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Grab A Pint At These Amazing Florida Breweries

South Florida is the best all-year-round vacation spot-and though sunny skies and the sunshine could be the reason to go, it's definitely the enjoyment vibes and plethora of famed holiday destinations that steal the show. In the Keys and also the Everglades; to the beaches and nightlife of Miami and also the historic harbor and fun of Tampa, there are plenty of opportunities for adventure and relaxation within the Sunshine State's most southern spots.

And while amusement parks and beaches are certainly top reasons to visit, there is another up-and-coming attraction that's creating a splash in South FL-the craft beer scene. In recent years, the region's hops IQ has risen by having an impressive lineup of fresh and inventive brewers-many of which have been in Florida. With summer coming, it is time to get at know a few of the area's best bastions of brewing; the greatest spots for sippin' on seasonal brews while basking in the FL sun.

Heady Brews Inside a Haute Setting At Barrel Of Monks

Belgian-inspired brews served in a swanky tasting room complete with chandelier and plush, elegant seating make a visit to Barrel of Monks Brewing a more refined tasting experience; but don't let that fool you-this Boca Raton brewery is about both style and substance using their creatively delish Belgian lineup. Imported native grains and hops add authenticity, while state-of-the-art brewing techniques bring a modern (but still monkish) flair towards the diverse array of complex brews.

  • Address: 1141 S Rogers Circle #5, Boca Raton
  • Hours: Monday through Thursday 4 PM-10 PM, Friday 4 PM-11 PM, Saturday 12 PM-11 PM, Sunday 12 PM-5 PM
  • Food: Onsite food truck Cheffrey Eats delivers an array of mouthwatering pub fare that pairs well with a pint (or three)
  • Give It An idea: The Wizard (Wit); Endless Enigma (Belgian Pale Ale); Three Fates (Belgian-style Tripel)
  • Tours: Yes (currently unavailable, check website for updates)

A Presidential Pint At Lincoln's Beard Brewing Co.

Get weird in the beard should be the catchphrase of this hip Miami brewery focused on the 16th president from the U.S. Wood-paneled and chic having a kitschy charm its own, there are nods to Honest Abe throughout this fun spot-and the surfaces covered in pennies are simply the start. There is however more than meets the eye here than only a gimmick; as Lincoln's Beard is sure to delight using their inventive and award-winning lineup.

  • Address: 7360 SW 41st St, Miami
  • Hours: Monday and Tuesday 4 PM-11 PM, Wednesday and Friday 4 PM-1 AM, Thursday 4 PM-12 AM, Saturday 12 PM-1 AM, Sunday 12 PM-9 PM
  • Food: No
  • Give It A Taste: Lawyers Don't Surf Hazy IPA; Lincoln's Best Blonde Ale; Leberwurst Dunkel Lager
  • Tours: No

Craft Brews, Great Times: The Funky Buddha Brewing Company

The self-described “funkiest place on Earth,” Funky Buddha Brewing Company, is among Ft. Lauderdale's most enjoyable places to chill out and dig the casual pub vibes served having a side of funky Floridian brews. The biggest craft microbrewery in South Florida, Funky Buddha's bold brews are influenced by their Oakland Parks location smack dab in Ft. Lauderdale's Culinary Arts District, so definitely expect some big flavors here.

  • Address: 1201 NE 38th St, Oakland Park
  • Hours: Monday through Wednesday 11:30 AM-10 PM, Thursday 11:30 AM-11 PM, Friday and Saturday 11:30 PM-12 AM, Sunday 11:30 AM-9 PM
  • Food: Yes, the onsite restaurant serves up brunch, lunch, and dinner composed of delicious sammies, creative pub fare, and more
  • Give It An idea: Vibin' (Lager-Helles); Floridian (Wheat Beer-Hefeweizen); El Camino Haze (NEIPA, limited release)
  • Tours: Yes

Miami's Summer Vibes On Tap At Veza Sur Brewing Co.

With a focus on “sessionable cervezas ideal for Miami's everlasting summer, Veza Sur Brewing Co. and their lineup of fresh, Latin American-inspired brews are cooler than cool. And the colorful vibes don't stop with the beer, because the eclectic and fun atmosphere in the tasting room and on the patio is the perfect way to enjoy a memorable Miami moment in the sun. Bonus points for their inventive beer cocktail list full of epic sippers to enjoy between pints.

  • Address: 55 NW 25th St, Miami
  • Hours: Tuesday through Thursday 12 PM-12 AM, Friday and Saturday 12 PM-1 AM, Sunday 12 PM-12 AM, Closed Mondays
  • Food: Yes, onsite food truck Chi-Fe serves up super delish Chino-Peruvian street fare (try the Alitas!)
  • Give It An idea: Mangolandia (Mango Wheat Ale); Lulu Sour (Berliner Weisse Sour Ale); Chismosa (Raspberry Wheat Ale, seasonal)
  • Tours: Yes

A Taste Of Tampa At Angry Chair Brewing

One of the frontrunners in an up-and-coming Tampa craft beer scene, Angry Chair Brewing brings the goods-from decadent stouts to pucker-up sours (and everything in between). With both a brewery along with a barrelhouse, Angry Chair takes pride in its forward-thinking, experimental brews that push the envelope when it comes to fab Florida flavor. Their chill taproom is another great place to hang, too.

  • Address: 6401 N Florida Ave, Tampa
  • Hours: Monday through Wednesday 4 PM-10 PM, Thursday 2 PM-10 PM, Friday and Saturday 12 PM-10 PM, Sunday 12 PM-9 PM
  • Food: No (but guests can order delivery from local spots)
  • Give It An idea: Adjunct Trail (Double Milk Imperial Stout); Two Pump Chimp (Coffee Porter); Under New Management (Sour, Smoothie/Pastry)
  • Tours: No

Though the craft beer scene in Florida is really a relatively recent phenomenon, it hasn't wasted whenever creating a name for itself with a bustling bevy of breweries which are perfect for summer sipping. And also, since it is still South FL, visitors can expect great beers, great company, and chill vibes a-plenty at these eclectic brewery spots that actually know how to show their visitors a Sunshine State-worthy rollicking great time.

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