Whether it’s a biergarten or a tasting room, there’s no denying that beer destinations are popping up around town. It’s part of a nation wide trend that’s finding a home in Florida, and Miami is considered a big contender in the game. For those who enjoy brews and learning more about the process behind their favorite beverage, breweries offer a comforting and simultaneously exciting experience. There’s a lot of nightlife to sift through when you’re searching for the best possible beer destinations, and we’ve done some of the work for you by listing some of the locals favorite spots to head to.
Seven esteemed breweries and Wekiva Island will team up Saturday for a day of pint-drinking and canvas-painting on the Wekiva River.
Did you know that Florida ranks tenth in the nation when it comes to the craft brewery scene? Orlando is just one of the cities capitalizing on this trend, and it’s one that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. If there’s one thing that’s true in the night life scene in Orlando, it’s that people love their craft beer. There are quite a lot of options to choose from if you’re planning on embarking on brew tour in the area, so how do you know which ones to prioritize first? Check out the highest rated beer destinations in Orlando below! Continue reading
Bousa Brewing Company, the newest craft brewery in South Florida and Little River District’s first independent brewery, will celebrate the official grand opening of their taproom on Friday, November 10, starting at 7pm.
“Look, another industrial park.”
My wife wasn’t exactly kidding when she said that. As Florida’s craft beer scene continues to grow, that growth – more often than not – tends to be in industrial parks. They’re spacious, have plenty of parking when regular businesses are closed but tap rooms are open, and have the necessary zoning for when breweries want to expand and distribute.
This is how we found ourselves, and our 2-year old daughter, heading into the Alico Commercial Park in Ft. Myers.
The brewery in question is Palm City Brewing, opened this summer by high school basketball coach turned brewer and owner Ryan Bowen. Ryan homebrewed for years, finally opening up a brewery after receiving the blessing and financial know-how of his wife Marianne almost five years ago.
Yeah, and he shall lament the forgotten joys of the brown ale…
Maybe that’s a bit much, but people jsut don’t make brown ales like they used to. I like brown ales, and I’m a big fan of Central 28 Brewing in Debary. To be honest, I had no idea they had a brown ale in release, that brew being Miss Mary Brown (Brown Ale, 6% ABV), named after the Great Grandmother of Central 28’s co-owner Kathy DeBisshop.
Gainesville brewery Swamphead has grown from a small, local brewery to recently rolling out statewide distribution for their core beers. Focusing on hop-forward beers and a strong adoration for the natural Florida, their brews are classic styles with incredibly flavorful recipes that are remarkably easy to drink.
I spoke to founder and brewer Luke Kemper and Marketing Director Brandon Nappy about the Natural Florida, bombers, and Tallahassee.
It genuinely pains me to say this, but the downward slide of customer service at Walt Disney World, notably Epcot, is nothing short of breathtaking.
I remember how things used to be; they were actually quite fun. Employees were nice, food was excellent, and a day in the parks was actually a good time. Now, you have security guards that act like they’re guarding the Hope Diamond, ride operators that openly mock you for not knowing every detail of their increasingly rediculous Fastpass system, and an extra special shoutout to the college kid at Guest Relations for forcing a 2 year old to wait in the heat almost 2 hours for food instead of trying to help.
Absolutely wonderful there.