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Known best for its beaches, Greater Fort Lauderdale is riding a new wave as a craft beer destination.

Over the past decade, what started as a community of tenacious brew masters, connoisseurs and enthusiasts, is now a thriving beer culture with 15 local nano- and micro-breweries and 32 craft brew pubs on the Greater Fort Lauderdale Ale Trail.  

Big Bear Brewing

“Having culturally diverse brewing styles and traditions, harmonized with local flavors, our beer scene offers vast and distinct tastes for both visitors and locals to explore,” says Stacy Ritter, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.

“The Greater Fort Lauderdale Ale Trail features 500 different beers, from a Hefeweizen made with Florida-grown mangos, to malty imports from across the globe – everyone can find a favorite new brew along the map.”

26 Degree Brewing Company

Along the map beer lovers can experience breweries, beer gardens and brewpubs offering guided tours, an open-air cigar patio and horchata-inspired brew on tap. To learn more about Greater Fort Lauderdale’s breweries, visit: https://www.sunny.org/dining-and-nightlife/drinks/breweries/.

Bangin’ Banjo Brewing Company