Fall in Orlando may not necessarily mean the leaves will change colors or that we'll get sweater weather, but in Central Florida, we sure know how to embrace the flavors of Fall.
That's why we've created a list of some of our favorite local breweries crafting Fall seasonal beers in Central Florida!
Orlando Brewing is Florida's only certified organic brewery and is the oldest microbrewery in Orlando. The release of their Grateful Pumpkin Spiced Stout happens every August and their annual Oktoberfest extravaganza (where they released their 2019 Marzen beer) went down all day on September 21st!
Sideward Brewing is a Milk District-based microbrewery and eatery located close to downtown Orlando. Sideward always has a nice selection of house-made drafts and tallboy cans. This year they will hosted Sidetoberfest on September 14th where they will released draft and cans of Sausage Fingers, their traditional Marzen-style beer.
Downtown Orlando's music-themed brewery is a perfect place to grab a pint before a concert at the Amway Center or a soccer match at our local stadium. This unique microbrewery plans to release a traditional Oktoberfest beer on September 28th as well as a 7% Creamsicle Milkshake IPA on November 19th for the annual Orlando Beer Festival!
Ever been to a church and brewery in one? Look no further than Castle Church! This Lutheran Church/microbrewery will tap their Oktoberfest beer on Friday, September 2019. Bring your own mug for $7 fills and expect live music from 7 PM to 11 PM.
This brewery and restaurant was Sanford's first microbrewery and drops a delicious Sweet Potato Ale every Fall! This year's tapping of the 6.2% amber ale took place on September 13th.
Check out Casselberry's Bowigens Beer Company for a pour of their Broken Hearted Pumpkin Ale! This 6.2% beer tastes like pumpkin pie and will be available on tap in October.
Those on the east side of Orlando can swing through Oviedo Brewing Company for a pint of Oktoberfest! This Fall seasonal is already pouring and is described by the company as "luminous amber in color with a brilliant glassy translucence" as well as a "highly quaffable malt forward lager."
This veteran-owned brewery in Orlando's Baldwin Park neighborhood is pouring a German style festbier described as a "clean yet complex lager with faint caramel sweetness, bready malt backbone, and Noble hop finish." The brewery has also released a limited number of commemoratiive Tactical Brewing Oktoberfest mugs.
This brewery in Ocoee plans to pump up the Fall flavor with Pumptoberfest on October 19th. Toll Road will tap two housemade seasonals (a festbeer and pumpkin ale) alongside various other Fall favorites from around the state and country.
While the 321area may be a hike for some, we recommend making the trip to Titusville to sip on Playafest this Fall. The balanced amber lager finishes clean and will be available on tap and to-go starting on September 21st.