Central Florida’s beer scene is up and coming, and one way to get people out exploring breweries is to get them on the Central Florida Ale Trail.
Essentially the Ale Trail has you visiting 22 Central Florida Breweries, drinking a beer (or several), and collecting a stamp on your map. Once your map is filled, you turn it in at your last stop and earn a free growler container.
I have already completed the trail once, but since these are breweries I visit on a regular basis, I figured I would go for Round 2.
What’s awesome about this trail is that several of these breweries are very close to one another, so you can get to a few stops in the same trip. My husband and I decided to check out the Winter Park area and visit Deadly Sins Brewing and The Bear and Peacock Brewing Company. These breweries are less than a five minute drive from one another.
First up was Deadly Sins Brewing. I wandered in right at opening and was greeted by a friendly bartender. He informed us that on Sundays they feature a Beer Flight Special. For $6 you can select four 5 oz pours. Dan and I decided we would each get a flight so we could sample several different beers.
Out of the 8 beers I sampled my favorite beer was a Golden Coconut Stout called Assumptions. I also enjoyed their Margarita Gose and could see myself drinking this beer by the pool during the hot Florida summers.
I’ll be honest by saying Deadly Sins wasn’t a favorite of mine when they first opened. Their space is nice and the bartenders have always been welcoming, however I just couldn’t find a beer that I enjoyed.
I am happy to say that my last visit was definitely my favorite, and I hope that they continue making tasty beer like the ones I tried.
Deadly Sins Brewing
750 Jackson Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
Dog Friendly: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Not really but they do have an outdoor game area. Cornhole was set up when we there and I also saw a giant Jenga.
Beer to Go: Yes, they can do 16 oz cans or 32 and/or 64 oz growlers.
Food: No food available, but they do have Food Trucks on select nights.
Ale Trail: They participate
Entertainment: Live music on select nights. Foosball, outdoor games, board games, and televisions.
Guest Taps: None when we visited
Other: Open air brewery with large garage doors- it can get pretty hot inside.