The Craft Beer Drinker's Guide to Fort Myers and Sanibel
Collected by Terry Ward, AFAR Local Expert
Whether you prefer IPAs, brown ales, hefeweizens, or fruit-infused beers, you’ll find something to love about the ever-evolving craft brewery scene along Florida’s southwest coast.
16120 San Carlos Blvd #4, Fort Myers, FL 33908, USA
IPAs, pale ales, and sour beers are the specialty at this craft brewery, run by a husband-and-wife team in Fort Myers. The Southwest Florida favorite features a fun taproom, where you can sample before you commit, as well as trivia nights,...
12811 Commerce Lakes Dr #28, Fort Myers, FL 33913, USA
Opened in 2013, this Fort Myers spot was the first microbrewery in Lee County. It’s since paved the way for many others, promising “the best beer you will ever drink in a parking lot.” Flagship brews on tap include an IPA, pils,...
4721 SE 10th Pl, Cape Coral, FL 33904, USA
Opened in 2016, this Cape Coral spot is one of the newest breweries on the Southwest Florida scene. Here, in a building that once operated as a bingo hall, guests enjoy beers, handcrafted cocktails, and gastropub fare like beer cheese, homemade...
Cape Coral, FL, USA
At this Cape Coral craft brewery, IPAs, wheat beers, and brown ales complement more adventurous selections like the Galactic Banana, brewed with bananas, cloves, and coriander. Guided tours are available if the staff is free to show you around....
10970 S Cleveland Ave suite 402, Fort Myers, FL 33907, USA
The two family members behind this great little brewery started as most craft brewers do—on the home-brew scene. In 2014, they relocated to Florida from Colorado and opened Old Soul Brewing in Fort Myers. The up-cycled taproom, complete with...
901 East Industrial Circle, Cape Coral, FL 33909, USA
Opened in 2017 in Cape Coral, this brewery boasts a 20-barrel system, making it the largest in Southwest Florida. If you like German-style wheat beers, you’ll love the hefeweizen on tap here. For the rest of the group, there are the usual...
131 SW 3rd Pl, Cape Coral, FL 33991, USA
For the hard liquor fans, there’s this distillery in Cape Coral, where the staff makes American rum from distilled Florida sugar cane. Signature rums include standard crystal and gold versions as well as spiced, coconut, and vanilla bean...
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