As the love for good craft beer grows in Brevard, so does the number of breweries and gastropubs, making the Space Coast another craft beer hub in Central Florida. Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Titusville and other cities in Brevard are home to some of the most popular breweries on the East Coast. If you’re a fan of ciders, IPAs, stouts, or other delicious craft beers, read on for our guide to craft beer in Brevard.
Florida Beer Company
Crafting beer since 1996, Florida Beer Company, in Cape Canaveral, crafts beers that are inspired by the “sights, sounds, smells and people of the great state of Florida.” The brewery features a wide selection of craft beers including lagers, IPAs, porters, ciders, among others. If you’ve never been to Florida Beer Company before, or want to try something new, order a flight of beer. If you have your eye set on a certain beer order a pint. Florida Beer Co. packages and sells their products for people on the go. While sipping on a brew, bring some snacks or order some gourmet popcorn at the bar. Florida Beer Co. offers amazing craft brews, quick bites, games and tours of the brewery. For more, call (321) 431-7392.
Cocoa Beach Brewing Company
Located in one of the oldest buildings in Cocoa Beach, Cocoa Beach Brewing Company is the original nano-brewery on the Space Coast. This brewery is the perfect spot to kick back, relax and sip on your favorite beer. Cocoa Beach Brewing Co. features a changing selection of craft brews, offering you a variety of traditional craft beers along with seasonal and uniquely crafted beers on tap. Along with good beer, locals love coming to this spot because of the cozy outdoor patio. For more info on Cocoa Beach Brewing Co. call (321) 613-2941.
Bugnutty Brewing Company
Discreetly located off of Courtenay in Merritt Island, Bugnutty Brewing Company has a passion for creating delicious beers and having fun while doing it. With an ever-changing beer menu, there is always something to satisfy everyone’s palate. Besides the beers on tap, locals love coming to Bugnutty Brewing Co. because of the friendly owners and staff. Bugnutty is always hosting events and attending beer festivals to keep guests satisfied and refreshed with their one-of-a-kind craft beer. For more info on Bugnutty Brewing Co., please call (321) 452-4460.
Playalinda Brewing Company
Located in historic downtown Titusville in a 100-year-old former hardware store, Playalinda Brewing Company has quickly become some of the local’s new favorite hangout spot. Playalinda Brewing Co. serves locally-brewed craft beers that meet the highest industry standards. Playalinda Brewing Co. strives to bring craft beer to locals, while embracing the community through events, parties, benefits, concerts and more. Hungry? This brewery offers a list of quick bites that go great with any beer such as smoked fish dip, smoked salmon crostini, buffalo chicken dip and more. Playalinda is opening a 16,000-square-foot restaurant, brewpub and beer garden in Titusville later this summer, calling it “The Brix Project.” For more on Playalinda Brewing Co. and The Brix Project call (321) 225-8978.
Intracoastal Brewing Company
Intracoastal Brewing Company, located in the Eau Gallie Arts District, has artfully been serving craft beer since the day they opened. Their constantly changing menu rotates original craft brews and classics that are available by the pint or flight. Their craft beers are unlike any other you’ve tried before, with out-of-this-world flavors such as a blueberry Berliner weisse, lemongrass ginger twist saison, or peanut butter jelly time brown ale. Not only does this brewery have awesome beers, but they host unique events every week. How about yoga at the brewery? Yeah, Namaste for one more beer. Intracoastal Brewing Co. hosts trivia nights, run clubs and more. For more info on Intracoastal Brewing Co. please call (321) 872-7395.
Coasters Pub & Biergarten
Coasters Pub & Biergarten has been serving up cold craft beer and authentic pub food for almost 30 years, and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Coasters Pub & Biergarten has a bustling outdoor patio, surrounded with lush greenery and mesmerizing lights. Their biergarten offers the perfect atmosphere to sip on a cold brew and enjoy a delicious meal. Coasters Pub & Biergarten brings in beers from around the world. If you’re hungry, Coaster’s is always serving up classic pub food that goes hand in hand with craft beer. For more info, please call (321) 779-BREW.
Hell N’ Blazes Brewing Company
After almost a year of hard work and renovating the 118-year-old building, Hell ‘N Blazes Brewing Company is now open in downtown Melbourne. Formerly a hardware and farm supply store, Hell ‘N Blazes Brewing Company features a 300+ capacity taproom, with bar seating, high and low-top tables, lounge areas, a private tasting room and a game room. With games, music, and a laidback atmosphere, Hell ‘N Blazes is the perfect spot for friends to hang out and drink good beer. For more info about Hell N’ Blazes Brewing Company, please call (321) 821-4052.
The Dirty Oar Beer Company
Coming soon, the Dirty Oar Beer Company will be the first brewery in historic Cocoa Village. The brewery hopes to open sometime this summer, and the taproom will be located next to Norman’s Raw Bar & Grill. This future craft beer taproom and brewery will feature a handful of stouts, lagers, ales and other tasty craft brews. Stay tuned for more info on the Dirty Oar Beer Company.
By Alyssa Brady, Staff Writer