Fall is in full swing, ushering in cooler temperatures and crisp flavors to savor this season, making autumn the best time to get a taste of what’s brewing on Florida’s Treasure Coast. Take your tastebuds on a flavorful tour at the second annual Treasure Coast Wine & Ale Trail Festival, which celebrates the unique craft brew culture and community thriving in Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties. From small-batch breweries to 20-barrel distributors, there’s something to please everyone’s palate, so grab a glass and sample some of Florida’s best craft beer, wine and cider this fall.
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This year’s festival will be held on Nov. 16, 2019, at Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery and brings together more than 10 members of the Treasure Coast Wine & Ale Trail, including Side Door Brewing Co., Hope Life Brewing Co., Sailfish Brewing Co., Islamorada Brewing Co., Pareidolia Brewing Co., Mash Monkeys Brewing Co., Orchid Island Brewery, American Icon Brewing Co., Walking Tree Brewery, Ocean Republic Brewing, Pierced Ciderworks and Summer Crush Winery. The beer, wine and cider will flow from 1-5 p.m. along with live music from Uproot Hootenanny, so it’s sure to be an Instagram-worthy event — be sure to tag your pics with #tcwineandaletrail on Instagram and Facebook. Admission tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door, and include one tasting glass and unlimited tastings.
Make it a weekend getaway and stay at one of the event’s partnering hotels, and you’ll receive two free tickets to this year’s festival in addition to a discounted rate. It’s the perfect excuse for a fall escape and a chance to unwind before the holiday season begins. After sipping your way through some of the Treasure Coast’s Wine & Ale Trail’s best brews, you can unwind at a local resort or hotel and enjoy a well-deserved weekend getaway. Check out the local hotels and discount codes here.
You’ll find many of the craft brews, wines and ciders you’ll sample at the event truly embody authentic Florida flavors. During your tastings, you’ll see how Orchid Island Brewery incorporates Indian River citrus into their IPAs and sour beers, how local ingredients reflect the coastal flavors of Sailfish Brewing Co., and how the combination of creativity and science results in a recipe for success at the award-winning Walking Tree Brewery.
Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery boasts its own Floridian flavors with its sweet citrus varieties of Florida muscadine grapes. The winery’s sun and surf spirit can be experienced both in the vineyard’s atmosphere and in its internationally award-winning muscadine and fruit wines. Meanwhile, Pierced Ciderworks pays homage to its Florida roots with the tropical flavors of its Coco Loconut cider, while its pumpkin pie cider evokes those fall feelings with real pumpkin and spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon and clove too.
If you’d rather skip the spirits and instead enjoy live music, great food and family-friendly fun, an admission ticket is not required to enjoy the event. You and your family can attend the event for free and purchase food from four local food trucks, shop unique items from local artists and craft vendors, or get a little friendly competition going with a game of disc golf, lawn checkers, giant jenga or corn hole. Food trucks on site include Georgia Boy & Ethel’s Famous Wings, Red’s Kitchen, Ketch-a-fire and the Taco Dive Food Truck.
Savor the flavors of Florida’s Treasure Coast one pint at a time this fall during the second annual Treasure Coast Wine & Ale Trail festival. It’s a great way to celebrate the season and the local craft beer community brewing on the Sunshine State’s east coast. Get your tickets and start planning your fall getaway!