Looking for something new to do? If your cup of tea is more of a pint of ale then a visit to one of these Fort Myers microbreweries just might be the thing for a great afternoon.
Point Ybel Brewing Company
16120 San Carlos
This family-owned brewery offers up a side of live music to go with your craft beer. On Tuesdays, it features an open mic night, and Friday and Saturday the tunes come from both local artists and nationally touring acts. Known for their pale ales and IPAs, Point Ybel Brewing Company uses flavors like sea grapes, key limes and orange blossom honey to bring the flavor of Florida to their suds.
House of Brewz
10045 Gulf Center Drive
When you are both thirsty for great beer and hungry for delicious food, House of Brewz meets all your needs with both an interesting three-barrel microbrewery and a wonderful restaurant. Serving both elegant tapas and simple burgers and fries, this brewery turned eatery lets you choose from such delights as mahi nuggets, Vermont cheddar beer fondue and bourbon-glazed salmon.
But of course, the main course is the 150 craft beers on tap, some coming from sister brewery Bury Me Brewery, overseen by a brewmaster who is also a Qualified Beer Judge.
Old Soul Brewing
10970 South Cleveland Avenue
For those who love beer, brewing is a craft, but Old Soul Brewing is introducing a new kind of craft night with its evening paint party. For the cost of an evening out, you will get more than two hours of painting, guided by a local artist, in a funky, creative atmosphere. All your supplies are included in your registration fee and you can buy beer on site.
Owned by brewing-brothers, this brewery features handcrafted beers like stout laced with chocolate.
Fort Myers Brewing Company
12811 Commerce Lakes Drive
For a nice, no-frills place to kick back with a craft beer, head out to Fort Myers Brewing Company. Located in the industrial area, this interesting brew company offers music, food from local food trucks, occasional games and great “micro beer.” With beers like Zombie Killer and Habanero Saison, you know your beer-drinking palate is in for a unique ride. Friday nights offer up a fantastic way to support local business with local music, local food and local beer.
So, throw out the plans for a plain-old dinner and movie this weekend. Grab your nearest beer buddy and head out to an interesting Fort Myers brewery where you can gain a new appreciation for hops and fermentation.