Breweries and Wineries to Visit on the Treasure Coast

The Treasure Coast is a stretch of Florida’s picturesque eastern coast, and it’s an ideal destination for beer, wine, and cider lovers looking for a flourishing beverage scene set among backdrops of lush landscapes and pristine beaches. Come with us as we look at the best Treasure Coast breweries and wineries to visit.

From new tasters to experienced connoisseurs, the locations around the Treasure Coast are full of adventure, taste, and tradition.

Each location not only offers unique brews, wines, and ciders but also tells a story of passion, community, and craftsmanship.

This area is packed with gems, so let’s get to it.

Breweries

Let’s start our journey through the booming Treasure Coast brewery scene, where craft beer and wine are celebrated.

We made sure to include a wide variety of breweries in our list so that you can experience not only the largest and most bustling brewers but also the tiny micro-brews and nano-brews that offer dizzying arrays of brewing styles and philosophies.

Each one also has a unique story or history that is often incorporated into the brand.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a hops-loving hipster or drawn to dark, rich stouts, there’s sure to be something for everyone here.

Walking Tree Brewery

Walking Tree Brewery Vero Beach

A brewery that is often recognized for its innovative approach to craft brewing is Walking Tree Brewery.

This award-winning location expertly blends scientific precision with peak creativity, to create a wildly diverse selection of delicious and unique microbeers.

While visiting, you’ll find a robust lineup of craft brews, from pale ales to brown stouts and even more specialized options, but you’ll also have the chance to experience their many events.

Some of the favorites include the annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest, Bingo Karaoke, trivia nights, live music, and more

American Icon Brewery

American Icon Brewery Vero Beach

Housed in Vero Beach’s oldest municipal building, a diesel power plant dating to the 1920s, American Icon Brewery is an awesome destination for craft beer lovers, and provides a modern craft beer experience steeped in rich local history.

Their beer selection is characterized by handcrafted quality and creativity.

Some of the most popular choices include the Icon IPA, the 1926 HEF, a traditional German-style hefeweizen, and the American Hero, a special brew made with locally sourced hops grown by veterans.

If you’re looking for a place to grab some great craft beer and some food, American Icon serves various dishes like steak & rice bowls, and poke bowls.

Ocean Republic Brewing Co.

Ocean Republic Brewing Stuart

Ocean Republic Brewing Co., Stuart’s only family-owned and operated craft brewery, offers a unique experience for beer lovers.

With a major focus on freshness and peak quality, they are known for brewing their beers on-site, and making sure that their patrons enjoy the “surf, sand, sun, & suds”.

The brewery also features a full kitchen where they lovingly cook everything from scratch, with recipes specifically curated to complement their beer selection.

Ocean Republic Brewing boasts an inviting and friendly atmosphere, a relaxing place to enjoy an array of delicious, handcrafted beers along with an environment you can bring your family to.

Pareidolia Brewing Company

Sebastian’s first craft brewpub, Pareidolia Brewing Company, is a popular go-to spot for beer enthusiasts seeking a unique experience.

Pareidolia’s specialty is small-batch handcrafted ales, presenting the largest assortment of craft beers in the area, and being voted the “Best Brewery On The Coast” by Indian River Magazine Readers 2018 & 2020.

They’ve got a gorgeous beer garden that overlooks the Indian River Lagoon, making it a prime spot for imbibing while also socializing.

Pareidolia’s welcoming atmosphere is enhanced by its family-oriented and pet-friendly atmosphere, which creates the perfect environment if you’re looking for a home away from home vibe.

This spot is not just about quality brews, it’s about bringing the community together for a delightfully local craft beer experience

Hop Life Brewing

Hop Life Brewing PSL

Hop Life Brewery is a Treasure Coast staple, deep in the heart of Port St. Lucie, and was founded by local firefighting vets Jim Kelley and Rob Tearle.

Hop Life stands out for its commitment to using the finest ingredients, creating a range of unique, handcrafted beers that resonate with both casual drinkers and connoisseurs.

The brewery’s ambiance is a blend of camaraderie and craftsmanship, where visitors can savor a variety of beers that epitomize the art of brewing, but it’s more than just your typical ‘great spot’.

Hop Life Brewing is a community hub and a significant part of the Treasure Coast’s vibrant beer scene, that offers an experience that is both enriching and enjoyable for all levels of beer and brewing aficionados.

Side Door Brewing Co.

Side Door Brewing Company PSL

Located in Port St. Lucie, Side Door Brewing Co. is a treasure trove for craft beer lovers.

Celebrating its inception on the anniversary of Prohibition’s repeal, the brewery echoes a bygone era of speakeasies and secret gatherings, inviting patrons through its metaphorical ‘side door’ into a world of rich flavors and closely bound community spirit.

This cozy brewery is renowned for its six flagship brews, featuring a diverse range including IPAs, hefeweizens, a unique porter, and a crossover lager-ale.

Particularly notable is their ‘Jamaican Me Jittery,’ a porter infused with locally sourced coffee, embodying the brewery’s commitment to local collaboration and general innovation.

Additionally, they offer the taproom as a haven for beer enthusiasts, which is a welcoming space complete with games, an inviting atmosphere, and a constantly rotating selection of craft beers that cater to all palates.

This is a great place to relax with a brew and play a game of cornhole.

Sailfish Brewing Company

Sailfish Brewing Company manifests its profound connection to the ocean with its unique beer names like Lionfish Pale Ale and White Marlin Wit.

It features a charming taproom complemented by a massive and beautiful outdoor beer garden, creating the perfect area for individual relaxation and social gatherings.

Sailfish Brewing is renowned for its inventive seasonal beers, such as the Johnny Stumbleseed, a Belgian dark ale rich in apple, cinnamon, and clove flavors.

It’s a favorite spot not just for its beers but also for its vibrant community vibe, where live music, pool, and cornhole add to the enjoyment.

Sailfish Brewing Company embodies the marine spirit of the Treasure Coast, making it a must-visit for anyone exploring Fort Pierce’s dynamic craft beer scene​​.

Islamorada Beer Company

The Islamorada Beer Company in North Fort Pierce invites you to experience a taste of the Florida Keys without the drive and tourist congestion.

This cozy 25,000 sq. ft. brewery features a family-friendly taproom and retail swag shop that boasts offerings like branded shirts, hats, pet gear, bar signs, and even accessories for home bars.

Islamorada sports signature brews like the Islamorada Ale and Sandbar Sunday American Wheat Ale that highlight their tropical inspiration.

As a bonus, guests can watch the various steps of the beer-making process while they enjoy various games like giant Jenga, and experience the general charm and craft beer perfection Islamorada is best known for.

Tequesta Brewing Co.

Tequesta Brewing Company has become synonymous with a commitment to great brews and a lively atmosphere. The spot is popular for connoisseurs seeking high-quality brews and those simply looking to get out for a quick drink with friends.

Get unique beer flavorings like the Peppermint Chocolate Dingle, Der Chancellor, Hot Mic, Kringle’s Dingle, Pump-acino Pumpkin Ale, Raspberry Wheat Ale, and Ripper Roo. Tequesta Brewing Co. also actively hosts plenty of community events, encouraging visitors to explore their calendar for upcoming gatherings.

Operating with a schedule accommodating both weekday and weekend socialites, the brewery opens its doors from noon until late evening. If you’re along US-1 in Tequesta, stop by and check it out.

Wineries & Cideries

Now for the hidden gems of the Treasure Coast’s wineries and cideries, where the warmth of the Florida sun meets the potential for rich local cultivation.

The TC is home to some unique options for those who prefer something a little different.

These locations offer unique assortments of locally produced wines and ciders, from more conventional grape wines to innovative tropical fruit wines and even crisp fruit ciders, celebrating the diverse bounty of the state.

Tastings and tours are common, so get out there and explore the beauty of the vineyards and orchards that keep the wine and cider flowing.

Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery

Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery Fort Pierce

Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery, located in Fort Pierce, Florida, offers a delightful experience as the Treasure Coast’s first and only winery.

The specialty of this family-owned and operated farm winery is handcrafting internationally award-winning assorted muscadine and fruit wines.

Here, guests can enjoy wine tastings, tour the facility, and participate in various activities and live music events set against the breathtaking scenery of the winery itself.

Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery is a must-visit for anyone looking to savor good wines, good vibes, and good times on the Treasure Coast.

Pierced Ciderworks

Pierced Ciderworks Fort Pierce

Pierced Ciderworks, located in the heart of historic downtown Fort Pierce, offers a unique twist to the local craft beverage scene that enthusiasts often overlook.

Housed in a 117-year-old building, the cidery blends history with modern cider-making, and in the process creates a fascinating location for brewing, gathering, and socializing.

The venue itself, with its rich historical background and contemporary charm, provides a perfect setting for enjoying these innovative ciders, just don’t enjoy them too much and claim #CiderMadeMeDoit.

Open daily, it invites guests to explore the niche world of cider in a space that celebrates both tradition and innovation​​.

Keep an eye out for special events like Yappy Hour on Sundays where bringing a leashed furry friend can snag you a discount, bingo night, and discount growler refill days.

Final Thoughts

That’s going to wrap up the best breweries and wineries to visit on the Treasure Coast.

Each of these locations is a unique window into local culture and entertainment, all set in the idyllic landscape of Florida.

Go out and explore, and remember that these aren’t just places to grab a beer, they’re hubs of a vibrant local community where amazing experiences are just waiting to be had.

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