Florida Beer Company began as Indian River Brewing Company in a historical district of the City of Melbourne, FL. Known as the "Harbor City" Melbourne was front and center as a port playing a key role in the commerce that flowed in the Indian River Lagoon in the 1800s. The waterway was the major shipping route from Titusville to Malabar and all areas in between to deliver mail and goods to riverside settlements.
A true pioneer in the craft beer industry, Florida Beer Company has been continuously operating in Brevard County Florida since 1997. In 2005 the company acquired the assests of Ybor City Brewing of Tampa, FL, Key West Brewery of Key West and Miami Brewing of Miami FL. The merger of these first craft breweries of Florida with Indian River Brewery of Melbourne, FL, would become what what is now Florida Beer Company.
In 2013 Florida Beer Company opened our operations in Cape Canaveral at an old Chrysler Space Operations plant. Now relocated to historical Cape Canaveral Florida, Florida Beer Company is Florida’s leading regional craft brewery.
The brewery is minutes away from the cruise terminals at Port Canaveral and easily accessible by a short bus or taxi ride.
Our Visitor Center and Tap Room provides an opportunity to see our brewery in operation. Our beautiful Visitor Center features over 100 feet of plate glass windows giving the visitor a panoramic view of the entire brewery. The brewery features modern craft brewing equipment and technologies openly on display for visitors to view. Florida Beer Company products have been recognized by dozens of prestigious awards from local, national and international competitions. The brewery produces 28 different styles of Ales, Lagers and Ciders. At any give time visitors will find 16 to 24 different products available at the tasting room.
While at Florida Beer Company you will be treated to a sample flight of five beers, have the opportunity to meet the brewers, talk to our expert beer professionals, learn about our history, how our products are made, try samples of our beers and purchase beer to take home to enjoy later. Brewery Items are also available at our gift shop. On occasion, special releases and small batch beers will be available only through the tap room.