A Brew Tour of Orlando, Florida

Florida Beer Drinkers! Did you know there’s a Central Florida Brew Trail?

It’s been my husband’s dream to drink a pint at every single brewery on the Central Brew Trail, and this summer we checked quite a few off.

If you’re looking for breweries to visit in Orlando, here are some of our favorites we’ve tried:

Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company


Where: Ivanhoe Park area of Orlando
Favorite Beers: Toboggan Blonde & Joyland IPA
Atmosphere: This brewery was real small – food trucks out front, live music inside. Dogs are welcome inside which was nice in the Florida heat. There was a literal children’s birthday party going on when we got there too, complete with Bounce House, clown DJ and balloon artist.
Visit: https://ivanhoeparkbrewing.com/our-brews/ 

Ravenous Pig


Where: Winter Park
Favorite Beers: Lone Palm Golden Ale & Red Drum
Atmosphere: If you’re familiar with The Polite Pig at Disney Springs, this is its swankier older brother. Sitting at the former home of Cask & Larder, Ravenous Pig is serving up delicious, sustainably sourced and local-inspired cuisine and killer home brews. This is the kind of place where you’ll expect to see punch served in tea cups, where whisky bottles line old bookshelves behind the bar, where your bar tender is wearing an authentically vintage leather butcher’s apron. It’s hipster and it wears it well.
Visit: https://www.theravenouspig.com/ 


The Bear and Peacock Brewery


Where: Winter Park
Favorite Beers: Goldilocks Belgium Gold (8.5% APV)
Atmosphere: Admittedly, I think we visited Bear and Peacock on an off day. The vast, cool, speakeasy feeling place was empty except for us, our beers, and Hairspray playing on the taproom TVs. However, anyplace that can offer the subtleness of a Golden ale with an APV of 8.5% deserves my business, and a spot on this list.
Visit: http://thebearandpeacock.com/ 


Deadly Sins Brewing


Where: Winter Park
Favorite Beers: Side Chick Blonde Ale & Rainbow Mountains IPA
Atmosphere: Deadly Sins taproom offers free popcorn, wide garage-style doors that open to let in some air, and board games to keep you occupied. Located in what appears to be a warehouse, it’s staff was some of the friendliest we encountered.
Visit: http://deadlysinsbrewing.com/

And, because I’m talking breweries, I cant forget to mention one of my favorites in Winter Garden, Crooked Can Brewery.

Have a favorite brewery we haven’t tried yet? Tell me about it in the comments below!