Distilleries and Breweries to explore while you are here!
The Sarasota area is scattered with local treasure! What better way to spend a rainy or colder day than to go explore the local craft beers and liquors!
Located only 5 miles from our office, on the mainland, is JDub’s Brewing Company. A local favorite since 2013, Jeremy “JDub” utilizes his creative freedom along with his food science degree to an environment that values individuality and self-expression through beer recipes. Stop in and get a Poolside Kolsh while playing games in their massive backyard!
About 8 miles onto the mainland is another local favorite, Big Top Brewing Company. Complimenting Sarasota’s historical association with The Ringling Circus and our appreciation of performing arts, Big Top incorporates the heart of this city into all of their brews! Sit by their backyard fire pit and enjoy a Key Lime Wheat!
Calusa Brewing is located just a 6 mile drive over the South Bridge. It is a Veteran-owned, family friendly craft brewery that embodies the tremendous respect the Native Calusa tribe had for the ocean and Florida’s natural resources. They offer traditional style, unfiltered, hop-forward, and mixed fermentation brews. Check out the amazing new wall art while you sip on a Zote!
Just around the corner from the SRQ airport is Siesta Key Rum Distillery. Go on a tour of the facility or hang out in the tasting room! Shop their staple rums or get a special edition blend! SKR can be found in most liquor stores and bars in the area! The Cottages office favorite is the Toasted Coconut Rum!