Best Breweries in Lake County

Best Breweries in Lake County

Open spaces. Good friends. Delicious brews. It doesn’t get much better than kicking back in the Real Florida with a cold, flavorful beer. Thankfully, there are a lot of breweries to choose from. If you want a list of the best, we’ve got them right here. From local favorites to unique spots, here are the best breweries in Lake County.

Wolf Branch Brewing Co.

Wolf Branch Brewing beer bottle photo on a boardwalk.
Photo by @wolfbranchbrewing on Instagram

Wolf Branch Brewing Co. has two locations located in some of the best spots in the area: downtown Eustis and downtown Mount Dora. But location isn’t all they have. They also have some of the best beers around. Check out one of their very own craft beers, like Belgian ales or their rum-barrel aged ale. They also have many others on tap, from tropical and fruity wheat beers, blonde ales and IPAs. Try the coffee milk stout or vanilla porter for something a little deeper. Bottles and cans are available, too, with hard ciders, mead, hard lemonade and more.

Yes, the beers are great, but this brewery is also about the vibe. It’s the perfect place to meet friends or make new ones. Check out trivia nights, bingo and other events like new beer releases. Whichever location you choose, we know you’ll feel at home.

 

Bru Tap House

Photo inside Bru Tap House brewery showing beer cans and taps.
Photo by @brutaphouse on Instagram

Bru Tap House has 30 craft taps. We could stop here. But we won’t. They have more. Like bottles, cans, seltzers, meads and more. They even have a tasty selection of non-alcoholic beers.

This brewery has a ton of events, too, from car shows and music bingo to trivia, board games and live music, just to name a few. Check out the website or Facebook page for all the details. And to top it all off, this place stays cozy inside and out.

Located in the same building, and run by the same owners, is BTW (burgers, tacos & waffles). This unique eatery is home to mouthwatering handcrafted food, so if you get hungry while hanging with friends, BTW is the place to go.

 

Great Chicago Fire Brewery & Tap Room

Great Chicago Fire Brewery & Tap Room.
Great Chicago Fire Brewery & Tap Room. Photo by @lower48beer on Instagram

Welcome to the Windy City! Well, almost. Great Chicago Fire Brewery & Tap Room takes favorites from Chicago and brings them to life in the heart of Leesburg. A full range of beers get the party started, from IPAs to ambers, German beers, lagers, blonde ales and even a full bar, but a Chicago-style menu reigns at this brewery. Order everything from pizza to Chicago Italian sausage, Chicago-style hot dogs, chili, Greek gyros… if it’s authentic to Chicago, Great Chicago Fire has it on the menu.

Events are a big deal here, too. Come for Bike Night on the second Thursday of every month, and check out the car show every third Thursday.

 

Suncreek Brewing Company

Suncreek Brewery.
Suncreek Brewery. Photo by @downtownclermont on Instagram

Voted the best place for drinks two years in a row by the Best of South Lake Awards! Suncreek Brewing Company in downtown Clermont has 16 beers on tap and most are their own brews. Find lagers, ales, ciders, IPAs, stouts and German beers. Don’t want to drink at the brewery? Put in a ‘Beer To Go’ order for pick-up on the way home. You’ll definitely want to check out the brewery, though. They’ve got a ton of events, including lots of trivia, and the live music is always on with a range of sounds to suit your taste buds. See what we did there? You’re going to love this place as much as we do.

Two restaurants are co-located inside the brewery, as well. Check them out if you get hungry!

 

Clermont Brewing Company

Clermont Brewing Company.
Clermont Brewing Company. Photo by @downtownclermont on Instagram

Just a short walk from Suncreek is Clermont Brewing Company, perfect for those who like to bar crawl. The beer is amazing, but so is the artisanal food and amazing live music. Clermont Brewing Company has an on-site brewery where they brew everything from lighter ales to malty dark beers and a wide range in between. Get a flight to try them out, or go straight for your favorite. This brewery also serves up some great cocktails and delicious wines, so try those, too, and pair them with something yum from the menu.

Check out multiple live music acts every weekend as well as trivia, bingo, beer chats with the brew master, and even brunch!

 

Suds Saloon

Suds Saloon.
Photo by @sudssaloon on Instagram

Keep the bar crawl alive with a visit to Suds Saloon, located in Montrose Street Market. Try unique beers and ciders like Yuzu raspberry sherbet to lagers, dark beers and more. Enjoy the fun, friendly atmosphere, and check out trivia and bingo nights as well as other regular events.

Curious about Montrose Street Market? It’s home to a variety of food vendors that offer amazing sushi, piping hot empanadas, sweet and savory crepes – you name it, Montrose has it. Add this hot spot in Clermont to your list and check out al it has to offer.

 

Bully Brewing

Love microbreweries even more? Located in Leesburg, Bully Brewing is a family owned and operated microbrewery that offers high quality craft beer to all who enter its doors. Check out their food menu, too, and stay for live music, open mic nights and more!

 

Mammoth Oak Brewing Company

Located close to Lake Griffin, Mammoth Oak Brewing Company serves up some amazing core brews ranging the color palate from light to dark. They’ve also got a range of brews on tap as well as draft beers and house wine specials Sunday-Thursday for happy hour.

In the mood for something delicious to go with your brew? Check out the BBQ menu with burgers, brisket, sandwiches and much more. Become a Mammoth Oak VIP for access to advance details on special events and new menu items!

 

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