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Top picks of Florida’s Craft Breweries

The UK has seen resurgence in craft and small-batch brewing in the last few years, but did you know Florida is on the map for producing some of the most delicious craft beers too? The Sunshine State is a perfect location for sitting back in the sun and sipping away on a cold one. So next time you’re in Florida check out some of our favourite breweries. If you want to talk to us about your next holiday, call us on 0800 669 6409.

Cigar City Brewing

This Tampa brewery is a dedicated beer geek and brew novice’s dream. Their latest release, the Cucumber Saison, is a breath of fresh air with notes of melon, tropical fruit, lemongrass and of course, cucumber. All their brews are focused on capitalising on the Latin culture and tobacco-manufacturing history of Tampa Bay, including their regular blends, Jai Alai (an IPA), Tampa-style lager (brewed with German malted barley) and Florida Cracker (Belgian-style white ale).

Funky Buddha Brewery

If you’re looking to taste something new, then head to Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland near the Gold Coast where they serve up some of the most off-the-wall flavours in America. The Maple Bacon Coffee Porter is a favourite choice with a rich and sweet taste of maple syrup. They have also come up with ales that taste of Reese’s Pieces, and the all-American favourite PB&J (Peanut Butter and Jelly). It’s like Willy Wonka opened his own pub.

M.I.A. Brewing

This Miami brewery boasts over 50 taps, 150 beers, and serves mouth-watering food. You have to try their number one pick, the Miami Weiss (get it?), with some very exotic flavours of vanilla, banana and bubble-gum. They also serve up a gluten-free option, called HRD WTR which is sparkling alcoholic water with natural fruit flavours. Don’t miss out on their $5 brewery tour, which also gets you a souvenir glass to take home with you.


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Swamp Head Brewery

We love how proud Swamp Head Brewery is of its Florida heritage. Take a tipple of the Wild Night Honey Cream Ale, which uses Florida honey, producing a light and delicate pint, but bursting with flavour. On Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays they open the brewery for tours where you can take home your limited edition beer glass to remember your visit by.

Cycle Brewing

This bicycle-themed brewery in Downtown St. Petersburg is a popular hangout with locals. Its groovy label art certainly makes them stand out from the crowd. Cycle Brewing offers an impressive line-up of beers with equally impressive names to go with their label, such as ‘Ain’t Too Drunk to Brew’ (cinnamon and vanilla whiskey barrel aged imperial stout with peppers) and ‘Stay Fancy’ (blend of bourbon barrel aged stout and cinnamon vanilla barrel aged stout with chocolate and coffee). Our favourite is the Caribbean rum barrel aged imperial stout with coconut, which you can either drink sitting inside their bar, or better still, outside.

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