You will definitely be able to find the best beers in the world in Florida since you know Floridians love their beer! We have compiled a list of the best breweries in Florida that you must try when you are next in Florida.
If you’re looking for something more local, you can check out our other Wisconsin brewery articles below.
You can also look at our best breweries in America article if you are looking for something in a different city or state.
Check out the amazing beers, stouts, and IPAs that Florida has to offer here.
- Wicked Barley Brewing Company
- Crooked Can Brewing Company
- Tequesta Brewery
- Swamp Head Brewery
- Playalinda Brewing Company
- Proof Brewing Company
- Dunedin Brewery
- Civil Society Brewery
- Green Bench Brewing Company
- Coppertail Brewing Co.
- Cervecería La Tropical
- Sons Brewing Co.
Wicked Barley Brewing Company
As the Wicked Barley Brewing Company puts it, Naughty Ales for the Noble Souls is something we can get behind. The Left Leg, a lovely German-inspired lager, and the Eradicator, a double IPA with a suitable name if there ever was one, are two of the brewery’s most well-known beers. People from all over the city go by car and boat to the Wicked Barley for events like fish fry, Hawaiian-style luaus, and holiday brunches, which are held at the brewery throughout the year. Yes, we say boat because there is a boat dock at the brewery that you can connect to and eat before setting sail once again.
Crooked Can Brewing Company
There are several breweries in Orlando, but the Winter Garden Neighborhood’s Crooked Can merit particular mention. A pint of beer can be purchased inside the Plant Street Market, where you can also browse for the ideal meal to go with it (Hunger Street Tacos are a good choice), then bring everything out towards the side terrace to soak in the Florida sunlight. One of the staple beers at this establishment is the Florida Sunshine Lager, which has a light, crisp flavor that’s ideal for cooling down on a hot day.
This Treasure Coast beer institution, hidden in a little strip mall a little to the north of the border of Martin County, has been producing the greatest beers in the area for over seven years. They are known as the first craft brewery in South Florida, and their Bock in Bock even won a silver medal at the esteemed GABF. A must-try is Julio’s Weizen -the favorite choice among summer beers since it is blended with strawberries, black cherries, or watermelon, depending on the season.
Swamp Head Brewery
Gator fans might have overly exaggerated how great their athletic program is, but they are definitely not understating the iconic Swamp Head Brewery’s beer scene. The brewery’s fantastic collection of renowned outdoor beer tanks is part of its extensive and simply unique brewing system. Some must-tries include the Saison Du Swamp, Hydroslide, and Cottonmouth.
Playalinda Brewing Company
For residents of Titusville as well as visitors, Playalinda Brewing Company offers two totally different beer experiences. The Hardware Shop, a 100-year-old refurbished hardware store next to the Canaveral National Seashore, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, and Kennedy Space Center is a great location.
Beer from another planet? Oh, yes. The Brix Project, Playalinda’s brewpub, housed in a former lumberyard, is their second location. No matter where you go, be sure to sample the Tropical Wonderland American Wheat Ale, which was modeled after a local former nature-focused amusement park.
Proof Brewing Company
In 2012, Proof Brewing Company established itself as Tallahassee’s first craft production brewery. Along with a large range of beer on tap and shareable Southern fares like pulled pork sliders and fried oysters, The Proof Brewpub is well-known. Everyone can find something they like when it comes to beer. That includes anything from the hazy IPAs to a coffee-infused chocolate-sweet stout. The drinks and sangria should satisfy any members of your group who don’t like beer.
Florida’s first microbrewery, Dunedin Brewery, produces each beer in batches of 15 – 20 barrels at once. The Lemon Whit, which has overtones of vibrant, zesty lemon and rich coriander spice, is among our favorite beers from the bar at Dunedin Brewery. Other beers served there range from stouts to shandies. Yummy. Along with traditional bar fare, the taproom provides tacos, nachos, and fried pickles, all of which go well with any beer you want.
Civil Society Brewery
Civil Society Brewery is conveniently situated between the stadium and the beach. Each of the big fermentation tanks at the brewery is named after a member of the brewmasters’ family since the brewery is really about the family (and obviously, beer). This establishment’s tap list has a wide selection of beers, including several joint ventures with nearby brewers.
The Repeat Blonde Ale is popular among customers. Insatiable for the brewery? Several beers are also available in 32-ounce growlers for take-home consumption. To be clear, it is a growler beer in a can.
Green Bench Brewing Company
The place to be in St. Petersburg is the Green Bench Brewing Company, which offers a wide selection of great core and seasonal brews. Due to the full, on-site functional laboratory that the staff uses daily to guarantee that each vat of beer comes out precisely, the brewery has established a reputation by being a beer-laden research lab as much as it is a conventional brewery.
Choose the Postcard Pilsner and the Bench Life Premium Lager, both of which are brewed with US-grown Mount Hood hops, if you’re looking for something a bit more straightforward.
Coppertail Brewing Co.
The excellent tap list at Coppertail Brewing Co. contains over 20 beers at any time, with a core selection of four constantly available. A porter, an IPA, a pilsner, and a Trippel are among those beers. There are also brewery tours available, which will take you inside the establishment to witness how well the beer is prepared and discover some interesting facts about the more than 100-year-old structure where magic is brewed. Beer and history? Please, yes.
Cervecería La Tropical
Cervecera La Tropical, a new addition to Miami’s lager scene, is a 28,000-square-foot venue specially designed with a taproom, restaurant, outdoor beer garden, and live music stage. From appetizers like plantain chips with a stunning chipotle aioli to their “Frita Cubano” burger with ground pork, chorizo, tomato marmalade, and shoestring potatoes on brioche, chef Cindy Hutson has created a menu of small- and medium-size tapas plates, sandwiches, flatbreads, salads, and main courses.
When you try the bar’s “Tropilina,” a tropical double high-octane IPA with notes of pineapple, citrus, guava, and grapefruit, you’ll be thankful for the substantial cuisine. Their Vienna-style amber lager “La Original,” whose formula goes back to 1888, is La Tropical’s flagship beer.
Sons Brewing Co.
The Sons Brewing Company has pizzas in the chewy Neapolitan style that have become a staple in Florida. Other utter chicken wings, tacos with yellowfin ahi tuna, and Charcuterie and cheese platters with an artisanal feel. They even have a duck báhn-mì that is definitely delectable. That is only a sample of the cuisine on offer at 3 Sons Brewing Co., where head chef Nicolay Adinaguev and brewer/founder Corey Artanis are as passionate about their culinary menu as much as their taproom’s keg selections.
Although Artanis’ incredibly flavorful, barrel-aged imperial stouts may be his specialty, beer drinkers visit his 1,400-square-foot Broward County brewery to sample a broad range of beer varieties. On a daily tap menu that ranges from an American-style rice lager called “Rice Crispy Bois,” which is gently hopped and easy to drink, to strongly fruited sours, you can choose almost anything to combine with a meal.