Cheers to this list of Orlando-area craft breweries

Drink local at almost 20 area breweries

By Emilee Speck - Digital journalist

Central Florida's glass is overflowing when it comes to craft breweries and the list of options keep growing.

To help you get acquainted with something new, below is a list of nearly 20 breweries around the Orlando area that offer a brew, cider or sour ale for every taste in every Central Florida county.

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Orlando Brewing Company
The brewery, just south of downtown, is one of Orlando's oldest and offers a range of events and limited releases. Yoga under the stars and the brewery's annual Oktoberfest are both popular events.

If you go: 1301 Atlanta Ave., Orlando, Florida
What's on tap? See the full tap list here.
Hot tip: Don't drink and drive: take the SunRail. The station is about a six-minute walk away.
Food: Guests can order in from any of the surrounding restaurants or bring their own.
Facebook: Facebook.com/pg/orlandobrewing

Tactical Brewing Co.
This veteran-owned spot is the place to be in Baldwin Park. ​According to the brewery's website, Tactical Brewing Co. serves as a community hub for veterans, first responders and other beer lovers alike.

All of the beers are brewed on-site, with a rotating tap list that includes something for every taste​​​​​, including a nitro imperial carrot cake brown ale Tricarrothops ​​​​​​​and the hazy IPA MRE Hop Soup.

If you go: 4882 New Broad Street, Orlando
What's on tap: Tacticalbeer.com
Food: Bring your own!
Facebook: Facebook.com/tacticalbeer

Ten10
Located right along the Urban Bike Trial in Orlando, Ten10 opened more than two years ago and has quickly become a local favorite. It's also host to the Ten10 running club and within walking distance to the Quantum Leap Winery tap room.

If you go: 1010 Virginia Drive, Orlando, Florida
What's on tap? See the full tap list here.
Food: Full menu with sandwiches, hot dogs, snacks and sweets.
Facebook: Facebook.com/Ten10BrewingCompany/

Ellipsis Brewing
After making award-winning craft brews for years, Ellipsis Brewing finally has a brick-and-mortar location near the Orlando International Airport. It specializes in IPAs, but has everything from ciders to stouts on tap, too.

If you go: 7500 TPC Blvd.,Suite #8, Orlando, Florida
What's on tap: See the full tap list here.
Bonus: While you're there, talk to the owners. Really nice guys!
Food: They sell bagged popcorn inside. A food truck is usually parked out front on the weekend. Check the brewery Facebook page to see the food truck of the day.
Facebook: Facebook.com/ellipsisbrewing/

Orange County Brewers
Nestled right in the heart of downtown Orlando, Orange County Brewers is one of the newest additions to Orlando's craft beer scene. Events at OCB range from live music to workout classes, all supplemented with one of OCB's many in-house brews.

If you go: 131 N. Orange Ave., Orlando, Florida
What's on tap: See the full tap list here.
Food: You can order pizza and wings made by Orlando Pizza & Wing Co at a counter inside.
Facebook: Facebook.com/OrangeCountyBrewers/


Redlight Redlight Beer Parlour and Brewery
An Orlando craft beer hub since 2005, Redlight Redlight is in the very walkable Audubon Park district. With constantly rotating draft selections and an extensive list of bottled brews, the brewery is guaranteed to have a beer for everyone.
If you go: 2810 Corrine Drive, Orlando, Florida
What's on tap: See full bottled list here. Tapped beers rotate periodically.
Bonus: Big Daddy's karaoke is right across the street for when the beer brings out your inner rock star.
Food: See the food truck schedule here.
Facebook: Facebook.com/redlightredlight/

Even more local spots to get a craft beer fix:

Tactical Brewing Co.
Sideward Brewing Co.
Rockpit Brewing
Castle Church Brewery
The Bear and Peacock
Dead Lizard Brewing Company
Orange Blossom Brewing Company
Broken Cauldron Taproom and Brewery
Bugnutty Brewing Co.
Crooked Can Brewing Co.
Hourglass Brewing (Longwood and Curry Ford locations)
Half Barrel Beer Project
Playlinda
Florida Beer Company
Whisper Creek Farm: Kitchen and Brewery
Reprise Brewing
Wolf Branch Brewing Co.
Deviant Wolfe Brewing
Mount Dora Brewing Co.
Sanford Brewing Co.
WopsHops Brewing Company
Persimmon Hollow Brewing
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Here's a map of all the brewery locations in Central Florida.

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