Breweries tend to be popping up in Florida faster than we can yell “hops”. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, sometimes there is nothing more refreshing than sitting on the beach and letting the waves tickle your feet with a cold, locally crafted beer in hand. If you’re itching for an I.P.A. or craving a craft, then we have the very best breweries in Florida right here.
1. Funky Buddha Brewery - 1201 NE 38th St, Oakland Park, FL 33334
Funky Buddha Brewery has been around for quite some time, since 2010 to be exact. It has officially become a weekend hang spot in South Florida with the combination of food trucks outside, delicious brews inside and tons of games to play. Corn hole, anyone?
2. Aardwolf Brewing Company - 1461 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207
What is an Aardwolf? A mix between an aardvark and a wolf? Well, it's irrelevant at this point because this funky brewery is worth checking out regardless of the mascot. If you're a craft beer enthusiast, then this is definitely a hidden gem to try.
3. Fat Point Brewing - 611 Charlotte St, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Visitors rave about Fat Point Brewing and even those who aren’t beer enthusiasts have enjoyed a trip or two. Set in more of an industrial area, get your fix of in-house craft brews and maybe you’ll be lucky enough to catch some live music, too.
4. Wynwood Brewing Company - 565 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127
A hidden treasure in the heart of this now-famed art district in Miami, Wynnwod Brewing Company is a tiny place with big flavor. Get there early to snag a seat because those are limited—but the brews are ever-flowing and in abundance.
5. Cycle Brewing - 534 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Cycle Brewing in St. Pete, Florida serves up delicious brews in one of the most eclectic parts of town. Don't forget to fill your growler when you visit and take some home!
6. Cigar City Brewery - 3924 W Spruce St, Tampa, FL 33607
Cigar City Brewery out of Tampa, Florida has been a staple for many locals and visitors to the city. Featuring an expansive mix of craft beers, make sure to get the sampler so you can try everything they offer.
7. Florida Keys Brewing Co - 200 Morada Way, Islamorada, FL 33036
Sometimes the Florida Keys are synonymous with a refreshing, cold beer, which is why Florida Keys Brewing Co is such a welcomed joint. It’s a no-frills kind of brewery which lets guests enjoy a cold one while simultaneously enjoying the sunshine.
8. M.I.A. Brewing - 10400 NW 33rd St #150, Doral, FL 33172
M.I.A Brewing is not your average brewhouse. While there are still tons of delicious brews and food to indulge in, this tropical-inspired environment is more for those who are looking for a night out on the town.
9. Tampa Bay Brewing Company - 1600 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
Right in the center of Ybor City, you’ll find Tampa Bay Brewing Company. This old school brewing spot serves up delicious plates of food, while also providing a wide selection of personalized beers to taste and try.
10. Due South Brewing Company - 2900 High Ridge Rd #3, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Set in a warehouse, this unique brewery is the type of place you'd come to get away from the crowds. If you visit on weekends you can pair your delicious brews with on-site food trucks and make the experience an adventure for your tastebuds.
11. Ancient City Brewing - 3420 Agricultural Center Dr #8, St. Augustine, FL 32092
The downtown tap room of Ancient City Brewing is a must-visit place when you’re in the nation's oldest city. Grab a few brews and take home a growler or two and enjoy the fresh air and ocean breeze.
12. Schnebly’s Winery & Brewery - 30205 SW 217th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030
Perhaps the most unique of all the breweries, Schnebly's began as a winery on lush, tropical grounds in Homestead, Florida and has expanded to include delicious and creative brews, too. Talk about a beer paradise.
13. Barrel of Monks Brewing - 1141 S Rogers Cir #5, Boca Raton, FL 33487
Ready for the best Belgian-style beer in the state? Barrel of Monks Brewing in Boca Raton provides refreshingly delicious beers every time, and a fun, quaint atmosphere to boot. This is a hidden gem brewery for many.
14. Tequesta Brewing - 287 US-1, Tequesta, FL 33469
While Tequesta Brewing may not have your average brewhouse setting, this microbrewery still has a phenomenal tasting room that all should try. Whenever you’re in the Jupiter, Florida area, head north to Tequesta and get ready for brew heaven.
15. Swamp Head Brewery - 3650 SW 42nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32608
If you’re ever in Gainesville, Florida take the Swamp Head Brewery tour. It will absolutely delight. However, it’s the tasting and tap room that general attracts the most guests. Get ready to try tons of beer, IPAs and Sours and Stouts, alike.
16. 7venth Sun Brewing - 1012 Broadway, Dunedin, FL 34698
7venth Sun Brewing has won a lot of awards for its beers. Yet, it still remains much of an under-the-radar place for many. Stop by the brewery for a creative selection of craft beers and enjoy the locals who frequent this charming spot.
17. J. Wakefield Brewing - 120 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127
J. Wakefield Brewing has always been handcrafting unique and tasty beers. In fact, they’ve been around since 2005 and call the the Wynwood Arts District home. Which means not only can you snag delectable Florida Weisses, but you can also appreciate the street art surrounding.
Are you a brew connoisseur? How many of these Florida Breweries have you been to? Share in the comments. Or if you want to keep this list going, add some of your favorites that we may have missed!