Quick Sips — 31 August 2018
Wineries, breweries round out Florida trip

By Patti Roth

City & Shore Magazine

Take a tour. Try an unfamiliar flavor. (Watermelon or avocado wine, anyone? Or ale infused with zesty orange?) There’s even a tomato wine, fermented with peppers.

Dozens of wineries and breweries in Florida welcome guests – and here are some prime examples. 

SOUTH FLORIDA 

Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks

1023 N. Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach, 561-568-7242

Products: Various ciders and beers, with an emphasis on citrus flavors. Rotating selections include pineapple cider, creamy red New England IPA and others. Some are gluten free.   

Tours: By appointment through Damn Good Beer Bus, damngoodbeerbus.com.

Other activities: Yoga, trivia, karaoke, theme nights and more. 

Noteworthy features: Raw urban décor with board and yard games. Pet friendly. 

 

Due South Brewing Co.

2900 High Ridge Road #3, Boynton Beach, 561-463-2337, duesouthbrewing.com

Products: Various beers, including a Caramel Cream Ale brewed with
vanilla beans. 

Tours: Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, reservations recommended. Offers free tours and $10 VIP tours, which includes tasting and souvenir glass. 

Activities: Trivia, bingo, craft fairs
and food trucks.

Noteworthy: Windows in the taproom overlook the production area. 

 

Schnebly Winery and
Miami Brewing Co.

30205 SW 217 Ave., Homestead,
305-242-1224, schneblywinery.com

Products: Tropical fruit wines, including passion fruit and avocado. Various beers. 

Tours: Offered on weekends, $8. Private tours by reservation. 

Activities: Line dancing lessons, live music.

Noteworthy features: Property includes tiki huts, waterfalls and The Redlander, a farm-to-table restaurant. 

 

LauderAle

3305 SE 14th Ave., Fort Lauderdale,
954-653-9711, lauderale.co

Products: Various beers, including a coconut porter, New England-style double IPA and fruited Berliner weiss.

Tours: Free tours Saturdays. Private tours by appointment, $20 includes tastings
and glass.

Activities: Trivia, Taco Tuesdays, live entertainment, yoga, jazz brunch on Sundays and food trucks. 

Northworthy features: Rustic open-air industrial warehouse vibe with outdoor beer garden. Pet friendly. 

 

Hollywood Brewing Company 

Brewery facilities & brewpub in various locations, 305-414-4757, hollywood.beer

Products: Various beers, including
mango IPA.

Tours: By reservation online, $26.34, which includes tastings. 

Noteworthy features: Hollywood Brewing Company brewpub is on scenic Hollywood Beach Broadwalk.

 

26 Degree Brewing Company 

2600 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach,
954-532-6964, 26brewing.com

Products: Various, including an amber ale, American IPA, Imperial stout, sour IPA and Pompano Pale Ale. 

Tours: Saturdays and Sundays, $10 includes beer and souvenir pint glass. Private tours by appointment. Virtual tour online.

Activities: Yoga, live music. 

Noteworthy: Indoor game room with backyard games, 54-foot bar and handmade tables, board games. 

 

Islamorada Beer Company & Distillery 

82229 Overseas Highway, Islamorada,
305-508-9093, islamoradabeerco.com

Products: Various beers, rum, vodka and more. 

Activities: Live music, board games.

Tours: Free upon request, if staff
is available.

Noteworthy: Outdoor beer garden.

 

Damn Good Beer Bus

 561-906-7212, damngoodbeerbus.com 

Offers: Tours with stops for tastings at different breweries in Broward and Palm Beach. Includes at least one production tour. $59 to $69. 

 

WEST FLORIDA 

 

Florida Orange Groves Winery 

1500 Pasadena Ave. South, St. Petersburg, 727-347-4025, floridawine.com

Products: Various tropical fruit wines, including Key lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi and others. There’s also a tomato wine fermented with peppers. 

Tours: Free tours offered every day.

Noteworthy: Tasting room with free samples. Products also served at satellite stores including The Key West Winery, The Panama City Beach Winery and The Naples Winery.

 

Naples Beach Brewery 

4120 Enterprise Ave., Naples, 239-304-8795, naplesbeachbrewery.com 

Products: Various beers, including IPAs. 

Activities: Entertainment, food trucks, yoga. 

Noteworthy features: Production facilities are visible from the taproom. Pet friendly.

 

Strong Tower Vineyard

17810 Forge Drive, Spring Hill, 352-799-7612, strongtowervineyard.com

Products: Various grape and other fruit wines, including watermelon, strawberry and blueberry; and dessert wines.

Activities: Food trucks on Friday nights.

Tours: Free tours upon request.

Noteworthy: The public is welcome to stroll this 12-acre vineyard and enjoy picnics in the veranda and sheltered area. 

 

Riptide Brewing Company

987 Third Ave. N., Naples, 239-228-6533, riptidebrewingcompany.com

Beers: Rotating variety of draft beers.

Activities: Trivia, live music and
food trucks.

Noteworthy features: Tasting room overlooks the production facilities. Backyard beer garden with lawn games.

 

Cigar City Brewing 

3924 W. Spruce St., Tampa, 813-348-6363, cigarcitybrewing.com

Products: Various styles, including India Pale Ale and fruited ales.

Tours: Wednesdays to Sundays, $8, which includes tastings and souvenir glass.

 

Yuengling Brewery

11111 N. 30th St., Tampa, 813-972-8529, yuengling.com

Tours: Free Mondays to Saturdays. Reservations required for groups of 15 or more.

 

Aspirations Winery 

22041 US Highway 19 N., Clearwater,
727-799-9463, aspirationswinery.com

Products: Various traditional wines, fruit-infused wines and dessert wines. 

Tours & Tastings: Free tastings and tours upon request. “Tour and Tasting Experience” Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays by reservation, $25 per person, which includes food, bottle of wine and souvenir glass.

 

CENTRAL FLORIDA 

 

Quantum Leap Winery

1312 Wilfred Drive, Orlando, 407-730-3082, quantumleapwinery.com

Beverages: Various wines and hard ciders. 

Tours: Offered depending on
staff availability.

Other activities: Entertainment and food truck events, wine and yoga events, wine and foot massage events, “Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Perfectly Paired” events.

 

NORTH FLORIDA 

 

Island Grove Wine Company 

24703 SE 193rd Ave., Hawthorne, 352-481-9463, islandgrovewinecompany.com

Products: Fruit wines and sangrias.

Tours: Free tours Mondays to Fridays.

 

San Sebastian Winery

157 King St., St. Augustine, 904-826-1594, sansebastianwinery.com

Wines: Various styles, including sparkling and dessert wines.

Tours: Free tours and tastings.

Noteworthy features: Wine bar on the rooftop with entertainment.

 

Intuition Ale Works

929 E. Bay St., Jacksonville, 904-683-7720, intuitionaleworks.com

Products: Various beers.

Tours: Free tours offered, depending on staff availability.

 

Aardwolf Brewing Co.

1461 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville,
904-301-0755, aardwolfbrewing.com

Beverages: Various beers, including Belgian pale ale, sour beers, foeder-
(large barrel) aged beers.

Noteworthy feature: Windows allow patrons to see production facilities. 

 

 

Wicked Barley

4100 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville,
904-379-7077, wickedbarley.com

Beverages: Beer, ciders and meads.

Tours: Saturdays and Sundays, $10. Others by reservation.

Activities: Trivia and others.

Noteworthy features: Restaurant on site, patio, waterfront beer garden, boat dock, pet-friendly outdoors.

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