Beer flight of four brews at Ancient City Brewing

Here’s a fun fact: St. Augustine is the patron saint of brewers. Seriously! So, it makes sense that St. Augustine breweries are brewing some really good beer. Whether you're heading in for a day trip to St. Augustine, relaxing for a few days, or you're lucky enough to be a local, check out these St. Augustine breweries for a pint, flight or growler.

And if you're in The City Beautiful, there are plenty of Orlando breweries too!

St. Augustine Breweries

1. Ancient City Brewing

Downtown taproom: 18 Cathedral Pl., St. Augustine, FL 32084 | Brewhouse: 3420 Agricultural Center Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32092

As a beer drinker, I can attest that Ancient City Brewing makes a nice beverage. The owner of Ancient City Brewing is a St. Augustine native and, by the namesakes of his signature beers, you can tell that he loves his hometown.

Ancient City Brewing taps and pint glass
Ancient City Brewing – @ancientcitybrewing

In addition to seasonal selections, Ancient City Brewing offers six year-round brews: Anastasia Island Style IPA, Augustine's Orange Amber Ale, Galleon's Golden Ale, the award-winning Matanzas River Red Ale, Ponce’s Pale Ale and, my personal fav, Castillo Coconut Porter.

The original location has plenty of pastimes like corn hole, darts, giant Jenga, HD TVs, various events and live music. The taproom, in the heart of downtown, has some pretty sweet nightly specials. Locals, note that St. Johns County residents get a BOGO first round on Tuesdays! Meet ya there…

2. Bog Brewing Company

218 W. King St., St. Augustine, FL 32084

The beer list at Bog Brewing Company embodies influences of Belgian, German and American-Farmhouse style ales. But this Kings District brewery also makes some bold flavor choices by tappint into St. Augustine roots.

The Smoked Datil Ale, for example, spices things up by using local Datil peppers. And Light in the Dark, a 10% Belgian Tripel, is aged in St. Augustine Distillery bourbon barrels.

Bog Brewing Company occasionally hosts fun events. Plus, the Tacos My Blessing food truck is onsite most days of the week.

3. Bootlegger Beach Brewing

691 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32080

Bootlegger Beach Brewing is the alcohol arm of Jack’s Bar-B-Que. Just a block off the beach, expect a casual, laid-back vibe.

The 100 Oranges Beer is a crowd pleaser. This brew features the zest of 100 oranges, caramelized sugar and coriander. Lightweights will appreciate that the Brud Leicht, German-style pilsner, is just 3% ABV.

Dog Rose Brewing Co. is located in the historic neighborhood of Lincolnville
Photo courtesy of Nancy DeVault

4. Dog Rose Brewing Co.

77 Bridge St., St., Augustine, FL 32084

In the historic neighborhood of Lincolnville, this spacious brewery has a decent-sized performance stage for live musical acts. And there’s plenty of other entertainment too, including table shuffle board.

While you’re inside, be sure to take note of the handcrafted Ambrosia maple bar. The quaint outdoor seating is shaded by overheld canopies.

Paying homage to St. Augustine's iconic Lion’s Bridge, try the Lions Head Honey Sour. You’ll taste subtle notes of wild flower honey in this kettle sour beer.

5. Old Coast Ales

300 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32080

Old Coast Ales brewed its first beer, the Empirical IPA, in a garage. Obviously, this brewery has expanded to the delight of beer drinks, but its current space is still cozy.

Old Coast Ales neighbors Osprey Tacos on Anastasia Island. If you get some tacos–and I recommend that you so–the Mexican Lager is a refreshing complement. The tap list is fairly varied though. For example, the Kookaburra is a coffee-infused brown and the Static Haze is a hoppy IPA with grapefruit.

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BONUS: After a hiatus, St. Augustine Brewery Tours announced that it will resume business in the spring of 2024! Stay tuned.

Jacksonville Breweries

Nearby Jacksonville has tons of breweries too. Chug along using the Jax Ale Trail as a guide. To participate, get your Brewery Passport stamped at each of the Jacksonville breweries. Aside from a buzz, swag and prizes may be in your future.