By Chris Kernstock
We've got something brewing in Orlando. From ales to stouts to lagers, beers crafted in Orlando have come of age and are fan favorites among locals and visitors alike. Our brews blend Orlando's love for fun and sun and beckon beer lovers to come enjoy what's on tap around the City Beautiful. Turn your vacation into a beer-cation with these five Orlando breweries that are crafting uniquely formulated beers in-house.
Your beer flight begins here with our five local breweries in Orlando.
With beers named after Orlando streets, this pet-friendly brewery began with a group of friends dreaming of leaving the commercial world behind. They opened doors in 2016 with their head brewer, Noah Cowles who stays true to style. They also source talent locally from the entertainment to offering the chance for locals to become a guest brewer!
In the heart of the Mills 50 District near downtown Orlando, this brewery and tasting room offers pure, clean ingredients and a brewing system that exemplifies the same. Their beers are made using local ingredients, such as fruit & coffee and are fermented and aged in wine barrels from local Quantum Leap Winery.
Located in downtown, this is Florida's oldest organic microbrewery. They are committed to brewing their beer in accordance with the German Purity Law of 1516 (the Reinheitsgebot). located on Atlanta Street near downtown. In their impressive tasting room, sample their rotating offering of brews crafted with only 4 ingredients: water, hops, yeast and malted barley. And take a brewery tour every day at 6 p.m. (except Sundays).
Minutes from Orlando's theme parks, and located in historical Winter Garden, the beer from this brewer is sold exclusively in cans and kegs. The brewing process is monitored under the close personal attention of an award winning experienced brewmasters, Kent and Chad, to ensure the vision is reached batch after batch using traditional brewing methods; hence why there are no bottles just cans that protect their brew from the Florida sun's UV rays.
Famous for their James Beard nominated chefs, James and Julie Petrakis, this Winter Park southern style cookery and brewery serves 9 beers on tap and one on cask. Brew master, Larry Foor crafts beers to be perfectly paired with the food on the dining menu. Stop in for pint or get it on the run in Orlando's first to-go crowler (canned versions of beer growler).
Have fun but get a cab if you get a little tipsy. After a beer or two, click here to call up a local cab to take you where you need to go.
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Written by Chris Kernstock, Content and Social Media Developer for Visit Orlando. He enjoys the Florida life, being underwater, filming, photography, GoPro, Drones and is an Orlandoan!