Craft Beer Stops on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is your perfect destination for your next family getaway. Come out to experience the white sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, stop by the local boutiques to pick out the unique souvenir, or indulge in fresh-caught seafood that makes for an unforgettable meal. If you are a craft beer connoisseur, Anna Maria Island is the perfect place for you! There are several incredible local breweries on or near Anna Maria Island that you simply can’t miss out on. Here are five of our favorite breweries near our Anna Maria Island vacation rentals.

Two people enjoying craft beers on Anna Maria Island

Motorworks Brewing

Motorworks Brewing was founded by Frank and Denise Tschida and has a unique home inside a 100-year-old automobile dealership! Today, the building functions as a full production brewery and taproom that has welcomed locals and visitors alike for years. Definitely stop by if you are a beer fan; Motorworks Brewing is home to the largest beer garden in Florida! Their award-winning selections include lagers, IPAs, ales, and more, so there’s sure to be something new for you to try.

Good Liquid Brewing Co.

Good Liquid Brewing Co. is located in Bradenton and is owned by Mike and Sandra Krail. This brewery produces both year-round favorites and smaller seasonal brews that offer a little something unique to their menu. Their taproom offers 34 different varieties for you to try, and you’re welcome to grab a bite to eat from the gastropub to complement your drink! No matter which selection you choose, you’ll enjoy it while surrounded by the company of the friendly staff and the ones you love most.

Various craft beers on the bar ready to drink in Anna Maria Island

JDub’s Brewing Company

 JDub’s Brewing Company in nearby Sarasota is the passion project of Jeremy “JDub” and Tom “Tommy.” They’ve been working together for nearly a decade and now maintain one of the most successful breweries in the area. Their big personalities are reflected in the establishment, where you can simply relax and have a great time while enjoying some quality beer. The taproom not only features all of their best menu selections but Tuesday through Saturday, you can also grab some grub from a local food truck on the property! They also host beer centered events like Craft Beer and Yoga, Beer and Cheese Pairing, and Not Quite Friday 5K.

3 Keys Brewing

If you’re traveling with your family, 3 Keys Brewing is the place to be. This family-friendly brewery is welcoming to everyone, including your four-legged friends! It’s a truly welcoming location that is staffed by the area’s biggest beer lovers, and once you taste that first sip, you’ll understand the passion behind the brew. Come in for a full meal and select a cold cider, ale, or IPA to go along with it, all while enjoying the ocean breeze and weekly entertainment.

Multiple people drinking their craft beers in Anna Maria Island

Darwin Brewing Company

Darwin Brewing Company got started in January 2012 and has been one of the area’s most successful operations ever since. In 2013, operations were expanded to include a 15-barrel production facility, taproom, and beer garden. Come out to sample one of their flagship IPAs, stouts, pilsners, or anything in between. They also host multiple events throughout the year, so it’s worth the trip. If you want to try their beer but can’t make it to their location, pick up a can exclusively at Winn-Dixie!

This is just a handful of the craft beer stops you can experience in and around Anna Maria Island. No matter which one you go for, you’re sure to be welcomed by friendly staff and will have an unforgettable time with the ones you love most. Best of all, each of these locations is easy to reach from our Anna Maria Island rentals, so you can hop on the free island trolley and get to and from any destination. Contact us today to start planning your AMI getaway!