The earliest colonists to settle Florida’s Historic Coast were often faced with the challenge of providing safe beverages. They took matters into their own hands and were soon hoisting mugs of their own grog in the form of home-made brews and libations, incorporating recipes from the Old World.
St. Augustine carries on that tradition today with a broad offering of breweries, distilleries, and wineries.
St. Augustine Breweries
Ancient City Brewing
Ancient City Brewing draws upon some of the oldest recipes for its beers. The Brewhouse is located a bit west of St. Augustine and Ancient City also offers a Downtown Taproom too. The brewery hosts frequent events and live music and offers a selection of ales, IPAs, porters, and stouts.
Dog Rose Brewing Co.
Dog Rose Brewing Co., is one of the most recent additions to the lineup of craft brewers. Opened in 2017 near the heart of the historic district, Dog Rose Brewing Co. features Hefeweizen brewed in the German style, plus IPA, red beers, lagers, and seasonal selections. This brewery offers a 5,000 square-foot tasting room and shuffleboard and darts too!
Bog Brewing Co.
This brewery is also located near the historic district of St. Augustine. Bog Brewing Co. features Belgian-style brews along with English and American-style ales, stouts, and IPAs. The taproom at this brewery also offers a relaxing atmosphere for visitors to throw back the regular brews or seasonal fermentations. And you will usually find a food truck parked out back.
Old Coast Ale’s Brewery and Taproom
Cross the Bridge of Lions to Anastasia Island and stop at Old Coast Ale’s Brewery and Taproom. All the beers served in the taproom are brewed in-house. Enjoy IPAs, red, brown, pale ales, and porters. For a pick-me-up, don’t miss their famous “Kookaburra” brown ale infused with locally-roasted coffee. Yum!