Orlando, Florida Craft Breweries

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Grab a Central Florida Ale Trail map to check out Florida’s craft beer from DeLand to Orlando. The trail currently consists of 26 breweries, but continues to grow.

Orange County Brewers

Orange County Brewers Orlando

Orange County Brewers Flight Card

  • Orange County Brewers is Orlando’s only craft brewery located downtown. There are 9 beers on draft and 3 guest beers. Located inside of Orange Country Brewers is Pizza Bruno, offering wood fired pizza to take out or enjoy in the taproom. 

Broken Strings Brewery

Broken Strings Brewhouse Orlando

Broken Strings Brewery and Tap Room

  • Broken Strings Brewery merged with Black Cauldron Brewery to create Broken Cauldron Taproom. Broken Strings Brewery uses more hops, while Black Cauldron Brewery favors malts. There is outdoor seating, a large taproom, and board games. Note: the location no longer serves food.
  • We recommend the unique Joliet Blueberry Milkshake IPA with blueberries, vanilla, and lactose, and Penny Lane Strawberry Blonde. This blonde ale with strawberries beer might knock our all time favorite Strawberry Blonde from Border Brewing Company in Kansas City out of first place!

Brew Theory Brewery

Brew Theory Brewery

  • Brew Theory Brewery is opening soon. Holding a soft opening in March, this brewery should have operating house soon.

Ten 10 Brewing Company

ten10 brewing company

ten 10 brewing co beer flight

  • We give Ten 10 Brewing Company a score of 10/10. We recommend the Banchee Day Spa, a dry Irish stout with cassis, and our favorite, the Sundae Best, a neopolitian brown ale with vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry.
  • The menu is limited, but the smoked items are prepared on the Big Green Egg, and we were so impressed by the Smoked Wings tossed in housemade buffalo sauce we placed a second order.

Dead Lizard Brewing Company

Broken Lizard Taproom

Dead Lizard Brewing is named after dead lizard found in a yard in the shape of their logo, the center of a  yin-yang, representing zen and serendipity. We recommend the Jalapeno Citrus Cream-Sic-Ale, a cream ale with a kick. Visiting on a Friday, the brewery had live music in the large taproom, complimentary popcorn, and a game room.

Duff Brewery

Duff Brewery Beer

Duff Brewery Guys

Duff Brewery beer garden located in Universal Studios opens every day at 11:00am. There are 2 beers on draft: lite and dark.

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March 2019

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Author: The Traveling Gingerbread

My husband, Mitch, and I have been traveling together over 6 years. Living and working full-time in Pittsburgh, PA, we travel as much as our vacation days and finances allow. We cram each adventure with activities, tours,  and experiences to maximize our time. We always try to visit to a local brewery and can't walk by an Irish pub without stopping in for a pint of Guinness. CREATION OF THE TRAVELING GINGERBREAD: In Tokyo, we smiled every time we saw someone talking on their large, animated phone case. We had to buy one. Having an obsolete IPhone 5, the selection was limited. We purchased a gingerbread off a neglected rack in Shinjuku, Tokyo and The Traveling Gingerbread was born. You can purchase your own gingerbread friend here! The Traveling Gingerbread is an entertaining account of our travels, fun facts, and tips we learned along the way.

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