When one thinks of central Florida usually mouse ears come to mind, but did you know that Orlando is also home to a fair number of excellent microbreweries? Quality brewing has become a tradition in the Orlando area, quickly catching up with other renowned microbrew locales such as Oregon and Vermont; the list of talented brew crafters bringing their wares to the public in Orlando grows each year. We know that when you want to head out to a good brewhaus you want to know you’re headed towards something good, so we’ve handpicked the cream of the crop for you. One note: Most Orlando breweries do not have food menus, though they do allow you to bring your own food and also offer food from outside menus.
Best Breweries in Orlando
When you sidle up to the bar at Broken Cauldron Brewery & Taproom, the first things you see are Jim Morrison’s face painted on the office door and the massive menu of handcrafted beers written on a chalkboard above the bar. The beer names sound like Morrison came up with them: Lemmy’s Big Ass, Liquid Vinyl, Purple Mane… the list goes on, and they are all stellar.
Orlando Brewing is by far the area’s most popular brewery and is hailed for their purist brewing tactics. Using only four organic ingredients, water, hops, yeast and malted barley, Orlando Brewing’s beers are second to none and they have great live music.
Ten10 Brewing Co. is one of the few Orlando brewhauses that serves food, and they have a wonderful lineup of Old World-style craft beers.
The brew masters at Redlight, Redlight have come up with some rather eclectic microbrews, and offer an entertaining 100-beer course aimed at making you a discriminating beer connoisseur.
For a really unusual brewery experience, check out the zany, graffiti-covered environment of Hourglass Brewing where you can enjoy unique, high-quality brews made with premium ingredients from around the world. Hourglass Brewing also has art shows and celebrates obscure calendar events such as National Dog Day.
C’mon On, Get Hoppy!
Orlando is certainly a veritable nirvana for beer lovers, and between one exciting activity and the next, it’s nice to slow down and savor some of the area’s finest craft brews. Whether you are seeking relatively tame brews or something completely far out, you’re sure to find it in Orlando. Our team of knowledgeable staff at Vacome is here to assist you in all your vacation desires, including finding your way to the perfect brewery, so contact us today to start making plans for your ultimate Orlando vacation.