A Guide to Craft Beer in Gainesville

Posted on 13. May, 2013 by in Eats, Gainesville, Local Events

This week beer lovers raise a glass to celebrate American Craft Beer Week.
Today’s guest post comes from Javier Espinosa. Javier is the Senior Designer at neutral7 design group, a home brewer and longtime beer aficionado – who sees the beauty in beer and design.
Thanks Javier for this great list. Cheers everyone!


Did you miss the Hogtown Craft Beer Festival held earlier this month at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens? That’s OK. You can make up for it this week – here’s a list of the best places (my personal favorites) in Gainesville to enjoy (or bring home) delicious craft and speciality beers. And if you want to try your hand at home brewing, grab a kit at Hoggetowne Ale Works. In no particular order:

1. World of Beer

Our newest offering World of Beer in Town of Tioga is finally open. Every night of Craft Beer Week they will crack open a handful of kegs specific to a region or State. RSVP to their Facebook event where they are posting keg lists for each day of Craft Beer Week – or – get more details on their website.

2. The Top

Along with their large menu, this downtown Gainesville landmark (yes, landmark!) boasts about 40 bottles and 15-20 taps. Grab a beer and the Maradona burger.

3. Brass Tap Beer

Head to Archer Road on Tuesday May 14 for the Sam Adams Tap Takeover. Brass Tap promises glassware giveaways and rare draft offerings you won’t find anywhere else in Gainesville from 7p.m. – get more details here.

American Craft Beer Week Gainesville, FL Locations

4. Stubbies & Steins

Not sure if they are doing anything special for Craft Beer Week, but it really doesn’t matter since they have such an enormous menu of more than 400 bottles and 24 taps and a German-esque food menu. Head over and report back with kielbasa!

5. The Wetlands at Swamphead Brewery

This local brewer has a full schedule of events on their Facebook page. Join the crowd at their tasting room, The Wetlands, for some great Florida beer daily from 4p.m.

If you’re buying to enjoy elsewhere I’ve had great success at: Wards, The Liquor And Wine Shoppe At Jonesville, Tipple’s Brews – a great place for beer and wine, but a little fancy – and the more humble Gator Beverage; smaller but with a good selection.

Bottoms up Gainesville!


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