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Local Breweries to Explore

Along with the high selection of local culinary options in the area, there are several local breweries located in the New Smyrna Beach area and many restaurants that serve craft beer as well.

New Smyrna Beach Brewing Company is a micro-brewery located in downtown New Smyrna Beach. Brewery patrons can enjoy a pint in the intimate taproom while admiring the brewery equipment or take home a growler of the freshest beer in town. Local favorites include the Shark Attack IPA, which you can find at select local bars and restaurants, Disappearing Island Apricot, and Coronado Beach Cream Ale, but you never know what new or seasonal beer will appear on the chalkboard next. Each and every one of New Smyrna Beach Brewing Company's beers is hand crafted and brewed in a small batch on site by the brew master. They source the finest grain from maltsters around the world while incorporating fresh local ingredients such as locally roasted organic coffee from New Smyrna's own Island Roasters. When you go into the taproom, there's no doubt that you're drinking fresh beer brewed for the unique beach lifestyle.

Tomoka Brewing Company is a popular brewery located in the Port Orange area. Their brews have a unique kick, and their brewpub foods use local, organic and sustainable ingredients - plus a bit of beer - to get your palate a bit closer to nature. Tomoka uses natural ingredients, with full flavors and unique combinations. These brews have a kick, but the boldness comes straight from organic, local and sustainable tastes.

The Half Wall Beer House serves craft beer and American food and has several locations scattered across Volusia County. Featuring 76 craft beers on tap, over 100 bottled craft beers, and a full bar with wine, liquor and specialty martinis, the Half Wall has quickly become the "go to" restaurant and bar in the New Smyrna Beach area! The Half Wall Beer House caters to sports and craft beer enthusiasts, wine and martini aficionados, and food connoisseurs looking for a gathering place suited to everyone's dining preferences. Additionally, the Half Wall Beer House will be opening up a brewery in New Smyrna Beach in summer 2017 that will include 100 beers on tap.

The first Saturday of every month, Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach becomes the venue for the Canal Street Craft Beer Walk. Individuals can sample craft beers while enjoying all of the unique shops and art galleries along the street. Tickets are $20 and include a six-ounce Canal Street souvenir glass and 12 sampling tickets that can be redeemed at 10 locations in the district. And let's not forget the monthly Wine Walks, a progressive wine tasting on the fourth Saturday, where you can stroll Flagler Avenue and explore over 100 interesting wines inside local pubs, galleries and restaurants with a $25 Tasting Passport.