What’s on Tap: Orlando’s Local Breweries

Crooked Can Brewing in Winter Garden

Raise a glass to breweries in Orlando.

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 destination. Turn your vacation into a beer-cation with these five Orlando breweries that are crafting uniquely formulated beers in-house.

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Ocean Sun Brewing

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 in 2016 with their head brewer, Noah Cowles, who stays true to style. They also source talent locally, offering the chance for locals to become a guest brewer!

Ten10 Brewing Company

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 and coffee, and are fermented and aged in wine barrels from local Quantum Leap Winery.

Orlando Brewing

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). In their impressive tasting room, sample their rotating offering of brews crafted with only four ingredients: water, hops, yeast and malted barley. You can also take a free brewery tour every day at 6 p.m., except Sundays. Tours are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Crooked Can Brewing

Close to Orlando's theme parks in historic Winter Garden, this brewer exclusively sells beer in cans and kegs. The brewing process is monitored under the close personal attention of award-winning 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 protecting their brew from the Florida sun's UV rays.

Cask & Larder

Famous for their James Beard-nominated chefs, James and Julie Petrakis, this Southern-style cookery and brewery, now located inside Orlando International Airport, serves eight rotating beer taps with popular Cask & Larder favorites like Lone Palm Golden Ale, Working Man Porter, Red Drum and Five Points IPA, along with seasonal selections. Brewmaster Larry Foor crafts beers to be perfectly paired with the food on the dining menu.

Have fun, but get a cab if you get a little tipsy. After a beer or two, click here to call a local cab to take you where you need to go.

Cover image courtesy Crooked Can Brewing

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