**Unfortunately due to Hurricane Ian in late September 2022, some of the Fort Myers breweries were heavily damaged, so please check with them prior to any visits.**
There is no shortage of craft brewers along Florida’s Gulf Coast, and the fun town of Ft. Myers does not disappoint.
What better way to cap off your day after checking out Manatee Park or Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve than a cold beer brewed by some of Florida’s finest.
So during your visit – or better yet, make a special trip -check out the best breweries in Fort Myers on this list, and your taste buds will thank you.
Fort Myers Brewing Company
I guess it would be weird starting off a list of Fort Myers breweries and not including the Fort Myers Brewing Company, so here we are. In 2016, Fort Myers Brewing Company earned the title of Best Brewery in Florida, and they haven’t stopped putting out the hits since.
With tasty craft beers like the Gateway Gold blonde ale, High 5 IPA, or the Fort Myers Wheat, you will quickly discover why Fort Myers Brewing Company is a Southwest Florida brewery worth visiting.
Palm City Brewing Company
The Palm City Brewing Company brewery in Fort Myers serves up their popular NE Style IPAs like Hazify and City Juice and other staples like the San Carlos Proper ale. Palm City Brewing has 15-20 rotating taps, so all craft beer lovers should be able to find an option to suit their tastes.
Recently celebrating its 5-year brewiversary, Palm City Brewing Company looks forward to continuing their tradition of bringing great-tasting beer to the fine folks in Ft. Myers!
Point Ybel Brewing Company
Point Ybel Brewing Company is named after the lighthouse that stands at the east end of Sanibel Island in Fort Myers, FL. Established in 2013, Point Ybel Brewing is known for its New England Style IPAs, German style beers and for helping bring the Sour Ale craze to SWFL.
Enjoy a Snook Bite IPA or Boot Bier Pils and kick back while you listen to Jazz or Irish music every Thursday, or enjoy BBQ and Bluegrass on the first Sunday of each month.
Coastal Dayz Brewery
Coastal Dayz Brewery in downtown Ft. Myers is best known for their Seaz the Day Hazy IPA and Beach Hound Brown ale, but the tap list shows no shortage of variety. Hailing from one of the craft beer capitals, Colorado, owner Gary – a Navy Veteran like Vino Brewskey Co-Founder Andrew – and his wife Lisa moved to Southwest Florida in 2015 to scope out their dream brewery location and landed in Fort Myers.
Coastal Dayz Brewery is pet-friendly, but parents should leave the human kids with a sitter when they come to enjoy good beer, street food, and live music throughout the week.
Crazy Dingo Brewing
If you are looking for a cool vibe in a unique setting and want to pet goats while sipping on craft beer, then Crazy Dingo Brewing is your jam. This family and dog-friendly brewery is part of Southern Fresh Farms just southeast of Ft. Myers. The Crazy Dingo small-batch brews frequently change, so chances are you might not get to have your favorite twice. So drink up while you’re there!
Some of the current Crazy Dingo Brewing creations are their Koreshan Kolsch, Hair of the Dog IPA, Children of the Farm Sour Patch Kids sour ale, and a Prison Pals blonde ale.
Wrapping it Up…
Hopefully we just made your Southwest Florida itinerary a little easier as you decide which Fort Myers breweries to check out. You can’t go wrong with any of these five, or if that isn’t enough, take a road trip and visit some of the other best breweries Florida has to offer.
Wherever you go, buy your SWFL Ale Trail Passport beforehand to earn rewards for all those beers you will be enjoying!