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Breweries and Distilleries in Greater Gainesville

Breweries and Distilleries in Greater Gainesville

Breweries

BLACKADDER BREWING COMPANY

618 NW 60th St.
Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 339-0324
blackadderbrewing.com

CYPRESS & GROVE BREWING COMPANY

1001 NW 4th St.
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 376-4993
cypressandgrove.com

FIRST MAGNITUDE BREWING

1220 SE Veitch St.
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 727-4677
fmbrewing.com

SWAMP HEAD BREWERY

3650 SW 42nd Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 505-3035
swamphead.com

TALL PAUL’S BREW HOUSE

6232, 10 SE 2nd Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 505-0990
alligatorbrewing.com

Wineries

BLUEFIELD ESTATE WINERY

22 NE County Rd. 234
Gainesville, FL 32641
(352) 337-2544
bluefieldestatewinery.com

DOWNTOWN WINE AND CHEESE

113 N Main St.
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 222-1348
dwacgainesvilleshop.com

ISLAND GROVE WINE COMPANY TASTING HOUSE

21848 S County Rd. 325
Hawthorne, FL 32640
(352) 481-1012
Islandgrovetastinghouse.com

Distilleries

FISH HAWK SPIRITS

16350 SW 20th Lane
Ocala, FL 34481
(352) 519-4949
fishhawkspirits.com

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With crystal clear springs and seasonal produce, Greater Gainesville creates an ideal atmosphere for wineries and breweries. These local companies take advantage of all the Florida resources to bring every flavor of Gainesville into a cold beer, a fruity glass of wine or satisfying spirits. With so many places to choose from, you are sure to find your next favorite drink in Greater Gainesville.

SWAMP HEAD

At Swamp Head Brewery, the team members pride themselves on incorporating natural Florida flavors into their beers. Combining local ingredients with skillful brewing processes, Swamp Head has been serving up an array of seasonal and year-round favorites since 2008. You can enjoy the craft beers at the brewery’s tasting room, The Wetlands. Natural light illuminates the establishment through a window-lined wall. Guests can enjoy their beer of choice outdoors in the patio area or inside while resting their elbows on a table made of rich Florida hardwood. Much of this wood was reclaimed years ago by divers from the bottom of Florida rivers and is over a hundred years old. On select days, you can join a Swamp Head tour to get a glimpse of the brewing room and learn about beer making.

FIRST MAGNITUDE

Taking inspiration from Greater Gainesville’s many freshwater springs, First Magnitude Brewing Company was named after the largest and most powerful type of spring. Working with only four ingredients — water, malt, hops and yeast — is more of a privilege than a challenge for the First Magnitude Brewing team. The company’s innovative beers are available at The Source, their on-premise tasting room. With 18 taps and a friendly atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a refreshing pint with friends and family.

ALLIGATOR BREWING

In the midst of downtown Gainesville there is a nanobrewery producing award-winning craft beers. Alligator Brewing may be small, but the beers take on big flavor. By blending new and old-world methods of brewing, the Alligator Brewing team creates bold, unique tasting beers and is often able to be more adventurous and risky with beer styles because of its small operation. The company is housed in Tall Paul’s Brew House, which was a horse stable for the Gainesville Fire Department in the 1880s. While the building has since been significantly renovated, the structure’s character is still reminiscent of its early days.

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CYPRESS & GROVE

With signature crafted beers available year-round, Cypress & Grove Brewing Company provides Gainesville with high-quality beer. Inspired by German purity standards, the brewing company is known for their four-ingredient formula. They utilize Florida well water combined with malted barley, hops and yeast to create the perfect combination of flavors for its ales and IPAs. Cypress & Grove also offers unique, homemade ciders.

BLACKADDER

The Blackadder Brewing Company creates a cozy pub atmosphere with old world décor. The company’s Belgian-inspired beers bring the taste of a distant land right here to Greater Gainesville. The microbrewery offers 40 beers on tap daily. Some of their most popular beers are combined with vivid flavors including orange peel, cinnamon and pumpkin.

FISH HAWK

With a distillery in Ocala, Fish Hawk Spirit’s tasting room brings all the local resources of Florida into the taste of their spirits. The distillery offers liqueurs in blueberry, blackberry, tangerine, lemon and lime flavors. Tours in Ocala are by appointment only, offering samples of their creations.

ISLAND GROVE WINE COMPANY

If you prefer a glass of wine, head over to the Island Grove Wine Company, which specializes in fine blueberry wines and also produces a variety of fruit wines such as Southern Strawberry, Bold Blackberry and Crisp Green Apple. Sourcing grade-A quality blueberries from Island Grove Products, the company makes its blueberry wines from 100 percent blueberries.

BLUEFIELD ESTATE WINERY

At Bluefield Estate Winery, you will find muscadine grape wines in addition to blueberry and other fruit wines. The tasting room is a great place to relax, gaze out at the vineyard and sip the latest sweet products.

DOWNTOWN WINE AND CHEESE

Downtown Wine and Cheese offers weekly tastings, wine classes, and even a wine and cheese of the day. The intimate environment creates the ideal location for a night out with friends, complete with a retail shop to bring home various wines from around the world.

There is always something brewing, fermenting or aging in Greater Gainesville; come check it out!

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