Get a taste of Orlando’s craft beer scene with unbelievably real brews inspired by the iconic sights, sounds and flavors of Orlando and the Sunshine State (Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company pictured).


Pour yourself a crisp glass of Florida sunshine with flavorful brews inspired by Orlando’s vibrant neighborhoods, sports teams and natural attractions. You’ll find regional flavors aplenty at Orlando’s craft breweries, pour houses and bottle shops, not to mention in our restaurants and theme parks, making it easy — and delicious — to get a taste of the Sunshine State the next time you’re in town.

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About Orlando’s Craft Beer Scene

Brass Tap restaurant in the Mills 50 area of Orlando
The Twisted Handle in Orlando’s Mills 50 Main Street District Offers Several Orlando- and Florida-Themed Beers

“Orlando’s beer scene has definitely seen a slow and steady growth with a lot of newer breweries,” shares Glenn Closson, co-founder of Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company in the Ivanhoe Village Main Street District. He calls Orlando “a staple city to check out a variety of different beer styles and overall taproom experiences.”

Visit any major Orlando pour house and you’ll quickly see what he means. “We feature eight Central Florida and 22 Florida breweries,” says Kristi Davis, managing partner at City Works Eatery & Pour House, part of Disney Springs®. “We have over 80 beers on tap, and we would definitely recommend getting a beer flight so that you can enjoy up to four different beers of your choosing.”

“Orlando has a lot of fresh new faces that are creating some amazing beers,” adds Closson. “We all work together and collaborate to help the industry grow in the Central Florida area.” We’ll cheers to that.

Beer Inspired by Orlando

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Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company

Orlando-Inspired Beer by Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company

Nestled near the shore, with a patio overlooking Lake Ivanhoe and scenic Gaston Edwards Park, Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company offers several beers inspired by Orlando’s neighborhoods, sports teams and more. It’s named after Ivanhoe Park (later renamed Joyland), an amusement park that operated on the shores of Lake Ivanhoe in the 1900s.

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“From the beginning, we always wanted our core beers to encapsulate the history of Ivanhoe Village,” says Closson. “When we come up with new beer names and styles, we do try to tie back to that history, but we have also done some fun ones that aren't specifically [tied to] the history and just more so something the staff have a passion for.”

Joyland American IPA at Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®

Joyland American IPA

One of four core brews, Joyland is a hoppy American IPA named for one of Orlando’s first amusement parks. It’s brewed with American malt and hops and has a slightly dry finish.

Park Hopp’r and Sunshine Greetings at Plantees Burgers

Park Hopp’r Golden Pilsner

Crisp, clean and refreshing, the Park Hopp’r golden pilsner pays homage to vibrant Orlando communities like Ivanhoe Park, College Park, Baldwin Park, Audubon Park Garden District, Thornton Park and Winter Park. “Orlando has such a fun history beyond the parks and their Main Street program is like no other,” says Closson. “Park Hopp'r was created with hopping around the Orlando neighborhoods [in mind]. We did hope that it would bring the attention from theme park hopping to enjoying what our local Main Streets and Park Districts have to offer.”

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See the Orlando Solar Bears at Kia Center

Orlando Guardians Florida Ale, Bear Brew Florida Ale & Magic Brew Florida Lager

Beyond representing Orlando’s unique neighborhoods, Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company is also the official craft beer partner of the XFL’s Orlando Guardians, ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears and NGA G League’s Osceola Magic. Crack open a collectible beer can with live sports events at Camping World Stadium, Kia Center and Silver Spurs Arena, or head to Ivanhoe Park Brewing for official watch parties, giveaways, player meet and greets, and more.

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“Our commitment to community has to be what is so special about Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co.” says Closson. “This connects into the amazing events we host, the atmosphere that our staff create, the award-winning beers that our brew team have created, and definitely all of the local partnerships we have supported year after year.” The team has also partnered with Florida State Parks, the Orange County Library System and more local organizations over the years, so keep an eye out for even more delicious partnerships during your next visit.

New York Beer Project

Orlando Lager by New York Beer Project

Brewed with the Sunshine State in mind, Orlando Lager is a refreshing, crushable and delicious lager from New York Beer Project in Winter Garden. Try it in a flight paired with seasonal and flagship blends for the full NYBP experience.

The Ravenous Pig Brewing Co. Beer Garden

Foxtail Coffee Blonde Ale by The Ravenous Pig Brewing Co.

Taste Orlando’s collaborative spirit in action at The Ravenous Pig Brewing Co., a small-batch brewery from the James Beard-nominated team behind MICHELIN Guide eatery The Ravenous Pig. Part of their core lineup, the Foxtail Coffee Blonde Ale is a golden ale brewed with locally roasted Peruvian coffee from Winter Park neighbor Foxtail Coffee Co.

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The Ravenous Pig Brewing Co. also offers fun locally inspired brews throughout the year, like the Wit’er Park orange and coriander wheat beer, and Foxtail Autumn Spiced Blonde Ale. Enjoy them in The Ravenous Pig beer garden, at the Milkhouse in The Milk District, at Cask & Larder inside Orlando International Airport (MCO), at The Polite Pig at Disney Springs, and more locations throughout Orlando.

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Rockpit Brewing in the SODO District

SODO Blondin by Rockpit Brewing

This crisp house blonde is named for the SODO District, a walkable Main Street district near downtown Orlando with vibrant live arts and plentiful dining options. It’s made in-house at Rockpit Brewing, which also produces fun seasonal brews inspired by sunshine, citrus and more tropical temptations.

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Exploria Stadium, Home of Orlando City Soccer Club

Purple Mane Pale Ale by Broken Strings Brewery

Cheer on Orlando’s Major League Soccer team with a glass of Purple Mane Pale Ale, crafted in honor of Orlando City Soccer Club. This classic American pale ale is brewed with Citra and Cascade hops by Broken Strings Brewery in downtown Orlando.

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Audubon Bitter by Redlight Redlight

Brewed in honor of the Audubon Park Garden District, this English pale ale is one of several sublime offerings from microbrewery and bottle shop Redlight Redlight. You’ll also find a literal book full of bottled and canned options with local brews and exotic imports alike.

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Hourglass Brewing

I-4 Eyesore by Hourglass Brewing

Named after the infamous Majesty Building on I-4, about 25 minutes north of our main tourism districts, the I-4 Eyesore is a classic Florida lager with just the right amount of refreshing citrus flavor. Find it at Hourglass Brewing in the Curry Ford West Main Street district, just 10 minutes from downtown Orlando.

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Crooked Can Brewing Company

Seasonal Beer by Crooked Can Brewing Company

In addition to core brews like the Florida Sunshine — more on that in a moment — Crooked Can Brewing Company in Winter Garden offers several locally-inspired brews and special creations throughout the year. They include:

  • Citrus Kicker: This refreshing springtime IPA features local orange and grapefruit zest in honor of the once flourishing citrus industry of Winter Garden.
  • Axum Coffee Stout: This delectable coffee chocolate stout is created in partnership with Axum Coffee, one of Crooked Can’s neighbors inside dining collective Plant Street Market. It’s available exclusively during the winter months.
  • West Orange Trailblazer: Last spring, Crooked Can introduced the West Orange Trailblazer, a light rice lager that’s perfect for some midday refreshment along the West Orange Trail, a 22-mile recreational trail with Winter Garden at its heart.

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Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®

Brewtiful City Pale Ale by Crooked Can Brewing Company

Available exclusively at Boardwalk sports bar at Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Brewtiful City Pale Ale offers a refreshing aroma and a light, balanced flavor. It’s created by Crooked Can Brewing Company in Winter Garden.

City Beautiful IPA at Orlando Brewing Inside Orlando International Airport

City Beautiful IPA by Orange Blossom Brewing

Born in Orlando, the City Beautiful IPA is a classic American IPA made with the four C’s of American hops: Cascade, Centennial, Chinook and Columbus. It was created by seventh-generation Floridian and Orlando native Tom Moench of Orange Blossom Brewing, and is available at many of Orlando’s top restaurants and attractions — just use the beer locator on the brewery’s website to find this classic drink near you.

Bowigens Beer Company

407 Pils by Bowigens Beer Company

Brewed by Bowigens Beer Company in Casselberry, the 407 Pils — named after Orlando’s area code — is a German-style pilsner treated with salt and lime. In addition to the main Casselberry brewery, Bowigens has Orlando-area tap rooms in Longwood and Avalon Park.

Oviedo Brewing Company

Orlando-Inspired Beer by Oviedo Brewing Company

40 minutes north of our main tourism districts, near the University of Central Florida, Oviedo Brewing Company has several beers inspired by Orlando and the Sunshine State.

  • Florida Boi Light Lager: This light-bodied lager is designed for smooth, easy drinking with little hop bitterness and a clean, dry finish. It’s ideal for relaxing on the patio, spending the day on the water, or exploring the great outdoors.
  • Southern Hill Blues: Created in collaboration with Clermont-based Southern Hill Farms, this blueberry sour is slightly sweet and slightly tart. It’s the perfect companion for a day of live music, wagon rides and u-pick seasonal produce at this family-owned farm.
  • DeKnightful: This Belgian Style Tripel Ale is brewed in honor of the University of Central Florida Knights, with esters of spice, slight bubble gum and clove.
  • More: Oviedo Brewing Company also produces several brews inspired by the Oviedo lifestyle. They include the crisp Oviedo Zen (Southern German-style Heifeweizen), Red Bug Red (American Amber Red Ale with notes of toffee, caramel, cherries and plum raisins) and Rooster Trails (Mexican-inspired pale lager brewed in collaboration with the local Oviedo Jeep club crew), plus even more craft beers brewed in house.

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Craft Beer Inspired by Florida

Crooked Can Brewing Company in Winter Garden

Florida Sunshine by Crooked Can Brewing Company

Designed as “a beer for the masses,” Florida Sunshine is a crisp, all Pilsen Malt Lager with a soft, bread malt profile and a faint hop bitterness to balance. It’s one of three core beers available year-round at Crooked Can Brewery in Winter Garden.

Orange Blossom Pilsner at Universal CityWalk

Orange Blossom Pilsner by Orange Blossom Brewing Company

There are 2.3 teaspoons of pure Orange Blossom Honey in every can of Orange Blossom Pilsner for a sweet, refreshing Florida flavor. Double your dosage with OBP Squared, which uses half the water and double the natural ingredients for a sweet sip with 11% ABV.

Sunny Key Lime by Big Storm Brewery

Most of Big Storm Brewery’s beers are inspired by the tropics, from the Palm Bender IPA to the Gulf-inspired Tropic Pressure golden ale. The Sunny Key Lime wheat ale is a standout, offering a tart, refreshing citrus flavor that taste like Florida’s favorite dessert. Their closest taproom is part of the Kia Center in Orlando’s Parramore district. It’s open to the public for all Kia Center events.

Sunshine State Florida Lager by Carib Brewery USA

Brewed in Cape Canaveral, the Sunshine State Florida Lager is a classic amber lager with roasted malt and caramel notes, and a clean, smooth finish. It’s one of many Florida brews on draft at City Works Pour House & Eatery, as well as hotels, markets and theme parks throughout Orlando.

Ponce Inlet, Near Daytona Beach

Daytona Dirty Blonde by Persimmon Hollow Brewing

This laid-back blonde ale is inspired by sun and surf on nearby Daytona Beach, just one hour east of our main tourism districts. Find it at Persimmon Hollow Brewing in Lake Eola, at Flamingo Crossings near Walt Disney World® Resort, or at their Deland or Daytona Beach tap houses.

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Suncreek Brewery in Clermont, Florida

Sun Squishy by Suncreek Brewery

The flagship IPA for Suncreek Brewery in Clermont, Sun Squishy is dry hopped with Belma and Citra hops for an approachable citrus flavor with a hint of strawberry. The brewery also offers a Clermont Champions Lager inspired by locals and athletes who train on the city’s robust trails and rolling hills. Clermont is about 40 minutes northwest of our main tourism districts.

Sunshine Greetings by Central 28 Beer Company

Brewed by Central 28 Beer Company in DeBary, Sunshine Greetings is a hibiscus wheat ale with subtle floral and citrus notes. The tasting room is 30 minutes north of Orlando and easily accessible via the SunRail commuter train, perfect for a relaxed day of brewery-hopping across Central Florida.

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Florida Man Pale Ale From Cigar City Brewing

Florida Man from Cigar City Brewing

Inspired by the legendary Florida Man, this double India pale ale is “brewed with a nearly criminal amount of hops and a moderate bitterness.” It hails from Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, about 90 minutes south of Orlando, but you can find it at numerous pour houses throughout Central Florida.

St. Pete Beach

Floridian Wheat Beer from Funky Buddha

Inspired by the freewheeling spirit of the Sunshine State, this unfiltered German-style wheat beer is smooth and flavorful, with banana, spice and citrus notes. Take that vacation feeling to the next level with the Tropical Floridian, which boasts a fruity, juicy and tropical flavor profile perfect for soaking up some sunshine. Try it right here in Orlando or hop aboard the new Brightline high-speed rail from Orlando International Airport to visit the Funky Budda tap house near Fort Lauderdale.

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Taste Test

Now that you know your options, all that remains is for you to get out there and sample the Orlando-inspired beers our city has to offer. Beyond the breweries mentioned above, here are a few more unique spots to help kick start your craft beer journey in Orlando.

  • Á La Cart hosts fun tap takeovers in The Milk District with 15 available taps and a permanent collection of food trucks.
  • City Works Eatery & Pour House has 100 draft handles for beer, wine and cider at Disney Springs.
  • Pour Choice Taphouse in Mills 50® has 50 self-serve taps which are priced by the ounce, making it easy to try a little of everything that catches your eye.
  • Orlando Beer Spa invites you to experience beer-ception on International Drive as you soak in a hops-infused hot tub and sip on unlimited draft beer from Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company.

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