Many of these beers have strong citrus flavors inspired by the orange from this part of the world.
If you're planning a trip to the Sunshine State anytime soon, don't miss these awesome beer-filled destinations.
Ybor City is a must-see destination for beer lovers, with the Tampa Bay Brewing Company. Right next door, Zydeco Brew Werks is a hotspot with New Orleans-inspired dishes like catfish nuggets, po'boys, buffalo shrimp, and grits, each pairing perfectly with a Sunroof beer. pale ale, loaded with tropical fruits. Once you've enjoyed Ybor City, take a ride over to Angry Chair Brewing for spectacular confectionery beers ranging from Rocky Road to German Chocolate Cupcake.
Tampa Bay's beer culture began in Ybor City when Florida Brewing opened in the bustling Latin Quarter in 1896. Between brick streets and iron balconies, you'll find more than 130 years of Cuban culture, including classic cuisine at Florida's oldest restaurant ( El Columbia), a park dedicated to the hero José Martí, and cigar masters continue to roll cigars by hand as they have since 1885.
Orlando residents enjoy beer so much that over the past decade dozens of acclaimed craft breweries have sprung up to quench our thirst, with new options debuting regularly. If you're in the mood for a freshly-poured beer at the gate, Ellipsis Brewing sits just north of the airport, providing visitors with a wide range of options including Masamune NEIPA and the fruity Southernmost Berliner Weisse. Just east of downtown Orlando, Sideward Brewing Co. is a prime spot for a barrel-aged imperial stout paired with a tempeh reuben, while Ivanhoe Village is home to the charming Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company. Founded in 2018,
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Myers breweries and distilleries brew beers with the freshest local ingredients and add a touch of local fun. If you plan to stay in the downtown district, Coastal Dayz Brewery is home to options ranging from Rock-N-Reef Irish Red to the beloved Seaz The Day, a hazy IPA with savory fruit notes. Fort Myers Brewing Company is a particularly relaxing gathering place thanks to its huge outdoor seating section with live music, food trucks, and sweet selections like Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter.
Of course, no trip to Fort Myers is complete without taking time to visit Sanibel Island and enjoy live music and an extensive beer list ranging from cream ale to beechwood-smoked lager at Point Ybel Brewing Company.
Jacksonville is the largest city by area in the United States, and all that sprawling land leaves plenty of room for some incredible breweries, each featured prominently on the Jax Ale Trail. Downstairs in the drinking and eating paradise of San Marco, Aardwolf Brewing Company offers a wide variety of complex beers, with the Triple IPA and Don't Be Suspicious Imperial IPA being two top choices for hop lovers. After exploring the neighborhood, Bold City Brewing with a central location as well as a location in the vibrant neighborhood of
Five Points both serve favorites like Mad Manatee IPA and Killer Whale cream ale. If you plan to spend your time in Jacksonville Beach, be sure to visit Engine 15 Brewing Co. for a refreshing J'ville Lager after a day of surf and sun.
Miami is an incredible destination for all kinds of tourists, and craft beer lovers are no exception. The city's colorful Wynwood district is a brewery-hopping paradise, outfitted with local favorites like J Wakefield Brewing, a haven for stouts, sours and a Star Wars-inspired setting, and the dazzling La Tropical Brewery, a massive resort home to a verdant garden courtyard, incredible Latin American cuisine, and plenty of top-shelf beer to wash it down. Across the water, Miami Beach's Abbey Brewing Company offers rich dark beers and even Belgian monk-inspired quadruple beer in a cozy setting, while Lincoln's Beard Brewing Co. is home to regular live music and hearty IPAs like the hazy Purrrfect Pale Ale.
With the wide variety of places to enjoy a good beer in these Florida cities,
there is no doubt that your visit and the flavors you will taste in the Sunshine State will be unforgettable.