Calling all craft beer lovers! When I was of age to drink, I must admit, I wasn’t a fan of beer. As I grew older, my palate became refined and I started to fall in love with craft beer or just beer in general.

 

Calling all craft beer lovers! When I was of age to drink, I must admit, I wasn’t a fan of beer. As I grew older, my palate became more refined and I started to fall in love with craft beer or just beer in general. The wide variety of flavors that breweries are coming up with are awaking my taste buds. I’m all about the mash up of funky flavors like maple bacon and coffee or coffee and coconut. Whether you like porters, IPA’s, or saisons, I’ve compiled 5 breweries in South Florida you need to check out.

1. Funky Buddha Brewery
1201 NE 38th St, Oakland Park, FL 33334

funky buddha

Honestly my favorite brewery for sure; it’s South Florida’s largest craft microbrewery. They are always coming out with different flavors. Here are a few of my favorites beers brewed by Funky Buddha:
1. Oyster Saison – They made a small batch which was brewed with fresh oysters! The flavor was quite delicious and you could taste a hint of oyster which was perfect as a saison. Saison is a pale ale which is carbonated and light tasting.
2. Maple Bacon Coffee Porter- it’s super popular! you could taste the bacon, coffee, and maple; it all goes so well together.
3. Last Snow- a coffee and coconut porter, love the creamy flavor.
4. Blueberry Cobbler Ale wheat ale- blueberry and cinnamon flavors, reminds me of blueberry pie!

I’m looking forward to trying out their future releases; they’re always coming up with something funky. Do yourself a favor and go to their Oakland Park location (they have one in Boca Raton as well) and do a brewery tour there. You’ll be able to see the back rooms where they brew and package the beers; they also have a kitchen and a game room. Like most breweries, they have trivia night and other special events, check out their website for specific events.

2.  Bangin’ Banjo Brewing Company
3200 NW 23rd Ave #500, Pompano Beach, FL 33069

bangin banjo logo

This is another brewery that brews flavors you taste almost everyday into beer. The location is spacious with plenty of tables. They offer flights of beer which is a good way to taste some of the beers. To name a few of my favorites:
1. Candy Cane Porter – a brown porter brewed with 28lbs of candy canes, it reminds me of Christmas!
2. Moodoo Voodoo Milk Stout – a coffee and cream ale, tastes creamy and delicious.
3. Don’t Be Chai About It Cream Ale – I love the spicy chai flavor so the spices from chai tea popping through in this English brown ale is right my alley.
4. Annie’s Raspberry Cream Ale – I’m a fan of cream ales and fruits, this is a great mix of raspberry flavor and it’s perfect to drink on a sunny day.

They don’t have a kitchen but they do have food trucks outside in the parking lot. I recommend checking them out! They also have nightly events involving trivia and board games.

3.  Barrel of Monks Brewing
1141 S Rogers Cir #5, Boca Raton, FL 33487

barrel of monks

Barrel of Monks is known for their Belgian style beers. They also offer brewery tours at their establishment. I like going to their yearly birthday bash, tons of food trucks and beer flowing. Here are a few of my favorite beers from their lineup:
1. The Wizard- there’s notes of bitter orange peels and coriander spice. The beer is light and refreshing to drink on a sunny Florida day.
2. Strawberry Beret- I’m a fan of fruit beer so this beer is right up my alley. It’s an amber ale and this goes down smooth.
3. Singel in Havana- a guava infused Belgian beer, light and fruity just the way I like it.
They have numerous food trucks outside, they rotate and it’s awesome to try out different food offerings depending on the day. They also hosts different events, check out their website for the most up to date information regarding these events.

4. . 26 Degree Brewing Co.
2600 E Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33062

26 degrees brewing

A huge establishment with a game room; there’s giant Jenga which is a fan favorite. If you’re hungry, you could order food to be delivered to the brewery. My favorite beer from here is:
1. Captain Ron Hefeweizen – it’s a light beer with notes of bananas
They have weekly events, a popular one is bacon and beer tasting. They also have a yoga and brews event.

2. IPA1A – It’s an American Pale Ale with a lite bitterness.  A mild IPA for those who enjoy the rich flavor and hoppy aspect of IPA’s without the bitter kick.

5.  Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Co.
7360 SW 41st St, Miami, FL 33155

Lincoln's Beard Brewery

This is an awesome brewery with two levels. The last time I went, they were doing a beer and cheese tasting event which was wonderful. There were so many beers that paired well with certain cheeses. It’s a hip spot for sure; there was a live band playing when we were there. Their motto is “Weird at the Beard”. Here are a few of my favorites brews:
1. Lincoln’s Best Sparkling Ale – a refreshing and light beer
2. Clever Girl Hefeweizen – wheat beer with banana notes, I’m loving the banana beers apparently.

Check out their website for awesome events such as trivia night, karaoke, country night, food trucks, and live music.

 

If you’re 21 or older and like craft beer, check out these breweries when you have the time. It’s fun trying different flavors of beer brewed right here in South Florida. Drink responsibly and use a ride sharing program if you plan to brewery hop. Once you’ve tried all 5 breweries in South Florida, let me know what your thoughts are. If you’re looking for more ideas and things to do in Florida, check out my 7 FREE Things to Do in the Fort Lauderdale Area

If you’re heading to Asheville, NC -check out7 Best Breweries in Asheville. https://www.alltherooms.com/blog/7-best-breweries-in-asheville/

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