Anna Maria, famed for its gorgeous white sandy beaches and friendly coastal town vibe. But when the sun is sizzling and the salt water settles, nothing is as quench-thirsting tasty as a cold beer - the typical cherry on top of a fabulous day. Thankfully for you, Anna Maria is brimming with authentic craft breweries pulsating with spritzy and rich flavours that will leave your tastebuds dancing with delight. So, for an escape from the sandy shores here is a list of the top 5 breweries near Anna Maria, that is sure to wet your appetite and put a smile on your face!
Husband and wife owned/operated microbrewery and gastropub located in the friendly city of Bradenton, Florida. Featuring a variety of brew houses, the good liquid brewery company houses enough batches of the year - centered around local craft favourites as well as small, seasonal and experimental brews. Their gastropub menu also includes high quality, crafty food that sublimely complements all of the fresh beers.
Where is it? 4824 14TH. STREET WEST, BRADENTON, FL 34221
When is it open? Mon-Closed, Tue-Thurs 2-10pm, Fri-Sat 12-11pm, Sunday 12-8pm
Partners in crime Jeremy and Tommy stir up a storm is Sarasota, bustling in growth and committing to their core values of quality, innovation and culture. Their brewery consists of a 15 barrel brewhouse, six 30 barrel and two 60 barrel fermenters. They also have a 3 barrel "pilot system" with two 3 barrel fermenters and one 7 barrel fermenter, used to create an infusion of recipes to satisfy their creative curiosity with the interplay of compelling brewing components. True to form, they don't take themselves too seriously, so experiment with bubbly and exciting flavors - reflective of their happy go lucky outlook on life, enjoying what they do each and every day. Make sure to pop by for painstakingly delicious craft brews.
Where is it? 1215 Mango Ave, Sarasota, FL 34237, United States
When is it open? Monday 2-8pm, Tuesday-Wednesday 11am-12am, Friday-Sunday 11am-12am
Close-knit brewing family at Naughty Monk Brewery incorporate beligan-inspired beers within their infusions of alcoholic delights. The Naughty Monk Brewery truly came to fruition after traveling to the Senne Valley region just South of Brussels, where they met the allusive "Fritz", an ex-monk who is responsible for conjuring up recipes to create refreshing and revitalising craft brews. Make sure to try the Grand Mimosa - a fruitful pairing of ruby red apples intertwining with succulent juicy oranges to generate a burst of fortifying flavours.
Where is it? 2507 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34211, United States
When is it open? Friday 2pm-12am, Saturday 12pm-12am, Sunday 12-8pm, Monday 3-10pm, Tuesday-Thursday 3-10pm
Originally built as an automobile dealership, Motorworks is Bradenton's first Craft Brewery. Coveted as the largest beer garden in Florida, complete with spacious deck built around a magnificent 150+ year-old oak tree - this brewery offers a truly unique backdrop to enjoy some authentic appetisers. The owners, Frank and Denise, strive to bring their own imaginative and innovative approach to brewing as a way of honouring the buildings storied past. Indeed, life flourishes through every crevice of this brewing house - whether its emblematic in the locally sourced beers or seen on the spacious turfed lawn which sports over a dozen cornhole sets, life-sized jena, a large music stage and 22 ft projection screen. It would be rude not to see this incredible space after a long day at the beach.
Where is it? 1014 9th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205, United States
When is it open? Friday-Saturday 11am-1am, Sunday-Thursday 11am-11pm
It is a fair statement to say that the DBC is a staple of the burgeoning Florida craft beer landscape. DBC brews sprinkles a concoction of flavours to their traditional ales and lagers - influenced by the indigenous seasonings of Florida and the Americas. Cuban-born, German-educated Brewmaster Jorge Rosabak and his talented team together to experiment with fresh and novel beers every week to dazzle and delight guests fortunate enough to visit (over 21 obviously). Nothing screams summer vacation like a pit stop at a brewery for a tremendously tasty beer.
Where is it? 803 17th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205, United States
When is it open? Friday 4-11pm, Saturday 12-11pm, Sunday 12-5pm, Monday-Wednesday Closed, Thursday 4-10pm
International: +1 941.900.4552