One of my favorite things is discovering hidden gems right in your own backyard. This entire weekend was full of exploring Titusville, which is about an hour drive from Orlando. We started the day with a hike in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (stay tuned for that post tomorrow). After the hike we rewarded ourselves with a DELICIOUS beer at the Playalinda Brewing Co.
This little brewing company is located in an old hardware store in the heart of historic downtown Titusville. As we were walking out we overheard a woman state “This is exactly what Titusville needs” and she is right! I just wish this Brewing Company was a little closer to home. If you find yourself in Titusville, Florida this is a MUST stop.
The Brewmaster at Playalinda came from Cask and Larder in Winter Park, which if you follow my instagram, you know it is a weekly stop for the family. We knew any beer made by Ron would be incredible. Playalinda Brewing Co. offers a variety of home brewed beers as well as several “Guest Taps” from other local Florida breweries.
I recommend starting with a flight, which will give you a chance to sample some of the classic Playalinda beers. My favorite was the Bottomless Blonde Ale (I think I like this even more than the Lone Palm from Cask!). The rest of the family LOVED the Simcoe Pale Ale and the Bring It IPA. After sampling all the beers in the flight we enjoyed a few more.
Playalinda does not serve real food, but does offer simple snacks like hummus and pita chips. If you are hungry for a little bit of a heavier meal just ask the bartender for the delivery menu and you can order whatever you want to be delivered to the bar! (We got sandwiches from Cafe Chocolat across the street).
Some perks of this great brewing company??? Well above you can see our Playalinda Brewing Co. loyalty card! Buy 10 beers get 1 free? Sounds like a good plan to me! Plus if you find yourself really loving the beer you can get Crowlers to go!
Titusville may be an hour drive from Orlando, but honestly taking a trip to this Brewing Company was worth the drive! I definitely recommend checking it out if you are a fan of unique beers!