Breweries & Distilleries IN GREATER GAINESVILLE
Abundant with crystal clear springs and alfresco charm, Greater Gainesville offers an ideal atmosphere for enjoying the local breweries and wineries. Incorporating all the flavors of Gainesville into a refreshing beer or fruity glass of wine, these local companies provide guests with authentic and eclectic Floridian experiences. With an exceptionally unique selection of breweries, wineries, and distilleries, you are sure to find your next favorite drink in Greater Gainesville.
Swamp Head Brewery sports the motto of “Inherently Floridian,” embodying the distinct tastes of Florida within their beers. Combining local ingredients with skillful brewing processes, Swamp Head has been serving up an array of seasonal as well as year-round favorites since 2008. To create an authentic Floridian experience, the brewery introduced The Wetlands, a tasting room offering the perfect environment to enjoy Swamp Head’s numerous craft beers. Illuminated with natural light and furnished with fine Florida wood, the establishment provides a refreshing experience to complement their drinks. Guests can enjoy their beer of choice inside the brewery or on the outdoor patio. On select days, you can join a Swamp Head tour to get a glimpse of the brewing room and learn about beer production.
Inspired by the most powerful freshwater springs, First Magnitude Brewing Company embodies the character of Greater Gainesville. The First Magnitude Brewing team works with only four ingredients — water, malt, hops and yeast — to produce truly innovative brews. The company’s creative beers are available at The Source, their on-premise tasting room. The spot also features an outdoor, oak-shaded beer garden as well as an expansive warehouse-style space, offering guests plenty of space to relax. The company often hosts various food trucks, allowing guests to enjoy bites like fresh tacos. With 18 taps and a friendly atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a refreshing pint with friends and family.
Cypress & Grove Brewing Company begins their innovative and sustainable brewing process at a historic Gainesville well. The aquifer-purified well water is then combined with malted barley, hops and yeast to create the perfect combination of flavors for their ales and IPAs, inspired by German purity standards. The brewery offers a selection of high-quality beers year-round, as well as some creative limited release options. Seasonal seltzers, wines and kombuchas are also available, so you will be sure to find a drink you love. The company is run by two families aiming to foster community and compassion in Greater Gainesville, creating a welcoming and friendly environment. There is always something new brewing at Cypress & Grove, so be sure to stay on the lookout for their upcoming events and specials, such as a “European Tour” tasting.
High Springs Brewing Company is a Family-Owned and operated brewery in the heart High Springs, FL. This family-friendly environment provides ample space to spread out and enjoy your beverage experience. From craft beer to craft soda, there are flavors for everyone to celebrate!
The Blackadder Brewing Company will immerse you in an old-world cozy pub atmosphere, creating the perfect environment for enjoying one of their Belgian-inspired beers. The tasting room offers an array of 40 taps, which include unique flavors like grapefruit, coffee stout, cinnamon and pumpkin. At this microbrewery, the taste of Belgium is never too far away – right in the heart of Greater Gainesville.
Fish Hawk Spirits is an award-winning distillery based in Ocala, with the honor of being the only farm-to-bottle Premium Spirits Distillery in Florida. The distillery’s tasting room brings the essence of Florida into the taste of their spirits, with specialty liqueurs of blueberry, blackberry, tangerine, lemon and lime flavors. The tasting room in downtown Gainesville offers samples of their creations and sells select bottles made in Ocala.
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