The Orlando brewery scene continues to expand rapidly, and one of the best ways to experience the growing craft beer industry is by following the Central Florida Ale Trail. Make a purchase at one of the 16 participating breweries and ask for an ale trail map. You’ll collect stamps as you visit each brewery and be awarded an official Central Florida Ale Trail growler once you’ve completed the entire map. Be sure to check out these 7 fantastic breweries on your journey!
426 W Plant St, Winter Garden, Florida 34787
Located in the heart of Plant Street Market, Crooked Can Brewery is a gem surrounded by artisan shops selling interesting wares and food dishes. The taproom of the brewery is on the smaller side, and there usually is a healthy crowd of beer enthusiasts on any given weekend. Take a the tour and receive a souvenir glass filled with beer. The brewery even has Yoga out on the front lawn that includes a pint of beer after class.
Try This: Cloud Chaser Hefeweizen
855 E State Rd 434, Winter Springs, FL 32708
With a desire to bring the beer culture of the West Coast to Orlando, Red Cypress Brewery is fueled by the love of the craft beer movement in Central Florida. Locally-sourced ingredients can be found in brews, and the beers offered playfully pay homage to the unique fun that can be only experienced in the Sunshine State.
Try This: Devil’s Chair IPA
2810 Corrine Drive, Orlando, FL 32803
Five full sized oak barrels are used as primary fermentors at Redlight Redlight. The brewery specializes in sour and wild beers and even placed third in the Best Florida Beer Competition. In addition to barrels, the brewery also employs a 50 liter brewhouse and three 14 gallon temperature controlled fermentors. This brewery is smaller but continues to grow year after year.
Try This: Black Morning Belgian Sour Stout
1014 FL-436, Casselberry, FL 32707
Located in Casselberry, FL, Bowigens Beer Company specializes in “recrafting perceptions” and hopes to open the eyes of beer enthusiasts. Featuring fun nightly themes like trivia on Tuesdays, this brewery also encourages guests to try new infusions during Randall Wednesdays.
Try This: Toasted Almond Brown Ale
1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827
Known for its superb menu, Cask & Larder serves up cured meats, freshly sourced fish and shellfish, preserved fruits and pickled veggies. This “Southern Public House” also pays tribute to the legacy of the Prohibition days with made-on-site brews incorporating fresh, local ingredients. Order a pint and come hungry for a truly delicious experience.
Try This: Olde Southern Wit
480 S. Ronald Reagan Blvd, Longwood, FL 32750
Featuring a state-of-the-art taproom, Hourglass Brewing brews more than 70 unique speciality beers throughout the year. The brewery is home to an extensive barrel aging program that allows the team to bring new and exciting beers to the Florida craft beer market. Perfect for the kids is the newly added catalogue of craft sodas like Maple Blueberry Belgian Waffle Soda.
Try This: Stormgazer
1301 Atlanta Ave, Orlando, FL 32806
Sporting 24 taps in its taproom, Orlando Brewing serves craft beer fans organic beer freshly brewed in accordance with the German Purity Law of 1516. The taproom is a great place to relax with a pint and listen to live music by local and touring bands. The brewery also offers free tours Monday – Saturday at 6pm that allow visitors to take a peek into the brewing process.
Try This: O-Town Brown Ale
Explore the Central Florida Ale Trail on your next visit to Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria Resorts, where villa and condo accommodations are available for booking. Hotel accommodations can also be booked at Crown Club Inn Orlando by Exploria Resorts. Visit our Destinations tab at the top of this page for more information.