort Myers Brewing Company, Fort Myers

Gulf Stream Brewing Company, Fort Lauderdale

Hollywood Brewing Company, Hollywood

HopLife Brewing Company, Port Saint Lucie

J. Wakefield Brewing and Taproom, Miami

LaBelle Brewing Company, LaBelle

Lauderale Brewery and Tap Room, Fort Lauderdale

Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Co., Miami

Mack House Brew Pub, Davie

Mathews Brewing Company, Lake Worth

MIA Beer Company, Doral

Miami Brewing Company, Homestead

Naples Beach Brewery, Naples

NOBO Brewing Company, Boynton Beach

Odd Breed Wild Ales, Pompano Beach

Oil Well Craft Beer, Ave Maria

Palm City Brewing, Fort Myers

Point Ybel Brewing Company, Fort Myers

Pompano Beach Brewing, Pompano Beach

Prosperity Brewers, Boca Raton

Saltwater Brewery, Delray Beach

Sarasota Brewing Company, Sarasota

South Beach Brewing, West Palm Beach

Tarpon River Brewing, Fort Lauderdale

Tequesta Brewing Company, Tequesta

The Abbey Brewing Company, Miami

The Tank Brewing Co., Miami

The Waterfront Brewery, Key West

Titanic Brewery and Restaurant, Coral Gables

Tripping Animals Brewery, Doral

Wynwood Brewing Company, Miami

Central Florida

3 Daughters Brewing, St. Petersburg

3 Keys Brewing Company, Bradenton

5 Branches Brewing, Tarpon Springs

7venth Sun Brewing Company, Dunedin and Tampa

81Bay Brewing Co., Tampa

Alcatraz Brewing, Palm Coast

American Icon Brewery, Vero Beach

Angry Chair Brewing, Tampa

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

Big River Grille & Brewing Works, Lake Buena Vista

Big Storm Brewing Co., Odessa

Big Top Brewing Company, Bradenton

Bootleggers Brewing Company, Tampa

Bowigens Beer Company, Casselberry

Brew Bus Brewing, Tampa

Brewers' Tasting Room, St. Petersburg

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

Cask & Larder, Winter Park

Castle Church Brewing Community, Orlando

Central 28 Beer Company, DeBary

Charlie & Jake's Brewery Grille, Melbourne

Cigar City Brewing Company, Tampa

Cigar City Cider & Mead, Tampa

Clermont Brewing Company, Clermont

Coppertail Brewing Co., Tampa

Copp Winery & Brewery, Crystal River

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

Cycle Brewing, St. Petersburg

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

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

Great Chicago Fire Brewery & Tap Room, Leesburg

Green Bench Brewing Company, St. Petersburg

Grove Roots Brewing, Winter Haven

Gulfport Brewery & Eatery, Gulfport

Hell ‘n Blazes Brewing Co., Melbourne

Home State Brewing Company, Winter Park

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

Lagerhaus Brewery & Grill, Palm Harbor

Late Start Brewing, Tampa

Leaven Brewing, Riverview

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

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

Sea Dog Brewing Company, Clearwater, Gulfport, Treasure Island

Sideward Brewing, Orlando

Six Ten Brewing, Tampa

Soggy Bottom Brewing Company, Dunedin

Southern Brewing & Winemaking, Tampa

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

Tampa Beer Works, Tampa

Ten 10 Brewing, Orlando

The Brass Tap, Tampa

The Florida Brewery, Inc., Auburndale

Three Odd Guys Brewing, Apopka

Tidal Brewing Company, Spring Hill

Toll Road Brewing Company, Ocoee

Troubled Waters Brewing, Safety Harbor

Tuffy’s Bottleshop/Lounge, Sanford

Turn 2 Brewing Company, Sebring

Ulele Spring Brewery, Tampa

Unrefined Brewing, Tarpon Springs

Urban Brew and BBQ, St. Petersburg

Walking Tree Brewery, Vero Beach

Wicketrun, Tampa

Wild Rover Brewing Company, Tampa

Windermere Brewing, Windermere

Wolf Branch Brewing, Eustis

Woodwright Brewing Company, Dunedin

Wop's Hops Brewing Co., Sanford

Woven Water Brewing Company, Tampa

Yuengling 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

Ancient City Brewing, St. Augustine

Anheuser-Busch Jacksonville Brewery, Jacksonville

Ragtime Tavern Seafood & Grill, Atlantic Beach

Azalea City Brewing, Palatka

Blackadder Brewing Company, Gainesville

Bog Brewing Company, St. Augustine

Bold City Brewery, Jacksonville

Bottlenose Brewing, Jacksonville

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

Gulf Coast Brewery, Pensacola

Halpatter Brewing, Lake City

Hiatus Brewing, Ocala

History Class Brewing Company, Panama City

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

McGuire’s Irish Pub, Pensacola

Mocama Brewing Company, Fernandina Beach

Momo's Pizza Market Street Brewpub, Tallahassee

Moonrise Brewing Company, Palm Coast

Odd Colony Brewing Company, Pensacola

Old Coast Ales, St. Augustine

Oyster City Brewing Company, Apalachicola

Palm Folly Emerald Coast Hard Seltzer, Santa Rosa Beach

Pensacola Bay Brewery, Pensacola

Perfect Plain Brewing Company, Pensacola

Pinglehead Brewing Co., Orange Park

Proof Brewing Company, Tallahassee

Reve Brewing, Atlantic Beach

Seven Bridges Grille and Brewery, Jacksonville

SJ Brewing, Yulee

St. Michael's Brewing Co., Navarre

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

Ye Olde Brothers Brewery and Restaurant, Navarre

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