Funky Buddha Brewing, Oakland Park
The Funky Buddha has some of the best beer in Florida. Originally, it was a beer and hookah lounge in Boca Raton, however, they decided to expand themselves and relocate to a 20,000-square-foot space in Oakland Park. Not only does the Funky Buddha have space and the beer, but local food trucks also head to the Funky Buddha every night – what could be better than food truck eats and a cold beer. We really do recommend that you check this place out. When you’re there, try the Maple Bacon Coffee Porter or the Morning Wood porter. They’re amazing. Find Funky Buddha at your local bar and at https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/.
Just north of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, you’ll find their fresh-faced brewery. It’s fairly new to the craft-beer scene, as it opened in 2011. But don’t let that fool you, they already won a silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival. Tequesta hosts one of South Florida’s first craft breweries, their most well-known beers are the Terminally Ale and Gnarly Barley Pale Ale. Here’s their website http://www.tequestabrewing.com/.
Wynwood Brewing Co., Miami
The first craft production brewery in Miami, Wynwood Brewery was named after the Wynwood Art District, where this brewery was first created. This family-owned and operated brewery was created out of pure enjoyment for creating beer, and their passion has certainly shined through as they’re one of the best breweries in Florida. The district itself is very artsy, and Wynwood Brewery has incorporated some of the neighborhood atmospheres into its facility. If you’re looking for a light and refreshing beer, we recommend Wynwood’s La Rubia blonde ale, if you want something with more of a kick to it, try the award-winning Robust Porter. Take a look at their website http://wynwoodbrewing.com/
7venth Sun Brewing, Dunedin
This brewery knows it all about beer – with good reason. Co-founder of 7venth Sun is a former brewmaster at Anheuser-Busch, with a degree in fermentation science. Their menu is constantly rotating, however, they specialize in sour beers which are always available. If you’re looking for a beer that isn’t something you’ve tried before, then come here. We recommend giving the Key Lime Time Bomb Session IPA a try. Here’s their website http://www.7venthsun.com/
Cycle Brewing, St. Petersburg
If you want to have a taste of this brewery, the only place you get try their beer is at Peg’s Cantina, on Beach Boulevard in the Gulfport’s Arts District. Cycle Brewing produces seasonal beers, which are a must-try when you’re there. But, you also have to try their other well-known beers, the Freewheel Pale Ale and the Cream & Sugar Please Stout. Check out their page http://www.keepsaintpetersburglocal.org/members/view/Cycle-Brewing.
Swamp Head Brewery, Gainesville
Coined the nickname, “The Wetland’s,” Swamp Head Brewery’s tasting room has five brews on tap. But if you’re looking to buy a pack for the game, you’ll be out of luck – Swamp Head doesn’t sell bottled beer. However, if you bring your 32 and 128-ounce growlers, they’ll fill it up for you. When you get there, you have to have these two beers, the Wild Night Honey Cream Ale and the Big Nose IPA. Here’s their wesbite http://swamphead.com/.
Orlando Brewing, Orlando
This unique brewery is in a warehouse next to the Amtrak Station, but don’t be fooled, this spacious brewery is Florida’s only USDA-certified organic brewery. Pretty cool, right? Not only that, the tap room is also pet and children-friendly. There are toys for your kids to play with, and you get to have a beer – a true win-win. Try their Chocolate Mint Girl Stout – a light stout with cacao nibs and dried peppermint. Check out their website http://www.orlandobrewing.com/
Cigar City Brewing
Interested in learning about the beer making process? If you take the brewery tour for $5, you get a pint of your favorite beer and a glass to take home – a pretty sweet deal if you ask us. A great place to check out on the weekends, as various food trucks come and park outside of the brewery. There’s nothing better than a cold beer and a hotdog. Now, when you’re there, we recommend you try to get a ticket for Hunahpu’s Day, where the brewery serves once a year their Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout.If you can get a ticket for that day, the Tocobago Red Ale is another great choice. Check out their site https://cigarcitybrewing.com/.
Rapp Brewing Company, Seminole
If you’re looking for a traditional beer, then look no further. Rapp Brewing Company specializes in handcrafted small batch Ales and Lagers. When you’re there, try out the Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout and the Gose – you won’t regret it. Here’s their website for more information http://www.rappbrewing.com/.
J. Wakefield Brewing
Originally was in school for accounting, John Wakefield’s wife gave him a $50 homebrew kit. This is when his hobby had turned into a passion and turned him into a brew master – and anyone who has tried his beer thanks his wife. John decided to open J. Wakefield Brewing and is now dedicates his time to making tasty and award-winning beer. If you get the chance to check this place out, we highly recommend trying Miami Madness Berliner, Dragon Fruit Passionfruit Berliner and Master Blaster Porter. Check out his website http://www.jwakefieldbrewing.com/.