The craft beer craze has taken the nation by storm over the last decade and Florida is no exception. Craft breweries are popping up all over the place with excellent and unique local beers on tap. While many local brewers bottle and keg their beers for outside consumption, one of the best ways to sample a beer is at the brewery.
While not all craft breweries offer tours, most do and they are almost always worth your while. Learning about the brewing process, meeting the brewmaster, and seeing the brewery adds personal value to any beer. Brewmasters tend to love to talk about their beers and you can learn fascinating things about their particular process. There is more than one way to brew a beer and many craft brewers love to experiment.
Even breweries that only offer taprooms, not tours, are worth your time. There’s nothing quite like sampling local craft beers in their home environment. Not only are the beers likely to be the freshest they’ll ever be, breweries often have specialty brews available no where else.
Taking a Gainesville brewery tour is also a great way to supplement your time when you’re here to see Gators home games during the 2017 UF football season!
Gainesville Brewery Tour
Blackadder Brewing Company – www.blackadderbrewing.com
618 NW 60th St, Gainesville, FL 32607
Belgian-inspired beers and 40 taps in a cozy, old world pub atmosphere. No tours offered.
First Magnitude Brewing Co. – fmbrewing.com
1220 SE Veitch St, Gainesville, FL 32601
A family-friendly craft brewery and tap room with an oak-shaded beer garden and covered warehouse where you can watch the brewers. No tours offered.
Tall Paul’s Brew House / Alligator Brewing – alligatorbrewing.com
10 SE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
A nanobrewery offering seasonal small-batch beers made from local ingredients via Tall Paul’s Brewpub. No tours offered.
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