When you think of Southwest Florida you think beaches, boating and basking in the sun, but the area has also become home to numerous breweries, and even a distillery.
With the snowbirds gone and the dog days of summer upon on, what could be better than stopping into a cool local brewery or two for a tour or a taste, to help us forget about the heat and humidity for a while.
Here are a few spots that you might want to check out:
Cape Coral Brewing Company located at 839 Miramar Street in Cape Coral. Cleverly named brews such as Burrowing Owl Brown Ale, Yacht Club Cream Ale and Bad Buoy IPA clearly allude to the city they're crafted in. You can take a self-guided or guided tour or just stop by the Tap Room for samples of their fresh brews. Visit CapeCoralBrewing.com for hours of operation and more info.
I get a kick out of the names of the craft brews at the Bury Me Brewery at 4224 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers. Hellbound Honey Brown, From My Cold Dead Hands IPA, Croak-A-Nut coconut cream ale and Bag 'O Bones are just a few of their creations. Take a look at their website for the inside scoop on how they arrived at the unusual name for their establishment and their unique micro-brew concoctions. Burymebrewing.com
Head over to 4721 SE 10th Pl Cape Coral to visit Big Blue Brewing. Per their website, they are a "grain to glass" facility. Take a tour of the brewery for an inside look at the process and taste a variety with a flight of four different beers. Big Blue's house brews include Florida Gypsy, Cloudy With A Chance Of Grapefruit, and Jalapeno Bizness along with several others. They're piquing my interest for sure. Bigbluebrewing.com
If rum is more your style, visit Wicked Dolphin Distillery at 131 SW 3rd Pl in Cape Coral. Since 2012 they have been producing award winning handcrafted rum using only local sugar and other natural ingredients. Take the tour which includes a visit to the tasting room, then once you decide which flavor you like best pick up a bottle or two. You can choose from their Reserve or Premium line. Wickeddolphinrum.com
Love beer tasting? Or going out for a drink? Then, these Cape Coral breweries are just the spots for you. Cape Coral is full of places to go out and enjoy a night out. If you're thinking about making the move to Cape Coral or another town nearby in Southwest Florida, let Tom and I help you. Whether it's a waterfront home, or something more inland, we can help you find your dream home in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Bonita Spring, Fort Myers Beach, or Naples. Click here to start your search or call us at 239-357-6118.