Getting Crafty on the Treasure Coast

From small batch breweries to 20 barrel distributors, Florida’s Treasure Coast Wine & Ale Trail will give guests a taste of the Sunshine State and an unforgettable experience! The Treasure Coast Wine & Ale Trail has something for everyone, from fruit inspired wheat ales to double IPAs, sweet wine and even some kombucha! Taste all that the Treasure Coast has to offer when you set out on your voyage!

 

Side Door Brewery

 

Slip into Side Door Brewing Co. in Port St. Lucie to sample one of their small batch brews or choose from one of their rotating local taps! Side Door first opened its doors on December 5, 2015, the anniversary of prohibition being repealed. Side Door traces their story back to the days of prohibition, when speakeasies were one of the only ways to access alcohol and citizens entered the illicit establishments through side doors.

Side Door Brewing Co. offers six flagship brews as well small batch beers. The flagship beers include two IPAs, two hefeweizens, a porter and a crossover beer that combines a lager and an ale. Three of the flagship beers use citrus, including Florida Key Limes in one of the hefeweizens. One of Side Doors best known small batches is the Jamaican Me Jittery, which features locally roasted coffee that is cold brewed in their porter!

In the tap room guests can order flights of beer for sampling a wide variety and can even fill growlers! Play cornhole outside or relax in the air-conditioned tap room, throwing darts or watching tv at the bar.

The tap room is open Monday through Wednesday, from 3:00pm – 10:00pm, on Thursdays from 3:00pm to 10:00pm, Fridays from 3:00pm – 11:00pm, Saturdays from from 1:00pm – 11:00pm, and on Sundays from 1:00pm to 8:00pm.

Website: https://www.sidedoorbrewingcompany.com/

 

 

Sailfish Brewing Company

 

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Sailfish Brewing Company is located in Downtown Fort Pierce and has two locations. The first location is a three barrel system with a small tap room and a large outdoor beer garden. The new location brings a bigger tap room and a much larger production volume. The new indoor and outdoor space is home to a twenty barrel brew system, a square 360 degree bar, darts, a pool table, and corhole on the patio!

Almost all of Sailfish’s brews have a similar theme. With names like Lionfish Pale Ale, White Marlin Wit and Flounder Pounder Double IPA, you can tell that their love for the ocean and all things in it runs deep. Sailfish also offers seasonal beers, a favorite is the Johnny Stumbleseed, a Belgian dark strong ale full of apple, cinnamon, clove flavors!

The Downtown location is perfect for taking a break while exploring Fort Pierce. Stop in to enjoy live music, a game of pool or just hang out on their covered patio and people watch!

Their original facility, located in Edgartown is open Tuesdays through Thursdays, from 2:00pm until 11:00pm, Fridays and Saturdays, from 12:00pm until 1:00am, and on Sundays from 12:00pm until 8:00pm. The new brewery is open Tuesdays through Thursdays, from 12:00pm until 11:00pm, Fridays and Saturdays, from 12:00pm until 1:00am, and on Sundays, from 12:00pm until 8:00pm.

Website: http://www.sailfishbrewingco.com/

 

 

Islamorada Beer Company

 

Slip into and island state of mind at the Islamorada Beer Company in North Fort Pierce. The 25,000 sq. ft. brewery features a bright, family-friendly tap room, retail shop and plenty of room for activities!

Sip on their signature American Wheat Ale, Sandbar Sunday or their Island Citrus Ale, the aptly-named Islamorada Ale. Through the large glass windows, visitors can watch as beer is kegged, canned or bottled. Play oversized jenga, checkers or even shoot hoops all while experiencing a little bit of Florida’s tropical side!

While the original Islamorada Beer Company may be in the Florida Keys, at their Fort Pierce location, you can experience a taste of the Florida Keys right on the Treasure Coast.

The Fort Pierce location is open Mondays through Sundays, from 12:00pm until 8:00pm.

Website: http://www.islamoradabeerco.com/

 

 

 

Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery

 

 

Visit “Florida’s Original Sun & Surf Winery Experience” at Summer Crush Vineyard and Winery, located in the heart of Florida’s Treasure Coast. Summer Crush Vineyard and Winery boasts a tasting room, large outdoor games, a covered patio with a stage overlooking a scenic pond, and plenty of seating!

Swirl, sniff and savour unique Florida wines in the custom tasting room. Tastings are $8.00 per person and include an etched Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery wine glass.

Outside, enjoy live entertainment, giant chess, board games and more. Cool off with a wine slushie or cuddle up around a fire-pit on cool evenings. The vineyard regularly hosts events and music festivals, on Sundays live concerts are free!

Visit Tuesdays through Fridays, from 11:00am to 5:00pm, on Saturdays from 11:00am to 6:00pm, or on Sundays, from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. The winery and tasting room are closed on Mondays.

Website: https://www.summercrushwine.com/index.php

 

Hop Life Brewery

 

As home brewers, owners Jim Kelley & Rob Tearle take pride in embracing the art of the brewing culture. Their commitment is to use only the finest ingredients for their specialty- made hand crafted beer. They are both aware of the importance of values, passion, and dedicated teamwork due to their successful careers in the fire service. Jim is a 33 year veteran firefighter and recently retired Battalion Chief with the Saint Lucie County Fire District.

Hop Life Brewing Company plans to offer not only a great place to enjoy Artisan Crafted beers, but beers that cannot be found in other breweries. Its goal is to be a gathering place for all beer lovers—from the connoisseur to the curious.

Hop Life is open Tuesday- Sunday.

Website: https://www.hoplifebrewing.com/

 

 

Pierced Ciderworks

Pierced Ciderworks is located in the historic part of downtown Fort Pierce area formerly known as the Fishing Village or now known as Edgartown. The owners converted this 117 year old building, originally owned by the famous photographer Harry Hill, into a unique cidery.

Pierced Ciderworks is open 11:00AM to 10:00PM daily.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/piercedcider/